Prism E3 Stunt Kite

    If you liked the E2, you'll love the E3.
    Product Description

    Prism E3 Stunt Kite
    The hot new graphics are just the icing on the E3's better precision, tracking and trickability. The new wing profile and geometry allow it to do tricks that didn't exist when the E2 was designed. Removable and adjustable spine weights let you change the center of gravity for easier axels, flatspins and more. It still has adjustable standoffs for varied flying style and wind conditions. New yo-yo stoppers make it much easier to do yo-yos, a most impressive trick. Made of ripstop polyester, mylar laminate and carbon spars. 7'-10" x 3'-2". 10.4-oz. 61/34" case. Ready to Fly with 85' 150-lb. Spectra lines and straps, winder, case, field instructions and Freestyle Pilot DVD.

    Product Specifications
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    Minimum Wind Speed: 4
    Maximum Wind Speed: 25
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    This kite has proved to be one of the most difficult to review
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    this kite in green with a 40 ft tail doing tricks is the coolest kite i've flown the e2 didn't come close i tried to do tricks with other kites. this kite left me speechless, with how easy it was to do this tricks that where so hard with other kites. if their where a kite that needed to be in your collection this is the one. and......maybe a micron 5 stack :D. but their is no need to spend a boat load of cash get the e3.
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    goku930
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    this kite in green
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    This kite has proved to be one of the most difficult to review. I've been flying kites since age 8, and have now been flying off and on since. I've owned more expensive kites than this, and many cheaper kites. I bought my E3 the week after it was released. When I got back into kites near the end of my university time, I purchased an E3. I was *extremely* impressed with the trickability of this kite. While I had many more costly kites from before, I did not expect the flying characteristics and trickability of kites to have changed so drastically in the 7 or so years since I'd purchased a trick kite. The E3 is a great kite for someone who wants to take your kite flying to a new level. The design allows all the latest tricks, and is forgiving enough for intermediate fliers. However, there is a caveat to the E3 for those expecting a certain level of kite. I was rather annoyed to discover that all kite companies now seem to have much lower quality than what I experienced 10 years ago. My E3 has had a sail standoff break (never had it happen - EVER!), some fabric started to fray after a month of use, some of the stitching wasn't quite as tight as it should have been, etc. I'd never had any of these issues with my eight or nine Prism kites from before - even the $70 ones! I was initially very annoyed at Prism, but then I discovered that every other company has had to cut costs in order to remain competitive in the lower price ranges. Be rest assured that the higher prices kites still have the same quality older fliers might expect/remember (see my Zephyr review). The brighter side is that lower costing kites are now *better* in many ways than the $250-$400 kites of 10 years ago. I enjoy the E3. It is a great kite for those looking to extend capabilities and get more radical. The kite itself is a little twitchy, has a lot of personality, and is a lot of fun. The quality is comparable to everything else out there at the price point. In short, it is the "high end" of the "low end" kites. Spend a bit more and the quality level will take a jump. In all, I would give the kite design itself a 5 for what it does, and a 5 for the flight characteristics, but I have to pull the rating down one for some of the construction issues. Overall, I do recommend the kite; if you are serious about kites though, spend the extra bit of money I'd step up to a higher priced model. You will be pleased. I have heard on the Prism forums (not sure if true of not) that Prism has tweaked the E3 slightly to make it a little stiffer, and started using better material for the sail. I suspect this will address some of my quality concerns. If so, I'd give it a 5 without hesitation. Either way, the E3 is a fun kite and recommended.
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    After 10+ years of great flying with my Prism Fanatic
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    After 10+ years of great flying with my Prism Fanatic, I was needing to replace it. I chose the E3, and it was definantly the right move. After one day of lighter winds flying I was performing stunts like I never had before. The E3 exceeded all my expectations, and feels just as familiar as my Fanatic. Thank you In to the Wind for your great work on providing kites online. The handling of my order was almost as precise as the kite.
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