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  1. Yeah, haven't been on for quite awhile now. Life changes. Have returned to the working world to keep up with expenses. Part time security officer - 4 days/week. Lots of walking. Anyway - just wanted everyone to know I'm still around and mostly using FB as my info source. Fly high my friends, fly high.......
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  2. Alright folks, we've got a winner! One brand new set of 30'x90# goes out to subscriber #1484, @David Coffey! Congrats man! Thanks to all, as always, stay tuned for another prize very soon.
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  3. We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way. LaserPro Gold 30 ft x 90# quad line set and a Hoo-Rag from Kite Forge, an $85 value! == Full info: https://kiteforge.com/product/laserpro-gold-quad/ https://kiteforge.com/product/djinnspired-hoo-rag/ This package includes a ready to fly line set on an official LaserPro winder! NOTE: This is exactly the same line set that I fly myself - it's ready to fly right out of the bag... We should be able to ship from existing inventory when a winner is drawn, worst case should be 1-2 weeks for restock. You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/422, and will be drawn on Dec 10th, 2021! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
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  4. We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way. Donated back into the prize pool by our Feb 2022 winner, @Yoyoing_p... One brand new Djinn XT from Kite Forge, $405 value, in HOT FADE! == Full info - https://kiteforge.com/djinn More videos - https://kiteforge.com/videos/ This package includes a Hot Fade XT (EXTRA VENT) sail, Mystic 18 frame and a kite sleeve! NOTE: This is exactly the same Djinn XT configuration that I fly myself - no special mods needed, it's already a boss right out of the bag... We should be able to ship from existing inventory when a winner is drawn, worst case will be 2-4 weeks for restock (depending on color choice). You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/416, and will be drawn on April 1st, 2022! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
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  5. Drum roll... This month's prize is going home with subscriber #1472! A huge congrats to @Dave Schutsky, I know it'll go to good use. Ongoing, deepest, humble thanks to ALL of you for your ongoing patience and support of KiteLife. 🙏 Stay tuned for a new prize very soon!
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  6. We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way. The winner of this drawing will receive one brand new white and purple Kaiju by Kite Forge, complete with 7' lines ($135 value)... Actual prize kite is WHITE and PURPLE, not as shown in the photo and video above. == Info on the Kite Forge website: http://kiteforge.com/product/kaiju/ http://kiteforge.com/help-tutorials/ == If you haven't done so already, You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/428, and will be drawn on October 30th, 2021! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin.
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  7. Drum roll! Our lucky winner this month is... A huge congratulations to subscriber #1675, @OfTheSunWarrior, this bad boy is going home with Brian Borbely! Thanks to all, stay tuned for a new prize very soon. 🙏
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  8. We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way. LaserPro Gold 120 ft x 90# quad line set from Kite Forge, $100 value! == Full info - https://kiteforge.com/product/laserpro-gold-quad/ This package includes a ready to fly line set on an official LaserPro winder! NOTE: This is exactly the same line set that I fly myself - it's ready to fly right out of the bag... We should be able to ship from existing inventory when a winner is drawn, worst case should be 1-2 weeks for restock. You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/427, and will be drawn on Sep 15th, 2021! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
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  9. Hello, A new website about quad line kites is online: QuadKites.org! You can run our first megateam flight simulations and read our project. Our first goal is to help kitefliers to fly together, to fly routines and to agree more easily about vocabulary. We are preparing a gallery of individual, team or megateam maneuvers and the different calls we know. We believe that the flight is universal, but not the language. We've just published a first US team maneuver: blender with 4, 6, 8 and 10 kites. We thank all kitefliers who are already supporting us! Don't forget that we're just starting the initiative. For example, current translations from French are automatic and therefore not perfect. Feel free to share your feedback and your suggestions in order to help us improve and develop our project! Alban
