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    Here's video of first flight today and additional pictures and info are in my Blog and Gallery
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    Starting this topic to assemble a fairly comprehensive list of all the video tutorial resources available online related to 2 string / dual line / stunt kite / sport kite flying... The list below is somewhat categorized by variety of knowledge, ideally getting more robust and eventually more complex as you work your way through. Kite Loft - Fundamentals as taught by kite store staff. Hosted by MonkeySee.com Dodd Gross - Fundamental and freestyle trick tutorials. Dodd's YouTube channel DVD - Flight School (no link) DVD - Flight School II (no link) DVD - Flight School III (no link) DVD - Flight School IV: More Tricks (YouTube) Prism Kites - Fundamental and freestyle trick tutorials. The Way To Fly Advanced Way to Fly (no link) Misc tutorials (YouTube) Reed Design - Animated practice / competition maneuvers (flight paths). International Rule Book (IRBC) for team, pairs and individual Stunt Team Competitive Kiting (STACK) for team, pairs and individuals Randy Greenway (aka RandyG) - Freestyle trick tutorials. Archive on Kite Clique RandyG on Vimeo Mama74 - Freestyle trick tutorials and studies (repeated examples). Mama74 on YouTube Rob Randolph Comete tutorial (YouTube) allkabi - 3D animations of trick maneuvers. Fractured Axel (YouTube) Flap Jack (YouTube) Roll Up, Half Lazy, Unroll to Fade (YouTube) Trick Sequence 1 (YouTube) And some added info (non-tutorial) Trick List (not complete) I'll likely reorganize as time goes on, but please feel free to add anything you've found in a reply and I'll add it to this lead post if I think it fits into what I want to end up with, otherwise it'll stay part of the discussion here - thanks!
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    Hi all, Just writing to confirm what some of you may have already discovered, that the main KiteLife website (magazine, etc) is currently unavailable due to major renovation... During 2014-2015 we retooled our business focus away from primarily being an (active) online magazine toward the forum, tutorials and other "real time" resources for the kiting community but the home page was never really updated to reflect this so lots of folks couldn't really find everything currently relevant from the home page. Anyway, it's high time for an overhaul and we're hoping to see a measurable increase in membership / activity as a result. Ideally, I'm hoping to have everything done in 4-6 weeks but the website is more extensive than you may even realize with over 1500 articles and 20 pages that will need to be lovingly reformatted to work with the new templates and layout so I can't provide a firm date of completion, it will be done when it's done... That being said, you'll find all the other "active" parts of the website including this forum and tutorial downloads are still available. Thanks to all for your ongoing patience and support!
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    From the album Riffclown's Homemades (Sails from Tails)

    After Framing but before adding the permanent stack lines. I just had to see how a burst would look with the set.. Still crazy that all of these came from ONE tail.. **Note, I used a few old SLE Leading Edges to keep the shape while I took the picture.
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    We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way. Power Foil 2.6 by Skydog Kites, roughly a $229 value! Dimensions: 104" x 38" Materials: Ripstop Nylon Sail Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced Wind Range: 8-25mph Line Set: 300lb & 150lb x 80ft, 135kg & 70kg x 25m Dyneema with quad line handle "For the more experienced flyer, the PowerFoil 2.6 offers strong pull in moderate to heavy winds. Power Foils handle gusts superbly and offers high performance characteristics. The great 2 sided graphics add to the attraction of this stable flying power kite." You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/349, and will be drawn on June 25th, 2017! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
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    Here's the panels as they are at the moment. Did not want to give the impression they were near a finished state. Just close enough to mockup and get an idea of what they will eventually look like.. Spent the Evening making Leading Edges for all of them. This MIGHT be ready by the Wright Festival.. These 5 are the only kites I'm working on at the moment.. as always, that's subject to change on a whim..
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    The Spectrum Stack is taking shape.. The panels are sewn now.. I need to make the LE Sleeve and screen. Do the edge trim and get the hardware I'll need. (already ordered, just waiting for the mail at this point.) Picture is just a mockup. Edges and final sizing are not done yet. LE's will be Black. This is a long ways from done but the piecework is done and It's ready for trim.. I plan to edge bind the bottom area since on this design there is no natural hem there.
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    Conversion Time lapse..
