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  3. Lumokites Vega UL

    Can’t wait.
  4. Lumokites Vega UL

    Of course you can flying them both or anything I have. The Vital S is a really fun kite to fly! The Vega is large, slow and more precision oriented. However it can trick, but not as good as the Vital S.
  5. Newbie Bay Area friends and Rev learning tips

    Want short set to fly in not-enough-space patches of grass ^^ but thanks!
  6. I bought a sport stunt kite years back and as I’m getting back into flying I am asking more questions about the following kite: Zodarion. Is it similar to a Widow or Widow NG? Is it an off-brand/ Made for ITW? Island Life | Kite Flying
  7. Lumokites Vega UL

    Hope I can try both this and the Vital in April, only seen them on Facebook.
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    The man, the myth, the legend, James “Fletch” Fletcher! 🤘
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    I played on those fugu with my quad for a bit on Saturday morning of the festival, too much fun.
  10. Welcome Francois faizz

    Hello @Francois faizz, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  11. Night Flight Kite w/ Lights

    So I've run into a couple of delays before I can go further on this kite.. The Skyshark P8x I chose for stiffness are quite a bit larger than normal rods so I have to get different endcaps.. Either internal or larger than the norm.. I also need to order additional materials anyway so putting of finishing this kite until I can get a shipment in. It will stil get done but might be a bit bfore the next update on this sail.. (I've got a lot of sewing to complete anyway on the other projects..)
  12. Zephyr

    PS, if you want to really beat the system... Put a small extension between each line and strap/handle with a series of knots 1/2” apart, then you can adjust on the fly... Often times just moving lines to another kite or set of handles can bring in more variables, with the knots you can always tune on demand. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  13. Zephyr

    I usually find I have to adjust 2-3 times on any new line set, and often times the 2nd or 3rd is because I flew in winds higher than I had previously (more torque). Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  14. South Padre Island | TX

    The beach in front of Isla Blanca is one of my team’s favorite spring training locations, along with the flats - we wish we were there with you! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
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  17. Lumokites Vega UL

    Thank you! Finally in a point in my life that I can get some of these newer kites. Love the older ones I bought many years ago as well.
  18. TeamVee - Rick and Paula

  19. We are currently flying at Isla Blanca Park Pavilion 2 and if no room there we head to the convention center flats. We try to fly on Saturdays and Sundays twice a month or so.
  20. Kymera

    Contact Into The Wind for replacement parts, I lost the tail weight off my original Kymera and they sent a couple more out to me. They asked when I was on the phone with them if it was the tail weight or the barrel weights.
  21. 50# line

    I'll be interested to hear your impression flying the little zoomer on longer lines. I tried some 50# x 70' & had quite a bit of line sag. The kite had a bit of delayed reaction when the inputs had to deal with the bow in the lines. I still prefer the 50' length. I have not tried the kite on a short set but I should just to see if I can keep up with it. When the Micron really gets loaded up it will kind of shudder & squirt across the sky as the frame flexes then unloads. I usually fly off to the side & land in those conditions. I suppose it goes without saying to be extra careful with Spider Wire. I would not try it if anyone else is in the vicinity. I have used it on a Prism Zero G glider in no wind conditions. It is hard to even see the line it if it gets away from you. The advantage with that kite is the line is so light that it does not affect the flight of the kite as much as a heavier line would from it's weight alone. A heavier line will cause it to veer off it's glide more quickly.
  22. Vicky

    Flew the spider rx in 15 gusting to 30 plus today. What a blast. This would be an easy kite to turn into a Vickie and it’s readily available. Tighten up the bungees and get rid of the reflex part, I don’t think it’s doing much in winds over 15 anyways.
  23. Lumokites Vega UL

    Love your taste in kites, another beauty! SHBKF
  24. 50# line

    Yesterday winds were 15 to 20 mph with gusts a little higher at times. First time I flew the Micron on 50' x 50# in that high of winds. Crashed around 20 mph. Lower spreader popped out on one side and kite relaunched. Kite started spinning and snarled the lines like never before. Got one line untangled. While working on the other I was laying on my side trying to enjoy myself. Wife came home from work and freaked out. Thought I was dead or dying. Then I got my butt chewed. Sigh. At least she cares. Started noticing how much damage my finger nails were doing and quit.Plus I really wasn't enjoying myself as much as I was trying to. Read that folks are having good results flying SULs with 20 to 50 lb Spider wire stealth. Got some this morning and it sure feels slicker then the 50# I have. Lines have been beat up though. Flown the Micron, Zephyr and Pro Dancer on 50' x 50# and didn't like it. Going to make a 110' set and a 65' set.See how it goes. For $10.00 might as well try.
  25. Night Flight Kite w/ Lights

    Biggest dragonfly wings I've ever seen. Cool!!!!!
  26. Corolla Quad Clinic (Apr 7-8, 2018)

    I can tell all the indoor flying I've been doing is helping my outdoor skills. Yesterday I was flying dual on 80' lines and was able to do a 540. Something I've never accomplished before. Indoor is helping me get a better feel for line control and gives a pretty decent workout[emoji3]
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