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  10. One of the ways we thank our KiteLife Subscribers in addition to our extensive community, publication archives and video tutorials is by way of regular prize drawings in which we give away some very, very cool and coveted kite items an average of every 4-6 weeks! Having an active subscription automatically enters you into the drawings, and we personally notify all winners. Sign up here for less than $2 a month - http://join.kitelife.com == Quick and dirty formatting on this list, but here it is... Prize Date / Winner Name / Sub # / Prize Discussion (URL) / Prize Name / Prize Value 2003-02-01 Rick Wolcott 9 http://kitelife.com/...ndian-fighters/ Indian Fighter kit $50.00 2003-02-01 Vance Dearth 25 http://kitelife.com/...ndian-fighters/ 2003 AKAGN DVD $30.00 **** 2004 **** 2004-03-01 Paul Fortin 12 http://kitelife.com/...s-and-fighters/ Indian Fighter Kit $50.00 2004-03-01 Kirk Dulaney 27 http://kitelife.com/...s-and-fighters/ Inflatable Octopus $80.00 2004-04-01 Patti Clements 31 http://kitelife.com/...edgwick-series/ Rev I Sedgwick Series $275.00 2004-09-01 Amy McAuley 75 http://kitelife.com/...izes-coming-up/ Jack in the Box Light $250.00 2004-10-01 Scott Davis 2 http://kitelife.com/...izes-coming-up/ Ghost Pyro Delta $160.00 2004-10-01 Jorge Arellano 44 http://kitelife.com/...izes-coming-up/ Phoenix Supreme $190.00 2004-11-01 William Carter 68 http://kitelife.com/...volution-blast/ Revolution Blast $315.00 2004-11-01 David Blomfield 74 http://kitelife.com/...r-xtr-unleaded/ Transfer XT.R (Unleaded) $350.00 2004-12-01 Gary MacEachern 42 http://kitelife.com/...ew-tech-spirit/ New Tech Spirit $140.00 **** 2005 **** 2005-01-01 Richard Bruderek 77 http://kitelife.com/...iqued-rokkakus/ Premier Rokakkus (x2) $220.00 2005-02-01 Allen Taylor 80 http://kitelife.com/...-tech-big-bang/ New Tech Big Bang $120.00 2005-03-01 Ron Hardie 63 http://kitelife.com/...om-prism-kites/ Prism E2 $150.00 2005-05-01 John Jones 66 http://kitelife.com/...4-spikey-balls/ Spikey Balls $750.00 2005-06-01 Ted Shaw 15 http://kitelife.com/...ctrum-sky-hook/ 30' Spectrum Sky Hook $115.00 2005-08-01 William Rossley 34 http://kitelife.com/...578-air-guitar/ Air Guitar $230.00 2005-08-01 Earl Spriggs 41 http://kitelife.com/...0-big-bang-pro/ Big Bang Pro $120.00 2005-10-01 Scott Davis 2 http://kitelife.com/...speedfoil-rm10/ Speedfoil RM10 $120.00 2005-11-02 Larry Zilar 70 http://kitelife.com/...inflatable-ufo/ 10' inflatable UFO $150.00 2005-12-05 Tim Vaughan 54 http://kitelife.com/...quad-line-kite/ Airbow quad line kite $350.00 2005-12-30 Isaac Trejo 107 http://kitelife.com/...749-dot-matrix/ Dot Matrix $280.00 **** 2006 **** 2006-02-01 Mike Kory 38 http://kitelife.com/...769-air-guitar/ Air Guitar $230.00 2006-03-01 Ray Cooper 196 http://kitelife.com/...topic/785-fury/ Fury $300.00 2006-03-31 Paul Goodrich 85 http://kitelife.com/...volution-kites/ UFO by Lee Sedgwick $100.00 2006-05-05 Don King 60 http://kitelife.com/...23-freestylist/ Freestylist by Skyburner Kites $150.00 2006-06-06 Joseph Kendsersky 167 http://kitelife.com/...6-revolution-i/ Revolution I $250.00 2006-07-06 Rob Barden 259 http://kitelife.com/...c/936-acrobatx/ Acrobatx $80.00 2006-08-10 Braden Walters 233 http://kitelife.com/...ic/979-gallego/ Gallego $160.00 2006-09-12 Stephen Wasson 157 http://kitelife.com/...nch-connection/ French Connection $140.00 2006-10-11 Jim Fielder 10 http://kitelife.com/...-pyro-delta-x2/ Ghost Pyro Delta $70.00 2006-10-11 Randy Ashely 217 http://kitelife.com/...-pyro-delta-x2/ Ghost Pyro Delta $70.00 2006-11-10 Kerry Glass 245 http://kitelife.com/...allego-supreme/ Gallego Supreme $260.00 2006-12-18 Paul Fouts 219 http://kitelife.com/...5-revolution-i/ Revolution I $250.00 **** 2007 **** 2007-01-21 Egan Davis 188 http://kitelife.com/...ook-airfoil-60/ Skyhook Airfoil 60 $250.00 2007-02-27 Roy Slettevold 244 http://kitelife.com/...437-spirit-man/ Spirit Man $120.00 2007-04-03 Paula Brown 275 http://kitelife.com/...irit-quad-line/ Spirit (quad line) $120.00 2007-05-08 Tim Vaughan 54 http://kitelife.com/...11-fury-85-std/ Fury .85 STD $300.00 2007-06-12 Timothy Stahl 363 http://kitelife.com/...nch-connection/ French Connection $140.00 2007-07-24 Charlie Thompson 531 http://kitelife.com/.../1631-acrobatx/ Acrobatx $80.00 2007-09-05 David Goodwin (ToyGuy) 388 http://kitelife.com/...irit-quad-line/ Spirit (quad line) $120.00 2007-10-17 Michael Mason 365 http://kitelife.com/...-pocket-rocket/ Pocket Rocket $175.00 2007-12-17 Bob Matteo 94 http://kitelife.com/...-fox-25-vented/ Silver Fox 2.5 Vented $160.00 **** 2008 **** 2008-02-12 Fred & Kay Ogle 187 http://kitelife.com/...ansition-tails/ 48' Transition Tails $144.00 2008-04-08 Ron Cooper 441 http://kitelife.com/...cherry-bomb-x3/ Cherry Bomb (x3) $150.00 2008-06-25 James Connelly 35 http://kitelife.com/...-pocket-rocket/ Pocket Rocket $175.00 2008-06-25 Walt Thompson 319 http://kitelife.com/...-pocket-rocket/ Pocket Rocket $175.00 2008-09-03 Dennis Fishback 181 http://kitelife.com/...nch-connection/ French Connection $140.00 2008-10-10 Calvin Leibelt 364 http://kitelife.com/...igital-edition/ Fury .85 - Digital Edition $385.00 2008-12-01 Tom Coffey 348 http://kitelife.com/...16-magic-delta/ 16' Magic Delta $199.00 **** 2009 **** 2009-01-16 Grant Lovett 97 http://kitelife.com/...