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About windofchange

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    Revolution / Ozone
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    1994
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    Salt Lake City Utah
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    United States
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  1. One thing that you may want to keep in mind is that indoor flying requires a ton of foot work. The gliders are totally awesome but you do have to work your feet and body to move around to get them to fly. The footwork can be minimal on some but much more necessary on others. The Chiroptera will climb very nicely and floats excellent with minimal footwork but the Wala, Wala XL, I-Flight and Zero G will require much more footwork to keep them airborne. It is not stressful work meaning you won't be using massive muscle to fly, but you will need to walk around quite a bit while flying. Outdoors in minimal winds it is quite different. These kites can basically park in the air and fly in as little as 1-2 mph winds.
  2. Having flown kites for over 12 years now, and having a kite store - I still get that glassy two headed look from family when someone brings up the kite subject. It amazes me every day how little our society knows about the joys of kite flying. I am saddened at the happiness they are loosing out on. Kiters of the world unite! (unless the wind is blowing....)
  3. I would suggest looking into the Revolution kites. The Snapshot is a great kite but any of the sizes can pull very hard if the wind is right. Plus being a two line kite, the Snapshots will be much harder to set up-launch-land in your condition. The Rev would be much easier, still give you hours of fun and you can fly it sitting down very easily. Launching and landing is a snap with the Revs and they pack down quite small - appx. 32 inches or you can get the Travel Frame for them which will pack them down to a little over 12 inches.
  4. Here's something I quickly threw together. AI format, all vector. I always liked the way the bottom of the Rev kinda forms a dual line kite. Brings both types of stunt kite flying together.
  5. I use Firefox exclusively now days. Main reason - I can customize it for my own likes. With the personas and massive amounts of addons it has become not only a very fast browser, but a tool that I would have a hard time working and browsing without it.
  6. We have LPG in stock in all sizes and lengths. Give me a call or send me an e-mail and I can get you prices on pre-made LPG sets. We hope to have them uploaded on our website soon so you can order directly online. I can also work you a deal on the shipping charges. USPS Priority should only be about $25.00.
  7. Ouch...a Backtracker....even Revolution tends to look the other way when those are brought up. That is not one of the best flying Rev's for sure and as mentioned, if you can fly a Backtracker, everything else will be simple. LOL You will love the B-Series, it is an awesome kite. Biggest thing to learn is that all the Rev controls are in the wrist, not pulling left and right. Once you get that down then the rest will be easy.
  8. Just start out small like you are doing. Remember that the whole reason this is even here is because of your love of flying kites. If you keep that as your main goal and purpose and make the club something that comes along with it, you will be fine and your club will grow. It isn't that important to increase the size of your club. It is important to remember the reason you fly kites. If you want to create a club then be prepared to do 100% of the work to keep it going and operate it. If you get help from others then awesome but it is really hard to rely on them all the time. A club of one is still a club. Start small, fly and have fun and if it grows then great! I have seen many times where organizing and clubs have destroyed the enjoyment of kite flying. It gets to be so much work that it isn't fun anymore. Just keep in mind that if one of the two have to go because of the work or stress, the club is the one that gets tossed. The fun of flying is what is most important. Just my opinion...and it is worth every cent you have paid for it.
  9. For winter use on ski's, I would recommend the larger sizes for sure. The 2.6 would be a great size to play and learn with and when the winds are stronger, you could use it on ski's in the winter. It would be a great starter kite but you would probably want to move to a quad line power kite in the future as they have much better control and better power delivery.
  10. I would recommend something like the Peter Lynn Vibe. This kite is pretty inexpensive and will drag you all over the place. It will have much more power than the framed stunt kites, even the very large ones.
  11. Yup, it is not an active part of the bridle, just there to keep the bridle from wrapping around the keel (tail).
  12. Straps are the only way to go. Although lately I find myself preferring finger straps over wrist straps.
  13. If you are wanting to get into slack line tricks, I highly suggest the Widow over all the others in your list. Second would be the Nighthawk. The Widow is probably one of the best tricking kites in that price range. It will do everything and do it very nicely. It is also a very forgiving kite which makes it easier to learn tricks with. If your timing is off a little then it will still reward you with the trick. The bigger size wing is also easier to fly and lets you see the tricks a bit better than the smaller kites which flick through the tricks so quickly it is sometimes difficult for new pilots to see what actually happened. There are tons of videos online that will show you how to do the tricks. Randy G's sportkite blog is down right now but word is that he is getting everything back up and running very soon. His video's are one of the best around. Another option for you is to find a copy of Dodd Gross Flight School DVD - or Prism's Freestyle Pilot DVD. Both of these you should be able to get from your local kite shop. Hope that helps...and welcome to the forum.
  14. Welcome to the kiting world. Glad you are here.
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