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    1. General Sport Kite

      For any sport kite topic that doesn't fit into one of the listed forums, you have free reign here... Challenge the panel!

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    2. Beginners

      We all started somewhere... If you have a question on to do a trick, someone here can probably fill in the blanks as there is a lot of collective experience you can draw on here.

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    3. Trick Flying

      From Jacob's Ladders to Cascades, Yo Yos to the Comete... This is the place to discuss the hows, whats and whys of modern trick flying and kites specialized for that purpose!

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    4. Quad Heads

      This is where all you Revolution and quad line nuts can exchange information and tips on the finest quad line kite designs known to man... Drop a line!

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    5. Indoor Flying

      Discuss upcoming indoor events, kites, equipment, stories, flying tips and more... What, me need wind?

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    6. Team Flying

      Any questions or discussions about team or pairs flying on this forum can usually be found here, we are lucky to have several veteran team fliers here in the KL forum.

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    7. Competition

      All discussion pertaining to sport kite competition in the USA or internationally, rules, tips & techniques, organization, or anything else related.

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    8. Adjustments and Modifications

      Got a special trick, technique or modification for your kite(s) or equipment? Share it with the other fliers here, and keep the evolution happening!

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  4. Single Line

    1. General Single Line

      Anything single line related that doesn't fit up above, put it here!

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    2. Indoor Gliders

      Discussion for single line indoor kiting.

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    3. Beginner Questions

      Have a question about kite making, tuning, or any other topic related to single lines? Post it here!

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    4. KAP - Kite Aerial Photography

      Want to know about taking aerial photographs or video, or want to share some experiences? Do it here!

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  5. Power Kiting

    1. Power Kites

      Whether they're flat, dimensional or parafoil-based, this is the place to discuss any sort of power kite flying, tuning and repair techniques.

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    2. Kite Buggy

      Setting the trend for traction kiting in the early 90s, buggying is still going strong worldwide with speed and distance records being set everyday.

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    3. Kite Surfing

      Arguably the hottest thing on the global kiting market, kite surfing blends extreme sports with wind sports to make an exciting and media-rich past time.

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    4. Kite Boarding

      Quickly becoming one of the hot facets of power kiting, kite boarding is something else... Imagine a big skateboard with knobby wheels, and you've got it!

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  6. General Kite Stuff

    1. Open Topic

      Personal announcements, general kite stuff or what have you, if it doesn't easily fit into one of the main discussion topics or kite classifications, this is the place for you.

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    2. Kite Videos

      If you know where to find kite videos, let it be known! In addition to general footage, Kitelife is always looking for more sport kite competition or demo routines to add to their video database.

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    3. Kite Photographs

      If you have a collection of photographs, new or old, post a link to them here! Mugshots, aerial and ground shots of kites all apply of course. :)

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    4. Kites for Sale, Swap or Trade

      Looking to off-load a new or used kite out of your personal collection? Post, name your price and someone may just be in need!

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    5. Kite Making

      Discuss kite making techniques, styles and applications here!

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    6. Local Connections

      Looking for other kite fliers in your part of the world? Click in here, find your the discussion for your general area and say hello - kiting is better with company, make a connection here! If you don't see your area listed, send the admin a note and we'll try to arrange something. 

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    7. Favorite Kite Fields

      Where did you fly today & what were you flying? Have an ideal spot to fly, or even a memorable one away from home? Share it with other visitors, arrange to meet, or comment on ones you see here!

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    8. Kite Travel

      Tips for safe transport of kites as well as advice for dealing with any aspect of travel to and from kiting events.

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    9. Kite Plans

      For sport kite, single line, foil, or anything under the sun... Feel free to exhange info and share web links for others to enjoy.

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  7. Everything Else

    1. Lifestyle

      Doing something to make yourself healthier and happier, or have a question for your fellow forum users? Share it here!

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    2. Web Sites

      Found a cool kite site on the web? Post it here, after review we may add it to the links page as well!

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    3. Off Topic

      Anything and everything that doesn't fit anywhere else... Oddballs and all!

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      When flying a B Std with a Diamond frame as opposed to a Black Race frame, I prefer the extra mass of the heavier frame. Sure you have to work a bit harder to keep it in the air BUT the returns come in the form of extra inertia.

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    • Ok....first post.  I'm a 63 year old retiree who inherited some of my father's kite gear.  I travel fairly frequently on a motorcycle during the nice weather and wanted to take up kiting as a relaxing pass time when on the road.  Due to storage issues I picked up a power foil and while it has provided some entertainment (when I was able to get it in the air and not just try and untangle the four lines) I want to try the Revolution style as my father had. My plan is to 'start' with a classic 1.5 standard with a travel frame so I can take it on the bike realizing that if i get the 'bug' I'll add on.   My Dad had given his Rev to his grandson however I've ended up with his two Delta's and a quad line Synergy by Decca/Guildworks (?).  It also includes the handles for the quad line kite and also the line.  All this gear has been kept in a kite bag in my Mom's house since he last flew which is about 16 years ago.  Will the lines be any good for me to use during my upcoming learning curve?  There's been no extreme temps or UV issues?  I'll measure the handles to see if there 13" which is what I see in the Rev packages. Thanks in advance..... Ron - Vancouver Island BC
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