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  1. Yes,it is my first signed kite. And,i couldnt be happier with the whole package. VERY WELL DONE. But,more importantly,i have connected with this particular kite. THIS KITE MAKES ME LOOK LIKE A FREESTYLE PILOT. It just feels like im driving a sports car in the air and,im actually sitting in the kite steering it. ( I HOPE THAT DOESNT SOUND TOO SILLY) But thats what it feels like. My other kites feel like something is up in the air and,im on the ground trying to corral it. I am really trying to fight ordering another one right now,just for regular everyday use. For some reason,me and,this kit
  2. Yeah,i kind of ruled that out myself.I just imagined a big blob of black,were dodds signature used to be. THEN I FIGURED I WOULD JUST TRY TO BE CAREFUL. I COULDNT RESIST.I took the kite to my favorite spot and,flew it. It is now my favorite kite. I could actually spin it and,turn it and, I WAS ABLE TO COME OUT OF THE MANEUVEURS AND,FLY STRAIGHT LINES. With my other kites,it was hard to predict where i was gonna be when i was through.But for some reason,i was able to get this kite to go where i wanted it to. I ACTUALLY FELT COMFORTABLE FLYING 5 OR 10 FEET OFF OF THE GROUND. That has never h
  3. IM sorry,but i forgot to put in a pic of the signature. I dont know if thats about right for writing on fabric.But it just looks light to me.Is it cheating if i go over it --VERY CAREFULLY-- with a sharpie of my own. just wondering.
  4. Well,i took the kite out yesterday,but there was no wind. So,after awhile i just came back home and,took some pictures in my backyard. It really looks good in the sunlight, really vibrant. DOES ANYONE KNOW,does the autograph fade over time on this fabric.It already looks kind of faint to me and, i would like to keep it from fading away on me. Anywaze,i would like to share a pic with you all. Also,if someone has one of the other models,i would like to see it if you dont mind. The colors really pop in the bright sunlight.It does seem really light compared to my other kites. seems like it sho
  5. WOW, what a cool day. I saw the skydog,thingy on here and,i loved a dodd gross new tech kite that i used to own. SSOOO,i put a couple of golf clubs on ebay and,ordered the --SKYDOG-DREAM ON.The limited edition,signed and,numbered one from harborwind.What cool folks they are. Man,the certificate of authenticity arrived on thursday,if i remember correctly. Its really done very nicely. IM GONNA FRAME IT.Nice picture of dodd,with the dream on. VERY COOL PRESENTATION. Then the kite shows up on saturday morning.WHAT A SMOKING KITE. Even the kite sleeve was signed and,numbered.IM LOVIN IT. I
  6. WELL HERE SHE IS. I dont know why i assume its a female ? ANYWAZE, I have only flown the kite as a dualie. please dont ask me how it tricks. I HAVE A HARD ENOUGH TIME FLYING FIGURES and,straight lines. I am very pleased with the package and,i think it was well worth the $75 on closeout.All of the possible frame and,sail tuning is beyond me,at this stage of my kiting development. But the one thing i did notice right away is how quick this kite is,compared to the 7 and,8 footers that i am used to flying. i am amazed that i havent pile drived this thing yet.Its like im used to pickups and,this
  7. AHH,THAT WAS NICE.you have a good touch. I still get nervous that close to the ground. that encourages me to keep at it.your good, nice vid.
  8. SORRY. Another noobie question.are the vents in the wings to increase the wind range,as in other kites.or do they help the kite to do quad kite stuff. The reason i ask is because i dont know.But also, THOSE VENTS ARE HUGE. They look to be maybe 1/2 to 1/3 that big on the T.C.U2, which is the one i ordered. YOU HAVE KITE AWESOMENESS THERE. I love the color of that sail.
  9. O.M.G. THAT THING LOOKS WICKED. If i can get the u2,to do some of the things people say it will,MAYBE I WILL SPRING FOR THE ULTRA. SELL OFF A TAYLORMADE BURNER OR 2. Inever golf anyway and,these clubs could be one of those mean looking suckers. Is that a custom sail job ? I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THESE KITES 1 WEEK AGO AND,THE GUY TOLD ME HOW IT FREAKS PEOPLE TO SEE A DELTA DOING THAT STUFF. BUT all the ones i have seen were either blue or red. THAT IS ONE AWESOME KITE,I LOVE THAT. I see you have it hooked up as a quad. do you prefer that to the dualie setting. THANK YOU FOR THE
  10. You know,that park is a big little league field with like 6 diamonds. I have never seen a MOB like that in there before. Plus now that i think about it,SCHOOL IS OUT. Some of these kids are probably on their own ALL DAY. I will have to just take the time to go to my usual spot.
