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  • Exult

    Learning from flying in unfamiliar or non-ideal situations

    By Exult

    When being removed from your comfort flying zone you might get new experiences that you couldn't imagine or predict. This blog entry is also a vacation post card from the medieval city (in the sense that ruins and buildings from that time still exist) of Visby ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visby ) in the island of Gotland ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotland ) in the Baltic Sea as well as an example of how flying during new and non-ideal conditions turned out to be educational, fun and very
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  • SHBKF

    Support your LKS

    By SHBKF

    Support your LKS   I started reading the kite forums with some intensity over four years ago.  I had used computers for many years even back before the days of the WWW.  It has been quite awhile since I’ve seen that initialism used in any context.  I had previously been on a few forums of interest but I was really fired up wanting to learn anything kites.   I saw mention of an initialism LKS, Local Kite Store.  Out here in the mountains of western Virginia there was no such thing.  Maybe
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Repairing a Dynamic DT-15 Carbon Tube Using Epoxy and Glass Fibre

Added 21st of June 2018: So in a way @RobB was right, the repair didn’t last. Well there was no catastrophic failure, but a new fissure emerged (still using the tube though). Today I'd increase the glass fibre content. For images and the second iteration of the tube repair including heat shrink tubing (and more) see: https://kitelife.com/forum/topic/8458-widow-ng/?do=findComment&comment=68307 https://kitelife.com/forum/topic/8458-widow-ng/?do=findComment&comment=68335

Exult

Exult

 

The Cool Cabana and No Wind

Extreme heat calls for extra care and that is why we are taking the Cool Cabana with us to the beach each time we fly.  All it takes is one day of over-exposure to the heat to make us come to this conclusion.  And it seems the heat chases away the wind.  But being stubborn, we got some kites in the sky The Cool Cabana and No Wind

photomom

photomom

 

An Infinity Ménage à Trois

Warning: The horsing around is omnipresent in this blog entry. If you are easily annoyed by silly contents that is scattered through this text you are hereby warned. Sunday afternoon after almost 2 days of cold rain the winds were really good for the local field/beach. The breeze was perfect, even (T-shirt) warm. I decided to get my HQ Infinity out. We have only seen each other about five times in kiting fields so far. There is a freshness about the situation. This is the first kite for me

Exult

Exult

 

A Hot Independence Day Weekend

We celebrated Independence Day with a kite club fly of red/white/blue kites.  There was a large variety of kites in the sky which made quite a show for people on the beach and people touring Fort Macon.   A Hot Independence Day Weekend

photomom

photomom

 

A letter to Invento-HQ and some other old/recent stuff

Being relatively new here I'm not yet familiar with all the features/functions of this site. I kind of "discovered" the blog section quite recently and then figured out that ... hm... those earlier lengthy posts (like http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/7093-welcome-exult/#comment-57515 or http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5459-what-do-do-in-high-wind/?page=4#comment-57785 ) might better had been put in a KL-blog instead? Even after a month I'm still in the process of finding my way around here.

Exult

Exult

 

Flying across the plains

Sometimes we leave on a vacation having no idea where we'll wind up or how long we'll be gone.  It is a powerful kind of freedom that our vast country provides.  So we decide one evening to load a little gear into the RoadTrek the next morning & head up to a small town on the Ohio called Madison.  We chose to leave with minimal preparation planning to buy anything we might have forgotten along the way.  After a couple evenings on the road we decide we will venture onward.  There was somethin

SHBKF

SHBKF

 

San Ramon Art and Wind Festival 2016

Oops, a bit overdue on this one.   Memorial Day weekend brought around the San Ramon Art and Wind Festival.  It is a Sunday-Monday festival, this year held on May 29-30, 2016.   Sunday started off on a good note, with temperatures not terribly hot, and there was wind!  Bumpy, inland wind with lots of "holes" typical of that location, but nevertheless there was wind.  Sport kite fliers flew demos most of the day, interspersed with some other attractions.  Penny Lingenfelter put on a sho

dragonfish

dragonfish

 

Happy Father's Day

Father's Day was a beautiful day to fly kites, lower temperatures, lower humidity and higher winds.  But not too high.  And we had some new kites to fly.   Happy Father's Day

photomom

photomom

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