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  2. Advice for a new REV Purchase

    OPK. other people’s Kites Sent from my IPhone
  3. First look!

    Sigh. Still buffing out a couple of build details, we’re probably more anxious than y’all are at this point.
  4. Today
  5. Sky Dog starter package! (Apr 20th, 2018)

    Many thanks to Kitelife! Both of these will work well in my area - Southwest Georgia. Just moved to the area a couple of years ago and continue looking for suitable fields. I'll post a notice about the next kite festival her.e I got with a local nature preserve to sponsor one this year. Maybe I can generate some local interest in a more regular activity. Atlanta has a group that looks active. Cheers to all!
  6. Thank you @Paul LaMasters for the nice suggestion of methods! That is a nice idea. I could sacrifice one of the funnier shaped (= never used) hot iron tips and weld a needle to it (if the flux core welding tool now restarts nicely after two-three years of rest). The hardness of the needle should prevent it from going blunt (if that would be a problem). Add some excess material around the needle and file it into a cone to help the heat transfer to the needle tip. If I get hold of the spray mount bottle I think that I'd use the panel templates to mask off the areas that I don't want light-tack on. Put the template on top of the cut out ripstop panel, then shift it one cm or so to expose one edge of the ripstop panel at a time. Now there is less need to just go lightly with the spray. Or one could perhaps spray the tacky stuff on a piece of plastic into a small puddle and use a small brush to distribute it along the edge. But I have no idea if this tacky spray is easily distributed with a brush however. I have used (very) small pieces of surgical tape here. To peel them off, the tip of a BBQ stick was very handy. The tape bits could be removed from even under the "toe" of the presser foot. Thank you, but no thanks I'm afraid that I must say - wasting is not my cup of tea. Even If I got hold of a large amount of ripstop at a good price, ruining most of it would leave something of a bad taste in my mouth. I'm afraid that the only persons showing up here are the three old familiar ones - me, myself and I. To my knowledge I'd need to travel "in time and space" to find a workshop: http://tangokites.org/ - an old site devoted to kite making/flying and mostly SLKs and tango (yes the dance). I really think the practice part is mandatory. The improvement when applying a method that is new to you is especially pronounced between the first and second attempt. Though there will still remain room for further refinement of the method after the second iteration. Kite building experience can also be gained piece by piece - Kite repairs can also get you kite making experience without requiring much materiel. In this model speedwing project I did not get any experience in the more common type of thick fabric DLK nose sewing. The recent repair of the (long time punctured) HQ Maestro3 nose only required a negligible amount of material. This fabric was seat belt thick and with a really solid feel so that I felt, not to cause any line snags around the nose, that I had to melt the edges into a tapered wedge like shape with the hot iron first (mostly). The thickness of the fabric and the hardness of the molten areas was a good sewing exercise. And naturally, I started off with some test pieces first (in orange and blue above).
  7. Corolla Quad Clinic (Apr 7-8, 2018) **SOLD OUT**

    Good times, thanks @riffclown!
  8. Yesterday
  9. Teamwork

    A bit of team training and Mega Fly Prep from the Corolla quad clinic 2018
  10. fields in Cincoteague VA area?

    I used to live up there. Drive out to Assateague Island. There’s more beach there than you will ever need. The wild ponies are kinda restricted to a wildlife loop you can drive. Feel free to PM me [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  11. First kite done - thanks Shooks!

    The smile on your face was plenty April. Its one of a few on my Background, the group fly we did in OBX.
  12. Performance Shirts x3 (Apr 20th, 2018)

    Congrats and... REPRESENT!!! Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  13. My white/purple Kaiju. (pics)

    Really funky kite. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  14. Last week
  15. Karma Drawing: 5-1-18 Prism Nexus dual line

    Must resist urge to stack... I have one and need to keep it that way for now.
  16. Happy day!

    If you put it one photo and it freezes on the second and you have to refresh, that's the file size. Use a photo editor to resize the image.
  17. EmmaKite Octopus... help!

    Hey, when you're going to an event, post up here in advance a week or two. Maybe some of us can join you. Yeehaw.
  18. How to do a handle wrap?

    I don't like wrapping onto the foam part of the handles. It leaves impressions in the foam that disappear eventually, but that I find annoying for the hour(s) that they last while I'm holding the handles and flying. I'll wrap onto the handles occasionally, but only if I have no choice. I would rather fly the kite out to the side and park it along an edge or barrier, or somewhere out of the way.
  19. Subscriber Number?

    Family update, welcome! 1487 @Partsguy559 1488 @Symon W 1489 @RLHerrick 1490 @rcjohn00 1491 @vin 1492 @jsc2501 1493 @Doug Thomson 1494 @Cairncross Active subscriber count, 363.
  20. Hello @Greybeard the Pirate, 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!
  21. Indoor revolution

    You look like a guy that needs a Trlby stack. LOL Sent from my XT1585 using KiteLife mobile app
  22. Car Burglarized Handles and Line bag stolen

    Man, that sucks. Good thing the kites didn't get taken. I would put out the word out about the theft in your area...there is always the chance that the thief opened the bag and thought "what the heck is this??? This is worthless to me!" And then dumped it somewhere. I feel for you. Theft always sucks, and when it is your the items that make your happy pastimes possible it double sucks. Are you near other fliers? I would lend you lines to use if you were close. Sent from my [device_name] using http://KiteLife mobile app
  23. Beach flying advice

    I go across the country to fly with friends, see if you can do the same some time. I placed funds for a condo necessary in august of 2019 this past week, just as an example. I want to be part of the 100 person meg-fly at WSIKF! Gott'a make sacrifices if you want to get strong I learned alone, not my recommended path for you though, saves tons of time and funds by joining others. I easily spend ten times the amount of money on travel as opposed to actually buying kites themselves. 21 years my bride and I have been on the road (for festivals), it's still fun and she doesn't even like the sport kite aspects of a fest.
  24. UK Indoor Clinic (Aug 29, 2018)

    9 signed up, 6 spots left.
  25. UK Quad Clinic (Aug 30-31, 2018)

    11 signed up, 9 spots left.
  26. Very Cool Prize. Congratulations Mike. New Karma is up. Locking this one down..
  27. Welcome M1C

    Hello @M1C, 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!
  28. Youtube Influencers - Kites

    Such an opportunity to reach out, they have a solid production crew already, and consistent creation with very nicely sized following. Show them how awesome kites really can get, invite them to a private Clinic session, get their crew hooked on the addiction, their big followers will find their way to these forums and then we work on conversion for sales!
  29. Welcome flyboy2964

    Hello @flyboy2964, 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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