-series-vented/ B-Series Vented $340.00 2009-02-25 Rudy Bouhuys 156 http://kitelife.com/...silver-fox-std/ Silver Fox STD $160.00 2009-03-18 Ted Shaw 15 http://kitelife.com/...06-freestylist/ Freestylist $150.00 2009-04-01 Darin Fong 479 http://kitelife.com/...-cesium-access/ Cesium Access $160.00 2009-07-02 Bill Hayes 272 http://kitelife.com/...le-caterpillar/ 15' Inflatable Caterpillar $400.00 2009-08-01 Bob Matteo 94 http://kitelife.com/...rick-and-track/ Trick and Track $145.00 2009-09-15 Ben Grey 308 http://kitelife.com/...opic/3416-soul/ Soul $249.00 2009-10-17 Calvin Leibelt 364 http://kitelife.com/...-pyro-delta-x2/ 7' Ghost Pyro Delta (x2) $140.00 2009-12-01 Masters Canvas 389 http://kitelife.com/...-pocket-rocket/ Pocket Rocket $175.00 **** 2010 **** 2010-01-15 Detlef Griese 216 http://kitelife.com/...es-vtd-package/ B-Series VTD (package) $350.00 2010-02-25 Martin Schwarz 579 http://kitelife.com/...-silver-fox-ul/ Silver Fox UL $160.00 2010-03-22 Walt Ellis 478 http://kitelife.com/...and-pyro-delta/ Martin's Legs and Pyro Delta $120.00 2010-05-01 Robert Matteo 94 http://kitelife.com/...cherry-bomb-x3/ Cherry Bomb X3 $150.00 2010-06-15 Steve Thorsen 619 http://kitelife.com/...-package-61510/ B-Series VTD package $350.00 2010-06-22 Wayne Fu 98 http://kitelife.com/...bsession-62010/ 1999 Obsession $130.00 2010-06-28 Stuart Forsyth 584 http://kitelife.com/...829-kaos-62510/ KAOS $170.00 2010-06-30 Dale Ray 643 http://kitelife.com/...-emotion-63010/ Sweet Emotion $180.00 2010-08-10 Steve Tisch 593 http://kitelife.com/...ower-kite-8510/ SDT 2.8 Power Kite $225.00 2010-09-11 Terry Ashenfelter 631 http://kitelife.com/...-package-91010/ B-Series MID package $330.00 2010-10-18 Brad Bixby 574 http://kitelife.com/...ossfire-101510/ Crossfire $139.00 2010-11-26 James Rodriguez 638 http://kitelife.com/...-rocket-112510/ Pocket Rocket $175.00 2010-12-27 Joanna Chen 790 http://kitelife.com/...irplane-122710/ 10' Inflatable Airplane $350.00 **** 2011 **** 2011-01-26 Masanobu Komuro 448 http://kitelife.com/...3996-zen-12511/ Zen $440.00 2011-02-10 Bill Hayes 272 http://kitelife.com/...9-coyote-21011/ Coyote $125.00 2011-03-01 Rocky Freed 639 http://kitelife.com/...t-emotion-3111/ Sweet Emotion $180.00 2011-04-05 Dominic Juliano 122 http://kitelife.com/...d-package-4511/ B-Series VTD Package $350.00 2011-04-15 Mike Jones 816 http://kitelife.com/...-sle-rev-41511/ "Oh Canda" SLE Rev $303.00 2011-05-05 Scott Keasler 651 http://kitelife.com/...obsession-5511/ 1999 Obsession $130.00 2011-06-10 Marvin Magcale 842 http://kitelife.com/...wer-kite-61011/ SDT 2.8 Power Kite $225.00 2011-07-10 Brian Bevins 847 http://kitelife.com/...-package-71011/ Vented B2 package $329.00 2011-08-12 Jason Harmer 877 http://kitelife.com/...rossfire-81211/ Crossfire $139.00 2011-10-05 Peter Webster 659 http://kitelife.com/...-package-92711/ B-Series STD Package $350.00 2011-10-25 Jeryll Autore 333 http://kitelife.com/...-kymera-102511/ Kymera $198.00 2011-12-05 Ken Walker 555 http://kitelife.com/...-package-12511/ B-Series Mid-Vent Package $350.00 **** 2012 **** 2012-01-16 Nathaniel Clark 868 http://kitelife.com/...3-kymera-11512/ Kymera $198.00 2012-02-22 Steven Leonard 596 http://kitelife.com/...-delta-x2-22212 7' Ghost Pyro Delta X2 $140.00 2012-03-03 Rob Barden 259 http://kitelife.com/...dow-maker-4312/ Widow Maker $345.00 2012-05-01 James Mason 667 http://kitelife.com/...ower-kite-5112/ SDT 2.8 Power Kite $225.00 2012-06-11 Fred/Donna Taylor 925 http://kitelife.com/...-maker-6102012/ Widow Maker $345.00 2012-06-25 Jeryl Autore 333 http://kitelife.com/...ries-zen-62512/ B-Series ZEN $440.00 2012-07-04 Rob Barden 259 http://kitelife.com/...ost-pyros-7412/ THREE (yes, x3) Ghost Pyros $210.00 2012-07-11 Robin Pennell 641 http://kitelife.com/...-emotion-71112/ Sweet Emotion $180.00 2012-07-18 Mitch Cordover 573 http://kitelife.com/...-package-71812/ B-Series Mid-Vent Package $335.00 2012-08-13 Joe Becker 837 http://kitelife.com/...rossfire-81312/ Crossfire $139.00 2012-09-20 Karen Mault 461 http://kitelife.com/...v-15-sle-92012/ Oh Canada Rev $303.00 2012-10-15 Ron Henderson 944 http://kitelife.com/...oor-rev-101512/ Indoor Rev $259.00 2012-11-15 Tim Gardner 894 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5214-sdt-28-power-kite-111512/ SDT 2.8 Power Kite $225.00 2012-12-25 Nick Neville 590 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5230-kymera-xmas-122512/ Kymera $210.00 **** 2013 **** 2013-01-15 Kody Jones 654 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5215-vented-b2-package-11513/ B2 Package $329 2013-02-20 Scott Keasler 651 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5256-sweet-emotion-22013/ Sweet Emotion $180 2013-04-01 Robert Pyle 589 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5286-revolution-b2-suite-4-1-13/ B2 Suite $828 2013-04-15 Erik Mikkelsen 1059 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5299-crossfire-41513/ Crossfire $139.00 2013-05-13 Raul Santiago 942 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5338-kymera-51513/ Kymera $210 2013-06-01 Ron Ortega 985 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5366-b-series-std-package-6113/ B-Series STD $335 2013-07-15 Kevin Reynolds 802 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5367-b-series-vtd-package-71513/ B-Series VTD $335 2013-08-25 Morgan Seamont 990 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5462-b-series-mid-vent-package-82513/ B-Series MID $335 2013-10-20 Scott Benz 1027 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5594-vented-b2-revolution-102013/ Vented B2 $330 2013-12-01 Adam Webster 759 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5640-b-series-mid-vent-package-12113/ B-Series MID $335 **** 2014 **** 2014-02-01 David McNeil 1149 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5699-limited-edition-level-one-bay-area-sundowners-2114/ Sundowners Kite $300 2014-03-15 Drew Perks 1106 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5820-b-series-std-package-31514/ B-Series STD $335 2014-05-13 John Ogden 952 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5922-b-series-vtd-package-51314/ B-Series VTD $350 2014-07-01 Ralph Davis 1086 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/5997-peter-powell-triple-sky-stunter-7114/ Peter Powell 3-pack $215 2014-09-25 Robin McCracken 603 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/6139-b-series-std-package-92514/ B-Series STD $335 2014-10-10 Ward Stroud 780 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/6206-hq-single-line-fun-package-101014/ HQ Kite Package $250 2014-11-15 Marshall Henderson 1160 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/6221-hq-infinity-111514/ HQ Infinity $249 2014-12-01 Charles Ashburn 987 http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/6255-b-series-mid-vent-package-121514/ B-Series MID $335 **** 2015 **** 2015-01-18 Terry Rowley 1030 HQ Stunt Kite Package $75 2015-02-15 Russ Wilson 931 Skydog Jammin $139 2015-03-25 Amber Lee 1222 ITW Kymera $225 2015-05-15 Steve Kline 1140 Crossfire Comp $139 2015-06-01 Aaron Seemer 1236 Big Dog LS 30 Sled $60 2015-06-20 Karen Mault 461 B2 STD Revolution $245 2015-08-10 Marcus Farthing 1233 Dream On $135 2015-09-25 Bill Anderson 1295 Power Foil 2.6 $245 2015-11-10 Barry Tislow 482 B-Series STD $335 2015-12-25 Marvin Israel 1259 ITW Kymera $225 **** 2016 **** 2016-02-25 Dave Costello 957 B-Series VTD $335 2016-04-10 Meshelle Sharples 1299 Crossfire Comp $139 2016-05-25 Norman Easterbrook 1044 B-Series STD $335 2016-07-05 Mary Gabby 650 Jammin' by Skydog Kites $139 2016-08-25 Rob Barden 259 ITW Kymera $225 2016-09-15 Leslie Kerr 926 Diamond Frame / KL Shirt $162 2016-11-01 Tracy Downs 1368 Jammin' $139 2016-12-20 Niels Toftlund Jensen B2 STD $329 **** 2017 **** 2017-02-15 April Cropper B-Series STD $335 2017-04-01 Penny Wearne B-Series VTD $335 2017-05-09 Kelly Hemphill 7' Pirate Rokkaku $140 2017-06-25 Ralph Davis Power Foil 2.6 $229 2017-07-30 Juan Maldonado 75x Dermer DIY Kite Kits $150 2017-09-23 Gordon Sievers Revolution Gear Pack $245 2017-11-10 Ralph Davis Jammin' by Skydog Kites $139 2017-12-25 B-Series MID Package to @paraglider $350 **** 2018 **** 2018-02-15 Custom RevoPolo by PoloKites to @Nekoshi $400 2018-03-07 Performance Shirts x3 to @gnikkola $80 2018-04-20 Performance Shirts x3 to @FranckPG $80 2018-04-20 Skydog Starter Package to @Ebrook $99 2018-06-10 Kaiju by Kite Forge to @Lordbuka $135 2018-07-10 Lil Dreamer bt Skydog Kites to @Leslie $96 2018-08-10 Rainbow Sled LS 30 by Skydog to @rykerev $78 2018-11-15 B-Series STD Package to @Breezin $350 **** 2019 **** 2019-01-01 B-Series MID Package to @Rudy64 $350 2019-02-21 Djinn ST by Kite Forge to @rosie $375 2019-04-20 Kaiju by Kite Forge to @Voodoostuff $135 2019-07-01 Kaiju by Kite Forge to @flyalto $135 2019-09-01 B-Series MID Package to @Norvin Stanley $350 2019-11-15 Custom Djinn ST by Kite Forge to @photomom $425 **** 2020 **** 2020-01-25 Djinn VT by Kite Forge to @renodc2 $395 2020-04-01 Premier Printed Ripstop to @David Coffey $100 2020-05-01 Kaiju by Kite Forge to @frob $135 2020-06-23 Symphony 2.2.2 by HQ Kites @midibot $175 2020-08-01 SkyShark Response tubes to @Wayne Dowler $150 2020-09-10 1000'x150lb Spectra to @edub $200 2020-10-25 Avia Super Skinny tubes to @Gina Ignazzitto $150 2020-12-15 1000'x80lb Spectra to @Tim Grosse $175 **** 2021 **** 2021-02-10 Djinn XT by Kite Forge to @Mike Klaiber $405 2021-03-31 Djinn XT by Kite Forge to @Michael_Boswell $405 2021-05-15 Kaiju by Kite Forge to @edub $135 2021-06-20 Dermer Sled kits by KiteKits.com to @3wrapframe $100 2021-08-10 Djinn HV by Kite Forge to @renodc2 $415 2021-09-15 LPG 120x90 Quad Set by Kite Forge to @cerfvoliste $100 2021-10-30 Kaiju by Kite Forge to @OfTheSunWarrior $135 2021-12-10 LPG 30x90 Quad Set and Hoo Rag by Kite Forge to @David Coffey $85 **** 2022 **** 2022-02-01 Djinn XT by Kite Forge to @Yoyoing_p $405 ... Total Prize Value given since 2003: $38,916
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  11. Kite # 92 in final stages..
