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  2. Man if I had a kite built by that guy I could fly like that too. Oh wait a minute I do 😲. SIGH!! Back to the field and practice, practice, practice. Good thing it's fun.
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  4. Received in perfect condition.......going flying. Thanks!
  5. Welcome Dennis. I've been flying since 11/17 and thought by now I wouldn't walk back and forth so much but I still do. I consider it the walk of contemplation. Learn to reason why the kite is on the ground, think about it as you walk and find the humor in it as much as possible. Sounds like you have a entry level kite that while good for learning the basics won't be much for tricking. For now hone the heck out of the basics. I started on a mid level very competent trick kite call the Widow ng. Started trying to trick first day and neglected some of the basics as I was learning.Lately it's come back to haunt me as I am getting better on short line 1 to 3 mph wind days. You'll hear that the lowest winds are the hardest to learn and that is truth. Since I started the 15 mph (+/-) have been my favorite. As I've learned to not crash by yanking a line a lot of tricks have come without a whole lot of skills. Total blast learning that way but not having a solid grasp on the basic inputs from the start is forcing me to have to relearn some stuff on my lightest wind kite. Mostly to hard of inputs and not guiding or following the kite thru it's moves very well. Got my 1st kite that flies on 50' in 12/17. Still just suck on the short sets and right now it's difficult to keep a humorous perspective when using them. Prefer the 100' to 125' lines by far but the short line skills a lot of fliers have is enviable. Very necessary for some kites, wind speed and flying space(crowded beach eg).You'll hear a lot about fantastic kites that exceed the $300.00 US price. Although I have some and know they are worth more than the cost to me there are some kite in the $75.00 to $150.00 range that are a blast and can take your family a LONG ways in the tricking side of things if that's where you're headed. Most of my kites are used and you'll have good luck finding some really nice ones in your area. I've got a Premier Nighthawk that I bought brand new but blemished old stock. Although not high end it's one of my most flown kites.As you gain some skills learn to tip drag(shark). Any framed kite can do it.That will instill the confidence for low altitude tricking as you progress.Dodd Gross videos will get you started and then some. If I'd stuck to the disciplined routines he teaches I might be a better low wind flier now. Wouldn't have had near as much fun though 😁.Fly it, break it, fix it, fly it again.
  6. Hello again 🙂 Here are some kite aerial photos of Dornava Manor, the largest and most exquisite Baroque architectural ensemble in Slovenia. Built in the first half of the 18th century it still boasts one of the longest Baroque garden axis in the region. Read more about it - and see more aerial photos! - on our KAP website ... All photos shot with a new KAP kite - a dr.agon D90 BW mini delta, designed for strong(er) winds (it went over 50 km/h here).
  7. Well good luck on the journey.. but remember to look back every thing looks different from the other side of the mirror.
  8. Scooter

    Which one??

    Wow great job looks awesome
  9. Drum roll please ... Congrats cerfvoliste player one send me a pm of your particulars and I'll get your karma in the mail tomorrow. Hope you enjoy.
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  11. Thanks for the info, helps to know where to look and what to look for. Country should be U.S., may have to fix that.
  12. DTill

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    I could use a kitelife patch or five, that wasn't a kid flying a single line.
  13. Does anyone have a Reactor Plus they would like to sell? Please let me know. Thanks, Geo
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  15. HOW did I miss this??? I didn't even get a notification. LOL!!!
  16. Hello @davide63, 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!
  17. Agreed, summer is here in the northern hemisphere. Now that Austin's heat index is routinely hitting 100F and above, it's almost time to stay indoors.
  18. I realize advertising this will lessen my chances of winning, but it's too good not to share. "Enter to win a weeklong adventure vacation on the Outer Banks, complete with surfing, hang gliding, or kiteboarding lessons from Kitty Hawk Kites." Outer Banks Getaway If one of you should happen to win, could I crash on the sofa for the weekend? 😁 Official-Contest-Rules-Kitty-Hawk-Kites1.pdf
  19. Hello @Veetyr, 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!
  20. Did you get the one that was 295 or the one that was 350?
  21. Hello @andur, 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!
  22. Hello @Leo Malkin, 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!
  23. I'm looking for a Prism Elixir. The newer the better. I'm open to all offers! Thanks
  24. walking thru is fine, ....remember though, "we are allowed to chase spectators on the grass, just NOT the sidewalks" at the DC national mall, per the Park Service Police! So thanks, for making it so easy on us and entertaining the onlookers as you try to escape a group of dedicated quad-heads giving chase. few of us actually stake down the handles, but a stroller pulled thru a half dozen unoccupied line-sets is surely to be avoided I'm more concerned with those folks who perceive a slightly open ground area and feel they can drop their picnic basket and enjoy the day right there with the kids' strollers lined-up! Or frisbee, football, kick-ball, soccer invaders seeking an opportunity, HA not on first Sunday!!! We can't show the uniformed officers a hard boundary we have imposed, that prompts a request for documentation on a permit. No stakes in the ground or tying-off on trees, signage or heaven forbid an actual monument marker either! Gotta land all the kites and wait for the all clear sign when presidential helicopters are departing or arriving. I love flying for a crowd, so all the other associated crap is secondary in my book. Onlookers means some of pass by too close, but some of 'em can help but to stop and chat on their way.
  25. Hello @Gary Rybka, 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!
  26. I also picked up a Singer 500a "Rocketeer" from facebook marketplace. Only has a couple of chips in the paint. It is one of the last all metal gear machines built by Singer. I like that the multi step zig zag on the Singer is more adjustable than on the Phaff.
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