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  2. Breezin

    New Member. Cocoa Beach, Florida

    I'll be right behind ya Corey. You seem to be bombing right along so that's not a bad place for me to be at all LOL.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Wayne Dowler

    Bridle line questions

    If in doubt - always go stronger, never weaker!!
  5. windwarrior

    Looking to sell older model prism kites

    Kinda the norm for him. It took 2wks since I first responded.
  6. Last week
  7. Duncan


    Hi Mark And thanks for the warm welcome
  8. makatakam

    Trick names.

    This is a list of tricks. Fairly comprehensive basics. http://www.idemployee.id.tue.nl/p.j.f.peters/kites/basics/alphaidx.frm.html
  9. Justin2kites

    Stunt Kite Video Tutorials (dual line)

    I used the Kite Loft videos to get me started. They were very helpful.
  10. Corey Bell

    Scrapestry III

    Looking good riffclown!
  11. khsidekick


    Love mine as well, although I don’t seem to fly it much. ☹️ Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  12. mystainedskin

    Never give up...

    Some days I laugh... the wind apps show great conditions and real life is another story. Today was one of those.. App showed 10/15 @ ese, ideal for this ne Florida stretch of beach.. real life was 0 to maybe 8mph..if that... but the direction was spot on. So with optimism,I took the 12 Phantom with some proper spars installed and I set up anyways being I was there. I wanted to finally fly larger than 12m with the low conditions...but alas I was on a small bar...and didn't feel like any over the bar line grabbing today...as I rode fixed bridles yesterday Trusty battery back up fan got me filled and airborne...without the fan it wouldn't have happened. Once airborne and the twinskin moving ...riding began. Nothing spectacular but still achieving smiles. A small climb in wind and I headed for a wider stretch of beach about 1.5 miles away. Played there for a bit....and poof...nadda...not even a puff. Sunset was upon me, so I deflated and rolled up for the walk...2.2 miles later I felt redemption.A block from my "base" the wind was back and stronger than all evening..Still single digits, but high singles and that works for me. I quickly set back up once at the fan...All I could think was one more ride before sunset. I got that and more! Rode until dark and enjoyed some park and ride fun with some beautiful colors over the horizon. Last ride got me the best casual speeds of the day.. A quick glimpse of that ride on Instagram. In the end... never give up. The rewards are always worth the effort. The struggles will only make you a better pilot. Be it buggies.. stunt kites...and yes even SLK. Ride on... until then
  13. Hiett_431

    Prism 4-D Amethyst

    This one has been sold.
  14. Kite is in great shape. Kite and bag only. Will throw in a mismatched pair of 8" handles if someone would want them.$125.00 shipped in U.S. Yes indeed frame is backwards in the photo.
  15. Breezin

    Prism Zephyr

    Number of small tedlar repairs in the mylar. Tip of one nock broken but still holds tension.Comes with 2 ULE. 1 LLE that needs some more of the ferrule removed. Learned a ton on this kite. Been flown hard but a lot of life left in it. Can send more pics if interested.$120.00
  16. Corey Bell

    THE burr

    For us it should read "the burr WAS the word"
  17. Earlier
  18. Corey Bell

    All quad tricks with a photo?

    YES, these are awesome, thank you Riff.
  19. Ca Ike

    Prism Neutrino

    It’s basically the micron revamped Sent from my iPad using KiteLife mobile app
  20. Corey Bell

    Evolution team

  21. photomom

    Djinn ST by Kite Forge (2/21/19)

    Interesting [emoji13] Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  22. Rudy64

    B-Series MID Package (1/1/19)

    WooHoo! Great way to begin the year! Thank you!!!!!!!
  23. Breezin

    Favorite SUL?

    Lam has a new sul bridle for the AC.Told him my situation. That's what he said to get. That's what's coming.Colors are his choice.Rather have something inspired by the artist/master than dictated by me.Take me another week or more to make up my mind anyways. Then I'd probably 2nd guess myself. Now the agony of waiting for the kite begins. So much more pleasant 😁. The trick lessons taught today were awesome. Couple things I've struggled at have become clear. Think I might have developed a man crush OMG!!! Going to go practice before I forget.Benson SF standard is at the top of the list for next kite. NO MORE SHOPPING until the SF is acquired. That's the plan anyways 😟.
  24. FranckPG

    New Years Day in the sky.

    We really couldn’t have asked for a better day. Plus, 60 degrees in January didn’t hurt any either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. makatakam

    Central Florida, Space Coast...

    New Smyrna Beach. @Jynx flies there. She's a Milwaukee, WI snowbird and on the beach almost every day if the weather and tides allow. A few others show up there frequently also. She's pro grade and can flatten your learning curve considerably.
  26. PaoloM

    Fulcrum flying.

