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  2. Rybka

    Foam grips

    Looks like they do have a presence in the US under the name GripWorks, thank you
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  4. Still very useful including your ' look up the post I made 10 posts up " comment. Thanks
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  6. I don't personally have that much experience or knowledge about the subject, so I compiled that info while I was learning about it and put it in a format in order for me to be able to comprehend it better. Basically I was having difficulty understanding it, so I used that process.
  7. davide63

    Foam grips

    There's a website in the UK for company called Sinclair & Rush who sell foam sleeves and handle grips with various internal diameters, wall thickness and lengths. Plus they say they are manufactured in the states, maybe they have a website there.
  8. BobL, Thanks for your reply. I think Breezin bought a Superfly which I'm not really considering. Yes Hypnotist is heavy, 600g. I like to fly it in as low a wind as possible but it does tend to drop out the sky when you are trying to recover while flying low and the wind drops. Also I find tip wraps are difficult to clear from the bungee knots. Otherwise a great a beginners kite that tricks nicely and can take a beating. I was interested in Supernova because they are a similar size but I wondered how different the inputs would need to be.
  9. This about sums it up..
  10. Small foils are still an excellent recommendation and probably still the most resilient choice. I was only pointing out the the baffles are inherent in all the foil designs. It isn't just the Symphony. A frames kite in a direct ground impact would probably fare no better. Kids (of all ages) tend to like the loud thump heard when a foil divebombs into the ground. Sometimes they start doing it on purpose until it fails and then they blame the kite... I tend to key on the mention of the Symphony since I like that particular kite so very much, I have 9 of them..
  11. Easy Cjay. I missed the post where you listed the different kite brands probably as several came in at once to my email so was rolling down not all the way up. I have now looked back up the post history and seen it, Sorry I through you were referring to another thread hence asking about it. That was my mistake Not trying having a go at you, you guys have been very helpful not trying to upset you guys. I quoted you about the brand listing as there was some confusion when I got the email version then was looking for the posted version which had been edited, having replied in a hurry to the email version, Riff was asking about it as the reference was not in the posts history hence quoting the last part of the original post. It was trying to clear up confusion. As said the mistake was thinking the reference to the brand kit list you mentioned was part of a different thread not 10 post up as you said, which now Ive done and thought opps. As said the comment 'More info helps with better decision making, more so good sources for said info.' was just saying basic wisdom it does help to have more info in any circumstances to make better eventual decisions whatever it is . It was not having a go at you. Likewise mentioning cross referencing, that's just common good practice and I was more referring to various people saying the BQ4 Fluxx being fine or too much for said nephew, then as you say making decsions based on the balance I suggested the kid bit as several beginner sections I have seen across various forums seem to miss that out and it seemed a good idea to suggest as many cases the beginner is a small child and it helps those not experienced like you to ask about that . Bearing in mind many will be clueless hence coming to forums like this to get some advice from those in the know, once gained can pass it on. Safety is a big issue there its not so much about parent responsibility more like clueless parents trying to be responsible by trying to get clued up, everyone was that clueless beginner once and maybe having had a go or their kids wanting to need to get clued up. I figured if im doing this there would be many others doing the same who dont know about a safe age, they want to get the kids into int so by late teens and 20s will be flying around kite surfing and impressing others by getting them in early, but need to know how early they can do it and safely thats all As said thanks for the help and appreciate it. And As I get more experienced and more clued up will pay it forward as I expect said nephew to and help others
  12. almost everything becomes personal taste after learning the basics, we both have easily visual identifiable styles for movements of bodies and kites
  13. cjay

    Virtual Rant

    I supersize with that.
  14. The info I posted is all I am going to post about it. If that isn't good enough for you, then feel free to search the forum for more info. As to the symphony pro kite crashing, I was referring to my personal experience with the one that I have. You can feel free to begin to proceed to obtain those details by referencing the comment that I made which you quoted for reference to that info.
  15. If you aren't capable of scrolling up about 10 posts on this page and reading that information which was already posted here dated December 30, 2018 then I can't be of any help to you.
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  17. You sir, are exceptional. 😘
  18. Was an easy sell for me..
  19. Alas, classic chat just doesn't have the draw anymore amidst all of the other mediums, been a hard sell for relatively few participants - I don't see trying to revive that program. 🤷‍♂️
  20. Would also be nice to line up some more Direct Line chats. Overall, The Group Chat feature doesn't get nearly as much traffic as it used to..
  21. Andy Scott (UK) is the technical mind behind the site, I provided only consultation and hosting aspects - as I understand it the API interface has changed to favor "charge for usage" and eliminated some of the free functionality KiteMap was built on. *hands in the air*
  22. Ah, that is unfortunate. Is the data on the locations also stuck behind the Google API issues? Even just having a flat list of locations, or grouped my state/country with links to the individual pages would be invaluable. The map is really nice to have, but the data itself is more valuable.
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