Penny Lingenfelter

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About Penny Lingenfelter

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    Kite Romantic
  • Birthday 08/25/1958

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  • Flying Since 1990 ish
  • Favorite Kite(s) Revolution 1.5 indoor & out. Vented Rev. II high winds, Super Blast to buggy. Speed series 4 the need to speed.
  • Country United States

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  • Location Washington, USA
  • Interests Indoor/Outdoor Kite Flying, Wind Toys, Buggying, camping, dancing, weekends.
  1. Seattle Road Trip

    Looks like yuo had lots of fun watty. What kite were you flying on such short lines? BB penny ~who has a wet cat costume to wash.
  2. Upcoming Festivals

    Thank you all. I'd love to see more national and global events posted. It's such a small world. We have friends we can share this with. Happy Happy Birthday John. BB Penny ~ who better get chores done so she has some fly time.
  3. Speaking of Lincoln City...

    I'll be there. BB Penny who's outdoor gear is ready.
  4. Upcoming Festivals

    Ok, Everyone is having festivals and competitons. Time to get them all posted on Kitelife. I'll try to get Brookings, OR up, and Canada has one on June 13, 14th at Venier Park (SP) More clubs are having fun flys this time of year. In fact PCKA has one this Thursday. at Kite Henge... a golf course? hmm.. see.. we've got to get this info out and posted on the calendar. BB Penny ~who will stop to fly on the way home.
  5. REVs with tails

    Kewl, not yet Rick. We'll have to look for it. Who was flying it? BB Penny ~who's dragging after getting home at 2AM.
  6. Indoor Flying Practice

    I'm still getting indoor for practice. OMG, so much fun. We've had blue clouds for a couple of days, so I did get some outdoor practice in. That big yellow orb in the sky was a bit of a shock, but I got use to it. Last night when I came home Steve asked if I was happy.. I told him, yes, I was.. "Do you want to be happier? Always.. I said.. "Then go look beside the entertainment center. " I ran to see what he had up his sleeve and wala! there was a package from Lolly at Rev. with a vented Rev II and vented 1.5!! Yeah!!! Love it!!! I'm ready for the highest winds. I'll be able to fly w/ team without having to man handle my standard 1.5 while the rest fly vented. My favorite kite.. a vented Rev II.. I can fly that kite when the vented 1.5's have to come down and it feels like nothing on the end of your line. I call it my 18 hour kite. I can fly for 18 hours and not be sore or tired.. ok.. well maybe a little tired after 18 hours of flying, but not sore. It's the best! So now I'm packed for San Ramon this weekend. No wind to high wind~ I'm ready! Thank you Rev.. Look for me at an event near you. BB Penny
  7. Indoor Flying Practice

    I've been working on sitting in a chair and flying the Indoor Rev .. and standing on the chairs and flying the Indoor rev. I'm improving. Still haven't broken anything.
  8. Indoor Flying Practice

    QUOTE (Penny Lingenfelter @ Dec 5 2008, 12:50 PM) Rev coming straight down leading edge first. Walk forward, handles down, and forward making the kite pancakefront down leading edge away-tips towards me. Then popping it back up. Only my up is leading edge down, tips up, the same as when I started the move... then back down, and up. Does it take a front down- facing the ground, then front up- facing the *ceiling to become a flick flac? Nope, those are simply multiple pancakes (by name)... In and out, in and out, etc. Flic flac is with tips down (starting), and a quick flick to send the tips upwards (face up or all the way over to face away), then an identical flick (flac) to get it facing you again... Again, being a fast move, it requires sail pressure and weight in the kite. I've never been able to do one on the Indoor Rev (too much belly as well = wind resistance). That's a quote from John B. _____________________________________________ Ok, I'm practicing my Rev version of a flick flac indoors. I start with the kite inverted and lay it out, bring it up, lay it out, bring it up. I did it three times, quick and it looked good..... once.. Usually it's stiff looking and timeing is everything. But if you do it once it can be done. It may take me a few years to improve it. Spence.. run with it. It can be done, lets see what young will get out of it. I still have issues with moving forward quickly. BB Penny ~ who still wants to fly indoors w/ this cold wet spring.
  9. Windless With Watty