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  12. Since I already had the full set I figured it would be better to donate it back. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
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  13. I'm not sure who is currently doing those sorts of repairs. You might post the same inquiry on the Quad Line Kites Group on Facebook, lots of eyes there. Sadly, this is a common issue with Revs, often occuring with less than 80 hours of fly time. Just for reference, the Djinn has been in production for 3 years, over 1K kites shipped worldwide, and not ONE of them has reported any leading edge mesh failure.
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  14. We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way. Djinn XT from Kite Forge, $405 value, in HOT FADE! == Full info - https://kiteforge.com/djinn More videos - https://kiteforge.com/videos/ This package includes a Hot Fade XT (EXTRA VENT) sail, Mystic 18 frame and a kite sleeve! NOTE: This is exactly the same Djinn XT configuration that I fly myself - no special mods needed, it's already a boss right out of the bag... We should be able to ship from existing inventory when a winner is drawn, worst case will be 2-4 weeks for restock (depending on color choice). You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/416, and will be drawn on Feb 1st, 2022! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
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  15. Alright folks, thank you SOOOO much for your patience. First, me and the kid are both doing okay but still observing incubation period to be sure. Now, lets pick us a winner! This awesome prizes goes to subscriber #1574 (@Yoyoing_p), congratulations Robert! Every grateful for y'all, stay tuned for another prize to be announced very soon.
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  16. Dang, terribly sorry! I've been in Texas for my first major event with Team KiteLife in a long time, away from the office, going to have to do the drawing after I get home and resettled on the 7th. Apologies, and thanks! 🙏🏻
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  17. As some of you know, I've started making Sudoku puzzles recently.. Well one of the things I've been playing with is variant rule sets and recently I had an idea and approached another puzzle maker (called tallcat) and created a whole new kind of Sudoku. Presenting Lockout Lines.. A puzzle featuring our creation was recently showcased on the most popular Sudoku channel in the world called Cracking the Cryptic If you'd like to try one of my puzzles with the variant, you can find one of my personal favorites here. https://logic-masters.de/Raetselportal/Raetsel/zeigen.php?id=0007HQ You'll notice the Diamonds are the feature for this creation. (I seem to just like diamonds don't I?) **Note** The reason they didn't appear in the video is because their streaming software hasn't been updated yet to accept the new graphics.
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  18. If you are looking for a new quad then look up Adam Pallas of A.Pallas kite builder on Facebook I believe he’s in the northwest and as well as being a great guy he builds fantastic kites at very competitive prices , top workmanship and customer services Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
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  19. I agree with @frob - Mystic 10 in an ST won't make a huge difference, and catching or playing with the flex is a game unto itself. With the UL, we switched to a dyneema bridle to lighten and shift the weight loading during glides, Mystic 10, less reinforcements (not needed on a UL), some other changes, roughly a 1oz reduction in weight. Overall, the UL is about some lightening, less drag from the bridle and use of the more flexible frame to more easily cup in lower winds.
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  20. I bought a set of Mystic 10 for exactly that reason. It doesn't make much difference in low wind conditions. You can fly with the 12's, including using a bit of oomph on a standard sail with 12's for flying indoors. The big thing I noticed is the 10's are more bendy. It isn't good or bad, just different. On the one hand it makes flight more squishy as it absorbs the initial strike to the line. This means you'll get a gradual buildup rather than a quick start since the initial energy is absorbed in the bend. It also gives the kite a bent look in stronger winds while your neighbor's kite will be more straight. They have a faster recoil that is more difficult to leverage with multiple fast actions. On the other, it enables a kind of one-two punch if you leverage the recoil. You get a delayed initial action then a surge on the recoil, and you can time your own second input to coincide with the recoil. While it does give a slower start, a double-tap or triple-tap with the recoil can act like a turbo button. Pop-pop-pop with great timing can get you moving rapidly in any direction even in dead air if you strike on the recoil. However, if you miss the recoil the energy will be absorbed and ignored.
    3 points
  21. Here's what we were flying back then -- I'm the guy with the Canadian Flag Rainbow Stunt Kites -- This stack was the last custom job that Steve Edeiken started before he passed away -- his wife Cindy Edeiken finished the stack and brought them to Columbus to me -- Hope you can see the picture -- had to resize it down from 10 mbs to under 3 -- Thomas Kowalchuk in Sooke, British Columbia, Canada Whiffenspit@Gmail.com
    3 points
  22. While I reconcile the subscriber database this morning, a little something to listen to... I greatly enjoyed this "fireside chat" with Nic O'Neill (@Flash) from http://sportkite.org - broken into three parts: Predominantly introduction, historical discussion and general exploration... https://sportkite.podbean.com/e/ep-30-interview-with-john-barresi-part-1/ A little more into some philosophy... https://sportkite.podbean.com/e/episode-31-john-barresi-interview-part2/ More specific discussion, mostly about quad leaders... https://sportkite.podbean.com/e/part-3-of-the-interview-with-j-barresi/ I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed doing it! 🙏
