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    Rev 1.5B
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  1. Congratulations! Gonna go have some tea with my new companion: jealousy. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  2. You may want to get a tad more specific: what wind range do you typically get to fly in? Asking for a specific level of venting that will work best for starting on your home field would help direct folks too. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  3. While I am very willing to fly OPK, I would rather offer you the opportunity to fly mine. Come on little Djinn...if you go to the other guys you will be one of many many kites....if you come to me you will be one of the special few= each kite in the bag gets flown regularly. Come home to Maryland! Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  4. Oh man, Let it be me! I haven't gotten to fly a djinn yet....please send it to me. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Sorry to hear your news. Sending you and your family a telepathic hug. While the situation is sure to be tough the amount of thoughtfulness and concern for other that you bring to everyday life is sure to help you all come through this as well as can be managed. There is enough space in my driveway to park your KYT 4GE if you ever need a spot to stop in Maryland. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  6. I gotta say, I love the look of the snagless handles, but they don't make me happy when flying. I find myself avoiding them in my bag...the weight or balence just feels wrong. We talk about OPK and handles are a case when OPK can help you know what you like. However, before sure to ask what exactly it is you are using...I flew with OPK snagless handles before buying but it seems that there were not the same manufacturer. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  7. When I had my machine tuned up the guy showed me the weak points on the machine. While it is mostly metal (Bernina 830 vintage) it does have some plastic inside, including two parts that are gears. The repair guy taught me that if you are gonna buy a used machine you should open it up and hand crank the machine while you look at each gear for condition issues. Don't buy if you see irregularities in the gears. On my machine everything is good for now, but he said those gears are not made anymore for my machine and if they break I am SOL. If that happens I may have to do a crash course on 3d printing. [emoji6] Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  8. I use a regular zip top shoulder bag for handles, lines, stakes, sunscreen, water and snacks. I have an expandable plastic draft tube for the kites. I found fishing tubes to be narrow and $$. It is not the greatest quality, but it has been constantly on the move in my car, planes and even on my bike for 2+ years and held up fine. I think mine is the 5 1/2" diameter one. I fit 4 quads in thier own bags with a bag of extra frames in it nicely. I have swished in 6 quads in there, but wouldn't be a normal thing as it is too tight. They also make a bigger size tube, but as of now one sail of each wind range is enough. Can't seem to paste a link, but on Amazon the title is: US Art Supply Large Black Telescoping Drafting Tube - Outside Diameter: 5-1/2 inch, Inside Diameter: 5 inch, Length: 31-5/8 to 53-3/4 inches For lighter travel/ I have extended the tube a tad and put the basics of lines and handles right in the tube and lost the other bag. I generally travel with the tube and the bag as it keeps me well organized. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  9. Is "I pack heavy" an understatement? [emoji6] Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  10. ACrop

    Out of the blue

    Welcome to the dark side.... Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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