Super stoked to announce that Team KiteLife will be returning to the SPI Kite Festival in February!
Thursday, Feb 2 evening: Indoor show (tickets available at B&S Kites)
Fri/Sat, Feb 3-4 all day: Outdoor festival
Additionally, we'll be offering TWO separate workshops / clinics / classes on Sunday Feb 5th!
These are fun and educational workshops covering the most important aspects of dual or quad line kite flying and we do cover a lot of important fundamentals in the starting presentation of each class, so please be on time.
If we have full classes would mean one instructor for every 2.5 students over the course of three hours, with four instructors rotating through the class... That's a ton of personal, one-on-one time with experienced fliers.
Included for each discipline:
Basic introduction to kite types and bridle / tuning
Field-proven techniques for setting up and breaking down your gear
Basics of flight posture, body, hands and feet, as well as line tension
Training with an instructor on your own kite(s), building your skills
FYI, you CAN register for both dual and quad line classes if you fly both styles!
Please note, kites are NOT provided.
Location: The Flats in South Padre Island TX
NOTE: The sign up links below will NOT work on Tapatalk or the KiteLife App, you must use a normal browser (mobile or desktop).
9am-12pm: DUAL LINE Instruction (10 students max) $50
Tickets - http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/41-tkl-clinic-spi-dual-line-feb-5th-2016/< 1 hr lunch break >
1pm-4pm: QUAD LINE instruction (10 students max) $50
Tickets - http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/43-tkl-clinic-spi-quad-line-feb-5th-2016/
RSVPs for Dual Line (7 spots open):
RSVPs for Quad Line (8 spots open):
Rain, rain go away but leave the breeze for today...
So it wasn't the rain that sent me to roll up my lines today, it was the massive roll of thunder that announced the predicted change from grey and gusty to thunderstorms that was the nudge I needed. However, before I gave in I found myself contemplating "if the sail gets wet, it must get heavier. I wonder how much the wind range is impacted by the sail being wet?" Anyone got advice on how many more mph of windspeed is needed to keep a sail up when it goes from dry to wet? Just curious, the wind I get is frequently light enough that I am struggling to stay aloft - making skill building hard. Wondering if staying out in the (non-thunderstorm) showers is worth trying out or if borderline wind + wet wieght= no flight for me.
Also, is there a secret "bring on the wind but not the rain/thunder" ritual or dance that I can learn? Don't get me wrong, I ain't complaining - I got a full 10 minutes with my full vent sail the other day before switching back to the standard. Not bad for an inland field round here.
I have an Echo light wind dual line kite for sale. Very little air time on it and a very crisp sail. It is practically brand new. Into the Wind sells them for $140. I would just like $100 including shipping to the US. Includes sleeve. Ask if you have questions.
Sorry to ask this question,..
where's the best place to unload a couple of great kites that I don't even carry anymore?
Race frames on both, french bridle on 1 and the 1point6 bridle on the other (they were used with four kite comparison testing sessions), magic sticks on both, SUL leading edge sleeves, some wear, but no sail damage of any kind.
They have been greatly loved and cared for, now someone else needs a turn.