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    My son, 8, wanted to say: "I have 1. A Blue and Grey Full sail that is like my dads red and grey one." Little fella is a gem! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
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    Some of you will know what inspired this thread but I wanted to open the floor.. What quads are in your bag ?? Rev? Phoenix? Freilein?? Home Made?? If it flies on 4 lines it counts for this topic I'll start it out.. 9 Revs 1 Supersonic, Shook Mesh 75% #214 Shook 40% #206 RWB Trifinity, Rainbow Trifinity, Skulls, B-series Custom Full Sail, Full Vent SLE, SUL Old Glory, SUL Ghost 6 Freileins (4 in a stack plus a full sail and a Max all of them are Red White & Blue) 1 knockoff (it was a gift) 8 home mades (Updated 6-25-17) Make it 13 as of 7-4-17) 4 converted HQ Symphony 2.2.4's 1 HQ Mojo Power Kites: 3 HQ Crossfires 2,3,& 4M 1 8M Toxic 1 2M Hornet 1 2.8 Skydog 1 4.5 Flexifoil Bullet total 41 Quadline Kites 7 of those are true power kites.
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    From the album Riffclown's Homemades (Sails from Tails)

    Ready for framing and bridling..
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    Since I can remember I've always loved movies, especially making my own. So it's no surprise that from my first day with a quad I'd be documenting my progress. As I was making this short film a few things came to mind. First and foremost, how much fun I have. Setting up the shot, flying, editing, all of it great fun for me. The second thing these little movies show me? I want to improve everything! Which brings me to the last thing. After a year and a half, I'm actually improving! [emoji23][emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I fly absolutely perfect routines, so if I ever decide to shoot a video of one, there will be no need for editing. Thank you, thank you. No applause please, just throw money.
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    New Tech 6.5-ft Cascade Delta - Summer Colors SKU: 50350 Sail: Ripstop Nylon Frame: Fiberglass Size: W 78" x 180" / 198 x 457cm Wind Range: 5-20mph Flying Line: 50# Line Included* Tail: Wide Streamers I love this kite! Put the spreader in, attach the line, and let her soar! This keelless delta will fly nearly overhead, but won't overfly due to it’s three long flo-tails. Once overhead, this kite does not pull hard, and you can hand it to your three-year-old. No longer made by New Tech. (Probably now only available from Kite Guys.) Never flown! You can have this kite one of two ways: Stock— as is, right out of the bag! Suitable for winds of 5–10 mph. (*Line upgraded to 100# hollow-braided dyneema Dacron with heavy grip winder/handle.) Beach ready— Suitable for both light and stronger winds. I remove the tie loop and make an adjustable bridle, waxed for grip. I’ll do it for you or tell you how! == All you have to do to be entered to win is reply to the post titled **KARMA** and say “I’m in!” == I’ll give it 2 weeks, and then I’ll use the RNG to choose the winner. I’ll grab the post # (in the upper right corner) from your initial post to input. Only the first post where you join will count in the drawing. I’ll post the winner and ask them to PM me a shipping address. Now here’s where the Karma comes in. IF YOU WANT TO JOIN TO WIN, YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO PAY IT FORWARD! If you are the winner of this just made lineset, PM me a shipping address and I’ll send it to you anywhere in the lower 48 US States. Then IT”S YOUR TURN! You must start a new post with the title just like this one. **KARMA** And give something away! It can be a hat, a kite stake, a kite or anything kite related. Some winners will give small prizes, and some will give larger, but it’s all about the giving. Give away something that you would like to receive. When you do your random drawing, post the winner and ask them to PM you an address, and send out their prize! Now it’s their turn! Some rules and guidelines: Don’t play unless you’re willing to put up a prize and ship it to whoever wins. Shipping is paid by the original poster, the winner pays nothing. Be prepared to ship your prize anywhere in the lower 48 US States. Sorry, but due to shipping costs, we really have to limit this to the lower 48 US States. RULE CHANGE (7/31/2014): Members from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii are welcome to enter the Karma drawings provided they are willing to pay half of the Karma prize shipping cost. The method and timing of the payment will be agreed upon between the two parties after the drawing for a particular prize. You can choose the length of the giveaway, but keep it between 1 and 2 weeks. Try to ship the prize promptly. You should be able to ship it within a week, but if you can’t, PM the winner and let them know. Sometimes life gets in the way! This whole thing works on the honor system so if there are any problems shipping or receiving a prize, it needs to be worked out between the two parties. Don’t forget…Karma! This isn’t a competition, but feel free to be generous! If you can only put up a hat, or a tail for a stunt kite, great! If you have something in your kite bag that you never fly and would be willing to ship, that’s great too. Either way, the people that join to win it will appreciate it. When you receive your prize, post a thank you to the thread where you won it. The thread will be locked after that point so the new **KARMA** stays above it. Good luck, and have fun! entrants: 1. zachprism01 2. Paramedic 3. Mikelp3586 4. Mike Klaiber 5. Materdaddy 6. Ed Ang
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    So this kite has a new home.. @SHBKF agreed to keep it safe and fly it every opportunity he can.. Enjoy it..
