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mebeatee

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    BMK's, Revs
  • Flying Since
    1994
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    Sechelt(ish) BC
  • Country
    Canada
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    Kites and drums.....my passion and job.

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  1. A stall would precede mostly anything.....not just any stall but a good pasted to the sky stall. Still though, after decades being more of an old skool flier, the first “trick” I learned was and still is the best......how to crash very gently...;) bt
  2. I’ll answer your query with a little story....... A couple of bulls were on a hill looking into the valley where a bunch of cows were grazing. The impatient bull says...”I’m going to run down the hill and “get” me one of those cows.” The patient bull says....”I’m going to walk down and “get” them all......” bt
  3. Two kites come to mind....with collapsible frames or the kites being collapsible.....the Switch and the Pop Can. Not the same as you describe but...... bt
  4. Good luck with that....shipping to Canada... I had inquired about some Q flaps amongst other stuff, and was dissuaded as they had some huge probs with a couple of deliveries to southern Ontario.....BUT....that was about a year ago now iirc...;) Could have been time of year but their shipping woes were from the summer....... I even had postal probs with a package from Lam Hoac who is about 40 miles away from me..... This was during a lockdown and I know mail issues were huge....as to be expected. But things could be different now so hopefully it will work out...great folks at the shop btw!!!!! bt
  5. Oooooyeah...let’s hear it for old skool kites!!!! I have a One of Jerry’s 3/4 Peregrines, and a well flown JS Neptune. There is a single line JS Neptune and Butterfighter around here somewhere... I used to have a JS Jaws and a matching pair of JS Neptune’s as well. There also is a single line Parrot that flew like....well it didn’t...but was pretty bashed up when I got it....so it’s hanging on a wall. I sold the Jaws as well as the matching pair. I was flying one Neptune in each hand but got tired of my arms being pulled from their sockets which was not good for my job as a drummist...lol. I wanted to fly the Neptune and Jaws at the same time but they weren’t a matching pair and flew way different than each other. The Neptunes, Kestrals, Jaws, and Hummingbirds were, and still are fantastic kites....as long as they are the real deal Sky Delight ones...not the “licensed” ones.....;) I’ve missed out on a couple of JS Luna Moths as well but that’s ok...... I fell in lust with these kites (and Pro Dancers) when I lived in Vancouver many many moons ago as Ray Bethell was my (and many more folks) mentor!!! There is a fellow locally who has an old Hawaiian but he rarely flies. I tried it out once but was too windy....for me...to enjoy it. bt
  6. Yowee zowee!!!!! What a find!!! Basically....they are invaluable.....😃 bt
  7. You can check one of the forum sponsors.... Not exactly what you're looking for but....does shed quite a bright flowery light... https://intothewind.com/wind-art/lawn-spinners-decoration/19-inch-yellow-sunflower-lawn-spinner.html bt
  8. Just like revs of old they got ya!!!!!! Most excellent. Wait for it....the .5/.6....coolio! Then....like the minergy deca the .35....double coolio!! Nice kites...... bt
  9. Lam Hoac sent me a small card winder and line with one of his Magic Angel’s....like in Outlaw’s pic.... I also bought a couple of these little kites from the local toy store for the “winder”. bt
  10. Great kites....glad you found some...;) I have two....iflite’s....one non vented in orange and a vented in white, as well as an iflite ll in white. I like the super slow float of the iflite ll....vented and larger, although not quite as portable(ish). The two iflite’s fit perfectly into a (drum)stick bag(s). Pre covid I toured a lot as a drummer.....I kept a Switch kite in a snare drum case and an iflite in a stick bag, and have flown in very interesting places. The vented iflite is a little more “forgiving” than the non vented version and floats more as well, especially when initially flown during the learning curve. If you can scoop a non vented you will be a happy camper as well!!!! bt
  11. Yeah right....good one....the “essentials”....reduce?....bwahahahahaha!!!... (un)fortunately the essential list is still quite large....as it gets quite specific...the seasons are changing and the tides change as well so that means it is essential to have summer kites and winter kites....;) It is also essential to colour the sky differently depending on the colour of the sky....more “essential” kites....yay...... Quads....especially older revs....have yet another essential quality that is sort of lacking as well these daze....the different sizes. To me a 1.5 sized quad is still, after a couple of decades, a compromise between a 1 and a 2....music interlude....which in fact it is...but now the “accepted” size. So for this old fart flyer it is absolutely essential to have and keep the 3 “classic” sizes and of course all the sub categories....vents, frames, bridles et al..... And that’s not even touching on the other wonderful quads out there with the Rev styled sail....and the others....yeeesh. Darn essentiality.....maybe you’re right....;) Also I love the glider pix!!! I have gotten the glider bug hugely...hence more essential kites/gliders!!!!!!!! bt
  12. Learning to crash....very softly...was the best "trick" I ever learnt!!!!!! bt
  13. Don't want to be a downer, but I hope everything goes fine with this purchase. A few "red flags"....material listed as "fabric", quasi disclaimers on measurements/colour with please understand/mind if different, spot on translations....;)..... Even when sold without line, the recommended line strength/weight and length are usually listed. There are folks here who have and fly that kind of (way kewl btw) kite and would know..... bt
  14. A classic (Skyburner) kite....simple as that. They may not have been as popular as some of the kites of that era....depending on where you live(d).... Tica, Eclipse, Spectra Edge, Pro Dancer, Firedart, Air FX, Neptune, etc etc. Great old skool kites!!!! bt
  15. I stand quasi corrected....not an 'Indoor 0 wind" sail" (no bridle as well)...however....doh as I have 2 and used to have 3...there was a dedicated 1.5 sul sail in that particular sail pattern. I had one that was red and blue of that era and also still have 2 1.5 sul`s....lighter sail, le material, and bridle, 2 wrap frame... Folks were flying these and Rev 1 sul indoors and the cool thing is the customization of sails/frames. I`ve vented a few revs and am thinking of venting an indoor sail like #100...;) Also all my revs have at least 2 frames with each kite and they all contain a 2 wrap for that sul feeling!!! Also the Stinger.....#12 can be found here on page 15. I remember this kite as one that got away....there was a wonderful colour combo....and I procrastinated.... http://www.kitelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/v2-2.pdf This and a lot of info and some reviews of your collection may be referenced here as well..... https://kitelife.com/library/ bt
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