Choosing a Freestyle Frame
Freestyle vs. Racing
What distinguishes a freestyle frame? Anything that isn’t specifically designed for racing is often considered a freestyle frame. Race frames are designed for pure performance at the expense of almost everything else: light weight and minimal surface area for low drag. This tends to make them more difficult to build and maintain, less durable, and with less protection of the internal components. It’s a formula that squeezes out the most possible speed and handling from the other parts making up the quad. By contrast, anything that doesn’t follow this formula is labeled a freestyle frame.
This doesn’t mean that anything which isn’t optimizing flight performance is ideal for freestyle. Instead, it becomes a more personal choice. Not having the singular performance goal allows designers to diversify quite the features to make available. Your flying style, tolerance for replacing parts, and capabilities as a builder will all affect what does and doesn’t interest you. This article will help you decide which features you’re interested in so you can make the best choice for you.
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