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    just starting out
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    Warner Robins. GA

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  1. Hey, ATLkiteluvr! Are you talking about the Atlanta World Kite Festival? I'm down in Warner Robins, and my daughter and I have been planning to go to the festival.
  2. Java

    Polyester lines?

    That's a good point, Rob. I'm actually a couple of hours south of Atlanta, and the geography is much flatter down here. We probably don't have much more wind than Atlanta, but I should be able to find a field that has "clearer" wind. As I type this, it's blowing about 10 mph in my yard. I know I can't count on that every day, but the family tries to spend a couple of weeks a year down at the beach, so if all else fails, at least I'll have that. There is apparently a kite club up in Atlanta.They don't seem to have any kind of web-presence, but I'm working on tracking them down. Once I actu
  3. Java

    Polyester lines?

    To answer a couple of the questions that have come up; Nearly all of the dual line beginners kites in the 5 foot ($40-$75) price range come with "100 lb. low stretch polyester lines". (whatever that means). From my research, there are no kite shops within 4 or 5 hours of Atlanta. The discussion I had was in a chat window on the website of one of our forum sponsors. He said the Nexus was not listed on their site in the beginners category, and that I would be better off starting out with the Jazz, which has polyester lines and is listed in the beginners category on their site. He said
  4. Java

    Polyester lines?

    Hyzakite; I'm certain he was telling me that it was the Spectra lines that made the Nexus more responsive, and that it would make a better second kite. I hadn't noticed that the Nexus comes with much shorter line, though. Again, I know nothing, but I assume that would make the kite respond quicker, and make the window much smaller? Am I just over thinking this? Is this a case of "Just buy any of them and get out there?"
  5. Hey, all. I'm shopping for my first 2 line kite. Right now I have to stay with something in the 5' range (Jazz/Nexus/Vision/Osprey/Scout kind of stuff). I was really leaning toward the Nexus, mostly because I think it's prettiest. Someone at a kite shop told me I should wait for a while on the Nexus because the Spectra lines it comes with would make it much more responsive than the others. I am an old dog learning new tricks, so that did make me stop and think. I've not heard anything bad about any of the "big name" kites in this class, so I'm hoping to find a local kite shop that I can suppor
  6. Thanks for the welcome, John! There's not much to tell about me, kite wise. I've always wanted to have a nice kite (or 3) but I've never gotten around to getting started. I've gotten my youngest daughter completely hooked on the little $5-$10 "single use" kites from Wal-Mart, so now is my chance. I joined here to learn as much as I can can, and choose my first 2 line kite, I look forward to spending way too much time here...........
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