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eric67m

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    power kites - buggy
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  1. When you say browns point, I assume you mean the improvement club by the lighthouse, not the elementary school? I grew up a couple of miles east of there by North Shore golf course...
  2. I believe I figured out how to assemble it. The larger diameter forked end goes towards the bottom and can adjust tension between the various beads. I stopped by Ocean Shores Kites and Andy said it is a "rokakku" Japanese fighter kite.
  3. http:// [/urlurlI I was just handed this by a friend of my dad's. He used to be way into flying kites and could not figure out how to put this one together again. The bag is hand labeled "Tetra" on one side are for points that connect together into one point. There are six spars two sets labeled top and bottom. The third set is larger and is forked at one end. I assume the star is at the top and the beads are below the red and white on the bottom. Who knows how to put this together or any information on brand or model. Thanks in advance. Eric
  4. I also picked up a Singer 500a "Rocketeer" from facebook marketplace. Only has a couple of chips in the paint. It is one of the last all metal gear machines built by Singer. I like that the multi step zig zag on the Singer is more adjustable than on the Phaff.
  5. Hello Colin, I think you may be the Colin I kite buggy with. If so see you at SOBB buggy camp during memorial day. If I don't know you welcome to the forum anyways. Eric Miller
  6. I recently picked up a pfaff 1214 from craigslist for $200. So far it seems to work fairly well. I have been working on heavy duty projects like a fur suit for my daughter and some thicker material for covering my kite buggy while transporting it on the back of my car.
  7. Is the original post concerned about the kite flying high up (past its zenith) or bypassing other bystanders heads? These are two different subjects.
  8. It is possible to blow out cells in a foil. I've crashed a lot and haven't done it yet, you'r results may vary. When you crash nose down the air has no place to go and the fabric can RIP and give out. You could go to a single skin foil kite like a NPW (NASA power wing), dfo or flysurfer peak. No cells to burst.
  9. The short lead that comes from the spine to the spreader goes straight up and down on mine. Yours seems to tip way back. That length is about 7/8" long on mine, and the spreader is 9". I'm not sure what would cause it to lean back.
  10. The bigger body of my primary post starting with "for power foils I do it differently" and continuing all the way down describes how I leave the kite connected and wind the lines around the handles. Sorry for the confusion.
  11. I believe John B. has done a nice line management video based on quad lines for a rev. I have used this concept for revs and quad indoor kites. It works great. Video below. For Power foils I do it differently. I leave my handles and lines attached to the kite. Stake the handles. Secure the kite to the ground with sand and go back to the handles. As a right hander, I hold the two handles aligned and together in my left hand. I use my right hand to wrap the lines as a straight wrap around the top end of the handles. When you approach the kite or the end of your lines take se
  12. I have heard that you will find some golf balls with a liquid in them. It's kind of a surprise when you drill into them. Hopefully you don't run into those. I have made a variety of kite stakes over the past few years. They are fun projects. When I ride my buggy I carry mine on the buggy. When I fly static I shove it through a belt loop on the side, but I've been warned. I was warned on the power kite forum about carrying it on your body. This picture was someone's else's reason. It came from this posting. http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=32044#pid309537
  13. Where is the indoor king, John barresi when we need him. I think moving backwards in a circle (which you were doing in the end) vs straight back. Everybody moves differently both in walking and arm movement. I tend to keep my arms in too much not allowing me arm space to pull and accelerate the kite out of a stall. The indoor kites I have played around with are home made garbage bag kites (2 patterns) i-flites, i-naks, darts, revs(freilin and watty works). They are all fun and provide challenges to work on. Also the kites set up can change how it flies. Sometime
  14. Looks like you are doing well. When I was first learning I was taught to try to back around the center circle of the court. I end up doing smaller circles (as most people do). I love getting out and flying indoor. It's a lot of fun. Keep it up.
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