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About Tmadz

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  • Location Sugar Grove, IL

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  1. Sorry everyone. It's been an incredibly busy week. Trying to get lots of house projects done while autumn settles in, had a local kite festival yesterday and I just plum forgot about it. The winner is: Imoaks I've sent a PM to them already. Barton/John contact me and let me know what exactly was offered so I don't over promise. I'm a little confused.
  2. Tilley Hats ?

    I absolutely love my Tilley. Durable, comfortable, lifetime guarantee. Along with wearing my buff, gives my wife much comfort about avoiding UV rays. Melanoma runs in her family.
  3. Nick you're killing me here with all of hte sales. Are you divesting extras or everything?
  4. I go away for a day and miss this. shucks.
  5. New guy needs advice

    Wow. Still too much to decide on. I guess you have to figure out how you're going to use them. Are you going to be flying with the boys all of the time? What are the prevailing wind conditions year round? SparkieRob is a great guy and would be able to help you with the local aspects. How old are the boys and is this something that you guys have longed to do or is this a whim? I'm not talking you way, but you may be able to get more bang for your buck if you strategically buy a few different kites. The variety of kites is amazing. Sport kites are fun, but the acrobatics are best when you have beach winds. You can learn inland, but it's just a bit more difficult with the inconsistent wind. Are you planning on flying ballet or learning flips and tricks? You are going to break pieces at the beginning. It is inevitable, so getting access to replacement parts and supplies is necessary. The flip side of that is you should progress and those repair parts are not as necessary once you get more proficient, but it's nice to have them. One other thing to keep in mind is usability of the kite once you start progressing, if you're having fun to keep with it. I would think about those issues and ask more questions so that we can get you pointed in the right direction for maximum enjoyment. On the flip side, if you have the spare cash, just buying something general to get up and running is always fun too. You can pull it out of the bag later just for smiles.
  6. Terry's Kite Stakes

    A little personalization is always nice.
  7. Kymera for sale (SOLD)

    I think you're selling a little early. Autumn weather, the winds are going to pick up quite a bit. Autumn through Spring, some fine winds out of the north.
  8. Newbie with a 1.5SLE Vented (4 vents) with 3 wrap frame

    Watch the free tutorials on this website and spend a few hours practicing basic stuff like launching and hovering. Then you move into adjusting lines for wind conditions. If you have stock handles you're going to have to make some modifications to make it easier for you to adjust.
  9. Recovering a facedown kite

    I was able to do it once, but only under hard pack ground and even then I was afraid that I had broken something .The best way to avoid that is to make yourself do the walk of shame and remember the shame so that you get better.
  10. Viva la Colombia!

    Another master builder.
  11. Karma - Premier Kites Impulse 1.3 (8/28/15)

    BTW, I got the kite in the mail. Looks great. I hope to fly it at a festival this weekend. This will sound odd, Josh, but it was the best looking package I ever got. The tape was absolutely perfect, the flaps were firm and only folded on the crease. It was like the packages you see on the commercials. I notice weird things.
  12. Sorry. I tried to copy and paste, but I think I grabbed the wrong stuff. Maybe if we highlighted the relevant stuff back in the original Karma rules for future postings. Thanks Barton for the clean up. BTW, thanks for the spice, Barton. You're a righteous dude.
  13. Viva la Colombia!

    Awesome. Did I see an Ichiban?
  14. Karma has been good to me this yer and my bags are updated. I don't have anything at the moment that I want to pass on. So to help out the community more I thought that it was time to put a little cash back into circulation for a lucky winner. I will buy a $25USD gift certificate or credit for a lucky winner at the kite shop or vendor of their choice. The Karma Forum moderator bbailey49 has offered to add some spice to the drawing. For every 3 people who get "In" on this drawing, I will add $5 of my own money to the gift certificate up to $25 additional dollars. 15 people means you get a chance at $50 instead of $25. Our Esteemed KiteLife host, JB, has also pitched in a 1 year subscription or renewal to KiteLife for the winner. I am willing to do international but as long as it can be completed and you can fulfill your part to keep Karma flowing. I will work with the winner to the best of my abilities to complete the prize, but please be aware that I may need some assistance from you. Not all shops have gift certificates or gift cards. This is a new award so please be reasonable. All of the usual rules apply, etcetera etcetera. Drawing will be my morning on October 3rd. I can be an early riser. 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 members. 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: 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 ( 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. 1. Jeepinjeepin 2. Imoaks 3.Makatakam 4.John Barresi 5. elmo264 6.Mywindstuff 7. Brucifer
  15. Karma - Premier Kites Impulse 1.3 (8/28/15)

    Thanks. I'm writing the next Karma drawing. I think this will draw in a lot more people. Hoping anyway.