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About Materdaddy

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    trlby diamond
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    Oceanside, CA
  • Interests
    Surfing, Offroading, Beer
  1. Karma:choices (3/25/18)

    I'm in!
  2. I'm in!
  3. KiteLife and AKA memberships! (4/26/17)

    I'm in!
  4. Karma REV QUAD KITE 11/16/2016

    I'm in!
  5. Welcome Brettgrant99

    Welcome to KiteLife! Sounds like you have a lot of experience in kiting already. I'm still a newb, but I have a thing for TRLBY kites because of nostalgia. Based on where you've traveled/lived, are you in the tech industry?
  6. KARMA Prism Red 4D (10-3-16)

    Congrats @Paramedic!
  7. Welcome Immortal

    Welcome to KiteLife! You're from just up the road. I'm pretty much a newbie too! If you ever come to North County SD, hit me up!
  8. Kite Festival on Google Earth

    That's awesome! Here's a link for your browser:
  9. Welcome captainkite

    Welcome captain!
  10. KARMA Prism Red 4D (10-3-16)

    Wow, thanks for a great opportunity! I've bid on a couple of these (and 3Ds) on eBay, but I'm too cheap and I lose.... just like I'll probably lose this drawing, but I'm going to go for it anyways! I'm in!
  11. Welcome FluoCampg

    Awesome pictures, welcome to KiteLife!
  12. Welcome Ferret

    Welcome to KiteLife!
  13. I recently acquired a stack of TRLBY kites that needs a little bit of work. I'm sure much of it is fine, but I'd like to take this opportunity to learn more about stacks anyways so I have a handful of questions to the experienced flyers of stacks. What kind of line should I use to make link-lines? Dacron? What kind of knots (and configuration) should I use for the lines? Clips or not? The TRLBY setup typically uses these paper clip type things to attach the bridle to the spars. Should those be used in stacking setups, or should I make little leaders that I larkshead lines to? What is easiest if I want to be able to change the stack size and/or fly the kite as a single quickly/easily? What weight of line for link-lines for various stack sizes/wind conditions? How long should the link lines be for TRLBY stacks? I've read 18". Anything special about length of the first/last set of link lines? Are all others equal? I think I read somewhere that you want to do something special with the link lines for the last kite, but I don't remember if it was longer altogether, or just one that points the kite a little differently than the rest of the stack. Any good links (preferably with pictures) of a "phantom" and how it works for larger stacks? How large of a stack can I fly without worrying about one? Should I have stronger lines at different points of the stack? I.e. 250# closest the lines, working down to 100# closest to the kite line? I actually have stacking lines that came with the kites, but they're pretty uneven, some had knots pull out, and they use the TRLBY clips, but many are rusty. Does anybody know where to get the paper-clip looking clips, as well as the little key-ring type clips used on TRLBY kites in bulk to make link lines?
  14. New To Kites...

    I just picked up some kites from drdemonx this weekend. I hadn't seen your posts. My wife Tiffany and I met at UC Riverside! Small world! I didn't get into kiting until after leaving the area though. I grew up in Fontana where the Santa Ana winds wreaked havoc and I don't think vented kites would even be appropriate.
  15. Karma Synapse 140 8/27/15

    Congrats on the kite, but more importantly the twins!