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    • FOR SALE
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    Peter Lynn Stainless steel folding kite buggy for sale. Lightly used 2-3 times. Fits in a manageable size bag (included) for storage and transport. Can drive to meet up anywhere near Long Beach Wa, Portland Oregon, or Eugene, OR. Msg me before you buy if you're worried about being too far. $250 OBO

    $250

    Portland, Oregon - US

  3. Hello @Chip Py, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  4. Hello @Chip Py, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  5. I bought this Corner Kite in 1982 at Kite Kingdom in Kill Devil Hills where I worked. Best Job I ever had. Rogallo used to stop by the store regularly. Often to drop off these kites. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1333976008/rogallo-corner-kite?click_key=a163bccf11b04c2675e7cfa579d8b1157f5513d1%3A1333976008&click_sum=cf7931a6&ref=shop_home_active_1
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  7. 10', not 12'... I'm always overestimating my length 🤭
  8. Actually yesterday, but I pulled out the 12' Banhee Kites Scimitar with an 80' tube tail. There's a night fly on Jockey's Ridge, NC this Saturday and I was looking for something that I could illuminate. I was working with 5-7mph wind, and am definately going to need more than that once lights and power pack are installed. It was a good time nonetheless... I'd forgotten what all that kite can do in a lighter wind with a little finesse.
  9. Hello Bunduki and the KiteKife forum, Have made some improvements to the KiteMessenger. Added an antenna to extend the range of the radio transceiver and refactored the sail arms so that they now snap into place instead of using screws and nuts. There is a simple animated GIF at KiteMessenger The user manual is being updated to reflect these changes and I am working on a setup video. Allen Pitts. Project Manager KiteMessenger.net Dallas Texas
  10. Hello @Mark Firestein, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  11. View Advert Big Easy Kites original MEFM Most Excellent Flying Machine classic mid 90s example. Original Owner excellent condition. Advertiser cali108 Date 11/16/2022 Price $900 Category Kites (Dual Line) Brand Big Easy Model MEFM  
  12. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
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    Most Excellent Flying Machine classic mid 90s example. Original Owner excellent condition.

    $900

    Miramar Beach, Florida - US

  13. Hello @Beeler, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  14. Hello @lawrencebryan249, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  15. Hello @cali108, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  16. I was flying indoors last night. There were many great gliders, a lot of Horvaths. The Putz does not need to hide. A great little glider!
  17. @Exult The obvious: It's a Canard. Similar to the Prism Zero G. The Zero G has the option of trim. The Putz Arrow doesn't. But Chee Wan trims his kites before delivery. Actually, I don't like canards. I don't like the layout. In this case, however, the uncomplicated and easy-to-handle flight characteristics easily make up for this "flaw" for me. The Putz Arrow glides smoothly and elegantly. It is not agile/nervous but reacts well to impulses. My 6-year-old quickly understood and flew it after a short instruction. The assembly is quick and easy. The weight is 35g. The pack size is not too big, so that the Putz Arrow is also well suited as an always-on glider. I'm flying it indoors this evening and I'm curious to see how it performs there.
  18. Looking for trouble - found the 540 deg backwards ladder down The Rev B-series full vent with 4wrap spars. The setting Back to for the day windy pier. Almost all boats had been moved from the harbor (end of season) - there were no persons there. For the last three weekends I have not left the garden at home, since I have been handling the (fire)wood after having had almost all branches of an old(~150 year) common ash tree taken down. I.e. no kiting in a while. The session The main drill of the day. Today I used the full vent B-series with four wrap spars. The new main drill of the day was a backwards ladder down with 540 deg wing tip pivots. It was a good drill that even made the kite fall out of the sky a few times. Yes this was the case at least for the 540 deg backwards pivots around the right wing tip. The 180 degrees pivots worked, the 360 worked rather OK, while the (uncommon) 540 deg turned out to be a challenge. A bit surprising, but I guess that when leaving your usual “autopilot stuff” you find the challenges. I’ll should also try this in a future more medium wind session where the grip on the handles can be more relaxed. The method The 540 deg backwards wingtip downwards were made using the familiar method/sensation of actively flying the wing backwards during the wing tip pivot and letting the increased pressure fill you hand during the pivot. The pressure should stop abruptly just as the pivot stops abruptly. Non-intentional landing. The brake lines went around/over the edge of the pier, thus effectively shortened, so it didn’t take off even with the LE up. How is it compared to you other gliders (if not to early to form an opinion)?
  19. A new glider. The Putz Arrow by Leong Chee Wan.
  20. I have two Millennium Jams. Same color scheme. Was the first real nice kite I ever purchased.
  21. Just remembered his name was something like Black Star or Dark Star?
  22. Walked a novice kite builder through his first build. Forgot his name but bottom spreader broke first flight and he replaced with the appropriate size and even went for the tappered sky shark. Haven't heard from him since as I go months without computer interest. Back on line for a while
  23. The foils have been buzzing around here lately. Apparently new interest in the sport here. Awsome area and topography for it. Seen some real dare devil stunts up there. More nerve than I have. Looks so fun. Come by here if you have the opportunity to have all sorts of fun
  24. Just wanted to thank JB and the KL crew that really sparked my interest in sport kites and skills making it fun then overall helping me reach a goal. This group and the forum’s with polite sharing is a critical tool in my growth. I appreciate it [emoji120]
  25. just watched the video ... there a pretty cool kite!!
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