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  2. Breezin

    Building the Phoenix

    Love the color. The top reminds me of a speed wing. Really nice looking kite. Looking forward to pics in the air.
  3. Yesterday
  4. riffclown

    Icarex

    1 panel of "Touch-o-Blue" Back-lit
  5. LeeBB

    What Would You Choose

    That’s A Beautiful Kite , Yes So Many Choices, I believe I have Two Nice Kites For Sure right Now. In a couple more months If I’m Still Flying And I’m All In, Then Ill buy my First Boutique Kite
  6. Carl Norman

    Handle mods (snagless)

    The wear was intense with my method. After one week of flying the leaders were practically gone! So I put a flanged nylon bushing in the holes, now the leader is only touching the hard nylon (except for where the larks head part is) and after a week it's showing zero wear. You still end up shoving plastic in a hole I guess, but super happy with it now.
  7. toddnkaya

    Hi all!

    Dig your website!! Great pics and video!
  8. TeamVee

    Widow NG Special

    Now that I have some time on the Widow NG, I was in the shop yesterday and Looking at Magnum. The Magnum is similar in size visually but I have been told it is much louder. Does anyone have any info on the Magnum?
  9. Wayne Dowler

    Uneven lines

    Yes - helps get any stretch left in them, out. Reduces the number of times needed to adjust them, given that they are quality lines to start with. Crap lines will just keep on stretching .......
  10. I'm liking the second one going across. The others look too Darth-Vaderish.
  11. makatakam

    White Widow

    For now. I sincerely hope that changes. You're gonna love it ---------- eventually.
  12. Kansas Flier

    A beginners laundry rigging set up

    I'll second what TeeamVee said about using carabiners. You can move them up and down the line by easing the tension at the carabiner. When there is tension on the line the carabiner doesn't move. Very handy. Saves a bit of wear and tear that you would get from tying knots. As long as you use a line heavy enough for both the kite and laundry, you'll probably be okay. 24 or 36 sled + a six foot duck or two should be good on a single 500# line, taking into account wind conditions. There are different reasons you might want to use another line for line laundry. One reason is safety. Once you start looking at kites where you think you might need help with the lifter and laundry, then you should starting looking at the laundry having its own line. Another reason is the "line laundry" isn't line laundry, but a kite able to fly on it's own, like stacks of Octopuses. The "lifter" is more of a pilot kite, keeping everyone in line. You don't want all those big kites pulling on one line- and one anchor, unless you have a really big anchor, like a fire truck. For the smaller stuff- eight foot dogs, twelve foot windsocks, six foot ducks, nine foot fish and the like, you can fly off the lifter's line provided you use a strong enough line. Another reason you might want to use a second line for some line laundry is to get the angle right so the laundry will inflate properly. I had to do this with lifter that couldn't fly at a high enough angle and lift a fish to a decent angle for it to inflate. The fish didn't have enough pull to warrant to the use of another line. Generally I just slide the carabiners up or down the line till the laundry looks good.
  13. Last week
  14. Up for sale is a Silver Fox 2.3 Pro Std & Silver Fox 2.3 Pro UL. The Pro UL has been flown only twice & is in AS NEW condition. The Pro Std is BRAND NEW & has never been flown.Both kites were designed by Bell Chiu of Flying Box Studio (the Acrobatx designer). The Silver Fox Pro features a sail of Ventex polyester, Dynamic wrapped carbon rods, pre-installed weights & ballast and yo-yo stoppers.Asking $140 for each kite or both for $260 by PayPal (F&F). Shipping to CONUS by USPS Priority Mail is included!
  15. LeeBB

    New Kite

    Thanks thanks Maka I took zip ties off
  16. toddnkaya

    Just Starting Out / Pittsburgh

    Thanks for the advice Mak. "if the wind sucks , don't fly" , that makes alot of sense. I went out with my wife with the foil. The wind was not nearly strong enough .We did get all of the tangles out. Got told to move a couple of times by the frisbee golfers. But know I know where to fly, not to bother them. I hope to be getting out for another lesson or two in the next couple of weeks. I can only progress and get better from here.
  17. makatakam

    Buying large swivels

    I like mustard on my Petzl. 🤣
  18. LeeBB

    Replacement Parts

    Truly I believe There Glad To Talk To Us And Help anytime, That’s why they Like there Job So Much, they Love to Help. I’ll mention they Love to talk to because I’ve Been Talking To Them a lot recently
  19. makatakam

    kite line selection

    Many of the SLK (single line kite) guys I know will double the strength of the recommended line for the kite. The line will make contact with the ground, things that are on the ground, trees (arrrgh), line hardware and other things that will cause wear. The line will be damaged by contact with these things and each time will have its strength reduced. Each ding and dent in the line weakens it, and it may end up with spots that are 1/2 of the original strength. Sometimes there may be slight inconsistencies in manufacture which will also create weak spots. Lines should be checked frequently and repaired or discarded depending on the type of damage. Safety first, and it doesn't hurt to protect your investment unless you've got thousands of dollars to throw away.
  20. John Barresi

    Welcome AERIALIS Kites

    Hello @AERIALIS Kites, 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. ACrop

    Welcome LookuPLars

    That is what I love about kite life....another successful connection furthers the joy. The people I have met on here are 1/2 the joy that my kite's have brought me. Good flying to all! Sent from my [device_name] using http://KiteLife mobile app
  22. ACrop

    Win: JB for a Weekend (5/15/2018)

    I just occurred to me that we should ask TK what other skills he has that we should leverage- is he good at weeding? That info might totally change the ticket buying next round. Nah, then I would be expected to work too...let go fly a kite. Sent from my [device_name] using http://KiteLife mobile app
  23. makatakam

    A bit confused Where to start?

    Dinner and a movie? Your going through the same growing pains that every other kite flyer went through as a beginner. Don't let it frustrate you. Remember, this is fun. That's why you're doing it. You will survive the unknown territory and arise victorious. With time. Give it some. Each time you fly you get better and learn something new. If you are learning on your own without help from someone with lots of experience then it will be a bit more difficult but more fulfilling. I learned on my own for the most part of two years. As far as difficulty doing circles -- Check that your lines are of equal length. When you start a circle push one hand toward the kite and the other away from it, even behind you. If you're still having problems there may be an issue with the bridle. Check that all bridle legs are not wrapped up around something, twisted or tangled. All parts of the bridle should be symmetrical, left and right. I none of this helps, make an effort to get to a kite festival or a kite shop and ask. Take close up photos of the kite parked on the field and post them here. We can take a look and maybe spot what's gone awry. Just about any time anyone plants the kite face down on the ground with the nose towards them, it's time to take a walk. Unless the kite has a bowed leading edge, it is difficult to recover. Even if you're good at it, if you're flying on sand it's just like dragging your kite across concrete. It will cause much wear. I always walk. Once you've been flying long enough those moments will become rare, but even the pros manage to do it.
  24. makatakam

    Bedsheets and bits of string in Birmingham

    Hi, Pete, and welcome to the forum. Four-line suicide bedsheet with broomstick on ice skates here. I know what you mean!
  25. LeeBB

    Karma-Blade Nano QX 6/5/18

    Hey Great Thank You Sonex
  26. 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!
  27. John Barresi

    Quad Line Clinic (May 26-27, 2018)

    7 spots gone!
  28. 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!
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