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  1. 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 GREEN FADE! == Full info - https://kiteforge.com/djinn More videos - https://kiteforge.com/videos/ This package includes a Green 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 1/413, and will be drawn on Feb 10th, 2021! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
    12 points
  2. 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. Nope, its not a mistake - we're doing it AGAIN, another of the same prize as last time! Djinn XT from Kite Forge, $405 value, in GREEN FADE! == Full info - https://kiteforge.com/djinn More videos - https://kiteforge.com/videos/ This package includes a Green 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 1/423, and will be drawn on Mar 31st, 2021! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
    8 points
  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. The winner of this drawing will receive one brand new custom Kaiju by Kite Forge in ALL WHITE, complete with 7' lines ($135 value)... Actual prize kite is white, as shown in the photo 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 1/426, and will be drawn on May 15th, 2021! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin.
    7 points
  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. Djinn XT from Kite Forge, $405 value, in PURPLE FADE! == == Full info - https://kiteforge.com/djinn More videos - https://kiteforge.com/videos/ This package includes a Purple Fade HV (HARDCORE VENT) sail, Mystic 18 frame and a kite sleeve! NOTE: This is exactly the same Djinn HV 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 should be 2-4 weeks for restock (depending on color choice). You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/431, and will be drawn on Aug 10th, 2021! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
    6 points
  5. This is sooooo awesome. I have seen the Djinn fly so many times. Looking forward to it. Perfect timing in that I am retiring from my day job this Friday and our Dual Line kite team (Austin End Of the Line) has two confirmed festivals as things start to open up. Kitefest Louisian in Baton Rouge and a Balloon festival in Shreveport Louisiana.
    6 points
  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. 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!
    5 points
  7. 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
    5 points
  8. Alright, thanks again to all for your patience - we've got a winner! This beautiful Djinn HV is going home with subscriber #1148, @renodc2! A huge congratulations to Roger Fontaine, and ongoing gratitude to everyone who helps support our efforts here at KiteLife. 🙏🏻 Stay tuned for a new prize to be announced very soon!
    5 points
  9. I've grown tired of attaching and detaching my lights, so I'm building one for a permanent home. Fingers crossed. 11 panels (5/1/5). Based roughly on the B-series because of the straight lines, but slightly different dimensions to help with the weight of the rig, plus some other refinements. Planning on midnight blue, fluorescent green, and white/reflective trim. The lights will ring the kite and be held in with the sheer trim. Here are the lights in action, held with packing tape on a Djinn.
    5 points
  10. Got this quad at the Kites For Cancer auction. Pd250 by Paul Dugard
    5 points
  11. While not as indepth as some tutorials, I put some split screen in there so you can see kite and hands, hopefully it helps enjoy, Sent from my SM-G973F using KiteLife mobile app
    5 points
  12. I flew a kite today. It had been some time since I had. The winds of Spring were calling & I had an old friend with me. The Zephyr knows me well. It was my first good kite. I am not a great flier but modesty is a good trait for someone always learning. Don't know why it had been so long, probably over a year. Maybe life seems tough at times or has too many distractions but there is really no reason not to indulge. I had missed the wind on the back of my neck. I did seem to still remember how to not crash. Pulled off a few tricks, made some blunders but did some successful ground recoveries. I enjoyed the concentration involved that allowed me to focus & zone out into the moment of flight. The winds were fickle as the usually are here in the mountains. Varied from dead calm to gusts that made me park at the top with the lines whining. Love the whine. Hope I don't have such a pause again. If I always carry some kites with me I will surely fly some more. Best wishes from SHBKF
    5 points
  13. Just noticed that this will be Topic 9000 for KiteLife. Yet another milestone has been reached.
    5 points
  14. Alright folks, here we go, after ensuring there were no old screen caps on my desktop... One brand new Djinn XT is going home with a much earlier number this time! Huge congrats to subscriber #554 and longtime supporter, @Michael_Boswell! Thank you very much Michael (greetings to the EOL family), and thanks to all who continue to help us keep this resource running. 🙏 Stay tuned for a new prize as soon as possible!
    5 points
  15. Arrived today and of course it’s raining. Soon my pretty, soon. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
    5 points
  16. 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.
