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About Skyclad01

  • Birthday 10/19/1971

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Revolution EXP, Air Oeuvre Mohawk, Premier Nighthawk
  • Flying Since
    October 2006
  • Location
    Kingman, Az
  • Country
    United States
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  1. Damn, just missed this one. I was gonna give him my best offer of $10 for the full vent!
  2. I Definitely want to make sure im an ambi-turner!
  3. Had a very nice 2 hour flying session this evening. Was a good 90 something degrees out (Thankfully its a dry heat at least), and the winds were good and consistent. Although, every now and again the winds would blow a bit strong, but it wasn't anything a low inverted hover for about 20 second couldn't handle. While flying, it was rapidly apparent how rusty my flying skills have become. So that sucked. But at least I know i'll have fun sharpening them back up. While flying the kite around with no purpose is always fun, flying with intent looks so much better! But before I can do that, I need to improve my flying skills, so I have decided to focus on doing boring and repetitive things. Mainly, to work on my clockwork skills. While yes I can spin and turn the kite I have a difficult time keeping my kite perfectly level when flying in a straight like and keeping my turns sharp and even. Practicing clockwork turns will pretty much kill 2 birds with one stone. It will help me with holding a steady hover (which is important even when the kite is in motion as it keeps your flying straight instead of having the kite undulating while flying), and it will definitely help me keep my turns and spins sharp and even. Once my clockwork turns improve, then flying with intent should come easier (hopefully) and my overall flying will look that much better. And that will be the big payoff of working on the boring and repetitive practice motions!
  4. Thats a nice one, thanks for mentioning that one. I just checked out his song bean time. Pretty sure that one will be added to my playlist
  5. Unfortunately I am a solo flier, so I dont have to worry about flying in pairs/teams. Though demo/comp flying, I would bring my own choice of song. Over the past couple of years, I have come to preferring to fly with music rather than without.
  6. If I ever did happen to compete, I doubt I would win. So I guess I would be mainly flying for fun with hopes of getting lucky on a possible win. As far as music for that; im not sure that what I like would mostly be stuff the judges would recognize, but would hopefully appreciate (for examples, see page 2 of my "Revolutionary Morning" thread). My approach is that even though its unlikely ill have the opportunity to compete, id still like to keep in that frame of mind as a a form of self training - if you will.
  7. I figured id give this old thread a bump, but with a bit of a category (as I need to make a new playlist finally). Personally, I dont fly comps (yet), but I look for music that fits within comp time and catagory type of music. What bands/songs to you listen to while flying - Duals... Quads.... Uptempo... Downtempo
  8. Unfortunately the days got shorter pretty quick, plus with birthdays, holidays and general winter weather coming on not too much longer after my last post here I haven't really flown all that much. I have only flown once or twice since then. I really felt out of practice, lol. But they were both good days. Nothing spectacular, just fun flying the kite around without any thought or purpose. Now that the days are finally getting longer (and much warmer), I should be able to get more time on the lines in. Which reminds me, I need to make a new flying playlist!
  9. I see sponsors in the sponsor section and am no longer getting that download pop-up!!!
  10. I'd say thats too much of a gray area for you or I to judge. Depends on what John/the admin's have to say. If its against the rules, they will chime in and say so. If these kinds of posts are allowed, then all is good for mywindstuff. I wonder if there should be a category or sub category called "Kite Deals" or Market Watch" (something to that effect), where people can make posts about places that are having a sale on a kite, or who find a good ebay deal listing?
  11. With my Opera browser, the site sponsors section is blank. But every time I load the page, or go to any page on here, I get a download popup for a file called "default". Now when I open this site with Chrome, I dont get the download popup, but the sponsors section looks like this: HTML as you see there. Seems to me like the 2 issues are related.
  12. It would be nice to have a direct link to it (if forum rules allow). Moreover, it would be very nice if you also at least listed the price your asking for it. (ETA) I just noticed its an auction and not a "buy it now" listing. Im not sure auctions are allowed here (though I could be wrong).
  13. The Laser Pro Gold line is very good. Im not familiar with Skybond though. When you buy kite line as a pre-made set, it normally comes wound on a standard card winder. As for the straps though, not always. As far as changing the straps, its really quite simple as this image shows (Just ignore step one as your lines are pre-made, they will already have the knots)
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