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dragonfish last won the day on August 21 2016

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    Rev B-Pro, Shook mesh Rev
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  1. With mesh having 2 meanings - the weave part and the screen part - I initially misunderstood the first sentence. But that got me thinking...with a mesh weave kite that already has holes, is the LE screen really necessary?
  2. Bit late to the discussion...been AFK for a bit. I also frequent chat and enjoy being able to "talk" to other kitefliers around the country and sometimes world. The forum is great for somewhat focused topics, but I like chat because it's a lot more spontaneous and whatever people feel like chatting about. Really hope kitelife chat will continue in some form or another. I'm sure we'll learn whatever new system is selected when time comes. Thanks for doing this for us, JB.
  3. Aww, so close. Congrats Tim!
  4. Cool, looks like you got a collectible. The first line of Japanese is a phonetic spelling that sounds out as Eugene Freeman. I was not able to find any information on him either, although there is a Peggy Freeman listed as a contact for the Southern Oregon Kite Festival on the WKA event calendar. Not sure what the character that looks like an "a" is. Could just be an English A for a middle initial. "san" roughly translates as Mr. but is gender neutral. I am assuming the characters above "Tsutomu Hiroi" is his Japanese name. This is coming from someone who took a couple years of Japanese in high school and had to look up a character chart because I forgot most of it though.
  5. I'm in. Indoor dualie...sweet!
  6. Cutting rods and gluing ferrules is not that difficult. I had never done any of that before I made my set of P90s. I didn't even have any tools and such to do something like that. I did some research and bought a fine tooth hobby saw (they're cheap) and MacGyver'ed a "sawhorse" to cut them on. It worked out fine. Take up riffclown's offer to borrow a set. Then if you like it, you might be more eager to make your own. He can probably give you tips on how to do it too. Regarding diamonds vs. P90s, I think the comparison is somewhat similar to race rods vs. 2-wraps. They cover a similar wind range, but the response is different. Personally, I got used to my 2,3,4-wraps, and P90s for very light wind, and never got used to race rods and diamonds when I was lent them to try out. YMMV.
  7. Video is private
  8. Kites feel much bigger indoors than out. Enjoy your new kite!
  9. Looks like Fly Market is going to have a Bulk Ripstop Blowout next week. May want to keep an eye on that site.
  10. Welcome to KiteLife and welcome back to kites. I'm glad you already heard about the BASKL clinic and are planning to go. I will be there too, probably splitting my time between helping new fliers and trying to learn some dual line tricks. And just in case your kite doesn't arrive tomorrow for some reason, please still come out to the BASKL clinic. We have kites you can borrow, and it will be a great opportunity to get started on the right foot. See you there!
  11. Are you talking about the videos titled Revolution Kites Reflex? Those were the teaser videos for their new kite, called the Reflex.
  12. Do we know what spars come with the Phoenix Pros?
  13. Wheeee..... Congrats! I watched your video. You're doing pretty good for your first day out. Before you know it, you won't even have to think about the basic controls.
  14. Oops, a bit overdue on this one. Memorial Day weekend brought around the San Ramon Art and Wind Festival. It is a Sunday-Monday festival, this year held on May 29-30, 2016. Sunday started off on a good note, with temperatures not terribly hot, and there was wind! Bumpy, inland wind with lots of "holes" typical of that location, but nevertheless there was wind. Sport kite fliers flew demos most of the day, interspersed with some other attractions. Penny Lingenfelter put on a show with kids from the audience, giving them kites to fly and briefing them on the story they were acting out before taking center stage. We also ran bol races, where older kids got to pull bols into the wind and attempt to run to the finish line. A couple of giant octopus kites also went up. Here is Team AirZone getting ready to perform. You can see the octopus still being put away on the ground. We ended the day with a quad line megafly as we like to do. Unfortunately, we were not as lucky on Monday. Temperatures were already picking up in the morning, and on top of that, there was no wind. But the show must go on. For the first few hours, demo fliers were flying on short lines, some even flying their indoor routines on indoor kites. I got creative and flew a mystery ballet with a single line glider. Since it was Memorial Day, we also had a red, white, and blue fly, with people running their kites across the field to get some lift. One guy tied three cube kites (red, white, and blue; I believe they were Shanti cubes) to a banner pole and was using it as a giant wand to fly the kites. Banner display that was put up on Monday. We did finally get some wind later in the afternoon, so we were able to fly the routines we typically fly at outdoor festivals. Before we knew it, it was time to pack up and head home.