mystainedskin

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About mystainedskin

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    Kite Bum by Choice
  • Birthday 11/01/1973

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Revolution
  • Flying Since
    2011
  • Location
    Jacksonville,Florida
  • Interests
    Life in a positive way, kites, REVS, REVS....and did I mention REVS?
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    Male

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  1. There can be variations to most questions asked. Kites and rigs can vary vastly with wind conditions...line also (drag/weight increases with size) weight/size/cost/etc.. Wind speeds needed can vary right along with above reference . ..from single digits to as much as you are willing too risk. As far as "shooting" a kite up....ehhh..good luck. Most kites are launched by hand or anchored at a specific length of line. ..no running involved.
  2. I have been torturing a Standard for some time. Actually,the main kite I learned 2 line on and a go to daily. I don't have the bag of tricks that most do...but really enjoy the kite from very low wind (2ish mph) up to low double digits.. So much, Searching for another...as this one is getting worn and tattered.
  3. By the hair of my chinny chin chin.... Another kite...another day...just not today..or that kite.
  4. I have an awesome wife.......just sayin'
  5. I have limited time on the set up..Just shut your mind off and fly. Nothing is switched or reversed.
  6. Yes please...I could abuse that easily Asking for permission I will p.m once I have approval. P.m. Sent
  7. Kites....and life.

  8. Looks like youtube through some stabilization on that...interesting . Funny thing is.....I just watched it again
  9. I have been home for a few hours now from our debut performance as Team KiteLife in South Padre Island, Texas. Hosted by B&S Kites.. Bill and Susie Doan..along with the City . What an event I must say too start! Loving , HUGE crowds..along with a bunch of well known kiters that love exactly that...priceless. A job well done and hopefully a continued and long lived, positive relationship between B&S Kites, the City and the South Padre Island Kite Festival. I am sure I can speak for the whole team in saying... We are HONORED to be a part of the revival and can only hope for many more years too come. All the shared Team photos are from a wonderful woman Kathy Martinelli-Zaun. Hopefully she won't mind the share. Both she and her husband love watching pilots more than kites and boy...the pictures show. There is a ton of media for sorting. So I have included only a few shared photos from Kathy and some of my own. I will also give some encouragement towards the team members for submissions.. Now on to the good stuff... I have been crying since I got home and started actually reviewing pics. Letting expressions sink in and thinking of what has transpired over the last 6 days. It is just simply mind boggling. I am quite sure more thoughts will roll later...just helping a release. 4 pilots..of which some of which have never met..let alone flown with each other.. just went out as a Team and spanked it! Was it perfect...No. But... it sure got my heart going! Fast paced..non recycled movement through a 5+ minute routine. Constructed on site 2 days early by none other than J.B. himself. The First day consisted of writing about a third of the routine and setting up. 4 guys..never flown together..Extra Vent wind... 9 hours later we were still smiling regardless of the work and mind melting task at hand. Day 2...more arm lengthening wind. We opted on writing as much as possible by using stick simulators throughout the entire day into the night. But as with any wind hungry group...ended back on the beach late that night. Meshing as much as possible. Things are starting too flow now..the potential can be felt..momentum. Day 3.. brings more flying...writing..stick play... and honestly ...a complete blur. Did I mention the 3:30 track I must perform with INDOOR this evening with no practice! I have barely flown the thing outdoor,much less Indoor in front of several hundered people. I do remember we practiced at the Festival site...which was also next to the Convention Center hosting the Indoor Event....staring at me all day as everyone was Indoor playing before the show. The practice was coming along...but we still had hang ups and only had about 3.5 minutes of the routine written...therefore never completing the song. But alas....time for indoors. So many great performers. I will not even try mentioning names. Tickets for the event sold out. More seating was aquired, and those sold out....last I heard,over 400 people. Wow! Let the show begin.Some of the highlights for me were.... John and Brett did a pairs routine. Scott Weider as always..tailman.... Jim Cosca and his glider performace..just magical. James Fletcher...blowing kisses at his kite and melting womens hearts. ......and then I did it! I don't remeber crashing, but did miss my last catch for the end. Nothing spectacular other than the effort. I also acheived the smile that comes with doing it. Quite frankly, that's all that matters. The night brought on the usual kite addicts fix of team routine creation,stick paractice, and beach runs over what we reviewed.... still not there. Guess what....tomorrows show time! Day 4... Team KiteLife steps out on the field. John Barresi , Scott Benz , Eli Russell , Brett Marchel...never completed the song or the routine. Crowds building during a few dry runs. Then ....it happened. We hit our written routine mark clean...when John almost leaped from his skin..calling land... as the line insisted we continue. We then freestyled the remaining unwritten portion into some snap 45 knock down landings. Ya! That just happened....and continued throughout the day with a few minor bumps here and there. Day 5.. We practiced more...lol We performed with a few more issues than the day before. All in all I am super stoked at what we achieved. The skies the limit and we still have both feet on the ground. That night brought some spectacular event ending flying on the beach between Team KiteLife and Team Rev Riders. Hashing out moves..switching out members and styles...just so much fun! In the summarized end of my babblings. Team KiteLife is alive and pumping! Congratulations guys....I would call that... "Whump Aquired"
  10. Here..Here... Fly...don't judge
  11. Once again...I have the awesome opportunity to place faces with names. Marshall Henderson swung through St. Augustine...not once, but twice! Crappy conditions both days...but what fun It's always very close to my heart. Most of you know... Kitelife did it for me...only hope it continues for others. Regardless of friends or Team....I will always fly the KiteLife logo with pride
  12. Wow! I started wandering #Skybond with the recent sharings.... forgot all about this thread. Look at us now..... I personally am tickled "yellow" still....In even more weights than before. I still have those 100'x100# and aquired some 50#x50' that I have absoulutely tortured and they are still slick. Can't say how pleased I am too be flying Skybond with the team. At T.I... I competed for the first time in Experienced Precision Quad...missed ballet gathering my insulated gear...it was cold! Oh well... Anyways...I flew Paul LaMasters 135% Shook...you name it...it has it.. in high 25+/_ wind on 175# Skybond....Wow! Did just the trick and tamed the kite down....nice move sir! The kite was very stable...although my hands may not have been.... Really looking forward to putting the new sets through the paces...
  13. I have seen some...and have one with different cap bungee setup...but no pockets. I find the cap worthwhile. Pockets always seem to wear out. Creating a "repair the sail" situation . Instead of replacing a cap. Nice work! Great looking kites
  14. Hq Beamers are quite popular in that range...3-5m Great entey level kite for use as a motor....and stays in the bag as a high wind kite once you move up the ladder of skill.
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