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If you begin naming your kites, you might be a kite nut. SHBKF

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You might be a kite nut if …..

You've lost track of how many kites you have and where they all are in the house.

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You might be a kite nut if …..

Ripstop has taken over your sewing room, your dining room and your guest room.

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If you buy 2 more kites,

and the last 2 purchases have yet to be flown..

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Your wife complains the Icarex sheets don't breathe "but dear, Carrington has a much higher thread count......"

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When you realize that you have a "brand new" kite in the bag, and you've never flown it ! :doh:

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When the first thing you do in the morning is look at the leaves and flags to see the wind that day!! :ani_idea:

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............. if you can't remember how many line sets and handles you have, and where you put them.

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You might be a kite nut if...

You sit down for dinner and get jabbed in the butt by your ground stake.

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…....... when while on vacation you get up when it's still dark to get to the beach for that sunrise flight.


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...... if while getting your gear together you hear your wife in the background " are you nuts, it's 17 degrees out there"

 

 

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No "if"s" here.  I'm a kite nut.. No doubt.. My wife is even helping me name my kites.. "Let's call it Mittens!"

So now I have a kite named "Mittens" .;)

Another I named "tails"

8m Toxic is named "Black Betty".

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I realize I'm a Kite Nut when I take a kite bag out to the beach & have to take kites out of their sleeves to remember which one is which. I've started labeling the sleeves with a sharpie to save time...

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You might be a Kite Nut when you check “Windfinder” every day to find a 1 hr window that is flyable in your area. 

Spokane WA has very sporadic wind for kite flying.  Last Saturday it rained all day, as predicted in the news. According to Windfinder it was supposed to be very windy and rainy, but at 3:00 PM the rain was supposed to stop and the wind was supposed continue to be strong; too strong it turns out.  I was out running errands that day, with my kite bag in the car and at 2:45 headed to the field.  3:00, sun came out, wind was there, and I had about an hour of flight time before my kite broke.  And the rain started again.

Some would think :angry:  but instead I felt :)

I was able to practice some things that I have been waiting to improve on all winter, waiting on some proper wind to do so… Worth breaking a kite for.

My kite breaking revealed a weakness in the design that allowed me to create an improvement to keep it from happening again.  Also worth breaking a kite for.

I am now fixing my kite using “Go-Cart” drive chain parts, Dacron, and a banana to do so.

After all, I am a Kite Nut (ok, not a banana, but the rest is true).  I hope to share this experience with you all in another post when my repair is complete.

SF

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You might be a Kite Nut if you take early retirement because your job is cutting into your flying time.

No Matter Where You Go, There You Are.

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12 hours ago, cerfvoliste said:

You might be a Kite Nut if you take early retirement because your job is cutting into your flying time.

Guilty:rolleyes:

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... if, when getting off some means of public transportation during a nothing to do with kites trip, you sometimes feel worried because it feels like you forgot something important in there (and then you realize that you never brought a kite bag in the first place).

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If you packed kites even though the place you are going is known for having no wind because it sits on a bowl of mountains.

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If you go fishing with your friends, but bring a kite in case the fish aren't biting.

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1 hour ago, Swimdad67 said:

Well there is kite fishingemoji12.png also

I tried that lots of times. Never caught one. Always end up having to pay for mine.

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4 hours ago, makatakam said:

I tried that lots of times. Never caught one. Always end up having to pay for mine.

ROFL :lol:

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On Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 5:50 AM, SHBKF said:

If you begin naming your kites, you might be a kite nut. SHBKF

Please leave Mittens, Tails and Plaid out of this.

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In my best Jeff Foxworthy voice:

You might be a kiteflier if...

The first utensils you pull out at a restaurant are your stake and winder. (ouch)

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27 minutes ago, John Barresi said:

In my best Jeff Foxworthy voice:

You might be a kiteflier if...

The first utensils you pull out at a restaurant are your stake and winder. (ouch)

Whatever it takes to get at the crab.

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