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  2. happysuperbutton

    4 lines... your choices

    !!! Daydreaming now about hand collecting a new djinn at BKF.. #restless
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  4. RobB

    Hello from Wilson, NC

    Welcome, Wilson, NC. I'm familiar with Winston. NC... where's Wilson ? Hope your wind is better than Winston !
  5. riffclown

    Recharge

    Glad the kite made it there safely and even happier that you are pleased. looking forward to some video
  6. SparkieRob

    Recharge

    Recharging my kite batteries... Sweet in flight. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  7. NCREVR

    Hello from Wilson, NC

    Haha awesome Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  8. riffclown

    Hello from Wilson, NC

    Thank You.. Welcome to KiteLife.. You'll find the conversations here much like the conversations there at Flying Smiles...
  9. NCREVR

    Hello from Wilson, NC

    Yep that was me... I met you and your wife... beautiful kites also.. [emoji16][emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  10. riffclown

    Hello from Wilson, NC

    Was that You i met at Flying smiles?? I was there showing Eliot my kite builds..
  11. makatakam

    Hello from Wilson, NC

    Hi, and welcome to the forum. Lots of quad flyers here. Good to have you on board.
  12. John Barresi

    Danish Quad Clinic (Sep 8-9, 2018)

    Those maneuvers are extremely dated and simple, some calls details have evolved, but the basic movements required should serve as good practice items. With regard to 40m, I believe that is the international (non US) team standard, it’s close enough to play - the only challenge it presents is during “follow the train” maneuvers where kites with shorter lines are leaving wake or turbulence, through which anything on longer lines will have to fly (like driving a bumpy road). Worst case, it’s easy enough to shorten within a few minutes, which I am happy to personally assist with if it’s agreed to be advantageous.
  13. Exult

    Danish Quad Clinic (Sep 8-9, 2018)

    Would practising these maneuvers (or building blocks thereof, the movements i.e.) be a good preparation for the team flying part of the clinic?: https://revkites.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Revolution-Mega-Fly-Figures-v1d.pdf During my first and only group flying event (during the Nordic Kite Meeting) I had the longest line sets in use. My long lines (40kg and 75kg) are 40m long, which corresponds to 131ft, not 120ft. Would this be OK (personally I had no problems with them)?
  14. Just wanted to Hi y’all I’m glad I’m finally a part of KiteLife.. I visited Flying Smiles yesterday and it sparked me to get my SLE back out... Eliot is an awesome person and has some beautiful Kites.. soon I will have one of his masterpieces in my bag[emoji16] Here is my beauty...
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  16. John Barresi

    Advanced Quad Clinic (Aug 4-5, 2018)

    One spot gone.
  17. Chook

    You might be a kite nut.

    I work Monday to Wednesday at the local Agricultural College (Teaching building construction and Maintenance) On my days off I work from home from 8.00am to 12 knots...........to go power kiting in my buggy or land sailing. My local "Pink Lake" I use is only 2 kilometers away.
  18. ACrop

    You might be a kite nut.

    My husband's answer: "If you are on kitelife.com!" I would (secretly from him but openly to y'all) add "if you have ever realize you didn't hear what your spouse/child said because you were corresponding with a kitelife friend.". Man, I hope he never reads this stuff or I will get teased. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  19. riffclown

    You might be a kite nut.

    Guilty Why do you think I have the 4 Lines Everything Counts thread... GUILTY and truck, and storage area. Way beyond Guilty And my new contributions if you dream ways to put new ripstop patterns together. if you refuse to follow a pattern because "it's so limiting" if you film your kites just to watch them sparkle
  20. ACrop

    Rev 2 Help

    Sorry, I didn't recognize you in the 1/4 inch photo! . Nice to see you too! Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  21. jsc2501

    Rev 2 Help

    April, I’m going to take Paul’s advice and reframe in P90. Nice to hear from you Jeff Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  22. jsc2501

    Rev 2 Help

    Rob, Thank you Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  23. makatakam

    4 lines... your choices

    The "s" is missing from Transeye in the list. You should correct that so we don't mislead or confuse newcomers.
  24. riffclown

    Rev 2 Help

    @ACrop ---> @jsc2501 was with us in Corolla in April.. @jsc2501, Hit me up off line, I can help you with a bridle at least..
  25. riffclown

    4 lines... your choices

    Aye, Good call and Appreciated.
  26. John Barresi

    4 lines... your choices

    Added the Djinn to the lead list / post.
  27. ACrop

    Rev 2 Help

    Are you new to flying quad? I have heard that the B2 size can be a bit more twitchy to fly, so be patient with yourself as you start. No matter how you fix the bridle - buy or make - be sure to check that it is completely symmetrical. I would try out a regular and a french bridle if you can before committing to the french style. (Paul sure rocks his french bridles, but in my hands french bridle was weirdness.) Can you tell us what rods were in the frame? It maybe that if placed correctly you can use them together just fine. Many people use a mix of rods, to get a specific feel. What do you have to work with?
  28. Paul LaMasters

    Rev 2 Help

    Then start all over, my friend making the best of the situation. call Eliot Shook, get a French bridle, 12" magic sticks and a P-90 full replacement frame,... that kite will rock your socks off in any decent wind! Best flown on shorter lines so you can throw & catch it, probably shorter than 80 feet most of the time. I like mine on 90 feet of 100# skyBond in big wind (over 20 mph) and on 50 feet of 50# Skybond when conditions warrant a more proper flailing length, down to low wind tickles. A single Axel is a miracle, doubles are too easy to do, flickin' it inside out, catching it like magnetism was employed instead just your proper techniques. I like a Rev2/B2 on longer handles (15's or longer) so you can really impart your demanding will into a wrist flick or thumb stab which yields a dramatic impact on the other end with the kite. Heck you can even fly a "2" with no bridle at all, like my coach Jeffery Burka, (He flies his UPwind one-handed w/o looking at it, .... on maybe 35 feet of line. He could do this over your thanksgiving dinner party's heads indoors or in a 20 mph breeze off of the ocean!) There are plans somewhere on the web from a French team of quad-heads, "Crazy Drivers". Their magic sticks are super short subs which bend the frame (exactly like the Reflex mechanism) and the "bridge line" of the truss stings is connected to the bottom of the sail (@ the center Vee) instead of going all the way across to the half half of the sail. This makes a very pronounced 3D-shaped sail (a flat sail flies better in no/low wind, a 3D sail is all floaty and has to be tended always like a Deca) and allows you to unroll the kite (after wrapping in up in the strings!) in flight during your throw! Oh but wait, they can catch it back rolled up again after flying around awhile. I saw this in Canada a half dozen of so years ago by one of 'em. OMG Look upon your purchase as a great example of what's possible, all from that sail. You can go into a dozen different directions and still make it back to stock if so desired. I envy you! ENJOY
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