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  1. that is true ... I couldn't fly my first revolution kite until 3rd day (approximate 15 hours battle) ... once I got it flying and stay in the air ... WHOOOOOOT HOOOOOOT !!!! few days later and able to do this ... (laughing) then someone told me that vertical rods suppose to be on the back side of the kite ... I switched it ... ahhh ... much better ... (laughing) ...
  2. DeafThunder

    Custom build

    UNBELIEVABLE !!! ... the vertical section ... is it double fabric sleeve where you put a rod inside of that sleeve ? I was thinking of 40+ mph ... do you mind to show us the video of it (flying) ?
  3. DeafThunder

    Custom build

    I had to zoomed in big time ... g-thong kite ?, because it looks like there is no mesh on it, correct ? (laughing) ... what is the wind speed to fly that one ?
  4. 4m or smaller power kite in 14 mph is not strong enough to pick up 185 lbs human being, but it may dragging you like a ragging doll Published on Nov 15, 2015 Just jumping around until "DIVE" jump (I wasn't pay attention) ... whoops ... (laughing) Wind Speed : 14 mph (W) Gust Speed : 21 mph (W) Max Wind Speed 18 mph (NNW)
  5. this bold line ... (bolded) **500 lb. test only for light wind that is quite strong single line for 6 mph wind ... that's all.
  6. funny thing is that i noticed ... look at the spelling of each color ... how many letters does each color have ... that is the size of the kite (not always) but close enough the green one is probably 5m ... 5 letters blue & green is probably 4.5m ... will you let me know if that is correct ? if the kite is thin (narrow) ... it's more for racing kite and speed kite (quick steering) if the kite is fat ... it's traction kite (slower steering) what about CobraKites.com ?
  7. DANG ... the bold line ... just for a light wind ? ... dang !!! Killip Foil Kite 90 - Rainbow Orbit Item: 12791 Size W x L: 102 in. x 126 in. / 8 ft. 6 in. x 10 ft. 6 in. / 2.6 m. x 3.2 m.> Tail W x L: 97 in. x 984 in. / 8 ft. 1 in. x 82 ft. / 2.46 m. x 25 m. Wind range: 6* to 20 mph Recommended line: 500** to 1,250 lb test *6 mph only with no tail and light line **500 lb. test only for light wind
  8. first question is ... what is your average wind speed of where you flying your kite ? I understand that you looking into kite boarding on the water, instead of inland, correct ? Well, this is my inland power kiting experience and what I know ... I weight just a tad more than you, 46.5 years old here and profound deaf (hard of hearing) ... Just started flying quad lines in March 2015 I believe that 4 lines 2 handles is much safer than doing 4 lines into 3 lines control/turbo bar, because if you panic and not knowing how to control it ... then you will more likely to pull the bar down harder to hold on tightly which will pull you harder or get lifted ... but it may never happens on 2m, but 5m for first timer ? You can decide and put safety first. My Uncle's close friend bought 7.2m with control/turbo bar for the first time ... just starting off ... kite is going crazy and he tried to hold on by pulling the bar and hurt his back badly. oZone 3m, 4 lines, 2 handles is what I started off and turned out too easy after in couple months and I can control that kite up to 24 mph wind which I did tested it myself to see if I can control my kite ... it was very rough, really rough (laughing) I fly several quad lines kite inland and ride a couple of homemade buggy (wooden style & bike style) For the last 6 month or so ... I got Rhombus 7.2m, 4 lines, 2 handles and it's amazing at 6 mph light wind while standing/pulling, but at 12 mph is very easy to jump and riding a buggy at 12 - 17 mph is like flying 3m power kite because the buggy is in motion. Flying 7.2m on 114 feet lines will have much more pulling (kinda like g-force) than on 75 feet lines ... I helped my other Uncle to get his first power kite, Flexifoil 3.5m (quad lines, 2 handles) is very awesome at 10 mph, but it will pull board/buggy better at 12 mph or more. what RobB, kevmort & Mikelp3586 said is very good to start off with ... I believe you can start of at 3m, maybe not 5m in a high wind like 12 mph for that size, it's very strong if you are not riding on board or buggy ... but you can always ask someone who has one and see if you can handling it good before you buy the kite the one you looking for. the best lesson is learn how to control the power kite which is your BRAKES ... learn how to use BRAKES a lot like a good habit and don't let the kite control you ... then you will know what to do next when the kite have gone crazy at last, safety first ... then may the fun begins ... wish you the best.
  9. (From 2'46'') ... it's very different ... I am hard of hearing and I can hear it, but not like hearing people can hear it clearly ... ... it sounds like warning siren or war battle trumpet/flute
  10. got a video of what it sounds like ?
  11. at first, all the way back like a bridge ? ... nope ... it's vertical antenna or something ... GREAT picture !!! I just found out after reading some posts ... it's stack of FLUTES !!!
  12. before that "dogstaking" ... I know what dogstaking is ... read the comments before "Yes! dog staking!" & "is this a riddle ?" ...then finally someone yelled, "Yes! dog staking!" ... so I asked ... ok, ok, ok ... let me rephrase it ... was that a riddle ? it won't be if you switch the handles
  13. line snagged behind the endcap ?
  14. Am I seeing over 30 faces on the mountain and one of them looks like Star Wars Stormtrooper ? Ahh, this is in Morro Rock in Morro Bay, "California". (I looked it up)
  15. this troubleshooting is what I made my Rev 1 to love me more ... Before troubleshooting begins, Rev 1 hate me and I was about to throw it to eBay, because I can not steer/control Rev 1 for at least a month and I had it on "for sale" in here for few days then "BAM" found out that the bridle was the major problem ... I thought that factory settings (normally) should be ready to fly as normal ... those troubleshooting made my Rev 1 to love me with its own heart and I love Rev 1, too, more ... no longer for sale
  16. when in doubt flying any kites at 20+ mph wind ... replace rev rods with steel pipes in it I guaranteed you won't break those rods ... and maybe you won't get it off the ground, too. (laughing) sorry that I had to let my sarcastic steam out
  17. $45 ? is this the right kite ? http://www.smithsonianstore.com/gifts/gifts-for-him/wright-flyer-kite-68050.html $39.95 buy it now at eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kite-wright-Flyer-/331882195988?hash=item4d45b86c14:g:kz4AAOSw-4BXYS-n
  18. (laughing) ... it was ... umm ... quite deep ... (laughing) ... it's all good ... it will takes time for me to absorb those information ... I do get the idea, though. or get a hotdog balloon ... tuck the balloon tube into the sleeve ... blow it up with helium ... it might stretch the seam/hem/stitch
  19. !!! Brain Damage Overload !!! Brain Damage Overload !!! Brain Damage Overload !!! !!! Brain Damage Overload !!! Brain Damage Overload !!! Brain Damage Overload !!!
  20. it's still the same handles ... only shorter ... hence, I modified it again ... there is no "another"
  21. Not me !!! ... but I do wish !!!
  22. I am referring to the bottom cap ... thumb cap is ok p.s. ... left over bubble gum doesn't help ?
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