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  1. So latest update: All fixed! Good to go! Just need to build up some coordination and endurance in the leg. May even salvage a little outdoor flying this year!! If not, at least indoors. For all of you that had me in their thoughts - Thank you!
    5 points
  2. I finally got my Djinn out to fly. Winds were a little light and gusty and it wasn’t a flight worth an audience. But it felt good. Hopefully when the temperatures start to cool down to a more moderate level, I will be flying it more.
    5 points
  3. Years ago on vacation in OBX I picked up an HQ Bolero. Every summer it would get flown for a week than packed away till next year. Fast forward to 2020. I'm retired and just moved permanently to OBX and plan to expand my flying. I pulled out the old kite and made a few repairs until I can figure out a new model. I would like to work toward a quad and learn more about building kites.
    1 point
  4. Spoke to Lam maybe last week about an ATM SUL or something that would fit my needs. Something that will fly in next to nothing but is fully trickable in 3+. We decided an ITM or a new Dream Machine SUL was the best fit for this. Going to make this my next purchase once I'm allowed to buy kites again. The Shadow is really tricky. The stock bridle is a turbo, but its really prone to over steer. I fly a ITW Hydra as my main learning STD kite and it is a lot easier to track than the shadow. The great thing about the Shadow is that you can fly it walking backwards and using lightwind technique
    1 point
  5. Sorry to have been quiet for so long, but life has dealt me a setback. I will be getting a new replacement hip on Thursday. Something about my body is rejecting the replacement I had done in 2009. The doctor isn't sure what he will find until he gets in there and sees for himself. I'm not kidding when I say I'm a little nervous about this. When they were replaced them before, I knew why. This time - not so sure..... Any way, I thought I'd keep you up on the latest and promise to post as soon as I am able. Fingers crossed and all that...... Wayne
    1 point
  6. Hey Bud, good to hear. Hope things continue to improve.....👍
    1 point
  7. Thanks to Bill, for letting me lose on personal kit, and lending me some longer handles. Thanks to the rest of the guys at Dunstable today. Confirmed my suspicions the Rev copy I bought wasn't all that, thanks for the improvement tips for the kite too, lines, spar repair/replacement. Definitely nothing like anything I've flown before. I'll be back with my Frankenstein'd kite soon, Covid permitting...
    1 point
  8. Yes. Being old has it's perks. Here is the Syncro. The case has a handwritten note from Herb Weldon wishing Kurt from Avia Sport, and Curtis good luck at competition. It has herb's handwritten instructions on making adjustments to the Active Bridle. Kurt sold it to me when I owned my Kite shop in Cocoa Beach. That was a long time ago.
    1 point
  9. I tried the anchor method but couldn't get the anchor to hold tight, probably a size issue. I had some 5/16 oak dowel lying around. Running a 5/16 inch drill inside the handles removed the inside lip left by the pipe cutter when the handles were made, at which point the dowel fit in fairly snuggly but not super tight. I cut four 2 inch lengths of dowel, drilled a 3/32 hole 1/4 inch from the end and used some old epoxy to glue these into the handles to remove any chance of them moving. I also added some heat shrink tubing I thought would make it hard for the end caps to move. As others note, th
    1 point
  10. Living the Dream; One Nightmare at a Time.
    1 point
  11. Man if I had a kite built by that guy I could fly like that too. Oh wait a minute I do 😲. SIGH!! Back to the field and practice, practice, practice. Good thing it's fun.
    1 point
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