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  2. Edmond Dragut

    kite line selection

    the pull of the kite dictate the line strength. may be a small kite with a high pull and a large one with small pull. Manufacturer usually give the recommendation for line strength and for security purposes is good to up that. some of the sled out there are required up to 1500 Lbs (680 kg) so....check and follow the manufacturer recommendations . Better safe then sorry
  3. makatakam

    Just Starting Out / Pittsburgh

    I've done it with no issues. The materials they're made of will deteriorate faster just as everything else does when exposed to heat and light. Keeping them in a cool and dark location will extend their life. The wind sucks everywhere if you are inland. Ocean, Great Plains and Great Lakes winds are the only good winds you'll encounter. Miles and miles of flat land or water are the only things that don't make wind turbulent. Once you can fly consistently well in inland wind, you will look like a pro in decent wind. It will make you a better flyer so get used to it and let it refine your skills. If you can fly in crap you can fly in anything. Don't let it frustrate you. Have fun in it. It will make you better much more quickly.
  4. LookuPLars

    Welcome LookuPLars

    Wooowhoooo Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Today
  6. Hi all, Pete here from Birmingham, UK. A late middle aged old fart that has been playing with bed sheets and bits of string and single line kites. I have tried the two line arm pullers and four line suicide bed sheets, and have reverted back to the single line kites and string, line laundry and small display stuff. looking for help and advice on singles and line laundry and inflatables. at a novice level not looking to build kites, but i do build lots of other pieces of kit and stuff.
  7. LeeBB

    Karma-Blade Nano QX 6/5/18

    Hey Great Thank You Sonex
  8. John Barresi

    Welcome skyrider

    Hello @skyrider, 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!
  9. Breezin

    Replacement Parts

    The Kymera is the same quality as my ITW Hydra. I think my Hydra is really tough and built really well. Iv'e only broke it once and I'm not very good yet.Broke the LS smacking the kite onto it's side in a epic failure resulting from a tip wrap close to the ground. Broke a center tee on a different kite when launching with one side of the bridle under the LS. Yanked real hard trying to adjust flight not knowing I had assembled wrong and pop. Broke the LS on a Widow ng and my Zephyr while trying to cascade. Got the lines wrapped around the kite both times, yanked real hard and crack.I still fly just as aggressive but my timing is better and can see when I'm in trouble easier. Now when in doubt on how to get out of a wrap I'm more apt to take the kite into a softer (hopefully) controlled crash instead of cranking on the lines. Iv'e broken 2 other LS that I was in doubt about the other side so replaced the whole thing. Better safe then sorry I figured.I'm assuming you have the screw type connectors. Take a micrometer and measure the width of the broken stand off. You'll have to get a whole rod and cut to size with a tape wrap to keep rod from splintering. Measure the counter part to the broken one. Some kites with 4 stand offs have 2 different lengths per side. If the stand off won't come out of the connector fairly easy do this.Take the sail connectors apart. Measure from the bottom of the top piece of connector to the top of rod without the end cap. Take the new rod insert into new connector to measure for cut. Some use fine tooth saws. I use a Dremel. I broke the sail connector when replacing a stand off on my Black Dog. Buy a few extra. Around a dollar but a pain in the neck when you don't have them. Shipping will cost as much as a sail connector and a 2 or 3 mil. rod.Fun With Wind will ship for free on orders over $20.00. Jim will help you put together a kit that fits your needs. If the Kymera has Dynamic tubes I don't know if he sells them though. I've gotten my Dynamics from Wind of Change. The stand offs will be a standard carbon rod. I don't think sail connectors get broken often so if you buy a few extra you got a pretty good chance of never using them. Some people will replace them every so often to avoid problems of corrosion. If you live near the ocean or in high humidity something to consider.
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  11. John Barresi

    Quad Line Clinic (May 26-27, 2018)

    7 spots gone!
  12. Carl Norman

    Kaiju by Kite Forge (June 10th, 2018)

    It would be my first indoor kite. Have a feeling I'd be spoiled with the Kaiju. Who doesn't love being spoiled?? I'm SO IN!
  13. John Barresi

    Welcome HedgerowPete

    Hello @HedgerowPete, 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. makatakam

    Sewing My First Sled.

