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Nexus 5 stack (Read 10947 times)
Nov 6th, 2006 at 2:47pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
I have just ordered a nexus 5 stack and was wondering if anyone who has one (or an adrenaline 5 stack) can give me any pointers and/or any problems I might incur.

Thanks  Smiley

Steve
 
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Reply #1 - Nov 6th, 2006 at 2:56pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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Hi There!

A, great stuff, the Nexus and Adrenaline 5-stacks are great fun !!!



Here are some tips on stacking in general:

http://www.prismkites.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.cgi?board=news;action=display;num=1161359...


I have the 5-stack adrenaline setup, and I'm loving it!!


cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #2 - Nov 6th, 2006 at 2:58pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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Here is a shot of my 5-Stack Adrenaline:
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... and here is a video of my 5-Stack Adrenaline:
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http://www.cs.mun.ca/~dparsons/5stack_web.wmv





A couple tips:

1. Do not try and spin/twist really quickly with the tails on, as you'll get the tails caught up and spend some time getting it all straighten out on the ground. Be there, done that Wink


2. Take you're time when landing the stack, there will be just a slight lag between the lead ( the first kite ) and the last kite in the stack.


3. If you are flying the stack on wet ground (ie: grass field just after rain!) becareful if you are in any kind of winds, you could be going for a ride pretty quick. Yeah, be there, done that one too Wink







hope that helps.
Cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #3 - Nov 6th, 2006 at 3:08pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
WOW!  Thanks Dean, for all your very informative and helpul tips with videos.
I have only been kiting since this summer, and since then have acquired a Prism Quantum , E2, Rev 1.5, Rev 1.5vented, Rev 1, Ballaistics Phoenix 2.2m quad foil and now just ordered the Nexus 5 stack. Smiley

Dean do you think it's worthwhile having decent tails made from ripstop polyester instead of the supplied plastic tails?
 
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Reply #4 - Nov 6th, 2006 at 3:11pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
BTW Dean, I must compliment you on a wonderful video production of your 5 stack adrenaline.  If this is not your profession......it should be.
10/10
 
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Reply #5 - Nov 6th, 2006 at 3:23pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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stryker2:

PS The Quantum and E2 you have are great kites!! Keep at it and you'll
find these two in particular always with you and ready for some
flying action !! Great kitse that can take you from beginner
to the first stages of advanced.



Quote:
Dean do you think it's worthwhile having decent tails made from ripstop polyester instead of the supplied plastic tails?



I think the plastic tails from Prism work great for me.
I'll be sticking with the plastic supplied stock tails for now,
I don't see a need to upgrade personally.


You will find with the tails on ( what ever material ) that it will
slow the stack down just a little, easier to keep track of in the sky
with the tails on as well, and WOW what a crowd pleaser !!





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BTW Dean, I must compliment you on a wonderful video production of your 5 stack adrenaline.  If this is not your profession......it should be.
10/10



Thanks for the kind words stryker2 and Welcome to the Prism Support
Forum.


If you have any more questions, please feel free to post 'em!!

cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #6 - Nov 6th, 2006 at 3:24pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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PS Hope to see some pictures of your Nexus 5-stack when you get it. !!


cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #7 - Nov 6th, 2006 at 3:36pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
Thanks Dean.
You can be rest assured there will be pics and video, of my 5 stack. Smiley
Here are a couple of links to me flying my Quantum and also my Rev 1.5 on the 1st day I got it Smiley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24GfHdFlQO4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noYOmuXXJwE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-nATYr6n-o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B20z2fUkPA
 
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Reply #8 - Nov 6th, 2006 at 3:49pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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That's a nice looking Quantum !!

Thanks for sharing.

cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #9 - Nov 6th, 2006 at 4:34pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
Thank You!...  and you're welcome  Smiley
 
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Reply #10 - Nov 7th, 2006 at 5:33pm
antman   Ex Member

 
i started with 1 nexus and now have 8 and plan on getting up to 20 if i can the nexus stack is a blast to fly on days when the winds are blowing
 
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Reply #11 - Nov 7th, 2006 at 7:03pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
WOW!...
Well I can't wait to get mine.
Smiley
How many do you plan to stack?
 
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Reply #12 - Nov 10th, 2006 at 7:44pm
antman   Ex Member

 
20
 
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Reply #13 - Nov 12th, 2006 at 6:34am
stryker2   Ex Member

 
WOW!, that should generate some serious pull.
 
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Reply #14 - Nov 13th, 2006 at 6:55pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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Antman: Yeah, 20 kites, I'd like to film that !!! - What are the chances you'll head to Newfoundland for the maiden flight of a
Nexus 20 stack !!??     Grin

I would like at least a 300# lineset would be in order.

Thoughts on a lineset for this kind of a stack?

How about an anchor to keep you on the ground Smiley



cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #15 - Nov 13th, 2006 at 8:04pm
lewis7558   Ex Member

 
With 20 kites you could stap them to your bumper and use your car as a kite buggy!
 
