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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    supper gull now known as the Gull 8.5 & the Gull 7.0
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    Brookings, Oregon
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    United States
  • Interests
    Flying Multiple kite's, 3 kites simultaneously and 2 kites simultaneously. Teaching people how to fly. Putting a great kite in someones hands at an affordable price. Hand making personalized sport kites and developing sport kites.
  1. Hi Tony, Thanks for the reply; I should have worded it differently in two ways, I agree "Maybe" would be a good choice. Mix's record is "Most Kites on a Train Dual Control". The record I would be setting is for "Most Kites on three Trains, Dual Control" As soon as the weather clears up a bit I will get someone to film me. They handle pretty good and are fun to fly. Gary
  2. Does anyone know what is the "Official World Record" for multiple sport kite flying? I have just completed making three stacks of 16 small sport kites (48" wing span) and now fly all Forty Eight kites at once doing pretty much the same maneuvers as I do flying three individual sport kites.
  3. Good job Michael, Thanks for posting the video and keep up the good work. All it takes is a little practice and a lot of fun and you'll be showing off your new routine in no time. Can't wait to see it. Question: Do you always use staggered line sets.... have you tried using equal length sets? Gary MacEachern
  4. Cliff & Gerry, I'm sorry to learn that someone has ripped you off. I will keep an eye out in the southern Oregon area and hope that you recover your kites they look fantastic, you must be heartbroken. Sincerely, Gary MacEachern
  5. Man, my boss's name is Dave Green but he sure can't fly kites like this guy. I give em 3 kites up for a great job Now I'll really have to get the video going while I fly three. The competition is on, in fact I'm thinking of maybe starting a video competition where the general internet audience votes (I will not participate) and the winner will get a pair of Gulls. As far as the re-fueling line thing goes, I don't have a good fix. I fly even length lines and add bridal leads to offset the line length when I want staggered line sets but as you know the leading edge of your kite still gets chafe
  6. Hi Steve, Keep up the good work and thanks for posting the video. Gary MacEachern
  7. Hi Dean/ Tony Actually I do have a few kites in my bag but putting that aside I think it would be way cool if we put together a string of pairs figures in a specific order that anyone flying two or more kites could practice so that during fun flys and festivals those that practiced this basic routeen could line up on a field (regardless of kite make and model) and fly together. Kinda like John's mega rev flys. We could specify that everyone used 120' lines and go from their. If enough people get interested then over time I'm sure groups of two, three, four, whatever will find each other at eve
  8. I've been flying 2 kites for about 2 weeks and am 62 years old so I'm sure you younger fellows could do much better Hi Tony, That was great, but believe me brother we are not so different in age. I guess like you I should set my camera up on a tripod and have at it. Good job. I can see by the way that the kites meet in the middle that you are already working on good symmetry. keep it up. If you have a web site I will post a link to it. Let me know if you would like a link of your video on my site. Keeping the same thread with what Dean posted, the figures he has listed are quite a handful.
  9. But I can tell you I WILL be in Brookings. Hi Dean, That's great, I look forward to meeting you and putting a set of kites in your hands to try out. I will be at the field by early afternoon Friday (maby sooner if I can get the whole day off work). One thing I need to do is get more video, finding someone to hand my camera to when flying is kind of a hassle but AL Stroh has promised he will shoot some footage of me this summer. As far as square routeens go (that tony mentioned) I can do them pretty good with the smaller kite flying three (great with two). Flying the larger kite has strengthen
  10. Hi Dean, I don't know if we will get to Lincoln City, but if we do you can try out the kites; if not perhaps we will see you in Brookings. I plan on making a video of Al Stroh flying the UL version of the smaller Gull. He likes to fly it and will do so at the Brookings festival as he has done so for the past few years. I'm unfamilar to Herb Weldon's Synchro but Al compares the UL to Herb's indoor version of that kite. The Smaller kite has just under a seven foot wingspan (tip to tip) and other than that it's the same kite as the Gull 8.5. If you e-mail me I will forward you Al's email and he'l
  11. Way Cool Dean, my hat's off to anyone that can do even the most basic trick one handed. Just getting a pair of kites to stall and slide takes real effort for me. When you get back into it send me a video I would like to post it on my web site. I'm trying to promote my kite as well as encouraging multiple kite flying. I have a ball flying two and three at a time. The bigger kite really makes a presence in the sky but I must admit that in winds above 10mph they are a bit much for me and I like to drop down to the smaller one. Again let me know if I can help with handles, I have access to scrap a
  12. Hi Dean, I have not been able to one handed trick (not that good at two handed anyway) in anything but light wind flying a the smaller 7' version of the kite I normally fly (Gull 8.5) which has an 8 1/2' wingspan. But I do believe that if the handle contained either a spring loaded mechanism or rapid linear actuator that enabled you to get a little more pop from the hand movement it would be feasible to do basic tricks in moderate wind. I had a friend who could only use on of his arms that could axel, tip stab, fade and do a few others by banging his handle on his leg to help him get the extra
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