    4 points
  17. My new video edit, enjoy.. Sent from my iPad using KiteLife mobile app
    4 points
  18. Me and my Djinn on a recent day out at Haweswater reservoir, Cumbria, UK, enjoy[emoji120] 🪁[emoji110] Sent from my SM-G973F using KiteLife mobile app
    4 points
  19. I own a number of the Windrider II models, and one III model, and perhaps can share a little bit on them to assist. [edit: I was writing this when some of the above posts were made and before I saw them] The Windrider II comes in four variants that I am aware of: standard (std), vented (vtd), extra vented (x vtd), and extra extra vented (xx vtd). The venting on the the vtd model is approximately 25% of the sail area, and, as you would expect, the percentage goes up with extra venting. Unlike the Revolution style of almost vertical panels of venting, the Freilein line has the vents in a different pattern as may be seen in the images on the Emma Kites website. I got my kites from Emma Kites when it was still associated with AliExpress, however, I gather that Emma is no longer selling through that ebay-like venue, but, rather directly. When I bought my first kite there I had no experience with AliExpress, but they have an elaborate system of funds being held in escrow which appealed to me at the time as an additional level of comfort that the transaction will be completed properly. My transactions with Emma Kites have been entirely satisfactory although shipping does take quite a period of time in transit, probably not helped by these Covid times. I am in Canada, for what that is worth, and Emma is in China. Another point to consider is whether to go with the PC20 cloth or PC31 cloth. I had the choice of either cloth in any of the II models and went with a mix in different kites. The former is supposedly lighter, although it does not seem to make a hugely material difference in overall weight (I have not checked this point). The PC31 is more like what we know as icarex (and may even be that, although they don’t say). As such it is less crinkly than PC20 in sound, and is perhaps less likely to hold creases. The price difference between the two sails was approximately US$40, but the kites are otherwise identical in terms of construction and materials used including fittings, bungees, spars, etc. The spars used are called Crystal, and they are graduated in weight and strength, with the heaviest, being the T3 spar, being found in the highly vented kites. T2s are used in the standard version. I also got the UL (not SUL) version of the next generation of Windrider (Windrider III). It sports an even lighter spar, the T1 as stated in the my review of that kite. The III versions also have different graphics, and some other changes as detailed in the aforesaid review. Mine is in PC31. This kite I actually got from a different vendor, also based in China, but on ebay. I have a number of both Revolution and Freilein kites, quad and dual, and I would say that the construction quality of the Freileins that I have is probably a step above that of my Revolutions in terms of uniformity and detail. In terms of durability, I have had most of these kites for over a year and they have been flown fairly extensively, up to about 10 hours each, and, so far, the durability has been excellent. I have neither busted a spar, had a stitch come undone, nor had any bits fall off! I hope that this helps.
    4 points
  20. @John Barresi What's That?? You need my mailing address?? 😁
    4 points
  21. My new video, if you swing by and have a watch and like what I do consider subscribing to my youtube channel, be much appreciated[emoji120] [/url] Sent from my SM-G973F using KiteLife mobile app
    4 points
  22. 3D printing is also a hobby of mine,,,designed and printed some end caps with a pocket for the knot. I think they will help me with some of the snags. They are a little larger and about a gram heavier than the normal ones. Will be a little more difficult to adjust tension because the tails on the knots need to be removed. Made some LE tees with angle to match the kite, printed on left. Whats cool about printing these parts is the frame size or most any other parameters can be easily adjusted. What do you folks think ... I may be putting some of these files on Thingiverse at a later date, not sure, still tweaking them now. Ej
    4 points
  23. Agreed, as admin, I'd encourage you to post at least a few photos of some highlights from the collection - lest this topic might be deleted for lack of detail. 🤷 Don't get me wrong, you are encouraged to chum the water, but not with hook and line only - bait it.
