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  1. AKA Convention Spotting

    While I am glad for OC that the corvetts brought out a lot of people for a low season boost, I can't say that I enjoyed seeing their parade. Noisy, Smelly, Loud and too long. I should admit that the challenging weather on Friday made Saturday seem even more precious, and the interruption of the parade more annoying. Thanks to JB for doing Buggy Bunnny, that was cool to see a routine that I had watched on is my favorite vid to show others when I am trying to get them to understand that my kite flying is cool not crazy. Watching TKL was soo cool. Always more skills to aim for.
  2. AKA Convention Spotting

    Someone needs to come flirt with the camera. Seeing someone out there flying right now is a bit of torture as I sit here watching g said. Team practice. Arg. Yooo whhooo...quad pilot! Come clooossseerrr!! Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  3. East Coast USA weekend fly???

    NovemBERRRR. It is winter down here in Chile, and while winter here is like early spring back home I am going. To be tired of clothes and wool real soon. As I type my nose and toes are cold despite wool long johns and some blankies. Our house here (like almost all here) has no real insulation, single pane loose windows and no central heating....and only occasionally small room heaters. I am gonna sit back and let others comment on dates. Other than Thanksgiving and increasing cold I don't have a strong opinion. My chilly nose makes commiting to flying in November harder to do just now than it might be if I was warmer. [emoji6] Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  4. East Coast USA weekend fly???

    Ok, cataclysmic weather aside, I did look at average weather for the OBX in the fall. I would say almost any time in Oct or November would be fine, but earlier would be warmer. I personally cannot do the weekend of October 20-22. The thought of major car trip two weekends in a row is also not overly appealing, but possible. I would also say not the weekend of Thanksgiving (unless you are bringing turkey and the fixings....I could be down for that) Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  5. East Coast USA weekend fly???

    When does hurricane season end? Man it is tough to think about a coast trip just now with the weather....don't bad things travel in threes? Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Very Disappointing First Flight

    If you start watching on youtube I highly suggest making yourself a play list. You are going to want to go back and rewatch some of them as you progress and a playlist makes life easier. Also, having a couple on there that are good for showing crowd pleasing stuff is good for when you tell someone that you fly kites for usually have a small window of time to show them why you are not crazy and quickly finding the right video for today's viewer can help make your case for sanity. Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Hey East Coasters... I am sitting (for three more weeks) in windless Santiago. Don't get me wrong, I am happy to be here, but itching to really fly. Wish I had thought I about indoor flying before I came, I have a space for that. Oh well. That leads me to looking to arrange a meet up to get the happy back sometime soon if I can find folks who will fly with a me after 2 months off the handles. JB teased us earlier this year with the mention of a fall quad team clinic....but I haven't seen any specifics. @johnbaressi what is going on? It was mentioned (among spring clinic goers and Regallo fliers) that if JB didn't do a clinic we should consider a house off season rental for a "bring your family with you" flight gathering. Would be looking to keep it cheep, low pressure and fun. Anyone have thoughts? Hasta la próxima, April Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  8. Tail management tips please

    Thank you for the follow-up. The easier the cleanup is the more likely I am to use them in the first place. Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  9. New Addition To My Kite Bag

    Beautiful pattern in the color use. Did you sew the pattern? I assume is was not a pattered material. Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  10. Newbie Bay Area friends and Rev learning tips

    Low wind flying gets to be a lot more fun when you figure out how to regain ground without landing. The forward inverted glide/ float is essential and worth working on. I had a really hard time with it until I tried moving forward faster. Also axels are a trick best learned in low wind and trying them tended to move me forward. Short lines are best so you don't have to walk so far to reset failures. [emoji6] Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  11. That is right. The rain we have gotten here in the city shows as snow in the nearby mountains. The view from our front gate. Most wind I have seen this month? 3mph Gusty. Yuck. I need a good beach day badly. I even went to the beach and there was still a large hill between me and the wind from the south. Oh well, no fue la meta de esta viaje. Wasn't the goal of coming here. [emoji6] Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  12. What kind of excuse is that?? I'm in Chile....of course I have no wind to speak of:( and I am sure he has plenty. Sarcasm aside, I know...hopefully he will hit back when he gets back. Cheers from the Santiago wind free mountain valley. Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  13. Looming NPS Senior fee increase

    I agree that $80 is very reasonable, $10 was an absolute steal. You can be in dire straights and still live near a nps park not use it because of cost. I am not in dire straits and still there are several parks that cost in my area and I have to choose which one to buy a pass for each year...national, state or local. I am glad to support our parks and hope that I can encourage others to enjoy them. Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  14. John can you share some of the tactics that you use? I used to raise guide dog puppies and found through experience that certain types of body language and certain verbal expressions got me a more positive and constructive response to the work I was doing. While flying is very different I am sure you have honed tactics that we could benifits from. Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app
  15. Hey all, As of August 28th the cost for a senior lifetime pass at the national parks will be increasing from $10 to $80. You can still get one for the cheep price....way too cheep in my opinion as I am still a young whipper snapper (although my greying hair contests this) but only if you act now. Details for how to get or order one today or tomorrow: Apply by mail. Fill out this application and send it in, along with a $20 fee ($10 for the pass, $10 for processing). It must be postmarked Aug. 27 or earlier. Apply online. Visit apply online before Aug. 28. Cost is $20 ($10 for the pass, $10 fee for processing). Because the system is backlogged, you may not receive the pass for months, but you will be able to use your confirmation at the different sites. Purchase it in person. Visit one of the federal recreation areas where passes are issued to purchase the $10 pass before Aug. 28. Be sure and call ahead to see if passes or rain checks are available. Hope this helps someone. I have been fustrated for years that only seniors can buy a life time pass and that it is dirt cheap to boot. Me husband keeps reminding me that I love the nps enough to pay for a yearly pass to support them and what I didn't love was the inequity of price...and he is right. Cheers to all. See ya at the parks. Sent from my Nexus 5X using KiteLife mobile app