Tmadz

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Tmadz last won the day on September 2 2015

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About Tmadz

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    Kite Dork

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    I like flying anything
  • Location
    Sugar Grove, IL
  • Country
    United States
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. KARMA 9/21/2017: Revolution Rainbow Radical

    Congratulations Elmo. She's a beautiful kite.
  2. OSK Classroom Sticker

    Well, it does offer some solid advice. No reason not to educate.
  3. KARMA 9/21/2017: Revolution Rainbow Radical

    No it won't. It's mine.
  4. Old Kite Cleaning

    Depending on the kite, you can wash with a mild detergent. Don't use a bristle brush. Some people have been known to climb into the shower with their kites to get them squeaky clean. Don't judge.
  5. KARMA 9/21/2017: Revolution Rainbow Radical

    Mark, I'm sure RNG will take pity on you and give it to me because I can drive over to pick it up and fly it at Busse Woods. Save you the postage.
  6. Flying OPK (other people s kites) is the best way to try stuff out without committing. Kites are be like any other thing. Different models, slighly different characteristics. That's how some people bond with certain kites while others don't. It's the human condition. You really can learn so much more and save money by trying things out before buying. Experience with time on the lines is invaluable. That's why most fliers are happy to hand over the lines. If you have the basics down, you can start to feel/read the intangible feedback you get. Don't be fearful. I've broken a couple of things, but I try to make up for it and pay it forward as well.
  7. I often fly listening to Aaron Copland pieces and imagine choreographing a kite ballet someday. Not really practical if you're wearing earbuds and flying by yourself. There has to be some engagement with the people around you. THe problem is kites demand so much space themselves. Almost a contradiction.
  8. Looming NPS Senior fee increase

    The majesty of our national parks is a deal at any price, but 80 bucks is still reasonable unless you're really in dire straights and then I'd doubt you'd have the funds to make it there regularly.
  9. Mid Vent B-series wanted

    Just curious, Naperville and Elk Grove aren't next to each other. Which are more likely to be at? Looking for someone to fly with? I don't have a mid-vent B to sell though. Sorry.
  10. Ah ha moment.

    I think Dodd's kites are underrated. For whatever reason, I don't see a lot of comments or reviews regarding his Sky Dog kites.
  11. Fluke's journey

    Yes, it is possible for ripstop to have some minimal stretching. Especially when flown in high winds. That's why there are vented kites. Too much pressure could cause any number of parts to fail.
  12. Kite Hard Case

    Same here Wayne. Holds up to 15 kites with plenty of room for Rev doo dads. I have a small separate bag for single & dual lines and gear. I can't fathom going to the beach and bringing every kite I have along. I usually spend more time picking out kites to fly beforehand than picking out clothes and supplies. My wife calls me fussy when it comes to the kites.
  13. WIN: B-Series VTD (signed)

    Congratulations.
  14. Revolution Gear Pack (9/23/17)

    I had been out of the loop for a while so I figured it was time to join again. Gifts like these are great incentive to remain a subscriber.