Barry Taylor

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    BMK's, Revs
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    Sechelt BC
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    Kites and passion and job.
  1. General publics reaction to kites

    When I lived in Vancouver many years ago there were a bunch of us flying at Vanier Park and one Mr Ray Bethell would put on "shows" all day long to cheering crowds. I'm certainly no Ray Bethell and I don't live in the city anymore and also kiting was in it's '90's heyday.....ya had to be there. Now I live outside the city right across the street from a great beach at low tide and personally I could care less about what the general public thinks about my kiting as it is my "alone time", which is precious to me. Sure there are a good number of folks who take pix and I've met some wonderful people while flying which is way cool....but I don't fly kites to put on a show or engage folks. It is quite nice to explain to what is happening with the kite(s) and why I bring a number of kites to the beach. I also go as far away as possible from the crowds more for safety reasons than anything else.....the walking on a huge open beach directly towards a moving kite constantly astounds me. I am also very lucky in that I can use kiting as part of my work which is a musician. I can listen to and learn music that has to be performed or mixes of things that have been recorded. So in that case I generally don't like to be bothered however will engage if approached.....ya never know when someone will actually "get" kite flying and get one or three for themselves. bt
  2. Reasons for Multiple Kites in Quiver/Arsenal?

    If you have the kiting bug big time....ask the same question in a year from now and you'll have probably answered your question by counting your kites. Not to mention how many line sets you have..... bt
  3. Weather

    Yup that's what happens... The other is when the kite arrives, the conditions are perfect and you have something else that gets in the way of flying......and then when you have the time...the weather says nope..... Both of these scenarios happened within a couple of days about a week and a half ago when the weather was flip flopping.....raining now as well....go figure. Like the old ketchup commercial.....anticipation..... bt
  4. three of a perfect pair

    Yes they sure are amazing kites crafted by an amazing kite maker. I'm an Aerie/BMK fellow for sure. Well "if" I ever decide to let one go I'll send a note to you....there ya go folks first dibs go to Paul..... Or do as I did and use the power of will as that's how I acquired the vented and the white sailed one(s)......both in the last year.... Actually for the vented I was doing research on Air fx venting and came across a couple of pix and realized the venting was pretty daunting. Besides it's a KMac sail. No offence to Revs but I've self vented a couple of those....a Sedg 1 and a single panel 2, with most excellent results...... bt
  5. three of a perfect pair

    Finally it got nice enough to go outside and take a few pix. Just took possession of a vented Aerie Air FX which matches a standard, plus another makes three. btw for the trio pix I did not install the winglet battens..... bt
  6. Was doing some poking around for info on AirFX vented's......came across this!!! I have two standard FX's and one is just like this one.....message has been sent. bt