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  1. Today
  2. You know Jim Doman, there in Colorado? He has a full custom set going out on Monday.
  3. Both Widow Makers went home with Bob, thanks all! 🙏🏻
  4. Thanks for that, pretty liberal use of my name all over that page, specifically promoting a product I have no involvement with, the "B-Classic" or 1.5 Classic as it's listed everywhere else... Sent a message of my own, got a fast and cordial response confirming it will be updated soon. 👍🏻
  5. Yesterday
  6. P.S. -- Put the bottom ends of the spars tucked between the bungee and the sail. The rather quick moves inherent to the Speed Series tend to make them fly out sometimes.
  7. I store mine in bags, on end, in my craft room. Each bag is labeled for what it contains - delta kites, dual line stunt kites, single line kites, vintage kites, art kites, kites I’ve built, low/no wind kites.
  8. Lon

    TICA 2020

    I really like that RobB, that will look cool. It is a good sized kite!
  9. Last week
  10. well robot-engineer, what did you end up getting? a lot of good suggestions were given...sadly i have none of them.
  11. @DTill I hope your beautiful pinstripe kite bag has gear for it. That bag was traded for a Super Blast R/W/B. That bag is now in New Hampshire, with an old competition flyer who remembers "Young John". I've built a few bags since then, will probably be bringing a standard and full vent Djinn , a homemade mesh and a set of northern lights . I should be good to go.
  12. Just 3 spots left now! 👍🏻
  13. Hello @BlueMoon, 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 @Tall boy, 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. I am a big fan of the original Fearless by Skysport Design (Lam Hoac) It might be what you are looking for as a bridge to this future you find yourself in. I will be at Treasure Island this coming weekend, look me up. https://youtu.be/pjXbghC5GjE Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
  16. Don't know how I missed this post, but I did. Welcome to the forum, and as BobL said, you're gonna fit right in as if you had always been here. You've had them a month -- have you tried them yet?
  17. @bbailey49? Any tips? Right area?
  18. SKD kites are pretty stunning but cost an arm and a Lam...hah! that cracked me up yeah, you probly have the 2nd best wind situation on this forum, 1st being someone on the pacific coast...me? i think we had winds over 4mph maybe twice in december, not much better in november...who knew? i didnt pay much attention to the winds til kiting came along...now im a slave to the wind. i try to fly 3 or 4 times a week for a few hours maybe every day if nothing else is happening and i usually have a list of things to work on (in my head). like you ive got a pretty good quiver to choose from starting with the Echo, the ATM, the Zephyr, the E3, the Hydra and back to the E3 for 18 to 25mph. sounds pretty good, right? noooo ive been mostly flying the Echo in 2 to 4mph for day after day unless i drive a couple hours to the coast ($50 well spent). funny thing is when i do get those rare 10 to 20 minute gigs on a real trick kite the tricks that are pent up in my Echo muscle memory just come boiling out...im like what the f#$%! whered that come from? i uusually have the Atm hooked up and waiting on 50x50s i like the wind range and general toughness of the 7' Superfly but also thought the Supernova would fill a gap for me being slower, more stable, replacing the Hypnotist i gave away...well enough of this rant, im going flying. thanks for sharing
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  20. Hello @AwesomeDad, 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!
  21. Beautiful stack. Nicely done.
  22. Hello @Asam, 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. View Advert REV II, handles, line set -$110 Selling my little pink rocket ship. Please don't buy this kite to learn to fly quads. It's fast, twitchy, challenging and really fun in 15-25 mph winds but not well suited for a novice. Included are the original handles and 4 clips that you can attach leaders to though I'd suggest converting the handles to snagless. I've tied knots on the bridle ends so you can larkshead leaders there. A 90#, 80' LPG line set is also included. Two of the 5 spars are originals. Several areas of leading edge mesh have been professionally repaired by Eliot Shook. $110 and I'll pay shipping to the lower 48. Just let me know if you need more photos or detail. Advertiser Jim Doman Date 01/07/2020 Price $110.00 Category Kites (Quad Line) Brand Rev Model II  
  24. The early basic sessions If you flew your duals enough to know how to avoid hard (unplanned) landings by rapidly extending your arms that's excellent, because it carries over to the quads. I got by the first times with quads by pretending that the right brake line corresponded to the right line of a dual line kite and vice versa for the left side. Beware, I have not heard anyone else swearing by that method though. The next set of sessions At least if using a REV-like (Hadzicki wing) quad line kite start gradually ”extending the top lines”. I.e. start using the knots on the top of the handles that is as far as possible from the handle itself when you connect it to the top lines. When doing so, occasionally do a few leading-edge-deforming good tugs on all lines to get a feel for the sail (and to do a distinct start/stop). Continue to feel through the lines and be aware of the sail surface also when doing more gentle inputs. Avoid constantly fluttering trailing edges – Then your trimming of the handles/leaders/lines is wrong. Good luck and welcome!
  25. This thread can be closed. Traded for a power blast 2-4!
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