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About RobB

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    Kite Romantic
  • Birthday 10/18/1968

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  • Flying Since Single line since '70s, dual & quad line, last few years.
  • Favorite Kite(s) BIG kites
  • Country United States

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  1. Limited access

    Since I made that post... first post on the new forum, I somehow acquired a 'Reply' button on forum topics. Yeah.... weird, but no problems here.
  2. Well that was a better day :)

    That's what I call ironic wind... I can't count the number of times that I've put the kite back in the bag, felt the ironic wind, gotten the kite back out only to have the wind fail as soon as I was ready to fly !
  3. Ahhh, the human resistance to change... gets stronger as you get older, or so I've found. Is it me... I can't find the 'reply' button on other threads. I found the button for 'create a new topic', and that seems to work. If it's a glitch, I'm using Chrome on a PC. Usually worked best with the old version of the forum, but I haven't tried IE or Firefox.     UPdate...  I lost my reply buttons again, but I can edit this original post. I can also choose to 'like' someones' comment. If it goes like last night, I may be able to reply after adding to this post... let's see...   Nope... my 'reply' buttons still didn't come back. Strange, 'cause they were here this morning when I checked in.   OK, just checked another post, and I could reply to that one. I guess my user level isn't high enough to reply to posts in this particular category... but high enough to create a topic & edit it... just can't reply to it. Yes, this kinda stuff is funny to me, being a hardware tech. Things like this are why I gave up on programming & software in the 80's !
  4. Karma New Tech Kites Pyro XS (11-26-15)

    This is a great kite... real smooth flier ! Light pull, too, great for smaller pilots...
  5. I'm still new, right?

    Hey Josh... I spent a lot of time in the Winston/Salem area about 15 years ago. The Flow autogroup was a big customer of mine, and I spent about a week each month there before they got an in-house IT group. I'll bet a lot of things have changed there in the years since. I never flew a kite there, but we used to spend a lot of time playing Frisbee after hours in well-lit parking lots around town. The Frisbee was good there because there was little wind....
  6. Lost posts and PMs?

    Didn't notice... I had deleted years worth of PMs just before the forum update because of a problem I was having with my account. I wasn't getting PMs, so just whacked the whole lot of them to try to fix that problem. Glad the forum upgrade went well, I haven't seen any problems.
  7. Need to Dry Lines That Are Wet?

    I've flown in the rain, the snow, and also in & out of the salt water... never had any problems with putting the lines away wet. My linesets last me about 3-5 years, maybe they would last longer if I treated them nicer ? Eh, I don't care, I'm happy with replacing them every once in a while, 3-5 years matches the modern description of a 'durable good'.
  8. Aura UL Black Friday special

    Sounds like a really good deal. I am so tempted, but I am trying to save my kite funds for a vented Rev. I have too many kites in the 0-10mph range, but none in the 15+mph range at the moment. Someone jump on this !
  9. Karma - Skydog Kites Dream On (11/7/15)

    Congratulations on this score ! Certainly a kite that I'd like to tug on the lines for a while ! Smooth winds to ya, drdemonx !
  10. Video Request

    The Kymera comes with the 'optional' weights all ready installed. They're optional, meaning that you can remove them. (correct me if I'm wrong, JB) I flew my K kite the way it came out of the bag, barely adjusted the bridle after flying it for a few minutes, and haven't touched it since, just flew. If you're having trouble rolling it up, try giving more slack after you give it the input to roll up. Or, maybe you're flying in wind that's too high to roll up easily ?
  11. Oooops... my mailbox was full. I guess you have to empty it every few years,,,
  12. Video Request

    Greg, which kite are you looking to add weight to ? It's rare that I add weight to a kite, I just fly them the way they're sent to me. Some kites are really resistant to rolling up, and I have added weight to those kites. I just want my kites to be as light as possible, and hopefully fly easier in lighter winds. That's the theory, at least. I will sacrifice some trick-ability for a little more lower end is what I'm saying. My flying beach is covered with these nice, smooth rocks. When I want to experiment with different weights, I just tuck a stone in the tail, fly it, try to figure if I want more or less. When I find the right one, I take it home and find more traditional weights to install permanently.
  13. Is this a crap kite?

    I get the appeal... it's a good looking kite at a good price. But.... it's also a $120 gamble that it would fly correctly. Or last very long. If only I could have back all the $$$ I spent on inexpensive kites, I would have a few more good ones ! But unfortunately, inexpensive kites aren't worth the time to resell for the small amount that they might bring.
  14. oh, no... not the dreaded colorizor ! I swore those things off a long time ago...
  15. I want to stick with the 1.5s, it's what I'm used to. I'm close to ordering an Extra V new from somewhere... any suggestions ? Colors ? No Color ?