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Reply #16 - Nov 14th, 2006 at 4:02am

groundeffect   Ex Member

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Don't forget to paint

P R I S M

on the side of your car before you go for a ride Wink

It's the Prism car buggy...


cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #17 - Nov 14th, 2006 at 10:47am
stryker2   Ex Member

 
I have just realized there is a slight difference between the adrenaline and nexus 5 stack, other than the obvious sail pattern change.
The adrenalines have a 66" wingspan, whereas the nexus has a 60" wingspan.
Looking at the tails on the adrenalin 5 stack in Deans beautiful video production, they also seem to be twice as wide as those supplied with the nexus 5 stack (which is still to arrive) I could be wrong, but I have a feeling they are somewhat narrower  Sad
I hope I'm wrong!
 
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Reply #18 - Nov 14th, 2006 at 11:38am

groundeffect   Ex Member

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thanks for the comments on the video.

Also, note that the anatomy of the Nexus and Adrenaline different in other ways...


the lower spreaders on the Nexus' are two piece and joined at the centre-T, where as the Adrenaline have a one piece lower spreader.

This allows the Nexus to be broken down even smaller and can fit into the single travel cases if you have a few Nexus' around.

The Adrenaline can't really be broken down like this because of the length of the lower spreader.

I only have 5 Adrenaline, they are in the stack, and I have the "A" shaped bag for the stack, they are never broken down.


cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #19 - Nov 14th, 2006 at 12:39pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
Thanks for the additional info Dean, it's much appreciated  Smiley

Well I am nontheless excited about getting my nexus 5 stack.

As for complementing on your video Dean.......it was well deserved.
I'm surprised that Prism doesn't have a video of your caliber for promotion.
 
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Reply #20 - Nov 24th, 2006 at 7:27am

Spike   Ex Member

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I just ordered a Nexus 5 stack this morning.  It should be here in about 4 days.  I am psyched. Grin
 
kite bag:Benson gemini,pimpt gemini,deep space.&&le Virus,le Nazko,Own project.vortex&&Prism:Q-pro sul,Q-pro std,Q-pro vv,zephyr&&
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Reply #21 - Nov 24th, 2006 at 7:51am
stryker2   Ex Member

 
That's GREAT news!
My stack will be shipped in January for my birthday, so I still have a good few weeks of excitement and anticipation ahead.

Looking foward to seeing your pics and perhaps video.

You can be rest assured I will have lots of pics of my own as well video.
 
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Reply #22 - Nov 25th, 2006 at 5:29am

groundeffect   Ex Member

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Spike: Awesome stuff, glad you made the order, it's going to rock!


Just a note, that I my have mentioned before, don't make turns 'too tight' as the tails (if on at the time) will get caught up.

When I think and fly the stack, I always think 'Big'. So, big wide turns, big squares etc... big beauty!

cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #23 - Nov 25th, 2006 at 6:39am
stryker2   Ex Member

 
I was thinking!......... (That explains the beads of sweat!")
Regarding the tails hanging on the wingtips in tight turns, I wonder if the Triby polythene tube tails would avoid this problem?
When I get my 5 stack, I am going try it out.  I have a feeling it might work, as the tails inflate, which should help prevent snagging on the wingtips during tight turns.
What's your thought on this Dean?
 
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Reply #24 - Nov 25th, 2006 at 2:21pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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I have a feeling it might work, as the tails inflate, which should help prevent snagging on the wingtips during tight turns.
What's your thought on this Dean?



Hmmmm.... not sure about the tails, even if they inflate. The deal with the really tight turns is that the tail of leader kite(s) does not have enough time to get out of the way for the next kite. I'm not sure that the tails you're suggesting will help.

However, but all means, try it!
cheers,
Dean


 
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Reply #25 - Dec 15th, 2006 at 1:20pm
antman   Ex Member

 
hi dean well im up to 11 nexus kites now man what a pull i broke 2 stack lines  up front and what a knotted up mess i fixed it now but im makeing  hevier stack sets for the first 4 kites for ive learned they take the beef out of all the set im hopeing to get ready for the christmas fly in my area i also want to try a night setup for my stack thats right lights on each kite that would probly get the us goverment out here for a ufo watch Cheesy so thats where i stand so far ill keep you posted and you should go to the kitelife chat room  ....kitechat.org im always there
 
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Reply #26 - Dec 17th, 2006 at 1:19pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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i broke 2 stack lines


Wow... what are you using for the linking lines - between each kite
in the stack?


What kind of wind are you flying your stack in??