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    So I have had my Rev Reflex RX for 3 days and the wind has been ok to fly every day, I'm down in Plymouth in the UK and we never struggle for a sea breeze and living 500m from a huge set of public football pitches on top of a hill it is one of the best flying sites for miles. The first day the wind was a little light and variable with a 30 deg shift in direction which made my first experience of flying a quad a "challenge" to say the least only ever flying dual line stunt kites before it was mentally very challenging to get the inputs of the quad correct and when things happened quickly my instincts as a duel liner took over often ending on me "landing" unexpectedly, but as the evening wore on I started to get used to the feel of the extra bottom lines and could fly a box and figure 8 to some fashion. The second evening the wind was a little stronger and from a steady direction and I could really get the kite moving concentrating firstly on the box shapes then figure 8's the controls started to feel normal but not instinctive and I have to analyze what I did and how it affected the movement of the kite. Next was the hover which is much much harder than all the YouTube videos make it look! I had little success with it I feel that I must be over controlling the kite as it wants to race forwards but I can back it down very slowly but can't find the "bite" when it stops and wants to hover yet. Day 3 and after an hour of single line flying with my son the wind felt good and steady so I set up the Rev again and really had a great time oh god this is fun to fly really felt comfortable in flying it around hovers did start to come together, I found them much easier at the top and bottom of the wind window, on the edges it veered off sliding and in the centre it was like a caged animal trying to race upwards! I felt comfatable enough to try an inverted stop and managed it a few times nicely but I lost my nerve and was pulling up high and about 2m above the ground, it did stop wonderfully but again my brain started to hurt working out inputs of the kite flying backward and upsidedown! but fun none the less. Sorry to of gone on but I'm still buzzing from flying and had to tell someone... well anyone...you lot.... Matt
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    Thanks to y'all for including me. I had a great time, made a highlight in a great trip. Guess my kites though it was enough for the day though...they and the wind refused to cooperate for a night fly for my kids. Got only a wet sand covered kite for my efforts. The one time that the stars were out there was no wind.[emoji13] We did see whales at Depoe bay on Monday. We had barely parked the car before I saw a whale spouting. We watched them for hours in the bay. We also enjoyed the Estacada Timber fest on the 4th near Portland. We came home with a 2'round slice of log from that one...great fun hauling in the airport. A conversation starter for sure. It was a great trip for all. Thanks Oregon and friends. We will be back... Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
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    I need to tweak the center lines and tune on first flight but they are stacked now... Tying the bridle for the front kite tomorrow..
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    Longer pigtails really help keep things controllable. Put as much "brake" in as you can stand., One test is the "take off" rule. Move your lines on the top leader, out as far as you can - try launching. Keep moving them in til you can just get things airborne, should put you pretty close. You may find you will need to incorporate a step back into your launch sequence. Tames the kite's desire to surge off in gusts. One way to learn inverted - start with the kite upside down on the deck, with your hands in neutral. Slowly point your thumbs at the kite and watch it rise (you may need to step back depending on wind). Now find a neutral position again and hold that for as long as you can. Things start breaking down, step forward to land and gather yourself. You are only trying for a few feet off the ground to do this, that way settling it back down has no severe impact. Gradually add height as you feel comfortable.
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    Congratulations.. Kitelife has lots of instructional videos available.. http://kitelife.com/video-tutorials/#index Start at the top and work your way down. They are ALL relevant.. The dive Stop is honestly just a generous and controlled application of the brakes. Work on maneuvering the kite upside down and you'll get the hang of it pretty quickly. The spars in the back thing is a common first mistake.. We'll laugh WITH you this time..
