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    • Hello. I am new to this forum so I apologize if I am going about this the wrong way. I am looking for a jam session for my husband who is dying of cancer. He use to fly kites back in the day and had a jam session that he dearly loved. I would like to bring the joy of flying that kite back to him. Is there anyone here that would be able to help. I will buy or trade. Kite Girl  JG
    • Hello @Kite Girl, 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!
    • I stick to them as well, but actually I meant more of evolving by learning to deal with the kite and adopt to it. Take the three kites I referred to in my post above as an example: The HQ Maestro felt funny initially, but paved the way to to my deserted island DLK, the HQ Infinity. Before I was more familiar with older types of kites. The HQ Jam session felt “at home” and I had similar feelings for the Prism Elixir. Not being used to smallish low wind kites, the Prism 4D didn’t feel as a real kite for the first ten sessions. I’m sure that a similar (size/wind range) kite also could have provided that. Before the 4D I was very dependent of the larger inertia of “normal” standard wind range larger kites. The 4D was a medicine against the tendency I had from the Jam Session days to do tricking with a flick like input. The Rev Indoor felt like (and was) a total failure – constant unintended ground contact (*). I put it away for (one, two years was it?) after about five sessions. Since I returned to the Rev Indoor soon 3/4 years ago, it has provided: Much improved use of heavy brake (in normal flight) in no/low wind (and feeling of pressure) allowing the kite to do most of the work instead of you (and I thought that I already knew this from before…), not being so dependent on a soft LE in low wind to propel the kite and offering a (third**) flavour of quad axel practice... * The feeling is like a caricature of piloting a bridle-less 1.5 quad. ** The other flavours of axel practice I tested are 1.5 Revs and the “toss around forgiving” Skyburner Fulcrum.
    • Those are so nice. All these photos of his nice work really make me glad I went the way I did.  It got moved up in his que to later this week  was not supposed to get made for 3 weeks, great for me.  I will post a pic, maybe a video if I can get it in the sky.  Blue
    • I'll keep it "Mamba" mode....here is a pic on this iPad....more on another unit. (I have a Mamba, Killer Bee, Mantis, Mongoose, Mojo ul, 3 Air Fx (2 standard, 1 vented), K2, and K3. The Mongoose and the K2 needed some time for me to appreciate....but woweee!!! The Mantis and Mojo also needed a couple of sessions to figure out as well....(not that I will ever figure them out and don't want to). I remember Ken saying on his site he made the Mongoose for "him" and his style of flying, so I learnt pretty fast I don't/can't fly like him.....I am a total old skool flier btw, fwiw. Just for fun I went to BMK to see what was happening these days and to check out the  61/49 kite.....I'll be saving for quite a while for that one...lol.. I noticed some new variations on the Mamba and went....wtf.... Here ya go....my Mamba was inspired by a Killer Bee that I had acquired. I was also interested in Ken's evolution as an independent kite artist/maker so as they came up for sale I bought what I could when I could. So for fun here's my Mamba and Bee side by each.  bt
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