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M2 (Big Easy Kites)

M2 (Big Easy Kites)

Specifications
Model:
Make:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Sail:
Frame:

Bridle:
Opt. wind range:
Rec. Lines:
Price
M2
Big Easy Kites
240X100 cm
155 g
Spi polyester Icarex P31
GForce Skinny and Super Skinny. Carbon 4 mm on the topcross
Dyneema Turbo
0-1.5 Beaufort
55 to 100 lbs of 30 to 100 ft
About 250

 

Big Easy Kite is coming out with a new product, the M2. It has many of the MEFM's characteristics, firstly in the sail design, but with a different better looking panelling, very graphic and visual. The panels are saw onto one another, with zig-zag stitching, to reduce weight.

Everything has been designed to reduce weight, thus the frame is in G-Force Skinny (only the spine is in Super Skinny). The leading edges and the trimming are in spinnaker, the nose in Dacron, the turbo bridle with only one adjustment point in non-sleeved Dyneema. On the whole it's well finished but is relatively fragile and fi~e and I recommend extreme care for die first assemblies, strongly suggested in the instructions. The M2 was created for light wind and it operates very well. Therefore, even with 100 lbs. and 100 ft lines, it flies successfully in less than 1 mph win, while feeling the kite fully under pressure, with a good stability, sharp angles, good piloting precision and slow speed, only the turns are not tight because of the kite's suppleness. Likewise, the 360 pass easily, simply by walking and moving. Because of the relative suppleness the kite, I advise great caution during die first flights, while using it in light wind and without rough treatment. After several moments, one realises that it holds up well, even if at times the distortion is important both on the stalls or on the execution of angles. Ones gestures must also be well measured. If its light weight allows it to fly with no wind, this deficiency is felt at the freestyle figure's level, with a lack of inertia, notably as soon as the wind goes beyond 1 Beaufort better go gently to start with, accompanying it with broad gestures. Otherwise the majority of tricks are achievable with short lines and in light wind where the kite will respond immediately and the actions will be more precise.

GOOD POINTS BAD POINTS
Look
Precision and flight qualities
Indoor flight qualities
Quality of build
Price
Confidential distribution

VERDICT
 
Ease of handling
Reliability
Design
Price/Quality ratio
Performance in it's category
Packaging
4/5
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4/5
3/5
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2/5

 

Kite Passion Magazine

This review was taken from
Kite Passion Magazine - Nov/Dec 96

 

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