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  2. Weather forecast for tomorrow: 70 degrees . . . . . . and rain.
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  4. I recommend a full-vent as your next kite. It will give you the ability to fly when the wind is anywhere between 4 and 25 mph, taking into account the kites you already have. Which design is up to you. I lean towards the B for everyday use. The Polo would be fine, but it costs more. If you have the bankroll, go for it. Some would argue that a mid-vent should be what you get. If you plan to just sit and watch when the wind is very strong, then get that. Otherwise, the full-vent will give you a broader range to fly in, and will help to improve your flying skills more quickly when you use it in that "gray" area where the mid-vent would be ideal. After you have a standard sail and a full-vent you can consider a mid, or a light wind kite like the Zen. You can try mine when we see each other on the field. Light-wind flying is a completely different, and sometimes very frustrating ballgame, until you totally master the basic skills and can use the sail more efficiently with maximum brake in the line settings. Handle length for outdoor Rev-like kites is 11, 13, or 15 inches, depending on kite and conditions. 13" and 15" are the ones used most often. 11" are used when you want to decrease input to absolute minimum, for instance, 40-mph wind or extreme precision in normal wind, or when flying a quad with an extremely stiff frame to keep it from sliding out of the sky as easily. Now that the weather is beginning to get a bit better, I should be out flying once it's in the 60's regularly. We can get together and you can try some of my kites, or others if the other guys join us, before you drop any change on your next kite. My phone number is 224.227.0638 -- put in in your contact list. Call me anytime, except at 3:00 am.
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  6. i will build and trow in 2 stakes. Glass marble 50 mm(1,96 inch) with 12 inch steel rod. winner will pick 2 from this three colors
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  8. By the time I got the box of caps unpacked and had it bridled up, the predicted wind was not cooperating.. i did manage to get a few snap in the air outside but this was close to and under trees. I took a few secs of footage but haven't really looked at it yet. I think this is easily a 10-15mph wind kite. Green Race LE and CF Arrow shafts for vertical spar.. Video soon weather permitting..
  9. Sorry for the late response but I am also happy either way John! It would be great for there to be future opportunities to have you out this way if this one does go toward the raffle
  10. Hello Zerofon, 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. Hello chicagopsych, 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!
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  13. Hello anghels951, 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!
  14. Hello Michel Graves, 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!
  15. Hi all, I’m looking for a Tandem from Azur cerf-volant in a very good condition. Let me know please if you have one for sale in your cellar. Thanks in advance.
  16. Yesterday the last French cup session of indoor kite in Marle. [emoji3] Thierry Bressure
  17. Thanks for shopping at kite mart!
  18. Hello Roberto de la Vega, 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!
  19. So far I've been impressed with this little camera.. Decent quality video (used it for the Emergency Sleeving Kit video) Granted the camera wasn't in motion but I was pleased with the overall result. The only drawback I've noticed so far is, it only records AVI and MOV.. Had to use movie maker to edit the first video since Premier Pro did like the flavor of AVI the camera uses.. I probably need to download a codec or something. I'll do a liitle research and will figure it out.. I can always use GoPro studio to convert vids if I need to.
  20. I have one will trade for an Eclipse? Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  21. Sleeving kits are essential to routine line maintenance and repair but sometimes you want to fix it very quickly and finish you day of flying. E.S.K. takes only a few minutes to make in advance and can be applied in the field in about 1 minute. Equalize and enjoy the rest of your day. For some that do not sleeve lines this will almost be a joke but I prefer to have my lines sleeved, especially for my power kites and stacks.. I keep 8-10 of these in my trouble bag all the time so I can sleeve a full quad set in the field if needed.. It's still a good idea to keep a sleeving kit with you but the E.S.K. can save you a few minutes of downtime on a great day of flying.. Excellent donor materials are bridle line, Q-Line, Venetian mini blind cord.. You can also use this concept to pull loops of line through regular sleeving or cord like Muzzy Bowfishing line to have the colors you want ready and handy. Cut about 13" of the cord. Push out a small nib of core and tie an overhand knot. Go to the other end and push out about 2" of core. Tie it off and separate the core to preserve only one of the twisted components and discard the rest. Place an overhand knot in the remaining core strands. This will become your pull eye.. To implement in the field.. Untie the "pull eye" end and run your line through the strands.. Untie the other nib end and use the core to pull the kite line through your new sleeve..
  22. Was practicing some stuff yesterday and thought of another thing. Give the "trick" time to happen. Don't rush it. Let the rotations/roll ups happen. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  23. Welcome bt! Good to see you here on KiteLife. I bought a blue & yellow Rev 1 sail only from you back in 2015 I believe. It is now a valued kite in my Rev hoard down in the Kite Dungeon. Thanks again, SHBKF (also known as Dayhiker elsewhere)
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  25. Yes I'd agree the colors are nice, even better in person. It pulls nicely should be fun on the beach this summer. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
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  27. polyester thread too, (never cotton),... and a thread stand will also help smooth everything out on the finished product, lasting for years! Practice until the stitching falls into the middle of the sewn piece from both sides. don't discount the strength of 3M's 9460 bonding tape either, it doesn't have to be sewn to be super-strong. This adhesive is made to bond two pieces of metal together, the fabric next to the seam will fail before the bonding ever does.
  28. Hello @Squasha27, 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!
  29. Finally some video 20-25mph wind.. On short lines this kite was even quicker than I expected.. Pretty much raw footage.. Crashes and all...
  30. Has anyone flown or own a challenger yet? this looks to be a well constructed kite and has been catching my eye for quite a while. Any input would be great. Thanks guys!
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