L'Atelier "Lynx Feather UL" (Custom Colors)
Updated March 9, 2007
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The Lynx Feather UL (Ultralight) has construction that is top notch. At the time I purchased my Lynx, L'Atelier offered
custom sail colors at no additional cost. Even when ordering a custom color, this manufacturer is prompt.
Dimensions, specs & cost
The width of the Lynx Feather UL is 6' 0" (72"), weighs 5.6 oz. and is rated at 0-12 mph. I don't relate
to the concept of zero wind. My rating is based on how much wind it takes to keep a kite in the air without extraneous
effort and not by the manufacturer's specs. This stunt kite does not have a large sail area, therefore does not create
much lift from a light breeze, so I rate it at 4-12 mph. I purchased this stunt kite from The Kite Shoppe for $172.00.
The Lynx Feather UL, though I don't agree with the manufacturer's wind specs, is still a UL and should be flown on a 50 pound
line set. In flight, it has some fine qualities but Hal and I believe that there is something off in its
harness configuration. We tried a modification of its harness by shortening its attachments to the upper spreader
by 1 ½" and it improved its handling. It still needs some other harness changes to be worked out. We will
post that information later when that is resolved. I am confident the Lynx Feather UL will perform well, once the
harness configuration is set better.