    Wow. That took a while! I thought first class would move faster than that.
  15. dragonfish

    Icarex

    Color names don't always seem to be well defined for the purples. Some seem to have multiple common names. I took a picture of Eliot's color sample sheet for purple/pink when I visited to have a reference for deciding the colors for my mesh. There are some with scribbled out names and another name next to it. I'm not going to post it because I don't know if he wants it on the internet. According to this sheet, the dark one is plum and the light one is grape (has lavender scratched out, but I feel it's commonly referred to as lavender anyway). The one that's a bit more red looks more like berry to me, but there's also a color called wine, so it could be that. I'm not sure what the two purples with rectangular grids are; Eliot's sheet doesn't have rectangular grids. Also, the two look the same to me over the computer, and seem pretty close to the current color called purple. Plum is pretty dark, but you can definitely tell it's not black without being backlit. The 3 purples in my Revs (and probably most Revs with a purple fade) are plum, purple, and grape. I can't wait to see what riffclown comes up with too.
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  17. bbailey49

    Prism Micron Blue - Karma 5/17/18

    LeeBB's drawing is posted. I'm logging this one down. Congrats and thank you for keeping the karma going.
  18. xjclassic

    Prizm Tensor?

    Finally had a chance to get the Tensor in the air. All I can say is wow. I flew it in winds between 7-11 mph with a few higher gusts. The 3.1 was definitely the right choice. After about 30 minutes is was huffin and puffin and arms where getting tired. This thing is a work out. Cant wait to try and fly it in its four ling configuration.
  19. Ca Ike

    Rev 1 full vent

    Yea the 2 is my fav. I pull it out when the wind hits 12+ , toss on flight of the bumblebee or Bumble Boogie and have some high speed fun.
  20. makatakam

    How To Clean Your Kite.

    Don't wash the kite too often. That will put more wear on it than the dirt probably would. If you fly in or near saltwater rinse with fresh water each time. Don't use detergents until you can see that the kite is really grubby from a distance. You can use Woolite in cold water on low cycle for 10 minutes in the washer, with the frame removed, but I wouldn't unless the kite is absolutely filthy.
  21. LeeBB

    Welcome LeeBB

    So I was More interested In Knowing If Carbon Bow arrows would be similar. I know the weight Of My arrow runs around 20grams around 400 grains for My Hunting Set Up, I see these shafts used in Kites are very very very light weight, Wow only 4 grams up to around 8 grams for most sport kites it seems. The Mathews would turn one of these kite sticks to dust if shot threw the Bow.
  22. Koobecaf Uoykcuf

    Flying near Pittsburgh, PA

    http://windstarkites.com/FlyPghKiteClub.htm that is the page with the schedule of events for the Fly Pittsburgh Kite Club. And yes we actually live in Apollo northmoreland Park is only 5-10 minutes away from us. The next event is actually June 3rd it's showing for Cooper's Lake I am going to try to attend for sure. Us Western pennsylvanians should all get together before all the good spring wind is gone LOL
  23. John Barresi

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

    9 spots gone, just 7 left!
  24. Breezin

    Jalbert

    If some collectors are interested quite a few new Jalbert para foils came up on flea bay.Seem like some nice prices for a bit of history. Domina C.Jalbert invented the para foil in 1957. Anyone reading this has probably flown some kind of para foil. He built a massive one and flew it in Seattle in 1980.3640 sq feet, 300 lbs with a 10,500 lb lift capacity 😲. Had no idea who he was till today. Lived to be 87. The listed age range on a lot of his kites says 3 to 99. Guy must of had a great attitude cause that's just cool.
  25. LeeBB

    Stacking Question

    This Is Some great Information, Looks Like I’ll be trying to stack a couple Micron Prism together Someday. I think the visual from these stacks are amazing and the traction must be a treat as well
  26. LeeBB

    Premier 19 ft Delta

    It’s a huge Kite, I just now looked them up, Wow, These would be really Nice flown along in the background like you said , Wow./// Hope Your coming along GodSpeed on your recovery and My Sympathy out to you Brother.
  27. LeeBB

    Moving on

    Widow Ng looks nice, Both look nice actually, Do you still have them?
  28. Hello Ma’am, I know I’m very late to the sale . Would you have anything left that’s ready to fly? No worries if not, Thanks
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