Emong, the New Gliding Kite from Flying Wings:
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The Emong is wonderfully easy to keep airborn even in zero wind. Re-launching from a grounded possition can be done with ease. Though is ships with medium tension on the spine, we found that it glides much smoother with the spine completely de-tensioned. For this reason we recommend that beginners start with no spine tension for zero wind flying.
Though the Emong's (0-5mph) can't match the Wala/Aerobe's wider wind range, the Emong is by far the easier of the two kites to fly in true zero wind conditions.
When shipping the Emong to our customers we have been removing them from the included cloth case to allow them to fit more easily into the shipping tube. If you have any trouble getting your Emong back into the case please watch the assembly video below as it show the best way to roll the kite up so that if fits easily back into the case.
Posted by Glenn Mitchell on 4th Apr 2013
Thanks to Tom at Highlines for fair pricing and prompt delivery by USPS of this kite.
The Emong is not my first zero wind kite, so I have something to compare to. If you want to fly with gentle flow and style, I recommend the IFliteII. The Emong is different altogether. The Emong requires much more effort from the flyer. The kite is pulled into the air and vigorously pulled hand over hand to get altitude and speed. Turning the kite is accomplished by letting the kite glide and turn, then pulling on the line at the right moment to effect the turn. Alternately, with the kite overhead the technique is much like a cowboy throwing a lasso. This is a kite that can respond to rougher handling, indeed it seems designed to be flown aggressively. Implicit here is that the kite is well made, as is the case it comes in. Braided 60 lb line is included, but I found some 80lb line and cut 20 feet of that as my indoor flight line. Again I put a foam washer on the distant end of the line as a stopper as the line goes through my fingers during flight.
Finally, a suggestion Tom. How about replacing the included instruction sheet with one that actually can be read and understood? Those photos are showing some important things, yet they can't really be seen since the page is a xerox of a xerox. You may not need the sheet for the second assembly of the kite, but I guarantee you will need it on the first.
Posted by Michael Boyd on 24th May 2012
I rsuhed hoe to unwrap my new emong yesterday. With the spine slackened and the bridle point moved 3/4 inch towards the nose I was instantly grinning in the eveining sun. Remarkable control and spin coupled with an efortless glide provide for a near meditative gliding experience.