ACrop

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    Rev 1.5B
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    Maryland

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  1. ACrop

    My first Quad and its a Rev

    When I was starting out Cath at Flying Smiles kites recommended that I stick to 90# or 100# lines until I could control landings and launches and keep it off the ground really reliably. She said 50# is much more likely to pop when it snags on ground crud (sticks rocks and such). Yes 50# should help you in lower wind, but JB would tell you that experience will trump equipment every time. While you might be thinking the 50# line will help you rack up experience faster, many would say you will learn faster by being pickier with your wind at this stage. I would say that following the ok or better wind and waiting until I had solid self rescue from the ground techniques has served me well and as a result the 50# lines will hopefully last longer. Also to your question, the leaders on kitelife store are built by TK, JBs wife to the specs he recommends. Glad you are having fun. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  2. ACrop

    First look!

    Also, was rolling my B today and found myself thinking: "sure hope that the djinn bridle rolls up nice like this.". [emoji3] Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
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    First look!

    Something about the djinn's shape and layout seems to be begging for a monarch butterfly inspired color scheme as one of the options. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
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    Flying in Philadelphia?

    Hey all, I am headed to Philly for a week from June 25-29 and will have some time mid-day each day and possibly an evening to fly. Anyone around who would like to fly together? A friendly flight time would be a great tension breaker on this trip. [emoji3] Got any recommendations on where to go for good wind? Anyone doing indoor?? Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  5. ACrop

    My first Quad and its a Rev

    Welcome and sounds like you are doing great. Be choosy about your wind at first, choppy bouncy or weak wind is a good challenge later but not helpful for the initial learning curve. Breathing and taking breaks is key as it helps loosen your muscle tension. Focus on developing good consistent muscle memory for each skill...and practice each skill each time out. Smile a lot. The wonderful thing about quads is that even a learner is doing more cool stuff with a kite than most people ever thought possible. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  6. ACrop

    Icarex

    I finally figured out what was niggling in the back of my brain. I felt like every time I looked at your sails there was some observation that just wouldn't come to the front of my thoughts and it was bugging me. It was the photo of three that finally sealed the deal for me....they are beautiful and symetrical but not symetrical too. Stay with me - the layout is symetrical, but the color at the bottom of the same like on the left was the opposite color on the right. So if the line was yellow and blue alternating it was that on both sides, but the bottom color on the right might be blue and on the left it is yellow. My brain was clearly working hard on that. Wow. Ok. All better now. Very pretty. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  7. ACrop

    Action Camera

    I would think you would get NICE feedback. I have been amazed at how nice and how patient people are here. Even in the field I have never seen anyone get miffed over the worst line tangles. Put up your questions/videos and just know that the replies you get will likely be long and thoughtful and as helpful as they know how to be. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  8. ACrop

    Are the lines still good ?

    I don't know the answer to your questions, but welcome back into the sky. Glad to have you here. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  9. ACrop

    Action Camera

    Yeah, guess being between two major cities has upsides at least when it comes to Craigslist. . I will be interested to see your results and how clearly they show feedback for learning from. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
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    Action Camera

    I would look to Craigslist an older GoPro. Severql available sub $100 in my area. . Justure out which models do what you want and check listings ever couple of days. Only caution would be to ask to see it work and confirm no password active or what it is. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
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    Happy Birthday JB (June 1st)

    Happy birthday to the Barresi tribe. May your birthday weekend be better than the weather we have coming. ,(Think this past Corrolla clinic and you will know what I mean [emoji19].) Good luck with competition...gonna fly the djinn? Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  12. ACrop

    Hi all!

    Welcome! Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
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    Nordic Kite Meeting '18

    Thanks for sharing. I love the heart kites, they look awesome in the air!! Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  14. ACrop

    Welcome LookuPLars

    That is what I love about kite life....another successful connection furthers the joy. The people I have met on here are 1/2 the joy that my kite's have brought me. Good flying to all! Sent from my [device_name] using http://KiteLife mobile app
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    Win: JB for a Weekend (5/15/2018)

    I just occurred to me that we should ask TK what other skills he has that we should leverage- is he good at weeding? That info might totally change the ticket buying next round. Nah, then I would be expected to work too...let go fly a kite. Sent from my [device_name] using http://KiteLife mobile app