11-Nexus kites in a stack WOW!!



thanks for the updates antman, for sure keep us posted.

cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #27 - Jan 5th, 2007 at 2:24pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
My Nexus 5 stack was shipped Wednesday 3rd. January via USPS and should arrive in time for my birthday  Smiley
 
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Reply #28 - Jan 5th, 2007 at 6:48pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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Nice birthday gift ! Wink


good stuff to hear, you'll love it!

cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #29 - Jan 5th, 2007 at 8:25pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
Dean, I'm Sure I will  Smiley
I have been looking forward to this for quite some time.

So did you land up buying the full Prism banner set that went on auction?
I was only interested in purchasing 1 not the whole set.

My kite shop seems to think Prism will bring out banners again in the spring however have not had any confirmation from Prism.

Although I really like the design of the Prism banner best of all, their are 2 downsides, both pertaining to the fabric. Ripstop nylon is noisy in the wind and it's not as colorfast as Dupont Solarmax.

With the drawbacks, I STILL want one as they are beautiful in my opinion. Smiley
 
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Reply #30 - Jan 8th, 2007 at 6:34am

groundeffect   Ex Member

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stryker2: Nope I didn't land on the prism banners.

Not sure on all of the details for Prism's 2007 lineup, so not sure about the banners.

They do like very cool for sure!



keep us updated on your Nexus 5-Stack!


cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #31 - Jan 11th, 2007 at 3:15pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
Well my Nexus 5 stack arrived today. I was excited, the weather was perfect  at 20mph, so went down to the field to fly.
After setting up the kites, I unfurled the tails to attach, and was VERY DISSAPOINTED to find the tails supplied were VERY SHORT.
How short?........ ONLY 15 feet.  According to Prisms specs, they are supposed to be supplied with 45 ft. tails.  They might have made a mistake and supplied micron tails instead.  I have taken this up with the store I purchased it from.
With the winds steady at 20mph, and 5 minutes into the flight, My line snapped at the knot closest to the wrist strap.  This should not have happened with the winds at 20pmh (no gusts)
So to say the least, I'm dissapointed.
I have attached pics of the 5 stack with the Very short tails supplied.
 

Short-Tails.jpg (Attachment deleted)
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Reply #32 - Jan 11th, 2007 at 6:11pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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Hey !


ouch, sorry to hear about the line snap --- What line set are you using??


Ah, glad you checked into the tails, hope you get that all figured out as well.



Neat shot anyways.

cheers,
Dean


 
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Reply #33 - Jan 11th, 2007 at 7:00pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
Hi Dean

I used the lineset supplied : 150# test.  Either this is not enough, or I just had a weak point in my line.
As for the tails, they are pathetic to say the very least.  If these are the tails they now supply, and if I had known in advance (the specs show 45 ft. ) I would NOT have purchsed the Nexus 5 stack.
Anyway I have written to my kite store as well as to Prism, regarding my dissatisfaction.  The kites themselves are great as always.
I'm hoping this will be sorted out as I do like Prism products.
I really hate to complain, however, when I have to fork out over $300 CAD and I don't get what is advertised, and then also have a line snap on me in within the wind range, something needs to be said and adressed, so this doesn't happen to anyone else.
 

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Reply #34 - Jan 11th, 2007 at 7:12pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
Dean, do you perhaps know what the length and width of your Adrenaline tails are?
I am assuming they are at least 45 feet judging by the video. They also look wider than the thin short tails I received.

My tails:  length: 12 feet
             Width: 1"
 
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Reply #35 - Jan 11th, 2007 at 8:12pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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Hey...

I didn't measure them, but they are longer then 15feet but not sure of the exact length. They are wider as well, maybe 1.5 or 2inchs....


Note: However, it's the Adrenaline 5-stack, not the Nexus 5-stack... I'm not sure on the differences between the two stacks, and the specs may have changed from Adrenaline to Nexus stacks ?!?!


cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #36 - Jan 11th, 2007 at 9:21pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
Yes they might be different than the Adrenaline stack as the specs are slightly different on the kites themselves, however the specs on the nexus 5 stack at Prism, show 45 foot tails supplied. There is a huge difference between 45 feet and 15 feet though and the 15 foot 1" tails really look absurd.  In this case, size does matter 

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Reply #37 - Jan 12th, 2007 at 12:07pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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Just thought I'd add some color in here Smiley



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cheers,
Dean
 
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Reply #38 - Jan 12th, 2007 at 12:38pm
stryker2   Ex Member

 
GOOD NEWS!    Smiley

I have just been informed by the kite store I ordered my 5 stack from, that Prism are going to replace my tails and lineset, with a letter of apology.
They are also going to check the length of the tails with manufacturing.

This is probably a problem that Prism was not aware of.

My faith is once again restored   Smiley

PS Those Adrenaline tails look great.  I'm hoping mine will be the same Smiley
 
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Reply #39 - Jan 12th, 2007 at 12:53pm

groundeffect   Ex Member

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Quote:
PS Those Adrenaline tails look great.


I agree! Smiley


Ok, now I want to go flying my 5-STack again!

Smiley

cheers,
Dean
 
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