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p23brian last won the day on January 11

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    Prism Snapshot 1.9, New Tech Cherry Bomb, Freilein Exodus
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  1. I use a commercial grade beach umbrella made by Frankford. Mine has a wood pole and fiberglass ribs. I can't remember the size, I think it's 8' diameter. I use a cordless drill with an auger bit made for planting flower bulbs. Drill a 2' hole in the sand, sink the pole in it, backfill with sand and some water to pack it tight and it doesn't go anywhere. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  2. I just picked up 6' of 1/8" shock cord at REI. It seems to be good quality stuff similar to what my kite came with. $0.38 per foot. I'll probably cut some pieces to length with a chisel tip on a soldering iron to keep the ends from fraying.
  3. Probably worth mentioning here that the increase in air pressure on a kite increases exponentially as wind speed increases. Assuming that the density of air stays constant the air pressure is roughly equal to wind speed squared. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  4. I can try REI. They have a store a mile from my office. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Anyone know where to buy a length of the small, maybe 1/8" diameter shock cord that holds the frame in place on a quad? I'd like to keep some extra on hand. My kite came with a couple of extra pre cut pieces, but I'm down to the last of them. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. A few times when I've posted using the iOS app the post has shown up 2 or more times. I'm certain I didn't tap the button to post more than once. Doesn't happen every time, just occasionally. I also get an error message saying there was a problem submitting the post. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. I spent about an hour and a half at the local perk. Wind was W 15 -20. The gusts were probably above the optimum range for my standard full sail kite, but other than a lot of pull I was able to control the kite pretty well. I moved my upper lines in a couple of knots on the leaders and the handles felt more balanced. I find that with the top lines too far extended it's more difficult to apply brake when the wind picks up. Having STEADY wind the whole time was really nice. I continued just working on hovers and increased precision, especially quick 90 degree turns. Too bad we don't get more days with wind like this. I can appreciate that a vented kite would be nice to have when the wind gets up around 15 steady. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  8. The version I have is vegas movie studio platinum. Vegas pro is a lot more expensive and I've never run into a situation where I needed the additional features. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  9. I flew for about an hour at the soccer field today. Wind was better than usual, steady 8-10 with gusts 15+. My hovers are getting better but still need some work. I had to move my top lines in to the 3rd knot on the leaders to keep the kite from pulling too hard in the gusts. It helped a lot. I met another guy there flying a Parafoil. He said he's there fairly regularly and hasn't been chased away, so it's probably safe to put this spot on the map. I wouldn't recommend planning a kite flying vacation here but if you find yourself in the neighborhood it'll definitely do in a pinch. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  10. I use Vegas Movie Studio. It's been a Sony product for years but I think they sold it off recently. Takes some time to learn but can do anything you can imagine. Price is reasonable, probably less than $100. Rendering edited video takes a while regardless of the software. The more powerful your computer the faster it will go. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  11. Would like to do this but I'm not sure those dates will work. My son is playing baseball down in Florida that week. I'll have to see if there's a way to make it work. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  12. I've already added the park near home where I usually go to fly. I'll try the soccer field a few more times to make sure I don't get chased off or anything before I add that too. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  13. The Weather Underground site is really good for getting current local weather conditions. People who set up their own weather stations in their yards feed data to the site. You can see the location of these stations on a map and click them to pull up the current condtions. This is the wind data from one of the stations that's about .5 mile from the new soccer field I just found.
  14. I found a place near my office where I can duck out to for a little flying when conditions are good. This should come in handy. Today is sunny and relatively warm, wind SE 0-10 so I tried it out for about 45 min. Still working on the hovers and getting better at them. Much easier when the wind is consistent. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  15. I'm always amazed by the models that RC hobbyists build. Some of the boats and airplanes are just incredible.