ACrop

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ACrop last won the day on November 21 2016

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About ACrop

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Rev 1.5B
  • Location
    Maryland
  1. Kite Hard Case

    This is what I use for a hard case: https://www.amazon.com/US-Art-Supply-Telescoping-Drafting/dp/B00PR9KYJQ It is not perfect, but it carries 4 sails easily and linesets and handles can be tucked in too. What is not perfect about it? The strap comes off the middle connection and the handle slides so it has to be slid into correct balance spot. But it is fairly sturdy, holds just what I need, and is easy to use. I have been allowed to carry it on domestic flights and not asked to check it yet. I stuff an extra shift at each end to cushion ends for trips. It got left at home for this trip...traveling light right now- one travel frame, two sails, one handle set and two line sets. Now where IS the wind??? Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  2. You might be a kite nut.

    If you packed kites even though the place you are going is known for having no wind because it sits on a bowl of mountains.
  3. JB & Eli @ Albany Bulb

    Hey now...lots of us don't consider a $250+ factory kite slumming it! Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  4. How good is your UPS Driver?

    My UPS guy knows me well...he doesn't knock so the dog doesn't wake napping kids and is careful of us when we bike (cargo bike and three kids on bikes) and always waves to us. I am glad to have him. Mine got homemade baclava at Christmas. [emoji6] Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Tail management tips please

    I am now gonna look to see is anyone's tails are wrinkled. When I find a set of wrinkled tails I am gonna go to the flyer and say "Are you Reefrunner?"[emoji6] Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Tail management tips please

    Wonder how I managed to post this under kite travel...hum. Thanks for the tips will try it. Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Ok, been enjoying my flying and recently added two 40' tails to the mix. Love watching them fly, but hate that getting them put away at the end is 2x more time consuming than putting away the rest of the kite. I found that a pony tail holder holds them fine once I get them under control, but getting them rolled is enough to make me think twice about even getting them out. Any tried and true methods to getting tails rolled quickly and neatly? . Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  8. 3 days with my first Rev

    I second the recommendation to do your learning in as much good wind with other flyers as often as possible. If you have a beach use it to get through initial learning and it can cut your learning time by a big %. Not that the swirly choppy wind challenges are not good teachers, but that is a different set of challenges more easily mastered after you get the past the first learning curve. I found JBs videos on hand placement (how a properly placed hand = leading edge drive when balenced on the pointer, hover when fulcrum is shifted to middle finger, and movement in the direction of the trailing edge tips when your balance the handles on your ring finger) to be very helpful. Also, rather than thinking of turning the kite left and right, I find it much clearer to think clockwise and counter clockwise. Lastly, team flying rocks...and knowing what the team flying basic standards are can guide your practice a bit too....I had never noticed in all the videos and watching groups that the team follow me 8 was a down-turning 8. Wasn't until the first time that I stepped into line that I realized that all the 8s I had done were upwards turning (flying upwards at the outside of the loops). Basically practice everything both directions. Cheers and welcome to the flock. Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  9. The Next Little Thing - Full Spectrum

    Nice work Riff. Very visually appealing. Will ya slow down? You are making me feel bad that I haven't gotten beyond materials collection with building a sail. [emoji6] Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  10. New sponsor - Highline Kites!

    Wanna post his website URL? Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  11. Anyone on the Oregon coast?

    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
  12. Anyone on the Oregon coast?

    Wonderful. See ya tomorrow! Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  13. Anyone on the Oregon coast?

    Awesome!!! Better than I could have hoped for...and Soooo close too. Just a clarification question...do y'all start at noon or end at noon? Back east they start early - like 8 so they can get get parking. Guessing that is not an issue here.[emoji6] Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  14. Anyone on the Oregon coast?

    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.[emoji3] Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  15. Kite anchors/stakes

    Hum, poking@esinger to see if he will share his sand anchor story from this weekend at Regallo in the OBX. His beautiful new huge bowl kite had some anchor lessons to teach. Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app