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    Hi all!! Happy to say I've gotten my hands on my very first Rev ever!! It's a used B-series. It came only with one 3 wrap frame. 90#/80 lines and handles. Sleeve. Works for me won't complain, RTF! Managed to find some time to maiden it too. Here's a short video of the very very first flight I had with it after setting it up! Wind ranged like 7-13mph. If you noticed something not normal about the sail, that's because I learnt afterwards from the guy I got the rev from, that I had installed the vertical spars on the wrong side of the sail. I flew with the spars on the front-side of the kite instead of the back. Oops haha. Flew awesome though, I had a total blast and couldn't stop smiling ! Not a single hard hit the whole hour I had with it. After an hour I switched over to a brand new Synapse 170 too with the wife.. hah, was an absolute complete blast. I'll update later with the video of it too!! I can't wait to fly the rev again, and get better with it!!! AND fly it with the spars on the correct side Lol. Having a difficult time finding any free youtube video tutorial for how to execute that Rev iconic "instant stop" move, it's something I want to figure out as soon as possible to recover from any future mistakes if anyone knows one link please would be appreciated greatly!
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    I am in Oregon now until Tuesday in the Rockaway beach area...anyone else out here on the coast flying quads? I am having plenty of fun solo, but if anyone wants to fly I would enjoy making new friends. http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=138 My name is Terry and my wife Sandy and 2-4 of or quad friends will be at Manhattan beach on Sat about noon-until... The beach is just North of town, turn left at the sign, over the tracks and an immediate left into the parking area. There is a trail through the dunes right beside rest rooms on the North end of the parking lot. ..More then welcome to join in. you can FB message me direct if you want,, Terry Rowley All fly quads with a few different skill levels....and everyone is super nice.
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    Today is the day folks, and my son's birthday to boot! Let's pick a winner... This fun and wild monster is going home with subscriber #1086, @SHBKF will need to supply his own weighted shoes! Thanks all for your ongoing support, new prize coming up very soon!
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    Ready for Bridling!!!
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    WINNER, GAMMORAY!! Send me a PM with your shipping information and I'll get it out to you as soon as possible. CONGRATS! EDIT: *Sigh* One day I'll learn how to post a picture of another webpages crap, Or maybe not. Okay, probably not. But, it was a legit drawing, just too thickheaded to be able to learn how to prove it.
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    Oh, yeah. That first time crossing lines with others can be just a bit traumatic. How do you say aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh in English? Best advice I ever got specifically for that was ignore the other kites and lines. In other words, concentrate on flying your kite. It will "click", sooner for some than for others. Took me about a year to get anywhere near comfy crossing lines with others. Now I can't get enough. And even if you manage to bring a bunch of the others down, you're just creating laughs and memories that bring future smiles. Remember that time Franck got his line . . . . . . . What will help immensely with team flying is to practice speed control and positioning. Practice flying different figures at exactly the same speed throughout each. No speeding up or slowing down, even if the wind gusts. Do it at half that speed. Do it at an absolute crawl. Now, do it all again, backwards. Again, sideways, both upright and inverted. Sounds nearly impossible, until you do it. The second half of this will give you the ability to control your kite in any position, in any part of the wind window. Anything you practice, do it for 20-30 minutes, then take a break by flying without thinking about anything. After quite some time (months, years?) of doing this, you will notice that what you do without thinking looks a lot like what was once practice. There will be many "aha" moments along the way to be savored. Just keep in mind that there are three stages of kite flying: 1. The kite flies you. 2. You fly the kite. 3. The kite and you fly together as one. When you hit that 3rd stage, you'll know. Savor it. It doesn't happen all the time after you've been there once. It's a combination of conditions and the way you feel. But there is nothing better. "You know you got it, if it makes you feel good...."
