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K'Tesh

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  1. The plans changed... We didn't get to see the Oregon Coast. I brought the kite, showed it to some people, and ended up repacking it.
  2. I won't be bringing my line with me... to big, bulky, and heavy. I'd buy a spool when I get to Oregon. Likely 1000' of line.
  3. Well with my pending trip back to the US, and lousy conditions, all kite flying (and making) in China for me has been suspended indefinitely. I'm debating taking a couple of kites back stateside with me. I suspect I will, as a coastal trip is planned.
  4. Today sucked... The kite wanted to go up, and it would for quite a distance, but the moment I wanted to attach a light to it, the wind would die. Of course my lights that did get up, went swimming. One crazy incident... I'm reeling in like crazy to keep the line up and over the guys who were fishing on the waterfront, but then it dropped sharply into one of their rods. of course it got tangled up on the light. Several attempts to launch, but the wind wasn't cooperating.
  5. I'm working on a 3D print of the Estes Cineroc (I've labeled it the CinerocDV), using an 808 #16 keychain camera for my rocketry hobby... I'm thinking that a few experiments using a kite would be in order for that. My partner in the project is close to finishing it.
  6. Didn't even try to fly yesterday. I was informed around 5pm that I had a demonstration lesson instead of my typical "English Corner". This was unique as it was at a public school several miles away. Fortunately, I was driven there and back again. I even had to turn down a free dinner from the boss as I had a ton of report cards dropped on my desk Thursday night to finish for today's classes. I worked on them at a McDonald's until they turned off the lights (I had about 5 left to do). Today was one of my long days at work. The morning was hot and muggy. I was dripping wet within 20
  7. I'm a fan of line climbers... yet I've never flown one successfully... I've tried my own designs, but have been hampered by weight and strength. I've got a number of lights that I've hung from my line since coming to China (mostly balloon lights, or cheap LED light sword toys). I've also flown various pinwheels as fun little ways of decorating my lines. So, what's out there? What works, what doesn't?
  8. Tonight's a bust... No wind when I went out there. There was a breeze behind the tall buildings, but the waterfront was dead calm.
  9. Last night's flight... Winds are from the ENE, but very light when I arrive around sunset. I sit and blow bubbles trying to recover the strength to return home after a long hot day at work (3 classes, and tons of report cards). The kids were well behaved in the first of the kid's classes, but I came into the 2nd class with one kid screaming as his father is lifting him up and carrying him out of the classroom, and another kid crying to his mother. Of course I'm concerned but I can't understand Mandarin all that well, but I'm guessing a fight had just been split up. I'm told to go ahe
  10. Ok... I'm back again... Edmond, I'm really sorry to hear about the damage and injury caused by your experience with Kevlar lines. I've also had a kite cut down by someone else's poor choice in lines. At a kite fly I organized in Ashland, Oregon, back in the 1980's, someone was flying one of those old plastic delta Hi-Flier type kites (that oldtimers may remember being the kites of choice when we were kids (cheap and reliable)) on over a thousand feet of monofilament fishing line. My Trilby 8 pack was flying in the only open space suitable for a stunt kite though there was a lot of space
  11. Hi Edmond, There was some back channel conversations going on. Someone let me know you're Romanian, that's how I found out. Google translate did the rest. I read and speak English fluently (though it was my 2nd language (Hawaiian Pidgin (which is actually a creole language) being my first). I left Hawaii when I was almost 6, and lost the accent and the language (for the most part). Now, it's almost a quarter past one in the morning... Time for bed. Peace.
  12. Tonight's flight report. Winds were strong and from the ESE... Translation, though there was wind, those tall buildings blocked most of it. At one point, the line is screaming off the reel, and then the kite was literally slammed into the ground. I kept moving west and trying again. I got the kite up, and it felt like I had found a spot with "clean" air, then the kite got twisted up, and ended up in a power dive. Yup... it didn't go flying... it went swimming... again. I walked all the way down to the far end of the waterfront, and the wind was swirling. At that point I called i
  13. buna Edmond, I think you and I got off on the wrong foot. Your message prior to the "whatever" comment you cited by me felt very troll-ish. I've not interacted with you before, and haven't had a chance to read any of your posts. I was unsure of your meaning, and I measured my remark to try and not start a flame war. I realize that English is not an easy language, we have ambiguity everywhere, there are often several meanings for the same word (patient for example, someone under the care of a doctor, or someone who is willing to wait?). Even "Good Luck" can be twisted into a negat
  14. OK... Today's news. I was able to backtrack to the closed restaurant and found the kite there. I took it to my "Lair" and washed the sand and seaweed off of it. I've also written my name and email address, as well as the phone number of the school's secretary (her idea) on the kite bag. So, if it gets lost again, someone can call her and she'll notify me. I've also added a handle to the bag to allow me to hang it from my bike, and not need to hold it (or put it down when grabbing something else). My new spool has had a few issues... The supplied strap was too short, and was cutt
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