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About CLTKiter

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  • Flying Since Maybe 2000. Significantly since 2002.
  • Favorite Kite(s) Rev 1.5M, 1.5SUL

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  • Location Charlotte, NC
  • Interests Primarily Rev's
  1. HYPERKITES ?????????

    The kites in the picture are of my original 6-stack of HyperKites. I bought them about 10 years ago in Atlantic Beach, NC. The condo in the background is one where we have a timeshare. These particular HyperKites have carbon fiber frames. I've since grown the stack to a 9-stack. Doug
  2. New Rev Indoor Video

    You sure make it look easy, Watty...
  3. Hot Tricks Shoot Out Video

    That video is so cool, Penny. I watched it and then showed it to my wife who has heard your name a number of times. She was impressed also. Great flying!! Doug
  4. Kite videos *Update!*

    Great stuff!!! Doug
  5. 2 new videos : 2 Rev Stacks FlyingSquad / The Paradox

    Loved the videos. Thanks!!! Couple of questions if you don't mind. On the Rev stacks, what length and weight lines were you using? And what were the tails -- material and how long were they? And the handles you were using -- they looked longer than either Rev 2 or "normal" Rev handles -- maybe the extended handles? Thanks, Doug
  6. When did you start flying?

    My first encounter with sport kites was back in the early-90's when I was at the Outer Banks of NC. I bought a plastic diamond dual-line with a tube tail -- it might have been a Trilby -- I don't know. Only flew it every year or so when on vacation. Then in 2000 I bought a Megafoil from Kites Unlimited in Atlantic Beach and it pulled me around the beach -- COOOL. That was followed in successive years by a 6-stack of Hyperkites and an HQ Breeze. Then in late 2002 I saw Mark and Jeanette Lummas fly Rev 1.5's to a popular love song at the Carolina Kitefest in Atlantic Beach. I absolutely couldn't believe that a kite could do what they did with that kite. I had to learn, so at the kitefest I took "Rev flying lessons". Picked up my first Rev 1.5 in February 2003 and it's been deeper and deeper into the "Dark Side" ever since. Now I rarely pull my dual-lines out of the bag. Many times I'll put up a single line, but I can usually be found flying my Rev's next to it. I've dabbled a little with fighter kites and own a few SLK's, but I always go back to my Rev's Doug
  7. 2008 KTAI DEMO DAY

  8. kite ware

    I picked up a little bottle of "Fray Check" at my local sewing/fabric store. It seems to stop the fraying immediately without making the kite look bad. I now have treated the edges of the leading edge of each of my Rev's. Later, Doug
  9. Assembling the Rev 1.5 SLE

    Yup. You got it right... Verticals on the back. If you carefully turn the upper fittings to the back, you'll find that they will work out OK. Later, Doug
  10.'s bad customer service

    This thread has interested me as I was curious about the preference of mail order vs. brick-and-mortar. I live about 6 1/2 hrs from the beach, but whenever possible make my purchases at the local beach brick-and-mortar store (Kites Unlimited in Atlantic Beach, NC). What I wind up doing (and I did it just a few days ago) is call the store and tell them what I want. In this case it's a Sedgwick vented Rev I. Then when I get a chance to go (in about 3 weeks), the kite is waiting for me, ready for me to fly for my few days at the beach. It's inconvenient for me to just get my stuff there, and on some occasions when I can't wait that long, I use mail order such as GWTW. However, my concern is that if we don't patronize the brick-and-mortar kite stores, they'll go out of business and we'll lose the ability to see and touch the merchandise before buying it. And all we'll be left with are the drug store and discount house kites to "see and feel". MHO. Doug
  11. Quad Line or Dual Line?

    I own a couple of non-Rev quads and maybe 3 duallies. But I always pull a Rev out of the bag first. And it's usually a 1.5. If the wind is gentle, it's my B-Series. Higher it's my vented 1.5. Later, Doug
  12. Quad line storage?

    Gotta say this... It's exactly what I do. Must be a Carolina thing... Doug
  13. New Rev site...

    Looks great John!!! Doug
  14. KTAI / Jan 25th is acomin'...

    Need info..... More info..... :confused!: Looks kinda like a modified 1.5. Is it the same size? A different kite altogether??? Hopefully there's one on it's way to my local shop for me to pick up when I go to the beach next weekend. Sure hope so. Sounds exciting!!! Doug
  15. Daily Updates from KTAI 2007!

    And will look GREAT in my kite bag. Anyone have an idea of the size? Doug