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  1. 6 points
    @jeepinjeepin walking by at the 50 second mark. @Bill Clay Displaying his Phantom at the 4:20 mark.. All in all I was very pleased with the way each of these sails performed from the beginning. Everything was well balanced and had very good low wind performance..
  2. 5 points
    I won’t be bringing Djinn for sale on the Berkeley field (if I have them by then) out of respect to Highline Kites (no Djinn resale yet) and to Revolution Kites who pays for a learn to fly field and supports the festival as a sponsor, though it might possible to meet somewhere offsite... IF they’re ready by then.
  3. 5 points
    Recharging my kite batteries... Sweet in flight. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  4. 4 points
    Hi all, This karma drawing is for a Premier Widow NG in excellent overall condition with the exception of a broken bridle (left side only - right is still intact for copying) and a very small hole in the leading edge material (no danger of expanding). Normally sold for about $200, this was one of the kites I used while training my teammates on Team KiteLife, a quick bridle replacement / repair (like $1-$2 worth of bridle line) and you’ve got yourself a champ! Remember, the winner pays it forward with something from their own bag or shopping list (take a look at our past drawings for examples) - reply here with “I’m in” to enter! IN so far: @Breezin @jeepinjeepin @LookuPLars @Mike Klaiber @Sonex128 @T in WI @Deke Haid @Cosa Drawing on July 10th! == Some rules and guidelines: Don’t play unless you’re willing to put up a prize and ship it to whoever wins.  Shipping is paid by the original poster, the winner pays nothing. Be prepared to ship your prize anywhere in the lower 48 US States. Sorry, but due to shipping costs, we really have to limit this to the lower 48 US States. RULE CHANGE (7/31/2014): Members from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii are welcome to enter the Karma drawings provided they are willing to pay half of the Karma prize shipping cost. The method and timing of the payment will be agreed upon between the two parties after the drawing for a particular prize.  You can choose the length of the giveaway, but keep it between 1 and 2 weeks. Try to ship the prize promptly. You should be able to ship it within a week, but if you can’t, PM the winner and let them know. Sometimes life gets in the way! This whole thing works on the honor system so if there are any problems shipping or receiving a prize, it needs to be worked out between the two parties. Don’t forget…Karma!  This isn’t a competition, but feel free to be generous! If you can only put up a hat, or a tail for a stunt kite, great! If you have something in your kite bag that you never fly and would be willing to ship, that’s great too. Either way, the people that join to win it will appreciate it. When you receive your prize, post a thank you to the thread where you won it. The thread will be locked after that point so the new **KARMA** stays above it. KiteLife is not responsible for exchanges of information and interactions between members, please be kind and treat it like any classifieds or online transaction.
  5. 4 points
    Initial mockup hints at the final look for this commissioned sail. This one will be symmetrical and will have a few extra bells and whistles.. LE on this one will be black. Basting will be this weekend.. This being a commissioned piece, the owner will get to name it as he sees fit.
  6. 4 points
    If you go to a kite festival and kite shop while on your honeymoon.
  7. 4 points
    🏁 Great show of respect and a prime example of how to do business as part of a community.. Wish I could like it twice!
  8. 4 points
    Glad the kite made it there safely and even happier that you are pleased. looking forward to some video
  9. 4 points
    Added the Djinn to the lead list / post.
  10. 4 points
    Piloted by @Khal I really like the sparkle of this particular sail.
  11. 4 points
    First Flight was spot on for all 3 diamonds sails.. Winds were below 5mph until after lunch. After that is picked up to around 8MPH.Great light wind day and perfect conditions to test these sails out..
  12. 3 points
    Next up is a series of 3 sails all in gray tones (Black, Charcoal, Silver and White)..Not sure if this will be a stack or individual kites yet. Picture is to give an idea of what is coming. Patterns are by no means set yet.
  13. 3 points
    After extensive self reflection, I've come to the conclusion I'm offended by this topic.. Specifically the word "might" 🎵🎶
  14. 3 points
    Djinn: waiting on the factory samples to be done, re-tested and finalized, hopefully in the next couple of weeks? Then we’ll be able to release info about pricing, pre orders and shipping timeframe.
  15. 3 points
    I bought a Freilein Exodus Max because I was curious and liked the look. (and it was I could afford at the time) I've been pretty happy with it so far. The construction appears to be very good. Some things I like more than others and there are obvious changes to cut down on costs like the T fitting to hold the vertical spar, but they compensate with tape on the sail to protect the vertical from rubbing on the sail. Haven't had any problems with the carbon fiber frame either. I think it's a decent kite for the price. I just flew it last weekend at the beach with 20-23 mph winds. full brake and all the way out on the top leaders and it handled pretty well with minimal flexing. not prime conditions, but I was happy enough flying all day.
  16. 3 points
  17. 3 points
    OK this happened just now.. The UPS guy stops... just to talk!
  18. 3 points
    If when you are driving, and pointing out all the good places to fly. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  19. 3 points
    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
  20. 3 points
    That purple one sure is a beautiful sail. It does have great sparkle to it. I noticed that you have changed the belly shape a bit, rounded it and seems a bit shorted vertically. What led to those changes and how does it feel in the air? Wish I could have been there to fly it. Kinda glad I was so far from such temptations. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  21. 3 points
    Yes, those are the leaders you want. No, 50# line won't help at all until you have enough experience in low wind -- it may actually hinder your learning. The 50ft lines decrease the size of the window you fly in and things happen faster -- not helpful when learning. The 3 wrap frame is good to 20 mph wind, and more than that in a vented kite. Don't fly your full sail in 20 mph wind. You'll prematurely stretch the sail material, or worse yet, wreck the kite when you lose control. High and/or low wind flying can be difficult without enough experience. I'm not saying don't fly -- just saying know what to expect. Quad line foils are flown using pretty much the same inputs as a Rev, but with different intensity and timing. Not radically different, but different enough that you'll notice immediately. You won't be able to fly like the videos you've seen for a while, but you'll get closer to that point each time you fly, so get out there and fly as much as you can. Just remember why you fly. Have fun, smile and don't forget to breathe.
  22. 3 points
    When I was starting out Cath at Flying Smiles kites recommended that I stick to 90# or 100# lines until I could control landings and launches and keep it off the ground really reliably. She said 50# is much more likely to pop when it snags on ground crud (sticks rocks and such). Yes 50# should help you in lower wind, but JB would tell you that experience will trump equipment every time. While you might be thinking the 50# line will help you rack up experience faster, many would say you will learn faster by being pickier with your wind at this stage. I would say that following the ok or better wind and waiting until I had solid self rescue from the ground techniques has served me well and as a result the 50# lines will hopefully last longer. Also to your question, the leaders on kitelife store are built by TK, JBs wife to the specs he recommends. Glad you are having fun. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  23. 2 points
    Converted it to JPG as i was unable to see the original pic without downloading.. Very nice work!!!
  24. 2 points
    Welcome to the forum.
  25. 2 points
    If you pull your kid out of his first week back to school and drive 20 hours to WSIKF... [emoji847] Sent from my IPhone