    3 points
  23. I accept the price only if there is a JB in the Hoo-Rag for a private lesson!
    3 points
  24. FWIW, I've done over 90 kites on a $100 Brother machine. I don't use a walking foot but the 3 step zizag is vital.
    3 points
  25. Wow. A lot to unpack! Here’s a preliminary go on your inquiry on Flying Wings Silver Foxes (sometimes ‘SF’ here for short) and the Acrobatx. I am familiar in varying degree with all of the kites you refer to, and here are my brief impressions: The Flying Wings Silver Fox 2.3 and 2.5 are similar. As one might expect, the numbers in the names denote wingspan (roughly, in metres). They are both generally fairly largish in feel in flight, and require larg(er) hand/arm movements. Large(r) presence in sky. Very capable. Older design approaching 15 years or so. The UL versions have pretty much the same sails as the standard versions, with a somewhat lighter frame. In my experience they have only slightly lower bottom ends, compared to, say, Benson or Jest of Eve models in comparing STD and UL versions. The 2.3 Pro: a later refinement of the 2.3 in weight, construction, sail and bridle. Still available from a few retailers. Have, and like, the STD; lusting after the UL The 2.2 is a variant (approximately 2018) incorporating Lam Hoac’s further tweaks incl layout, shape, bridle etc, and features such as ‘claws’ on the LE for YoYo manoeuvres. I find the 2.2 UL a more sleek machine flight-wise in comparison to its predecessor. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the 2.2 STD but I would expect similar handling but in higher wind. As in other kites, some tricks may be easier (or at least require slightly different inputs) in one version over another due to weight distribution, etc. Google the review. Acrobatx: also same era as the early SFs but a little smaller, at closer to 7 feet. Heavier build, using more economical materials, with pultruded carbon frame and a nylon sail. No leech line so can be noisy (unlike the SFs, which can be adjusted for this). Flight-wise, quite manoeuvrable. Trick capable but a bit faster than all the SFs generally, in my experience. Not as refined. Smaller hand movements required. Comparatively less pull unless windy and depending on bridle settings. Good bang for buck, especially at sale prices I have seen. Good upgrade from Quantum trick-wise imo. See the review in KiteLife in approx 2006. The UL version has a much lighter frame and sail, and more of a finesse feel, but lighter handling as many ULs are. It is more $$ due to materials etc. Carbon-wrapped tapered spars in the frame. Looks and appearance in all these including colours: being subjective, I can’t comment. Lines: I have several sets but generally use a set of 50# x 75 or 85’ on the ULs, or sometimes 90# in stronger end of the wind range. For STD kites I usually use 90#, sometimes 120# or 150# in more wind. In summary, all of these are fine kites in their own way. TBH, to varying degrees, they might all be considered an upgrade over the Quantum, which is a fine but basic kite in my opinion. (I can’t help but think that more time with your E3 is in your future, as it, too, is quite a capable kite.) While I see and appreciate the place the Quantum fills, comparatively it feels rather … clumsy to me. If that’s not too strong a word. (I still like mine though!) I hope the above is of some assistance. Any Qs, ask away. I am confident that there will be other views on this but this is my perspective. (Just a part-time recreational flyer with too many kites, if that is even possible.)
    3 points
  26. Better wind today. I did a little bit with my Tsuru Std. I had my son with me today and he mostly flew the Tsuru. I flew an old TOTL North Shore Extreme that I recently acquired. It was in excellent shape. Even came with the manual and catalog. I didn't use the kevlar lines it came with. Added a 80 foot tube tail that I had, just to really bring back old-school feeling.
    2 points
  27. We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way. LaserPro Gold 120 ft x 90# quad line set from Kite Forge, $100 value! == Full info - https://kiteforge.com/product/laserpro-gold-quad/ This package includes a ready to fly line set on an official LaserPro winder! NOTE: This is exactly the same line set that I fly myself - it's ready to fly right out of the bag... We should be able to ship from existing inventory when a winner is drawn, worst case should be 1-2 weeks for restock. You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/416, and will be drawn on June 15th, 2022! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
    2 points
  28. OK, now something for your Saturday beach day (and many sessions to come). Work on a couple of things: Side slides Bicycle rotations Power-ups/deadstops Small figures, like a square, rhomb, triangle... Side slides Do an inverted hover close to the edge of the wind window and just drift downwind. When you can do this (not necessarily on Saturday), try speeding it up by driving the kite sideways by pulling mostly on the front side handle. Pulling like this hard will cause the powered kite to turn following the now curved LE. To counteract this and continue in a straight line, apply brake on the trailing side and release brake on the leading side. Bicycle rotations Keep the center in one place. Power-ups/deadstops I see this as a two stroke thing (the thumbs should be on top of the handles): Pull on all four lines to speed up. Throw out your thumbs/arms in front of you to stop the kite. It should be like if you are hitting something in front of you with your thumbs while your arms extend front/downwards. Small figures, like a square, rhomb, triangle... You don't want to look like you just are having problems in making the kite fly? Include figures! It is also a good over all practice in control. Let us know how it goes! Yes a last (important) tip. With a rev-like kite don't use unnecessarily short settings on the top line, instead use one of the outermost knots. To find a good trim point on your upper leaders you can test it by doing a LE up hover (except for in the lowest of winds). Extend the top line setting until you can barely keep the hover.
