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    Dual Line
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    fishing, RC planes, kites
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  1. thebbqguy

    Premier Wolf or Widow for 2nd Kite

    I'm beginning to think about my next kite purchase and I'm considering the Wolf or Widow by Premier. The Wolf appears to be a lot of kite for the money at the moment.
  2. thebbqguy

    Some Flying Time Tonight

    Very cool video. It's definitely something to aspire to.
  3. thebbqguy

    Some Flying Time Tonight

    My wife is actually flying in this video. I had the camera.
  4. thebbqguy

    Some Flying Time Tonight

    The winds these past 2 days have cooperated and I got some flights in to start building confidence little by little. I can't wait for some constant winds sometime to fly for 3 or 4 hours. Premier Vision
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    2nd Time Success

    It's been awhile since my first flight attempts with the Premiere Vision dual line. The first time out my longest flight was about 2 minutes. Today with much stronger winds, I flew for 10 minutes and a little more. My wife also had some 4 or 5 minute flights as well The weird thing is the wind would be screaming then fall to nothing. Sometimes I was able to save it; sometimes I was not. It was fun.
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    Flying Alone - Dual Line Launch

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    Flying Alone - Dual Line Launch

    I have noticed lately that my ability to fly more often is being impacted by the lack of availability of a "helper" aka my wife. How do you launch a dual line kite without assistance?
  8. thebbqguy

    Premier Vision

    My wife and I flew the dual line kite today for the first time. I'm not afraid to say she was the first to taste success. The lessons learned included: -Wind direction -Choice of flying location -Wind forecast It was fun though. We scouted out a few places locally. With the good weather the parks were packed. We found one with space and decided to try it. Unfortunately, the wind direction was tough to decipher. The field is bordered by woodlands on 2 sides. That made the direction change and gust.
  9. thebbqguy

    My First Dual Line Kite

    LOL. I can't take credit for saying that. It's something Marrieanne Trennepohl told me yesterday. I just hope we get some better weather next week so I can try it out.
  10. thebbqguy

    My First Dual Line Kite

    "If you learn to drive with a Pinto, you'll appreciate the Ferrari much more when you finally get a chance to try one."
  11. thebbqguy

    My First Dual Line Kite

    I purchased my first dual line sport kite today - a Premier Vision. I'm glad I decided to buy locally from the only kite shop I've ever seen - Kites & Fun Things. Jon Trennepohl even gave me a quick demo of how to set it up, wind up the line, etc. It was a great experience. When my skills improve, I'll be back there for another purchase. Now what we need here is some better weather.
  12. thebbqguy

    Is it better to start with single line kites?

    That's exactly why I decided to get into kites. There is a lot of downtime in my chosen species of fishing sometimes.
  13. thebbqguy

    Welcome thebbqguy

    I saw the Windjammers at the Howell Balloon Festival several years ago the first time. I am glad I found this resource. I thought about stopping by School Craft today but it's still pretty chilly. I'll be bying a 2 line kite soon and maybe a single line too.
  14. thebbqguy

    Is it better to start with single line kites?

    LOL. And I'm worrying over a single kite or two. I'm going to drop buy the kite store and let the expert guide me I guess. It sounds like I need to cut back on fishing if I decide to get serious about learning dual line kites.
  15. thebbqguy

    Is it better to start with single line kites?

    Michigan Carp Fishing My fishing addiction website.