Btreize

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About Btreize

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  • Birthday 06/27/1983

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    My next Kite :)
  • Flying Since
    June 2011
  • Location
    Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Country
    Mauritius
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    Sports Kiting and Photography :)
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    Male

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  1. On the right track

    I agree with everyone here. Dual line kites is a matter of moving backward and pumping the kite to gain lift in light winds and walk forward (sometimes run) to stall and slow it. Being a dual line and quad line flier, i sometimes mix (brain part lol) the flying characteristics of both and start walking forward with my Revs to stall or launch my duals with thumbs to shoulder lol. Get the basics first Joel. Proper launching and landings, stalls, straight (REAL STRAIGHT) lines, sharp corners. Then move to the stall and slides to get the fine movement required for the next level which is tricking. Also as the other friends said, get the widest area you can fly in and choose a good wind day to avoid frustrations
  2. B-Series Mid-Vent Package (7/18/12)

    This is the missing kite in my bag It will fit PERFECTLY between my full sail and Vented B series
  3. On the right track

    From whatever shop you are buying (perhaps pm me for the names) see the difference between them but shipping will be same anyway. For me it will be the Hypnotist over the Quantum
  4. On the right track

    Hi welgonzales, welcome to the forum and to the sport. As you can see, there are numerous models and make out there but if your heart has set on the Quantum, then go for it. But i would ask myself some questions before ordering... You said that shipping is costly so whichever model/brand you take, it will be same right. How are the winds there in your flying areas and spots and how consistent it is in your flying time...this is something some overlook and get frustrated after the purchase and blame the kite.. Keep in mind that the Quantum needs a good 8-10mph / 12kmh to fly nice and learn the basics. It is indeed a good started kite and tough enough to take beginners abuse. Depending on your learning speed, you may find the kite limited to your skills and will want to upgrade (it will come sooner or later if you are serious about kite flying lol) I will save some more $$$ and wait some weeks or one month and get the hypnotist instead. Fly in same wins range (perhaps a bit lower due to larger sail) is tough too and is slower which is what you want to learn the basics. Will get you to the tricks world with his packed tricks capabilities and you will have loads of flying time to learn on it while saving enough to upgrade in a year or so. I have the hypnotist too and other kites and it gets out regularly when i have the perfect wind for it. Take you time, browse the forum for other/older posts before ordering. We know how it is when we want a new toy lol but the wait will be worth it.. Good luck B
  5. Goofing around trick

    Hoodoo, looks like you are having fun out there So flying vertically up from the ground and then slack on the line so the kite will lean on it's back just like on the ground? With the line lying on the lower spreaders? If this is what you did, then you did your first Turtle position. Now while in this position and you tug on one line, the kite will turn, bringing the nose towards you and then complete the rotation, then the kite will take it's normal position then fly, this will be a lazy susan Ohh yesss you did it Before going too far in tricks Hoodoo, i will suggest you get your hands and master the basic, proper stall in any part of the window and the ability to side slide your kite from one side of the wind window to another keeping the same altitude..Things will get even more easy later (believe me on this ) Now talk about what kite you are flying..would like to know the history (perhaps you already did somewhere here, but am too lazy to browse lol) Have fun and Good winds ever to you B
  6. Aye from Bonnie Scotland !

    Hi Terry, Welcome here and to Rev flying...It's John job to get people hooked to this I am from Mauritius and the only 4 line kite flyer here..the next pilot is in South Africa lol I learned so much from JB tutorials and practice practice practice..that's all can help till the next festival Have fun and take care B
  7. Revolution Kites History

    Hi all Dark Siders Has been reading this on our sister forum for some time and waited till for the site to be more complete before sharing here. So John has been doing a great job (he is a Rev historian anyway lol) in searching all these infos and compiled this into a very nice website. Very simple and easy to browse, you will get all the infos you were missing from your favorite kites. The site is getting completed slowly (bear with him) as there is much to write on these kites. Revolution History Good Reading B
  8. A True "Newbie"

    Hey dprod Welcome to this fabulous world of kites.. Whether single, dual, quads, or any sort of kite you can think of, have fun with it For the Nexus, it is a little rapid fellow and like the medium winds better. Rapid here means not only in flight but in tricking. I managed myself some backspins and 540 with it but thing get really rapid and sometimes not enough time to appreciate the tricks..but it is really nice to fly it on the supplied lines. I would advise you get the LE tensioners off and replace them with a bridle line..not to tight but enough to tension the LE. This will help you deal with tips wraps that you will encounter in your learning curve and unwrapping will be easier too. Have fun and good winds to you B
  9. 2 Little girl, small dog and a kite

    Nice location, nice shot and nice kite
  10. Hello Kitelife!

    Welcome Dave Those who has never grabbed the lines/handles will never understand you... You have another family here and even being miles miiiiiiillllllleees away, we are a very closed knit family.. Again Welcome Dave B
  11. Island Kites

    Misc photos of my kites from little Island of Mauritius
  12. Been reading through this since your first post and it seems you got nice advice here To be honest, even the more simple single line kite will require some walking at a moment. So this sport is something you will need to move and while playing and flying...this will not be a problem any more You will be much absorbed by the game and flight that you will forget all the rest...this is the magic of kite flying Now for which type of kite and for the winds you have, i will personally recommend a 4 line quad, Revolution kite. They will fly in where and how you want them to and depending on the models, they don't pull. Best thing now is that these kites are reputed to be social and flying shoulder to shoulder with the husband will make this even more fun...This will be something really exciting for him and you will be even more happy when you will see the joy in his eyes Now your issue is the cost of the packages - They are quite expensive and initial investment can be hard, but they take less abuse than other kites (dual lines) and require less maintenance other than proper handling when packing and unpacking. Some packages are delivered RTF (ready to fly) with two sets of spars for low and high winds...so you are covered in the wide wind range..still cost is the issue but believe me, it's worth it Good luck in your quest and don't forget, it's a sport but FUN is the #1 factor B
  13. LOGO contest! :)

    KiteLife at it's best!! This is a great fairplay gesture Carolyn and am sure James will be more than happy about this. This is why i Love Kitelife...it's because we have wonderful people with a real LOVE for kites Bryan
  14. LOGO contest! :)

    WOOOOWWWWW THANKS to you Kitelife.com This is one of the best news i ever had for this year Would like to thank JB for this and the whole team behind that work day and night for this new website (which is fabulous btw) Those prizes are great and i myself would have never been able to pay for them so thank you for appreciating my work and my humble graphic talents KiteLife.com ROCKS!!! Love you all Bryan
  15. LOGO contest! :)

    Hello all, So the contest is almost over and due to week ends here was a bit off the computer and more on the beach for some flying This is my "last" submission for the contest (i hope no! as i have many more ideas in mind lol) Same concept as the first one with a kid holding his kite..remind us that first air time we all had in our life but with the fonts and layout of my last submission. I like the last submission fonts and it matches the Kite Life description better. A bit less corporate as we are a "fun" club rather than "business" We share something more than business and people should see this first. The new logo is more light for viewers and simple logo of a kids drawn with the same fonts concept. Kind of logo that will be recognized after some years if we remove the Kite Life.com with it. People should recog the logo on mugs, shirts, caps..any marketing materials Of course being in AI, it can still be modified to taste and colour changed. So thanks everyone for watching and endless thanks to our hosts for giving us the opportunity to spread out our ideas. With Love Bryan