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  2. I like to enter the fade from a "Half Axel" when the nose is away (a fractured axel) pull with both arms into the fade. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  3. John What happened to your Subaru? @ Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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  5. Rev 1.5 Full Vent with normal wear, no damage. Shipped with 3 Wrap Rods $110 conus @ Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  6. I faced the same issue....remove the tail weight and try again. After you obtain the needed muscle memory (i.e. doing succefully about 1,000 flick flacks) install the weight again and you'll hopefully be able to limit your hand push and obtain a stable flare šŸ–’ Sent from my SM-G935F using KiteLife mobile app
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  8. That should work. Look for vinyl caps, the kind that go on the ends of the rods on wire shelving, only big enough to fit very tightly on the endcaps. You don't need to force them all the way on. You can leave some empty space inside. They are available larger than what I have here at most hardware stores. I just grabbed whatever was handy to photograph. Not as much weight as the tubing, but they wear faster.
  9. Well this is what I've sourced for my end caps. I could screw them on but I'm probably going to use some self amalgamating tape. If the wind is low they are such a good fit I reckon they will just stay on.[emoji4] Sent from my SM-G903F using KiteLife mobile app
  10. Yep, let it go through the holiday weekend. Maybe Monday night or Tuesday? Or another week, it's all good.
  11. Thanks Wayne... My loyal fan!
  12. I guess I'll let it go till Sunday? If that's cool see if anymore interest occurs Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  13. I'm in, thanks! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  14. 15' box kite flying line = 150' of braided steel cable.
  15. Glad to hear you sold it, it was tempting me. Moonies don't last long, there aren't a lot of them...
  16. Hi fellas, just checking in with an update. As mentioned I met with Brett and did the 'deal' at a Park n Ride just off the 405 east of Seattle. Brett too was great to deal with and great to see that the old Synergy will soon get some air time. We soon left and carried on just south of Bend OR for a bit of warranty work on the RV then tomorrow off to the the coast around Astoria then wiggle north back to the Island where my new Rev 1.5 B series should be waiting for me.
  17. I had forgotten about this actually... I'M IN! I got plans for this little thing if no one else is interested...
  18. Re developing a standing wave with the fly line, I've seen a standing wave with one of my kites and the line leading to the drogue behind it. In fact, I've read that the tow line for a drogue should me a non-integer multiple of the length of the kite (e.g. not 2x or 3x the length) to avoid this phenomenon. There's a great old black and white newsreel of a bridge falling down because of a standing wave amplifying the force of the wind. You know you're a master flyer when you can look at the kite and line and say, "I think that's a G sharp set up".
  19. Well I guess no one likes karma anymore
  20. How close are you to Treasure Island? The Kiting Tampa Bay Club meets on the third Saturday of each month behind the Thunderbird Hotel. There you will meet single, dual, as well as quad line flyers that can help you along. It's a good group of people, & a great beach to fly on. Go & have fun. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  21. We're all crazy up here too. Come visit. Bring us presents. Actually, bring kites, with the shipping and the exchange rate, they're probably cheaper too.
  22. No, he was travelling with wife, dogs, and car in tow, so no time. Sounds like he has a good group up in Canada to fly with though.
  23. Hi, it's a Mamba, but now it's been sold. Thank you for your interest.
  24. Amazing stories to share. Thank you. I like box kites. I have a square box, winged square box, a winged hex box, a Cody and a Conyne in my bag - all commercially made. My biggest kite is an 11 foot span delta and that pulls like a train when the wind is up. I can't imagine handling a 15 foot box kite! Book illustrations and childhood memory say that diamond kites are normally tall and thin, I agree. The British "standard" is probably the Bookite keel diamond. I prefer a bridle I can tinker with (that is, make fine technical adjustments to...) but having read the 25% rule for a single point bridle, I wanted to try it.
  25. Did you guys fly?
  26. My bad. I thought an Eddy was about 25% down. I never checked the specs or built one. All the "diamond" kites I made as a kid and afterwards involved unequal spar lengths, and tended towards tall and thin. All were made with bowed cross-spars and were fairly steady in flight with no tail. They were all equipped with line bridles and the location of the bridle anchor points made a dramatic difference in flight characteristics. I, and my father, built mostly box kites using laminated basswood spars that we would make in the basement "shop". We built many large ones, up to about 15 feet tall that could lift a small person. The small box kites that I made as a kid were the only ones with a direct-to-frame attachment point for the line. The large ones were all bridled for load distribution.
  27. I met with Ron yesterday, and took this off of his hands. He was a pleasure to deal with, and this was probably the quickest deal that I have done before. I think that this was probably one of the earlier kites. It actually included Rev handles, rather than the symmetrical ones that I am used to. I thought at first this was a mistake, but the manual actually specifies Rev1 handles. Too bad that I am moving this weekend and won't have time to fly it.
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