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    When I read things like this I don't know if I am glad that my husband doesn't read this forum and so can't be worried by your lists, Or I think: Should I show him your lists as a "see? My two (three thanks to the drawing) revs are not many at all!!" Working to keep my bag lean and light but full of fun. . Currently 2 revB full sails 1 revB full vents One line set each at 30' 80' 120' Still drooling over Shook meshes, but gotta fly for a few years before I go there. Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
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    I remember that Prism had issues with the center T on the E3, similar in design to what you're showing in your picture. It's really not a part that should be breaking. I would 're-engineer' the center T if it breaks again. That's what I did for my E3... after having the spine break unexpectedly in mid-air and all the sharp parts ripping up the sail, I decided to rebuild the kite so that wouldn't happen again. I basically replaced the E3 frame with a Quantum Pro frame, including the machined aluminum center T. I don't worry about breaking that ! The info on AOA can be found on page 27 of the Prism Field Guide... http://ferob.com/kites/1995_prism_guide.pdf
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    First video uploaded! From my first real go with the Quantum. I thought the wind was a bit marginal, but I was pleasantly surprised how well it went. It even pulled the tail ok(ish), I still have to edit the video of the second session from later in the day when the wind was stronger. Where I somehow managed to break the kite. At least that is something that I can do at work! I managed to find a relic of my RC glider days that will come in handy - A pocket anemometer! Went to the beach with my girls and had another decent go. I also took video of that but about half of it wasn't pointed in the right direction. One question in advance of that: with a steady wind, in this case between 10-17 km/h (5-9kt), the kite had a fairly decent pull on it when it wasn't around the top or edges of the window. Now I wasn't trying to do any tricks, but I was wondering if there is a top speed that you can do slack line tricks at? Or does it just involve running at the kite a lot harder?
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    As many of you know I like not only the B2/Rev II size leading edge, but also the Regular 1.5 Leading Edge size, and, a 97.5" Leading Edge (3 32.5" Spars) On the other hand, I don't care to cut spars any more than needed. (thus my affinity for the 97.5 LE) After a bit of measuring and calculation today I confirmed that cutting a 9" Center Spar off my 32.5" P4X's and adding Ferrules to both ends of those gave me the Verticals I needed for my stack but also allowed me to Frame the LE without any further cutting. The 9" Center plus 2, 32.5" spars gave me a nice 74" LE and the ability to move those around for different wind conditions with P2X 32.5 Spars.. It opens up the possibilities without cutting every single spar to B2/RevII lengths.. Granted I have to fold the kites differently but I had planned for that already with a Z-Fold type arrangement. That's why my bag probably seemed kind of long to most trained eyes.. I'll cut one (or maybe even 2) P8x Spar(s) into 3 10.5" pieces so I can use Rev length spars in the mix as well and have a very stiff center section without the total weight tradeoff a full P8x LE would demand. It's not quite the @Paul LaMasters totally modular approach with travel frames but I'll save a bit of the tradeoff weight by having fewer ferrules.. Now I have lots of framing options and interchangeability between my different sized quads.
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    Once you have the lines down you will start to throw the kite and have a whole new set of knot skills to develop. It's all baby steps then suddenly you look back and laugh at all that frustration. Mostly laughing at a newbie having them [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] reality is we all been there and struggled with that till someone said "hey, try this". Sounds like you are moving forward at a good pace with expected outcomes for the skills you possess. Enjoy
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    ACrop, Thanks for the fun fly, good wind, sun and plenty of beach made for a great day. We hope it worked out that your family got to see some whales, and fireworks. It was nice meeting you and we hope you had safe travels back home. Terry & Sandy
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    Hi all, for those that haven't seen it here's a link to a short video I made, on another perfect evening[emoji41], if it can inspire one person to go fly, like you have all inspired me I'll be happy[emoji4] Sent from my SM-G903F using KiteLife mobile app
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    I flew my first kite when I was 7. It was a basic homemade diamond kite which I flew with my brother from the rooftop of our house when it was windy. There was once a local kite festival where I lived but I didn't enroll because I thought my kite was too basic and lacked aesthetics I still went to the festival and from that day I was hooked.
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    Cangratulations, Ralph. Don't let the black and blue make you black and blue. Lead insoles is where it's at. Yeah, lead insoles.
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    You see Ralph, if I hadn't coerced you to join Kitelife, when I did, you probably would have a different (non-winning) number. Congrats buddy !
