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  1. Thanks, I think this one will generate more interest.
  2. Since this drawing was a bust, and community opinions suggest that I should offer something more substantial...I'll offer up the 2nd burrito kite bag I made ....40" allowing it to be used for DLK as well as quads. This drawing is for the black bag with the black & white pin striping referenced in the attached thread . This should create a lot more interest in this karma drawing Drawing to be held Sunday 11/17
  3. Anyone up for this drawing? I could postpone it a month and build a simple bag, if that would generate more interest?
  4. I'll second that. Larkshead to the screws.
  5. Any meet up or group flys for thanksgiving weekend?
  6. Since I won a red white and blue Rokk in the last drawing. I'll post the next karma drawing for Veterans Day. Up for the next karma drawing is a barely used Prism Bora 7. Flown twice, it includes genuine Lincoln City beach sand from the 2019 summer and fall kite festivals. Color is lime / citrus, line is included. Some rules and guidelines: Don’t play unless you’re willing to put up a prize and ship it to whoever wins. Shipping is paid by the original poster, the winner pays nothing. Be prepared to ship your prize anywhere in the lower 48 US States. Sorry, but due to shipping costs, we really have to limit this to the lower 48 US States. RULE CHANGE (7/31/2014): Members from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii are welcome to enter the Karma drawings provided they are willing to pay half of the Karma prize shipping cost. The method and timing of the payment will be agreed upon between the two parties after the drawing for a particular prize. You can choose the length of the giveaway, but keep it between 1 and 2 weeks. Try to ship the prize promptly. You should be able to ship it within a week, but if you can’t, PM the winner and let them know. Sometimes life gets in the way! This whole thing works on the honor system so if there are any problems shipping or receiving a prize, it needs to be worked out between the two parties. Don’t forget…Karma! This isn’t a competition, but feel free to be generous! If you can only put up a hat, or a tail for a stunt kite, great! If you have something in your kite bag that you never fly and would be willing to ship, that’s great too. Either way, the people that join to win it will appreciate it. When you receive your prize, post a thank you to the thread where you won it.  The thread will be locked after that point so the new **KARMA** stays above it.  Good luck, and have fun! 
  7. 1+ on this, I was having difficulty with my full vent at quad clinic. Had John fly it and he immediately went to my lower right bridle that had an extra 2-3 knots looped in. Bought the kite used, so don't if it was my fault or knot, but fixed the issue. Get TK leaders, I usually fly on the first knot in, but I fly really brake heavy. Ive had other flyers not be able to fly on my tuning. YMMV.
  8. Today is the day! I'll let it be known that if I win this kite it will be gifted to a friend so I have somebody to fly with.
  9. Something that lifts laundry. I'd be in.
  10. When I went to quad clinic John had me swap out the 4 wrap in my full vent to a 3 wrap to make it cup more and accelerate faster to keep up with the Djinns during team flying. Seemed counterintuitive at the time,, but worked. His sail loading and tuning videos are now the most helpful. Things flesh out in team that you don't see when flying solo.
  11. Another great video. Counted 31 axles in a 2 min. video, wtf! Can you do a new video for axles. I'm confused about which hand to pop out of a inverted slide/ dive stop? Thought I had them before quad clinic. But when you told me I was doing them offhand/ backhand my mind hasn't caught up. I've launched a canoe off one of those docks with the Willamette paddle trail people at a conference. Near OMSI? Awesome urban flying spot. I feel like I've reached a plateau in my flying, were I'm only improving if I'm in beach winds. If I'm inland flying I'm only knocking the rust off. This video gave me a new skill to work on. I hnow i already do it subconsciously, but deliberately practicing it will help.
  12. Sold the spider and built a mesh and bought a mid vent. Love the mesh ,but it doesn't catch and throw like the mid. The spider has to much venting in the center. Rev doesn't have any idea of how to vent a kite. You need sail area in the center and vent the edges. They failed on the spider and probably did it again on the tarantula. Why would you take a low wind kite and vent the center.
  13. Riff is exactly correct on this, I ordered a mid vent that drop shipped from Rev through A wind of change. 200$ sail only, still a bargain for a proven sail. The newer ones have springs that are easier to remove and throw in the trash. http://www.awindofchange.com/product/rev-1-5-classic.html There are better options out there today, but there much more expensive. All my new sails will be from Kite Forge. I think I'll let John sell out his current inventory at Long Beach then order a full sail and mid vent.
  14. I've never had an issue with the green trims, but I have 2 sets. I'll put some 2wrap green rods in the mid and see if i break one.
  15. Just ditch the reflex spings, that's what I've done. They aren't needed and seem to be causing breaks. I used to think I was hard on a kite when I was learning, but now that I'm fairly good, I'm even harder on them. Most of my flying is traveling bicycle purposely tap a Le cap, bicycle tap Le cap, bicycle tap both lower vertical caps, fly to the top pull for a catch, throw and repeat. I've never broken a stick. Granted if I'm flogging a kite that hard it has a 3 wrap in it, but I've also beat aP90 frame way beyond what it should've taken. Maybe I'm lucky or I have decent skills but I'm starting to wear out the caps on my full sail and starting to fly my mid vent most of the time. Inland winds whomp up the mid and make it fly. I think Rev is having issues with their rods lately, but my mid is classic w/ the reflex labeled rods. Are you flying an RX?
  16. Any chance at beach camping if I bumped up there for a few days? Ive got a beach capable vehicle and a tent. Realy short notice, but I could sleep in the back of my truck.
  17. I'll be near D-river next weekend. Might photobomb a wedding in Newport with Katrinas Trex costume. Anyone in the area want to fly together?
  18. DTill

    B1 with the Kite

    Should've flown Yonder!
  19. Reattached the screening with a zig zag and made some bungi knot covers today.
  20. Thanks for the replys, I'll be fixing this one myself. Already have the grossgrain from kite bag projects. Probably zigzag a stitch over the torn spots then add the tabs. I would like to cover the lower bungis as well. Did a Riff inspired triangle pocket on my 2 sized sail and that works great. Question for Paul, to tighten up the leading edge sleeve, do you assemble the leading edge and run a straight stitch with the needle in right position, presser foot running next to the rod? My 1.5 sul could realy use this mod as well. Could be an awkward seam to sew.
  21. So I got this trick so dialed that I started to catch it with my left hand while holding the handles in the same hand. Just reach out your index finger and catch it. To bad that pokes your handles through the mesh. All good fun and visibly impressive, but it really destroys your leading edge mesh. Just noticed my grey fade full sail has 8-10 inchs of the mesh torn away. Time for some leading edge reinforcements and an extra straight stitch along the trailing edge is next. Guess I'll really beef it up and make this my street sail. This is my first rev and lasťed a noob 9 months of flailing and learning. But all sails after this will be from Kite Forge.
  22. Haven't been there in 10- 20 years. But attended Iowa state university and we used to sail minifish at Saylorville lake. Potentially good winds at some grassy parks on the Se side of the reservoir? Funny how they spelled "sailor" wrong. People in Iowa don't know the difference between a lake and a reservoir.
  23. Link doesn't seem to work. Might need to make it viewable to the public. I flew with a friend on the beachs on the S.E. side of Wickiup reservoir on Sat. South of the dam. Had great wind, several kite boarders were out. One guy said it wasn't enough wind? At the same time I almost switched to my full vent. I think he was afriad to put it in the power zone.
  24. Picture of the actual kite could help. Aren't those all phoenix kites?
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