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Brad Morris

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  • Birthday 03/17/1951

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    HQ Mojo and HQ Symphony
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    Waterloo, iowa
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    United States
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  1. Have only been flying a few months but I am flying alot (Thanks to Coronavirus!). I joined the REV38 club to help me focus when I am out flying. I am on level 3 which has me doing 2 CCW, slide across the window and then 2 CW spins. Here's my problem. I am not able to keep the kite "level" when doing those spins. I loose altitude. A little the first rev and much the second rev. Yes, the more the wind the less loss but should I be loosing any? As I read I am hearing everyone just using the thumb and holding it in there, maybe starting up just a bit first but Its not working for me. I can do the bicycle fairly well and keep it in the same altitude but for that I am using thumbs, brake and arms. Am I expecting too much when doing spins? I have no one to fly with and watch or ask questions so sorry in advance!!
  2. UPDATE! I've been back in Iowa 45 days and have been able to fly about 30 of those days. You cant appreciate March in Iowa until you are happy and excited to be flying in gusty 10-15 mph at 35-45 degree temps and mostly cloudy! The first two weeks were killers! I honestly thought there was something wrong with my kite. Come to find out, I was right.... it was ME!!! After each day of failure I would come home, read more of all of your comments, watch and rewatch John's videos and each time I would pick up some small item that I had missed OR all of a sudden what was being said now made sense. And then one day.... IT FLEW! Now, each time I go out I am having a blast. I am starting to see manuvers I have seen some of you demonstrate show up with my kite. Like one of the guys said "All it takes is many HOURS." With the Coronavirus impacting everyone this is working out just fine. Great excuse to get outside by myself and practice. It would be nice to fly with others and get their experience to move me along but until then its just me. I see that I am the only KiteLife member in IOWA!!! I am now looking to purchase another kite. A ReV. Any suggestions on which would be good for my second kite considering the winds are usually 8-15 and gusty? Thanks
  3. I am hoping to connect someone around the Waterloo Iowa area that can fly a quad. I have several 2 string kites; a parasail and prisom, both 2 string. Have no problem flying either of them. I was in South Padre Island at kite festival last month (end a of a month stay) and was AMAZED with the quads so stopped into the kite shop down there and picked one up on my budget and their recommendation. (HQ Mojo) I was headed back to Iowa 2 days later (to the snow and freezing temps) so I have only been able to fly..... excuse me, ATTEMPT to fly several times. I don't know if it is me or the kite is not set up properly but I DO KNOW it is kicking my butt! I am looking for someone that can help get me started. I must say, the kite can really take a beating!!! and keep on ticking. I am watching all the videos and reading all I can on this site but I think I need some help at this point. Spring is right around the corner and with it will come some good flying weather. Cant wait! If you know of anyone or a club in the northeast Iowa area drop me a line! Help out an old geezer!
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