    2 points
  29. Sorry no piccies. Flew yesterday late evening: HQ Shadow and Polo custom UL. Due to little 2-line kiting the last few years and especially during/since the last winter, the input through the lines was quite rough and unpolished. The line set I'd brought was a bit long (20m, 66ft) for the small beach and the conditions. I'd say it was a half session that didn't go very well in an absolute way, but was good as a training in gentle inputs and maintaining contact with the kite without affecting it inadvertently in the very light wind. The quad piloting went better from the start. Even the catches went well. The polo, relative to the Rev B-series std, tend to glide longer and overshoot (so it can become difficult to catch) given the same inputs. With the Polo UL I needed to start with the kite a bit lower in the wind window than with the B-series when doing catches. The B-series that I have much more time on the lines with, tend to fall more vertically before the catch.
    2 points
  30. I use three different length(s) of handles…..BUT….they are for three different sized kites…;) Longer handles…or known as ul handles are used for bigger kites and/or for no to low winds. A change to longer handles plus a change of frame to a 2 wrap will lower the wind range a bunch. Rev made some indoor handles as well….I like them with a Rev 2 sporting a 2 wrap frame. The original Rev 1.5 sized, and shaped, quad kite seems to be the norm across the board these daze and has been for quite some time irregardless of the amazing companies….note the plural!!!!…that are producing some real nice kites!!!! This…1.5…sized kite is quite lovely, but I like a Rev 1 sized kite the bestest, followed by a 2……then a 1.5 size. A couple of each size and generally…15” handles for the 1; 12/12” for the 1.5; 10” for the 2 and have an original 9” set for a 2. All old school…not knotless…;), some foam a little thicker and some not, steel and graphite…. All stock Rev handles, and except for a couple, are a fixed leader with no adjustment knots. Over many years I have dialed in the handles for each kites size and bridle, and more often will change frames or change handles…going to a smaller handle in strong wind or a longer handle for no to low wind. Besides I can’t stand a knot/length or two of leader line flapping around at the line attachment….even with knotless handles…..there’s still a knot…a small quirk… bt
    2 points
  31. View Advert Hawaiian Rainbow Team Kite (Original) For sale. This original Hawaiian Rainbow Team Kite made by Top of The Line Kites. We are the original owners and the kite has been stored in a closet indoors for years. Only flown a handful of times. Eight feet across with two original line controls. Has had minor repairs and may need two carbon rods; otherwise all original condition. The kite also has it's original storage bag. The kite is powerful and perfect for beachgoers; it will test the skill of adults and children. This design and manufacturer are important parts of kite history. A quote from a kite website, "This kite pioneered sports kite flying and I would not be bold in saying that it is a classic!". Advertiser GCM Date 06/12/2022 Price $50 Category Kites (Dual Line) Brand Hawaiian Team Kite Model 8 foot, rainbow, delta  
    2 points
  32. We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way. The winner of this drawing will receive one brand new black and red Kaiju by Kite Forge, complete with 7' lines ($135 value)... Actual prize kite is BLACK and RED, not as shown in the photo and video above. == Info on the Kite Forge website: http://kiteforge.com/product/kaiju/ http://kiteforge.com/help-tutorials/ == If you haven't done so already, You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/411, and will be drawn on May 10th, 2022! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin.
    2 points
  33. Alrighty folks, I'm back in the saddle! 🤷‍♂️ Let's get us a winner from amongst all you patient folks... Our lucky number this time around is subscriber 1675, @OfTheSunWarrior! Big congrats to you Brian, I'll send you a message for shipping info shortly. Stay tuned all, for a new awesome prize very soon!
    2 points
  34. Welcome to our newest friends! 1715 - @Born2Fly 1716 - @Stephen Evans 1717 - @j_scott_cole 1718 - @indyglassman Current subscriber count, 413.
    2 points
  35. That's a cruel April Fool's joke to play on us. 🙃
    2 points
  36. Due to really good ice conditions this winter I have been busy with a fun project. Having tried using wing(inflatable handheld traction device mostly used for foiling as in wingfoiling) as a propulsion device when ice skating, I could not let the thought that the thick leading edge of the inflatable wings were the limiting factor in top speed. So i buried myself in the shed and started building my own version. As usual no real plans to follow but somewhat inspired by kitewings ridgid frame wings. A week of late nights later and the wing was ready. About 3m2 sail area. Limited testing possibilities so far but the slim leading edge has a real advantage over the commercial inflatable wings when it comes to top speed but of course at a price of lower amounts of lift. However i like the fact that I could outrun wings with almost double the sail area when it comes to top speed. Some action up to around 50kmh 6ms windspeed gusting to 12. Soft slushy ice surface with pools of water on top. Nordic skates.
    2 points
  37. Taking care of one task at a time, on our way to the current drawing. A warm welcome to our newest subscribers! 1703 - @Tallbee1 1704 - @LaLuna 1705 - @greenehouse 1706 - @fivk 1707 - @SkyRider1987 1708 - @Jeff Skelton 1709 - @OldieButNewbie 1710 - @Captain Current subscriber count, 416.
