Tim P.

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Tim P. last won the day on June 17

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About Tim P.

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Quads and Duals... I need some SLKs!
  • Flying Since
    1986
  • Location
    Gatesville, NC
  • Interests
    flying kites, playing pool, martial arts, shooting guns, hunting
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  1. Had the exact same thing happen to me a couple of years ago. Ferrule broke but the spars were fine. I used a heat gun to loosen the glue from the ferrule and spar then used a pair of pliers to pull the ferrule off. Replaced the aluminum ferrule with rolled steel pins of the proper size found at the local hardware store, using the spar as a guide for size. Good luck!
  2. Congrats!
  3. WINNER, GAMMORAY!! Send me a PM with your shipping information and I'll get it out to you as soon as possible. CONGRATS! EDIT: *Sigh* One day I'll learn how to post a picture of another webpages crap, Or maybe not. Okay, probably not. But, it was a legit drawing, just too thickheaded to be able to learn how to prove it.
  4. Sorry for the delay, had a power loss last night then I went to bed. Anyhow, let's see who's on the list! We have: 1. Stardragon 2. Brentgrant99 3. GammoRay 4. Mike Klaiber Drawing in a few minutes! Drum roll please...!
  5. Yay, we got an entrant! My niece said this kite reminded her of the Dementors from Harry Potter. Halloween's coming soon, get your own dementors for your holiday flights!
  6. Next up on the karma train is a lightly used 7' black Gomberg Ghost Delta. Flown about three times on the beach, slight fraying on the tips of the tails. Comes complete with sleeve. Reply with an "I'm in!" for entry, random number generator will pick the winner from the list in order of reply. Drawing will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017. Standard Karma Note from the Moderators This is a Karma Drawing. The winner of the drawing is expected to pay it forward by offering their own prize for the next drawing. Please do not enter unless you are willing to offer your own prize, preferably not the prize you just won. Drawings should be open for entry approximately 2 weeks, and the next drawing should be posted as soon as possible to keep the Karma rolling. These drawings are run by and for KiteLife forum members and DO NOT require a paid subscription to enter. The moderating team only ensures that your drawing post contains all of the pertinent information (drawing date/time, adequate prize description, drawing rules) before approval. If you are a KiteLife forum member from the US or Canada, you are eligible to enter. You do not have to be a paid subscriber. Members from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii are welcome to enter the Karma drawings provided they are willing to pay half of the Karma prize shipping cost. The method and timing of the payment will be agreed upon between the two parties after the drawing for a particular prize. Here is the link to the original Rules and Guidelines thread: http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5426-rules-and-guidelines-please-read/ The mechanism for the drawing itself is entirely at the discretion of the person offering the prize. In the past, entry number has been determined either by order of entry or by the post number in which the member declares entry into the drawing. The drawings have been performed using the RNG method (http://www.random.org/sequences/) or by choosing the numbers out of a hat (I believe an adorable daughter did the picking in that scenario). The only requirement is that the method of selection is clearly spelled out in the drawing post. Entry into the drawings is done by STARTING a post in the drawing thread with the entry phrase chosen by the drawing host (Traditionally "I'm in", but "I LIKE" has been used as well). In order to remove any confusion or misinterpretation, only entries with posts that START with the phrase will be considered. As with all other KiteLife drawings, bantering is encouraged. This is for fun after all.
  7. I tried inviting you back but it said I couldn't because you had left the conversation. Hopefully an administrator can get you back in.
  8. I'm working 12 hour shifts at the moment, give me a day or two to put together the next Karma offering.
  9. Woohoo! Thanks! PM sent.
  10. Yep, let it go through the holiday weekend. Maybe Monday night or Tuesday? Or another week, it's all good.
  11. I had forgotten about this actually... I'M IN! I got plans for this little thing if no one else is interested...
  12. The Widow NG is the better between the two in build quality and components. For the quality of the kite it should really be in the ~$225 range. The regular Quantum is...ehhh, okay. It's more of a beginner - intermediate kite while the Widow NG is a very solid intermediate kite. The Quantum Pro, however, is another beast altogether. But we're not talking that one. Just my opinion, others may vary. I still love me some Prism too!
  13. April, your skills are more than ready for anything you want to do or things you think you need or want. I'm wanting a really light wind quad myself, my plans are to get a single panel printed sail, get Eliot to put a light weight leading edge on it and some Diamond rods or similar. I'm thinking that should be sufficient for anything that low I might want to fly a quad in. Wind that low I'll usually be on duals anyway, but I like options! I really need to work on transitioning light wind work on quads myself, I'm trying to spend more time on quads, really! Flying in low winds definitely increase your skills across the spectrum, but you have to start somewhere to DEVELOP those skills. Be prepared to move, you'll put in MILES in a 10-20 foot area!
  14. Gayla Sky Spy or possibly the Bat, was the first one I remember, back in the late 60's or early 70's, in Orlando, Fla. I mainly remember the eyes, not sure of the color, but I think it was the white one. Such a LOOOOOOOONG time ago!
  15. Yep, you need the leaders. But just get the ones made here by TK and John. You won't get better and the price is right and the shipping is fast! http://kitelife.com/forum/announcement/11-need-leaders-and-tuning-for-your-new-rev/