    4 points
  24. I don’t know anything about this video/kite, but I sure know that I have not seen any quad like this:
    4 points
  25. Been lurking here a while and decided to pass along some of my experiences. 4 or 5 years ago we took the boat across the sound and went to the beach in Corolla, I saw a guy flying a weird looking kite that could back up and do weird stuff, watched for a while and was intrigued, the flier said come try it,, so I did ,, didn't go well , i had flown only duel stunt kites and nosed in his kite, I asked about buying one and he referenced his shop in Corolla. As it turns out I think it was Eliot Shook whom let me try his kite. I did not pursue quad flying until recently, covid and search for a new hobby played a big part. I purchased a full sail then a vented, from online venders and am currently thrashing them around, (at one point today my anemometer said wind 2.8 gusting to 17 mph). The tutorial videos here have been a big help, and a member named Riff Clown who happens to live very close to my mom, has given me some good pointers and was generous enough to lend me one of his vented diamond kites, which I am practicing on also. He also let me fly some of his other custom builds which all looked great. I will own a Shook mesh at some point and probably a Riff custom also. Something that seems strange to me: when watching many videos of the master fliers (will not mention names, because I would leave out someone) it seems as though most of the passerby people are uninterested, I would be awe struck and taking videos like crazy, guess the old phrase different strokes for different folks makes more sense to me now. Over the last few weeks ( got first kite DEC. 26) I have learned the very basic flying skills, still having a hard time with inverted hover but I am persistent and think I will get better. Any way havin fun and as long as I am slightly improving will continue to enjoy it. Ej
    4 points
  26. OK, I’m celebrating this time woohoo [emoji322] [emoji173]️[emoji120]🪁 Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
    4 points
  27. Real thanks to everyone who looks out for me and helps shepherd me on the right road when I'm too daft to see. 😘
    4 points
  28. Drum roll... A brand new Djinn XT is going home with subscriber #1331! Huge congrats go out to @Mike Klaiber - I'll be in touch to confirm shipping info - fly it in good health! Deepest thanks to all for your ongoing support, as I've said elsewhere, this community would not exist without your good faith... Stay tuned for a new prize as soon as we line one up. 🙏
    4 points
  29. Thanks for the nudge, we have a heavy snow forecast for tomorrow evening so I'm out and about taking care of stuff before it hits - stand by, will draw us a winner this evening. 😇🙏🏻
    4 points
  30. Here is my 1st official quad kite. Dacron LE with holes like OSK RSN Sail with edge binding Still need to add rigging and rods.
    4 points
  31. Hello my dear kite pilots. My name is Leen and i am living in Holland, which some know as The Netherlands. We have over 350 km coast line, which is perfect to fly your kite. I love kiting for over 40 years (yup, i am that old 😁) and i own a few Revolutions. Though i fly them for many years now, it seems very wise to join a form to get the knowledge which you can't get in the field. I have already been looking around as a guest, but i saw so many nice things that i like to be a member. I am sure there is a lot to learn and to enjoy, so i am sure i will have a good time her. Just wanted to say "Hi" to all of you. Greetings, Leen
    4 points
  32. Happy New Year to all my kite friends. True to form, it is another holiday with rain for the entire long weekend. For me, 2020 has been a crappy year for kite flying. I’m hoping 2021 will be better. In the meantime, I’ll be in front of my sewing machine trying to improve my kite building. Hope this year brings more kites and good flying to all of you.
    4 points
  33. This is universally true, no shame in that. As you grow into the hobby, you can start saving money until the budget grows into it. Some people also build their own, choosing to save a lot of money in exchange for time, sweat, blood, and tears. Line sets cost about half as much but require buying in bulk up front; yards of kite fabric cost have some waste as you cut around, but then you've got people like @riffclown who make impressive patchwork kites from hundreds of tiny scraps of fabric. Assuming you stick with the sport, you'll have one, then another, then another, then you'll talk about your collection with pride, then you'll talk about it with embarrassment as you forget how many total kites you own. (I'm at 24, but Christmas is coming, plus I've saved up for the Djindoor when it is released...)
    4 points
  34. Putting "whump" in at the beginning of movement loads the sail with air pressure and makes the movement immediate and crisp. The kite gets up to speed almost immediately, instead of slowly accelerating until it achieves the ultimate speed at which you want it to move. It adds intensity to the movement and decreases response-to-input time. Depending on the degree of usage it changes the mood of the "performance" from sleepy to energized. There is a detailed discussion of it on this site. Search it if you haven't already. Watch this video and you will see the transition from near zero whump to full whump. I'm not talking about overall speed which also increases to match the music, but how quickly the kite moves from stop to go, or changes direction with almost instant acceleration. P.S. -- It is also being able to "punch" to decelerate the kite quickly, or to stop motion instantly. Here's another video. You can see the lesser amount of overall intensity to match the mood of the music. Whump is what turns kite from toy to art.