    Not a review by any mean, but I had more flying time since last time and why not. The video is from last month. https://youtu.be/VkM-T3sVM6A Coming from decades of Rev flying, I still remember my neon blue and yellow Rev one, the smell unfolding it and the hours spent (untangling the lines the firs times) and watching the accompanying video about how to fly the thing. Years later I was competing with them, (until 1998 maybe?) I had a full set of Rev 1.5, stopped for a decade, the virus came back last September, I saw what Carl Robertshaw came up with and could not wait to fly the weird thing. The kite comes in a nice bag, with a separate pocket for the 4 standoffs and a Velcro strap to keep the kite rolled up. Assembly can be tricky the first times, I did it in my backyard several times, Carl video is very clear. Make sure that the bridle stays untangled, but you can also untie the bridle, that is attached to the central spar via a knot, like any dual line kite and solve the tangle. The first time pushing the spars won’t be easy. A little lubrification will help to connect the outside wing fittings to the spar, make sure you push the carbon fiber all the way inside the connector. I usually fly few minutes and check the kite to see if the end of the spar is not all in and bending the fitting. I saw a pic of one pushing thought the rubber and then the sail. Once assembled the kite lays upside down ready to go. It flies differently from a Rev, of course. It’s 3D deep sail offers much more of a stable flight especially at low speeds the kite seems glued to the sky. lol of this is from memory since I don’t have a Rev or other quad to compare with. Looking forward to that. People loves watching it spin, it’s pretty big too, more like. Rev1, but they really enjoy when after spinning and flying gracefully and slow, you dramatically fly up, stop, and rush down for a dive, just like a rev. The difference I that the Fulcrum, otherwise very quiet, literally roars like a jet at speed surprising everyone. Has a very ample wind range, I was able to fly the std in around 5mph, and up to maybe 12, I do have an UL spare but I haven’t tried it yet. All Rev manouvers are there, beside the side slide that only works with the Fulcrum inverted, the shape of the sail preventing that with the kite right side up. The kite feels very smooth in every direction, but you have to be careful about one important thing, it’s not that uncommon to loose track of the up side the Fulcrum doesn’t have an obvious shape like the Rev and I more than once pulled the brakes, thinking the kite was pointing up, to see it go down and slam the ground if I couldn’t recover fast enough. This happens especially when spinning fast on the center, but I blame my attention, and the black and white color pattern partially for this mishap, which I’m sure will become less frequent with more flying. The kite flies straight up and down in a very balanced way, and stops dead when you want it to in a very dramatic way, the roar helps this effect too. Spins on the center or on either wingtip are also very round, assuming your lines are equalized and the wind is stable, slow it’s a very precise kite. At speed, having quite a bit of mass and therefore momentum it needs more pilot fine control. I barely explored the fade and turtle, both amazing. If you step forward having the kite down on the ground, it will roll on its back, like a dual line would do and actually take off in that position! Control is tricky since all your 4 lines will be slack, you can kind of control the kite sideways attitude like you would do in a dual. Then flick your wrist up and regain normal flight. I didn’t try this much, hitting the ground or loosing control seems easy, I’ll try on a beach or tall grass when I’ll have a chance. Or in the air when I have more space. Weather has been mild so far an the small Berkeley field is full o people, dogs, kids, moms trying to launch kites against wind, domes, rc planes...a guy has a beautiful RC glider that hand-launches and flies for minutes in spirals jus to catch it back in zero wind, as I watch holding my WW. The quality of build is very high. The fittings are feeling all he pressure of the central spar and it’s imperative that you push the frame all the way in, or it will bend the wingtip fittings and might perforate. I’m sure they will came out with a more rigid piece or I’ll just change them frequently. You only assemble the central spine and the 4 standoffs, which are 3 and 4 mil. Bigger ones go on the wings. Smaller in the center. But I’m sure you all saw CR assembly video. Solid kite, very light even in standard, moans and pops in low wind, and roars as you pull it in more than 5mph. All in all I’m very happy about the whole deal. I sold my Rev 1.5 set to get it, with the UL spine too, after flying Revs for decades I was curious about something new and the Fulcrum fits the role perfectly. I still haven’t explored much of its capabilities, another very interesting thing are spins with your arms very offset, say the right all back and the left all extended, to make the kite spin in a cone shaped curve, because of the 3D shape. I gets really fast. I remember the rev Suoersonic I’m not misaken could do the same. And of course the flic-flac, fade and who knows what that S shaped wing promises. I had it since November. I need more time. More detailed review in the future.
  27. cerfvoliste


    Stock Green Race Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
  28. riffclown

    Widow's Mesh

    Renaming the topic so I can find it easier later
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