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    WOW! Just came in from the garden, picked up the notebook & went to my favorite forum. A PM from John is always a good thing. I'll be sure to report back on the unexpected surprise. Life's good when you have a KiteLife. Thanks to everyone who helps make this site possible. SHBKF my little bitty 1.2 was my first foil four and a half years ago
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    I'm glad you could get out there with Dragonfish and get some idea of what Revs are like. You WILL make some hard contact with the ground as you learn so keep that in mind as you acquire your Rev. You should now be able to make a more informed choice. If you have any questions, shoot. We'll all do our best to help. 10mph and up is midvent to full vent territory, depending on experience and wind quality. I recommend starting with a midvent if you are sure you will ignore wind that's 10mph or less. If you think you may do some flying in wind less than that, then you should start with a standard sail, and get a full vent as your second kite when you are ready for it. As I said, ask all the questions you need to. We don't bite.
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    Suddenly, it's May! The weather has been turning colder here over the last few (eight!) weeks. Work has been busy, and combined with the end of daylight savings time, it has definitely put a crimp on my flying! I finally got a chance to debut my new ribbon tails last weekend, they looked great! Unfortunately I can't show you any video, the GoPro wasn't working properly - operator error! Then I got rained on and it dawned on me that I now had to work out a way of drying 2 x 25ft tails... The answer I settled on was pulling each tail through a folded towel, that seemed to work pretty well! I managed to put my first puncture in the sail, but my kite repair kit came to the rescue and it handily patched the small hole before it had the chance to become bigger. I got to go out and play for about an hour the following day in about 10 - 14 km/h winds, I had a lot of fun just keeping the kite in the air and moving it around in the window. Nothing fancy. I need to go back and review all the slack line trick videos again before I go out next time, that wind speed seemed ripe for trying a lot of tricks.
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    The key for me is that no matter how frustrating at times, it's fun. Even when I make a mistake I'm smiling at the fact that I even attempted a certain maneuver and the smile gets bigger realizing that eventually it will come. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Don't forget about looking at used kites, or asking if someone wants to sell some beginner kites. There can be issues with used kites, but I've bought quite a few with no issues. I acquired a Benson Outerspace for $85 last month, so deals do exist. I've found a few more this last month from estate sales. Once I go though all of mine, I may have one that I could sell to you, although most of the ones in this last batch are really old school (early 90's). I'll let you know. Any kite clubs in your area? I've been able to fly a lot of different type of kites at gatherings. I would certainly go for a full size kite. Good Luck
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    Took the quantum out in a hot 27 degrees still had fun. I love this kite in high winds! Add the tail and it a blast to fly! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
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    I rarely adjust the bridle on my kites. Each kite has it's own sweet spot, and once you find it, it covers the wind range for that kite. In my bag, most kites don't have a wind range greater than 5mph. It's either a 0-5mph kite, or a 5-10mph kite. I have never noticed much of a difference adjusting AOA, it is not some magic trick that will make one kite into two. You may have gotten the impression that adjusting the nose in will make the kite fly in light winds. If you're lucky, it might buy you a 1mph lower wind range. But don't even count on that. I leave the AOA somewhere close to mid-way, a little bias towards the nose, but that's just me. I don't like a hard pulling kite, and I feel that my turns are sharp enough, and my stalls are stally enough for me. BTW, if you read deep enough into Prism literature, you will find the statement that says to adjust the AOA towards the nose in the highest winds. I remember that, but forget which field card it was on... I'll have to look it up. **Edit... I looked it up, found it in the Prism Field Guide, click below. http://ferob.com/kites/1995_prism_guide.pdf
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    First day of kiting, parte the seconde: Wherein I break the kite!
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    I've just finished putting a stake together from some odds and ends in the shed. Just have to give it a lick of paint!
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    https://prismkites.com/product/equalizer-flight-straps-eqwst/ These are what I have, are adjustable and seem comfortable.
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    As with many other forums, the members here have started their own Karma drawing... Check out how folks are paying it forward - Karma Drawings No cost to enter, only reciprocity if you win!
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    try this one,... it's hard to follow ('cause things happen quickly) about 2minutes in, thru 2:07 There's another one earlier worthy of your attention as well, (a half axel into a snap landing falling leaf) I can't do either reliably (YET!)
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    Another in an ongoing series of Kitelife Magazine tutorials for using Revolution quad line kites, this installment provides a thorough step by step introduction to the execution and theory of the traveling bicycle maneuver. NOTE: A reliable (and free) cross-platform video player is VLC, which should work with any file format including MKV.
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    Us from Denmark have accommodation in, I think it is Howarth house.