    4 points
  35. https://store.kittyhawk.com/products/skyscraper-stunt-kite-176336 https://intothewind.com/itw-hydra-blue.html I bought these 2 to learn tricks on first. I really wanted a Kymera but couldn't find one anywhere online. The Skyscraper is basically a Widow ng with a simplified sail design so its cheaper. The Skyscraper is very smooth, axles extremely easy, and loves being on its back in fades and turtles. The hydra took me longer to click with but now I do enjoy it more than the Skyscraper. But the Hydra does yoyo based tricks significantly better than the Skyscraper which for me makes it a much more enjoyable kite. I'd pick up a hydra and learn some axles, lazy susans, and ground recoveries. 👍 Its only $112 right now.
    4 points
  36. 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.
    3 points
  37. Thanks John, I'm happy to be here! It looks like I'm one of the few Arizonans. As a kid, I enjoyed the cheap kites our parents got us now and then but wouldn't say I flew a lot. When I was a teenager, I bought a nylon Premier Kite-in-a-Bag parafoil at the local mall basically on a whim and really enjoyed flying it. That thing went on many camping trips with me and I may or may not have used it to drop things into the neighbor's pool. I knew about sports kites but was probably intimidated by the prices. College, marriage, career and kids came along and my kite and kiting mostly sat on the shelf. Fast forward about 30 years to this May. On a trip to Seattle, my wife was hit with some concerning pains and spent a little time in the hospital (she's fine now). We tweaked our plans and I needed to find some things for my daughters and I to do. I scrolled Google Maps north from city center and it showed me a single pin in the middle of a lot of gray - "Prism Kites (Temporarily Closed)" Oh cool, I thought, a kite store. So I hunted down their site and liked their designs. Father's Day was around the corner so I was going to ask my wife for a Zenith (their best-selling single line kite), but thought it might be fun to dip my toes into the waters of sports kites. The Jazz 2.0 (their started two-liner) wasn't that much more, so that's what I got. My first time flying was kind of a mess. The wind usually isn't great around here. It gusts, changes directions and dies. I spent far more time on the ground (and walking back in forth), but I did get maybe a total of 90 seconds in the air. That little taste of steering grabbed me, though. That was pretty cool. The next day, the winds were strong and I got some decent flight time. I wanted to get a picture of the kite flying but the Jazz is so fast and needs so much attention that it wasn't possible. It was a lot of fun, though. So I've been flying the Jazz maybe a month, whenever I'm free on a good wind day. I bought an anemometer, put together an embarrassing old man in straw hat outfit for flying, and found an awesome new park to fly in that's 15 minutes away. I have a Tantrum 2.2 coming Tuesday so I can hand the bar to a family member or onlooker who wants to try it (who's big enough not to be carried away - I might also get a Synapse). I already know I'm going to want an ultralight kite so I can fly on more days. I scraped the ground hard this week and splintered a lower spreader (while getting applause from an onlooker for recovering) so I know I'm not quite ready for a more delicate kite yet. There's also a true stunt kite in my future, and possibly a quad down the road. I'll hit the wall of what swooshing around I can do pretty soon here on the Jazz, but I think there's a lot I can work on with general technique and reading the air by feel. I have to confess I must be more attention-starved than I knew, too, because I really enjoy interacting with onlookers. I've gone flying when it was 110 degrees (F) and virtually nobody was around, but yesterday it was 85 and there were tons of people at the park. I could hear the conversations around me about the kite and was approached by a few families with questions - putting one Dad who was really interested on the path of buying one for himself. It was tons of fun. Well, that became a novella but I plan to settle in and be around for a while. I appreciate all the friendly sharing of information on this and other forums. I love watching peoples' videos and would love to get out to an event sometime. Thanks for putting this community together!
