ACrop

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  1. ACrop

    Out of the blue

    Welcome to the dark side.... Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  2. ACrop

    B-Series STD Package (11/15/18)

    Congratulations! Fly it fast and often. That poor kite must be so looking forward to getting out of its bag and into the sky! Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  3. ACrop

    Turtling 🐢

    Thanks for the links! I will enjoy them while trying to pretend that I am not off track for my to-do list today. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  4. ACrop

    Turtling 🐢

    Thanks, I figured it what a dual line term. I sat and tried to imagine what it could refer to for kites and kept seeing the ALS sign for turtle in my head that was not helping. It IS my favorite sign language word (of myaybe 10 word vocabulary Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  5. ACrop

    Turtling 🐢

    Oh boy! A new term I don't know and have yet to be able to imagine what it could possibly refer to! Awesome! Ah, what is turtling?? Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  6. I would add that planning on doing a practice wing is helpful. That first wing will teach you things about handling your machine and materials. Kite fabric is not forgiving at all of uneaven tension or less than smooth moments feeding it into the machine. It also keets needle holes permanently as a record of errors. . If you skip the practice wing you will likely find that your first kite is noticably asymmetrical from errors. I did some scrap practice before my first wing, but the size and weight of the first wing changes things and it too three wings of work to make a 2 wing kite. Also, kites involve a lot of long straight sewing so check your bobbin fill more often than normal. It is easy to crank out distance faster on kites than other projects that are curvier. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  7. ACrop

    Shipping update!

    Nice. Thanks. Now I will retreat to recover from my jealously. [emoji6] Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  8. ACrop

    Stunt kite for beginner

    I personally can't answer your question, but someone will chime in with a good dual line answer. I just wanted to say "Welcome, I am glad you are here." It is so fun to see folks from around the world with similar interests. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  9. ACrop

    Shipping update!

    Well we're is the picture riff?? Don't leave us wondering and dreaming... Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  10. ACrop

    beach flying and room needed, water question

    Edmond brings up a practice I do too...the visual defining of the space you are using as people approach. However you need to have good control. When I started out liked to have a marker at each end of my flight field so I could better gauge depth and where they were relative to my kite. In addition to low passes I have found that purposely doing a dive to a gentleman ground bounce can be useful in making kids who are running in my direction reconsider just how close they want to come and if they really do want to chase the kite. It also helps parents consider just how much they want to control/guide thier offspring. But knowing you have reliable control is key anywhere. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  11. Welcome to the dark side. I enjoyed quite a smile reading your post, it is fun to see others bitten by the bug. Make time to fly with others as they will mentor you along when you need it and enjoy watching you smile too. I know what you mean about not knowing who you are talking too....the kite evens are such a mix of folk and everyone seems to just assume that everyone else knows everyone. It can be hard to know how to connect into the fun at times, but it sounds like you were not shy and did quite well. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  12. ACrop

    beach flying and room needed, water question

    I find that people go to areas that are easy to access. Most beach areas will have a spot that it too far for most people to bother walking too and that can be your zone, but you may have to look for it. If that is not true of where you are then pick a time of day that is not popular to fly so that you minimize the wanderers. I agree with the stay away from people until you can land or hold it where you want it reliably. Also, when you find someone wanders close keep breathing and fly the kite. Dividing your brain to watch them will end up making your flight more erratic and become more likely that you will imagine and subconsciously create a bad senario. Breath and hum a happy song to yourself as you imagine what you WANT not what you don't want. Jedi mind focus seems to work well on kites. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  13. ACrop

    Flight of the Octos!

    PS: please post a photo of your octopi sky occasion! Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  14. ACrop

    Flight of the Octos!

    Ah man! Octopi are my favorite animal....but TX is way too far a drive. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  15. ACrop

    Trick or Treat

    Kite sewing... Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app