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About dragonfish

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    Rev B-Pro, Shook mesh Rev
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  1. Are you talking about the videos titled Revolution Kites Reflex? Those were the teaser videos for their new kite, called the Reflex.
  2. Do we know what spars come with the Phoenix Pros?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Well....whoops happens. If one of my kites goes in the ocean, I will wash it. (Yes it's happened to me too.) Spraying with a garden hose sounds like a good idea. If you're like me and don't have access to a garden hose, the shower works too. Just use cold water. And, I don't use soap either. Just rinse the kite with water and air dry.
  6. Hahaha "Oh guano", I like your creative censoring. I had a similar experience once as well. All of a sudden, one of the brake lines let go. I thought I broke a line. When I walked down the line, I saw that nothing was broken. Was also a little puzzled what happened, but probably user error as well.
  7. Hello Chris and welcome. There's also the San Diego Kite Club if you're willing to travel a little. I don't know details, but they seem to get together somewhat regularly and there are Rev fliers.
  8. Bump! Chat is getting quiet again. But kite season is getting into full swing again, so a lot of you should be flying and having things to chat about. Please stop by and chat. In case you don't know how to get to the chat room, hover over "Browse" in the nav bar and you should see "Chat" in the sub-nav. If there is a reddish-purple circle with a number in it next to "Chat", that means there are that many people in chat. By the way, topics are often kite related, but not always, so feel free to stop by even if you want to chat about non-kite things.
  9. Is this the same as the kites being flown in Toruk? That one is on my list of kites I'm interested in. I didn't know there were 2 sizes. How big is big?