Registration for one person, provides full access to instruction at this fun and educational workshop covering the most important aspects of QUAD LINE flying on The Flats in South Padre Island TX (capped at 20 students total) following the SPI Kite Festival.
Skill levels from first time flyers all the way up to masters are welcome, there is content for everyone and four instructors (ratio of 5 to 1) available all day including Team KiteLife members John Barresi, Scott Benz (@mystainedskin), Eli Russell (@windpoacher) and Brett Marchel (@Flight Risk).
Schedule is 10am to 4pm - we cover an incredible library of important fundamentals in the “Quad 101” starting presentation, so please do be on time and consider something for taking notes - this is also a bring your own kite affair, but all types are welcome.
We will break for a one hour lunch around noon, but some of the instructors will still be on the field assisting with remedial skills.
By early afternoon we should be introducing folks to how easy team flying can be with a little information and understanding of how it all works - those who feel ready will also participate in a mega fly all together... NOTE: Team flying participation does require 120’ length lines and a 1.5 comparable kite of any brand.
Signed up so far:
Registration fee - $80
Helping my dad sell kites to reduce his collection. Many are new or nearly new.
The two pictures are of the list. Prices are TBD. Inquiries and requests for pictures welcome.
No longer available: #1-5 (Beetles), #6-7 (Illusion 2000), #15 (Yin Yang), #28 (Wren).
In process: #33-34 (Mirage). Working on price for interested party to respond.
Only one E2 will be sold (#11 or 12) and only one Fanatic will be sold (#13 or 14).
1. Prism 25th Avviersary Quantum Radian Special Edition - Flown just a handful of times and is in excellent condition.
Kite comes with:
Dyneema 85' 150# lines w/ straps
Dyneema 85' 100# lines w/ straps
Dyneema 85' 50# lines w/ straps
2 40' Nylon tails. One is Orange and one in Purple, both match the kite
16ft Led Kite Tail
All of this was roughly $200 including tax. Looking for $150 Includes shipping to CONUS.
Wing Span: 84" Wind Range: 3–25 MPH Frame: .098 Pultruded Carbon Lower Spreaders: Putruded Carbon Upper Spreader: Pultruded Carbon Sail: Ripstop Nylon & Mylar Laminate Assembled Weight: 15.3oz (435g.)
2. Premier Osprey. Small hole that has been repaired with transparent repair tape. $30 including shipping to CONUS
Ok, I received the Silver Fox 2.3 UL today, and it seems complicated to say the least. All I wanted is a kite that is good for low winds, and what I got is this techy, advanced and all too sophisticated kite. So lets start with what I hope is an easy question about tensioning the wing tip and we'll move to more advanced questions about weights, balasts and the color bead coded turbo bridle system(TBS) later on.
The Zephyr, before I had to return it, had a wing tip tension and leech line that had to be tied. The Silver Fox, however, has a leech line that is already looped and knotted, and a wing tip tension that looks like it is semi-tied. On the Zephyr the leech line had to be tied because you could adjust it to your flying style. Since the leech line on the Silver Fox is already looped and knotted, I'm not sure why it's even there to do anything with. Why wouldn't it just be incorporated in the kite design like it is on the Quantum? I guess it doesn't really much matter as I would assume the leech line loop is simply just looped around the nock. The problem I am having is with the wing tip tension. I can't make heads or tales out of the directions, and have no idea what I am supposed to do with it. I posted some pictures of the wing tip tension line as well as the directions.
I know it will be hard for someone to help me since it's obvious that different kites have different methods of securing wing tip tensions and leech lines. And it will be even harder given the fact that no one is here to physically help me. But have to give it a try anyway.
This a continuation of my introduction thread found right here
Basically I'm a new flyer who had a paimpol expresso, just got a prism hypnotist (haven't got it in the air yet) and just asking questions around
So my latest inquiry is: Is there a noticeable difference between a brandname dyneema line like the one sold by prism and a dyneema line sold on ebay? (I know dyneema is a brand name. but you get what i mean).
and just because: here's a pic