ACrop

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    Rev 1.5B
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  1. ACrop

    Welcome CaCondor

    Don't be shy with the quad line pilots, they are the most generous and patient crew of people I have ever met. Learning from someone is the way to go, Andy a first try on thier kite is perfectly fine (they are harder to break than you would think!). If you have folks nearby the drive to go fly with them is seriously worth the effort. Note for the wise though, kite folk sometime can be oblivious to anyone on the ground who doesn't talk to them first. It can feel to an introvert that they are being unwelcoming, but they are just not aware that you are looking for a welcome. Walking up to them and being clear "I am new, I love what you are doing and I want to learn, how do I do that?" can save you time and frustration. Remember, we are used to others walking around us watching but never talking to us about this clearly most fascinating hobby- so be outgoing and clear about your interest and what you hope to learn. I have been flying long enough now to start to keep up with team flying and I still make it a habit to say to pilots I am just meeting "hey, what tricks can ya show me?" Or "I have been working on_____ do you know how to do it?" Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  2. ACrop

    First post in a long time.

    If I did the math right your line of kites is 180' long, which would (given a perfect of the arch, not real world conditions) put the high spot of the arch (radius) at 57' high. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  3. ACrop

    First post in a long time.

    Beautiful work. Clearly a labor of love. I know nothing about single lines, but could they be used as a kite arch? As an arch all of the art would be closer to the ground for viewing/ enjoying?? It is so much fun to see beautiful work with that attention too detail. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  4. ACrop

    The "Caller's or Leader's" radio circuit

    This is a cool question...for those of us who don't know what you are using now can ya post more info or link to a past discussion? Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  5. ACrop

    First look!

    Ok, does anyone else find themselves feeling like the kite forge logo in the belly is a smidge off center? I am sure it is a just because the logo is not symetrical and that it is indeed centered. I just keep feeling it over and over again in images like a loose thread I wanna snip so it looks perfect. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  6. ACrop

    First look!

    Oh dang it...there goes a chunk of the afternoon next week. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  7. ACrop

    First look!

    Wait!! IS there a colorizer for the djinn? Oh no, that would be dangerous... Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  8. ACrop

    Brasington Stealth Delta Workshop

    Those kites are beautiful. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  9. ACrop

    First Time Out With Rev

    I agree about the wind, wait for good learning wind. When your kite stops bouncing or taking over control then start expanding your wind range. Also, clockwise and counter-clockwise may be less confusing as they stay consistent no matter the orientation of your kite. "Right" becomes "left" when inverted. Hitting kite festivals is great advice. Traveling to another flyer- one who is really experienced and likes teaching will feel worth, believe me. Getting good wind and a teacher together can cut your learning curve dramatically. That said you can do it on your own, and learn really well with patience. Just remember:. This is All about consistent well built muscle memory. Check your hand and body position frequently. Set appropriate baby step goals. Remember to breath....breathing normally will really help relax your body and mind in a way that helps. Don't forget to channel your inner Jedi. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  10. ACrop

    You might be a kite nut.

    Absolutely agree with:. "And yes, I believe that having a kite purchase strategy/pattern could also mean that “You might be a kite nut” (which is far from unique in this Forum…)." As well as if you have ever listed off more than 5 kites you have in mind for your next one without having to stop and think much about it. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  11. ACrop

    Feeling Gray

    Red mark that be cool especially if the leading edge was also red. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  12. ACrop

    IFlite beats me

    I thought I saw a video once on how to set up an iflight? Maybe it was linked to one of the kite shops pages where iflight was sold? Anyone else feel like they have seen that? It might help, I will poke around and see if I can find it. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  13. ACrop

    You might be a kite nut.

    Well Eli might like the food, but he may have to try it for the first time before he eats it all. Eli is my Green Eggs and Ham Hero. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  14. ACrop

    You might be a kite nut.

    Nah, not yet. Will sew one soon. I am in Philly and Rich was nice enough to share his indoor space and kites. It was a blast and was hard to admit that I should stop playing. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  15. ACrop

    You might be a kite nut.

    Nah, not yet. Will sew one soon. I am in Philly and Rich was nice enough to share his indoor space and kites. It was a blast and was hard to admit that I should stop playing. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using KiteLife mobile app