    That move is SOOOO Awesome Spence! Loved it. Some close up, slow video of your hands on these tricks would be great. Keep going! BB Penny ~ who feels inspired~
  10. Indoor Flying Practice

    My costumes are shipped to California, My gear is getting cleaned up. Even more exciting is that Gary Maceachern is making me another single handle for my Rev. Good, if I"m going to be sore, it should be even pain on both shoulders. We're expecing a nice weekend, so fun in the sun, wind or no wind. BB Penny ~who better get ready for work.
  11. Indoor Flying Practice

    I had a wonderful fly last night. The single handle Rev flying. Standing on a chair was easier. Flying blindfolded was easier. walking forward under the kite was easier.. Practice, practice, practice. Next year I['m going to get good. Just like I'm not quite ready to pull out my spring clothes (and the ground was white w/hail last night, so who could blame me), I'm not ready to quit indoor kiteflying. I know I have to get out doors, but it's perfect indoor fly time. Basketball is over! BB Penny ~Who hopes to fly tonight too.
  12. An introduction

    Hi Howard, My Tsunami theory.  OK, Remember the big earthquake – Was it 2004? 9.1. W. coast of Sumatra. Killing close to 228,000? Not the most destructive, but it caused a tsunami.. a large tsunami. The earthquake caused an under water mud slide. The mud slide pushed the water ahead of it, which raised up in not a wave, but many waves, traveling 100’s of miles, rearing up 30 feet and creating walls of water that swooped over land. Water lay over the land in large amounts saturating the ground, and evaporating into the atmosphere. More water then usual going into the atmosphere. The air in front of it did not just disappear. It was forced in long waves, around trees that stood their ground, sending it in many directions for 100’s of miles. Look into the clouds.. Can you imagine this? When the grandkids were little, we would sit across the room from a light windsock on the other side of the room and blow as hard as we could. Of course, nothing happened. Nevertheless, we would wait about 5 minutes and it would slowly turn. Our little bit of breath-wind traveled that far over time. Since the earth is like a glass terrarium. Our atmosphere is affected by everything we do, so, I think the tsunami affects our weather. In the Pacific N.W. lower altitudes, we usually get very little snow. Because the clouds keep us warm around here- above freezing. When it’s sunny our temperatures go down, because the heat escaped up. But without the clouds, we don’t have the moisture for the snow. Now, with more wind from the forced air ahead of the waves, more water from the evaporated water left on land, I think there will be more wind and more rain in the atmosphere. More wind lowers the wind chill creating more snow. When I first started flying, there was little wind for a few years. Normal days of wind, higher wind, but less wind over all. About 1997 -99 we had gales of wind more often. A Rev II was my favorite kite in the bag. It was La Nina from the ocean temperatures. She brought more wind, colder temperatures and wetter weather. It’s what she does.. but as a kiteflier, we noticed more wind before they started exclaiming that “La Nina is coming”. Then the winds died down, and became lighter over all. Ultra light kites were a necessity and became more popular. Howard, we do have what we call a “dead zone” in the early morning, and twilight where the wind stops for a while. For the last 10 years events have brought me in to fly those no wind mornings, and light wind days, but we seem to be having more wind building everywhere I go, so I think the Tsunami will affect our weather. Someone said it couldn’t affect the trade winds, etc. but others say yes.. and a few sites say that we could be writing new script into our weather history. It’s been 5 years. We’ve had more snow and rain. We had a 100 yr. rain storm. How has your weather been? I’m a beach bum and only live a few hours away from the beach. Our wind is typically cleaner than what you get in land around mountains and valleys. I’d like to find time to look at earthquakes, Tsunami’s and the weather following them. But I don’t.. I just think about it and imagine. There’s some fascinating info out there. La Nina, and El Nino faq’s: Earthquake page: How do earthquakes, El Nino’s and tsunami affect us? It’s fun to look into it, especially since it affects us. Now I wish I’d gone to college.  I’ll just have to fly my kite and experience it. BB Penny ~who thinks we are still in for a little more wind. You asked. 
  13. An introduction

    I won't bore you with my Tsunami theory, but we are seeing more winds even in the AM's this year then the past 4 or 5. BB Penny ~ who needs a new vented, too.
  14. Windless With Watty

    Hey, I'm 50 and that's my trick. You can do it Jynx. Now, Watty show them how to jump rope it. BB Penny