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  2. I will have to give First Flight a try since it's so close. I have a senior pass so it's free and lots of open space.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Spoke to Lam maybe last week about an ATM SUL or something that would fit my needs. Something that will fly in next to nothing but is fully trickable in 3+. We decided an ITM or a new Dream Machine SUL was the best fit for this. Going to make this my next purchase once I'm allowed to buy kites again. The Shadow is really tricky. The stock bridle is a turbo, but its really prone to over steer. I fly a ITW Hydra as my main learning STD kite and it is a lot easier to track than the shadow. The great thing about the Shadow is that you can fly it walking backwards and using lightwind technique
  5. Last week
  6. Is it still available? Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Thanks to Bill, for letting me lose on personal kit, and lending me some longer handles. Thanks to the rest of the guys at Dunstable today. Confirmed my suspicions the Rev copy I bought wasn't all that, thanks for the improvement tips for the kite too, lines, spar repair/replacement. Definitely nothing like anything I've flown before. I'll be back with my Frankenstein'd kite soon, Covid permitting...
  8. I finally got my Djinn out to fly. Winds were a little light and gusty and it wasn’t a flight worth an audience. But it felt good. Hopefully when the temperatures start to cool down to a more moderate level, I will be flying it more.
  9. Many thanks for the quick reply and advice David. Well it seemed like a great kite before I got involved and became the weakest link but your post has inspired me to give it another go. I might commandeer my girlfriends grandson tomorrow as she and his Mum plan to take him shopping. I’m sure he’d prefer to go fly a kite. I suspect I might have a similar problem with the lines when I lay them out but I’ll follow your advice when wrapping up and see if that helps the next time out. With an extra pair of hands there is a possibility we might actually get it up in the air tomor
  10. Finally got a bit of wind suitable to fly in and one of my flying spots is available again (with social distancing) Pretty sure I met the requirement since I was alone.
  11. Earlier
  12. It's hard to run uphill in sand! 😂
  13. View Advert Trlby's - Ripstop Nylon Looking for any color, new or used ripstop nylon Trlby's. I would like to fill out this stack with Pink, Purple and Black along with any others I might be missing, but I would also be interested in more of the Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue as long as they are in good shape and not faded from sun damage. Advertiser kamehany Date 09/17/2020 Price Cat
  14. yaaaaaas! If you use Chrome and take advantage of the "most visited page" homepage, hover over the amazon icon and you will see three little dots in the upper right, you can then paste JB's link above, then everytime you stock up you support JB and KL!
  15. No disagreement in general Mark. I feel ya - still, out of my hands - the forum needed to be updated, and I've found the update to be both faster and equally as easy to use overall. 🙏🏻
  16. I had a great time Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  17. Good to know, thanks Edmond! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Good advice, going to try some choppy Colorado wind this evening!
  19. Shoot! - I mean congratulations @edub, but please understand/forgive me – almost all of my quad line sets are now quite worn/high friction.
  20. Welcome to the forum. There's beginner videos available on this forum. Watch them, rinse and repeat. It eliminate all those "hard" lessons that you still haven't learned. If you don't have extended leaders for the tops of the handles, get some or make some. You can buy some on this forum. Minor expense. You need them or the kite will control you instead of you controlling the kite. Watch the tuning video. To avoid the tangled lines, watch the line management video. Watch all the videos. Then watch them again, and again. Treat them as Gospel because they are. You can work your own style into th
  21. I always erred on the side of stronger line. Mine was a 9-stack (standard 6 with a neon colors 3-pack add-on) that could generate a fair amount of pull. In addition to the stronger fly lines, I also upgraded the link lines by removing the metal clips, putting pigtails on the frame, and using larksheaded knots to attach the link line. The bridle was replaced with Rainbow's "Flying frame" (?). It's three hollow spars configured in a triangle with vinyl tubing connecting the ends together. A heavyweight bridle was connected to the front side and link lines on the back. This effectively removed a
  22. We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... This month, Skydog Kites and Hang 'em High Fabrics have donated TWELVE classic Avia SDS ("Super Dooper Skinny") carbon tubes, one of the most legendary super ultralight wrapped and tapered spars at a length of 32.5" and weighing in just under 13.5 grams each at full length... With the idea of possibly framing two or three high end sport kites, also included are five end caps and ten ferrules. All 12 spars, 5 end caps and 12 ferrules will go to a si
  23. Welcome friends! 1633 @kamehany 1634 @Totothehero 1635 @Brian Gisi 1636 @Trevor 1637 @Dave Martinez 1638 @edgerat Current subscriber count, 410. 🙏
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  25. Sorry to say I'm going to miss LBI for the first time. Not a COVID thing, my wife chose to go out of town at the same time, and someone has to watch the kids...
  26. figure of eight knot and a set of forceps..... the knot is too be placed at a very specific point,( it will not slide only tighten, which is four thicknesses in the middle of the knot), How can it slide around if it tightens on both directions towards the center of itself? I should shoot some video, but the knot looks like an "8" only laying on it's side (before it is tightened), ONE half of that eight has to be pushed OVER the top of the entire assembly of string and all of the ensuing slack must be PULLED OUT in the opposite direction. Holding the strands in place with the forceps allo
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