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  2. Again....wonderful... That's a real nice place you have to fly in!! That was the size(d) kite that would literally float and glide ever so slooooooowly. bt
  3. Not sure technique to accomplish, just know I like it, call and ask, many builders help each other
  4. Thanks for the replys, I'll be fixing this one myself. Already have the grossgrain from kite bag projects. Probably zigzag a stitch over the torn spots then add the tabs. I would like to cover the lower bungis as well. Did a Riff inspired triangle pocket on my 2 sized sail and that works great. Question for Paul, to tighten up the leading edge sleeve, do you assemble the leading edge and run a straight stitch with the needle in right position, presser foot running next to the rod? My 1.5 sul could realy use this mod as well. Could be an awkward seam to sew.
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  6. View Advert Quad Handles If anyone has some standard 13 inch laying around, I would be interested. Shoot me a price with shipping to 32931. Thank you Advertiser Corey Bell Date 07/22/2019 Price Category Accessories Brand Model 13”
  7. Probably as I've heard first and second hand accounts of his astounding flying...this done decades ago btw on his signature 1's. Which may or may not have some ramifications as back then there were only two sizes of Rev....the 1 and 2 (yeah the Bactracker for a bit so 3). Most Rev fliers nowadays fly the 1.5 size in it's various guises, and even though I have more 1.5's than 1's or 2's, I still think of the 1.5 as a compromise between the two....which in effect it is... as I enjoy the 1 sizes (1, Zen, Robertshaw) the best,and can do more "stuff" per se with those. I had a Supersonic that had some wonderful glides, as well as toss and catch. I've never tried them, but quad sticks and the reflex system probably won't help catch and throws. I have a Rev 2 setup with no bridle and a 2wrap travel frame for 3D flying. bt.
  8. A friend has sourced a mesh made out of Kevlar for repairs. Weighs a bit more, but I understand almost bulletproof.
  9. Indoor style, of course! I hadn't even bothered watching that video yet. I settled on 13 foot lines for no other reason than I was born on the 13th and refuse to believe that to be unlucky 😎. Success was fleeting for the most part. I did, however; successfully toss it into a breeze, recovered to a left facing hover, and held it there for maybe 10 seconds. Thanks again for mentioning indoor flying. As a key word in a forum search, "indoor" is probably going to yield more results than "urban".
  10. it can be saved, it's up to you (Eliot Shook or Paul Dugard, I recommend both HIGHLY ~ proven over several resurrection efforts each!), it will come back as stock or as modified as you desire. A tighter sleeve on the leading edge? "A-holes" instead of mesh LE? Different framing options? All spectra bridle? covers sewn over the knots? wear strips? in perfect conditions, I can walk along side of the kite during the catch, grabbing it when you desire instead of when you need to, want to dash forward and catch it behind you back, or in your teeth, sit down Indian style and have it land in your lap? This is on a 100 or 120 feet, obviously I can't throw it anywhere near that length, but it goes out "so far" and walking the rest of the slack out regains my flight. (sticks hold it inverted until then) Practice on "longer than your demo lengths" so it appears effortless, almost magnetic. Try to NOT pull from directly overhead, try 2/3 or 3/4s, fully stalled, so the kite's glide will apex during your yank and then come down towards you following the other side of that arc. The further "out there" on the top line leaders, the better during your yank to catch it. A longer pull adds more momentum, use as much arm movement as possible too. If you pulled the bottom lines as violently you'd get a flick-flak or the beginnings of a falling leaf, (walk enough slack into the violence, WAIT, step back and remove the dramatically placed slack as the last possible second to stand it back upright again before impact with Mother Earth. I love this quad line move outside and my kites are beat unmercifully doing it, decades of practice to master it fully. I've seen a 3-pack stack caught indoors, that is totally beyond this old dog though Throw & Catch rocks! You're not getting out of the first round of "Hot Tricks" w/o it!
  11. Stacked my two Synergy Deca Zero Winds. I really liked their floaty behavior.
  12. So I got this trick so dialed that I started to catch it with my left hand while holding the handles in the same hand. Just reach out your index finger and catch it. To bad that pokes your handles through the mesh. All good fun and visibly impressive, but it really destroys your leading edge mesh. Just noticed my grey fade full sail has 8-10 inchs of the mesh torn away. Time for some leading edge reinforcements and an extra straight stitch along the trailing edge is next. Guess I'll really beef it up and make this my street sail. This is my first rev and lasťed a noob 9 months of flailing and learning. But all sails after this will be from Kite Forge.
  13. Indoor style short and 15 feet of line
  14. Last week
    I don't know if it there's some dual line kite muscle memory at play, or what, but this maneuver came very quickly to me. I still have trouble losing altitude when turning on the edge of the wind window, but the bicycle rotation just felt natural.
  15. Corey Bell

    Quad Handles

    Time Left: 5 days and 11 hours

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    If anyone has some standard 13 inch laying around, I would be interested. Shoot me a price with shipping to 32931. Thank you

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  16. Hello @RythmFlyer, 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!
  17. Haven't been there in 10- 20 years. But attended Iowa state university and we used to sail minifish at Saylorville lake. Potentially good winds at some grassy parks on the Se side of the reservoir? Funny how they spelled "sailor" wrong. People in Iowa don't know the difference between a lake and a reservoir.
  18. Going to be attending birthday party in Des Moines area and I’m bringing kite bag with me. Anyone in the area wanting to fly some? I’ll be there August 2-6. LMK
  19. Link updated, thanks. https://monkeysee.com/how-to-fly-a-stunt-kite/
  20. Nice to see a few new players here, welcome all.
  21. Ok, I’ve updated the categories into two separate main Sale and Wanted sections, multiple sub-categories below it - open to further suggestions!
  22. Hello @Hengdakite Fan, 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!
  23. It's been a few months, could you give us an update on your journey (or anyone else chime in on theirs)? I'm currently sitting in the house; day 8 of a heat advisory, next two days under an excessive heat warning. I can't use the excuse that it's too hot to work in the yard and then pack up and my kites and head to my favorite flying field. That would set a bad precedent with my wife (who has, to this point, been supportive of my rekindled obsession with kiting). But, I could get away with short sessions in the backyard. I'm starting with one of JB's former Pro-B full sails, so it already has his reinforcements applied. It has the black race frame and I jumped on his offer to purchase a spare rod. Original Rev1 handles with TK Pro leaders-check 50# line and sleeving-check 3" Sail tape-check 2" Dacron tape-check Harbor Freight "Self-Bonding Super Tape" - check (I've already successfully used this to replace an end cap on my Scimitar). In a 10-15 mph wind I was comfortable flying my Rev1 on 40' lines in a 70' wide window (mimosa tree on the left, oak on the right) at the in-laws house. Here at home I'm going to have obstructed wind if I have any at all. In the area of the back yard that I'm hoping to fly in I'll have a 40' window and (minus line length) 65' of ground behind me. There's an 8' privacy fence on one side, 4' fence on the other. Crepe Myrtle trees and and a 10'x10' storage building complete the stage. Recommendations? 😁
  24. Hello @Lucho, 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!
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