    2 points
  38. Building a stunt kite seemed intimidating to me but went all in expecting very little. First no pattern just scetch an outline on cardboard and cut away. Forget about all the talk about bias of fabric aligning properly Heard expert about importance of fsdric edge align ment and not very much impact on performance. Grab some spars good fabric and like me improvise on connectors and fittings. Tubing plastic clothes changers s.o. etc. My first looked unprofessional but flew way better than I could have imagined It is fun and rewarding plus save a lot of money. Try it not much to loose. Sew away. Michael marmarasmichael@gmail.com
    2 points
  39. View Advert Large stock of Kite Making Supplies I made kites commercially back in the 90's. I have kept a large stock of supplies thinking I would get back to making them, but I am not as physically able as I once was (I am okay, but you won't see my climbing up Jockey's Ridge to test out new designs!). This is offered as an all or nothing "you pickup" lot for $400 (it is dirt cheap and intended for the person that is an up and coming maker and would love to stumble on everything needed). Included are yards and yards and yards of fabric, mostly Bainbradge. Rods from Left to right: Larger glasspar rods (Ferrules for larger projects or cross spreaders for larger kites, I used them as cross pieces for large Rokakus), long custom extruded carbon rods 8' long (again, I used these for large single line kites), large selection of glasspar smaller rods (I used these for ferrule making), large collection of Avia sport micro carbon extrusions (used for micro light kites and for stand-offs) large stack of Avia Sport extruded in 1800/2200 and some other sizes, small selection of GForce rods. Fittings: Large collection of APA fittings, end caps and rod ends. Misc: Bag material, leading edge material in dacron and ripstop (webbing shown in initial image is not included). Top right of first image (can't post more). Plus not shown is a pile of misc items. So, sold as a lot, you pickup in Rocky Mount Virginia. I don't plan on counting each fitting, but you are welcome to come look and I may give you a beer and share stories! You can email me at james@kites.org (going to sell the domain as well eventually). Advertiser BlueRidgeKites Date 12/01/2021 Price $400 Category Accessories Brand Various Model Multi  
    2 points
  40. Felt really good in my novice hands but had a row of tree behind me that although they had lost their leaves made the already gusty inland wind more turbulent. A bit more responsive as you say than my first build (due to lighter weight?). Looking forward to test it in clean winds.
    2 points
  41. Not forgotten, my son is sick today, priorities - stand by, will do a drawing soon as I can. 🙏🏻
    2 points
  42. Yesterday was the official release of the Fulcrum.85 A video was released earlier in the week as well. I had pre ordered a Gold, Orange and Red one. Jon put it together yesterday morning and I picked it up yesterday afternoon. I headed out to the park right after, winds were lite so I put in the UL spars and got a little air time. The logo is printed on the bags not a decal. Well worth the wait, it Flys wonderfully.
    2 points
  43. A very warm welcome to... 1692 - @Nags Head Flyer 1693 - @hallah60 1694 - @cstubbs05 1695 - @Madoldlad 1696 - @Magnazan 1697 - @Beer30 1698 - @leen 1699 - @Naloxone Current subscriber count, 428.
    2 points
  44. Hi :-) Metropolis Drachen in Germany have excellent service. You can call them anytime for help! Drachenmarkt is offline at the moment. Feine Drachen sells Quads from China for small money. Always the first address for entry into 4-line . There you can get a R2F package with handles and lines. Paddestoel in The Netherlands has a great selection, good service - but are always a tad more expensive. Korvokites from Germany builds you everything in excellent quality from 1-, 2- and 4-lines. One of my favorite kite builders! Space Kites from Germany is a very good manufacturer with a very good reputation - but long delivery times. Besides Polo from France there is also Los Hermanos from Spain. They build besides SLK still the excellent Detox. (Next to Djinn my favorite Quad). Finally, there is Thomas Horvath in Switzerland, who builds incredible zero wind kites.
    2 points
  45. Nice job! Really like the effects of the 'fading' of the colours. Somehow it adds depth to the image, almost a third dimension (along with the two-tone and also faded 'iron' bars). You gotta get us a real pic once available, eh? Interesting that Polo uses the Crystal sticks in the frame. I have some Freileins that use them. And great idea on the extra, lighter frame -- can 'mix and match' according to fancy and wind conditions, even combining various weights within the frame such as a T2 'innie' with T1 'outies' on the LE as an alternative to a complete swap. Can see why you were enamoured of the venteds in that video. Oh, to be so near a beach. Keep us posted! .
    2 points
  46. Hello. I've got a post in the Introductions forum that gives a little history of what brings me to the KiteLife forums. That will give a little insight into myself and my Dad, Gene, who got me involved with kites back in the 80's. As mentioned in my post, Dad passed last year. He left behind a collection of over 170 kites. Primarily stunt kites, dating back as far as the 80's, but primarily the 90's. I intend to keep some of these, and I could use some advice now that I don't have Dad to consult anymore. I don't want to pick them based just on color/design. I do know how to fly, but it's been a while. I want to get back into it, and broaden my horizons as far as the types I fly. I'm not well-versed on the ins-and-outs of what each kite is best for, so I'm not quite sure which to keep. I'm attaching a PDF inventory of his collection. Feel free to educate me if you think I've identified any of them incorrectly. Dad left some notes, but not on every kite, so I relied on internet searches to fill in the rest, and I'm sure I got some wrong. Here's a list of what I'm looking for as far as what I want to actually fly, and for which I need recommendations: A kite for strong winds - I always liked a kite that required some strength to handle A kite for light winds/ultralight A kite for somewhere in-between - My upper body strength is actually pretty lame. So I'm not always going to want one that requires a lot of muscle. But light wind kites sometimes just don't feel great to me. My main go-to in the past was always an original model Skyburner, because that's what Dad gave me, LOL An indoor kite A quad - If there are such things, both a strong & a light wind models. Quads are one type of kite I never managed to find time to learn, so I don't know if they come in both types A rokkaku If there's a category I'm missing that you think I should have to complete my collection of flyers, I'd love your insight. I will be keeping a few single line kites, but that's primarily going to be based on design, so I'm not looking for insight into those, unless you want to share something. Thank you! Kite Inventory With Photos.pdf
    2 points
  47. Here's a photo of the 9 stacked custom Kites Steve Edeiken gave me 40 years ago. Still flying GKaney IMG_0222.HEIC
    2 points
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