    3 points
  38. Finally got motivated to build something Maybe, just maybe, I can get it ready for Wright next weekend. And the overlap backlit view. Kite will be same or at least similar design as
    3 points
  39. Jim, Marc and Fletch making it look easy
    3 points
  40. New video on the subject of the dog stake. Mainly the setup, enjoy. Sent from my SM-G973F using KiteLife mobile app
    3 points
  41. Thanks, this is a really great surprise!
    3 points
  42. the best of the best short advice !!! all others are valid to, most of the time we learn be best way on the hard way, you may be that guy but that is easy to be avoided with a 150-200 miles trip to meet an experienced pilot. Gas you will find easy on front to try to replace a spar or repair the sail Any 1.5 brand is good. depending how serios you want to fly buy advanced models on front entry levels. on long run that will save you money check eBay, here on Sell section, on marketplace of Facebook, any used kite for begining is better than a new one till you learn to avoid crashing. DO NOT FORGET, buy the first sail acordingly with the winds on your area. the wrong sail will not give you the chance to advance fast enough before the frustration to kick in and make you lose the intrest. The wind media on your area seams to be 13 Mph (http://www.usa.com/camano-island-wa-weather.htm) so I sugest you to start with a mid vented sail witch will give you from 5 to 12 wind range without to be to less or to much to fight with. In time you may go with a full sail for lover than 7 and full vent for more than 12. an extra vent will follow for sure in time to cover that special days with hard winds
    3 points
  43. A recent flight I had at Sunbiggin tarn, Cumbria, UK, enjoy. Sent from my SM-G973F using KiteLife mobile app
    3 points
  44. Los Hermanos (esste.com) have released a Super Ultra Light (SUL) for their Detox 2019 series. I've had mine for a few days now. The SUL has a size of 244 x 76 cm. So it's a bit lower than the other Detox. The weight with spars is 145g. The leading edge is made of spinnaker and fitted with Sky Shark 2P. The verticals are made of conical Sky Shark 2PT. The end caps are adapted accordingly: Top (LE) small opening, bottom (wingtip) larger opening. The end caps are of their own high quality and are not very bulky. As usual, the LE is not tensioned with rubber, but with Detox's own string system (but without the additional endcap). The bridle is a half bridle, i.e. the upper and lower bridle lines are not connected. I have not yet had the opportunity to fly the SUL extensively (strong gusts). The recommended wind range is 0 - 4 mph. Although the first tests have also been flown at up to 9 mph. But I really like the first impression: The quality of craftsmanship is top. The SUL makes a very fragile impression on the ground. Super light! In the air, however, it is stable, precise and reacts directly. But what @John Barresi does with his Djinndoor (prototype), I wouldn't put the SUL through that. That's fine - then this option remains open and eagerly awaited By the way: I also had two printed kites made by Los Hermanos at the same time. A Rokkaku 1.5 and a Quad Super Custom. The print on both sails is really great. As far as I know, there are two suppliers (for us here in Europe) who have sails printed: Los Hermanos in Spain and Polo in China. Quad Super Custom flies similarly to my Rev 1.5 John Barresi STD. Great! I am excited about it. Pictures of all kites can be found in my album: gallery/album/487-bundukivlieger/
    3 points
  45. Thank you John. While technically I'm not really a new member, I was a member in the past, but I have been away for a few years due to family/personal issues and illnesses. Most of that has been resolved now, and I'm getting my gear ready to fly again.
    3 points
  46. Wow. I literally placed an order for an R-Sky Nirvana 3E nitro about 2 weeks ago. Got that in just in the time...
    3 points
  47. Greetings everyone! Hailing from Portland, OR, I picked up a couple dual line kites a couple years ago while at the coast, which reminded me of my old dual line stunt kite from when I was a kid. I have recently been taking them out for more flying fun again, which has rekindled my interest in kiting and upon searching for more information online, I found this site. A few members here have already been very helpful in answering some of my questions in the forums, so I thought I should take some time to formally introduce myself. I'd also like to know if/when there are any local events happening, because generally I think that more kites = more fun! 😁 Take care ~ J
    3 points
  48. Somewhat related... https://kitelife.com/2012/06/28/when-it-becomes-routine/ https://kitelife.com/2012/03/30/flying-with-intent/
    3 points
  49. I've been using it for close to a year. No issues, I like it better than the yellow stuff. I would put it next after LPG...
    3 points
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