  11. Thanks monkey. thats good to know. I already figured some aspect of it would be flawed. But i am still gonna enjoy the time i spend flying it. I figure the only bad kite is one that wont stay in the air. Since you enjoyed yours,i know i will also.I think its hard not to have a great time flying a kite. OTHER PEOPLE WILLING.
  12. Well,today was my day off and, glory be, THE BREEZE WAS STEADY. So i grab the symphony and,the E2. I have decided to sell off some golf clubs,to finance my kite addiction. While going thru the clubs,I FIND A BOOMERANG I HAVENT THROWN IN 15 YEARS. I take it to the park with me. I go to a different park than i usually do. While i have the e2 in the air,i become surrounded by a group of BADA** KIDS. Next thing i know one of the kids has my boomerang and,throws it about half a mile straight up. the wind catches it and,it starts divebombing at a angle and, i mean its boogeying. I start screaming -
  13. THANKS FOLKS FOR THE INFORMATION. But i already ordered the kite. I know i have only been flying kites for a couple of months,but i am just crazy about holding those lines. I know that there will be some sort of compromise,inherent in the design, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW. This may be the kite for me. I will keep you all posted about how it working. Thanks, BEN.
  14. IM LEE TOO ! Anything that can possibly hinder something i am trying to accomplish,will usually crop up. While i do feel for lee,it is good to know,I AM NOT ALONE.
  15. Hey,everybody. I have a serious question,before i pull the trigger on a purchase. I came across a kite called the T.C.ULTRA and,i seem to have a desire to purchase it. The deal is it can be flown EITHER AS A QUAD OR A DUAL LINE. And,i came across a guy by the lake who said he has seen this kite and,it flys pretty darn sweetly They have a smaller version of the kite and,it come with the lines and,handles for quad flying and,the straps for dual line flying. ALL FOR LESS THAN $80 ON CLOSEOUT. I was looking at another kite called the FIJET and,i figure instead of buying the lines and,handles for
  16. Just sitting here tracing all of the lines and,I FOUND 2 THAT APPEAR TO BE SWITCHED AROUND IN EACH OTHERS SPOTS. Maybe somone was having a bad day when they assembled my symphony. I am not a knot tieing guy and,im gonna have to study this and, see if i can fix it without making it worse. It looks like the easiest way to do this is at the point where the lines are tied to the kite itself.Now hopefully i can get my fat fingers in there and,fix this thing. UUUGGGGGHHHHH !!!!!!
  17. There are 15 lines on each side of the kite.they bunch them in threes and,then they took all 5 of those bunches and,joined them together,put on a pigtail and,its epoxied or something. However its rough if you feel it with your fingers,not smooth. Not only does it snag my lines,but if the winds high and,it catches it right it maybe could cut it. I DONT KNOW ? Also i cant visualise what you were explaining to me as a possible solution.I will read it thru a few more times to see if i can get it.
  18. Okay,thanks for the offer of help.i took a few pics. and, hopefully they will illustrate what i am trying to say.
  19. Hello everyone.I will try to explain this so it makes some sense. I have a H.Q.SYMPHONY BEACH-1.7m Now i do like flying the kite.but it has a fatal flaw i think. Every line on the right side of the kite comes to 1 point. Every line on the left side of the kite comes to 1 point. So there is a GIGANNORMOUS KNOT,by both tow points. And living where i do the winds SWIRL A LOT. tHEN WHEN THE KITE FOLDS IN ON ITSELF,I CANT RECOVER IT,BECAUSE THE LINE HAS SNAGGED ON THE BIG AAA KNOT ON THE BRIDLE. I just came back from my brothers home and,he has a symphony 2.2 Well his bridle is completely differ
  20. Well,i have to say that,I HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS,BY WATCHING A DVD. The prism dvd,which comes with the E2,is just a real treasure trove of knowledge. ITS LIKE BAKING A CAKE.JUST FOLLOW THE STEPS.I can do my landings,stalls and,side slides. I have not tried the SNAP STALLS yet.I have to get a lot more proficient and,confident before i even try that. I have been doing this on my FLYING WINGS ALPHA +. I HAVE TO SAY,THAT ALTHOUGH THAT KITE DOESNT GET ANY INK,IT SURE DOES GIVE GOOD FEEDBACK. Its almost like i can feel everything thats happening to the kite, right through the lines. I k
  21. JEEZ. I WISH THAT I WOULD HAVE SEEN THIS POST LAST NIGHT. I was putting in some new c clips and,just going to tack the ferrule onto the upper part of the leading edge. Being rather new,i didnt really pay attention to the wind speeds.I JUST KNEW THE WIND WAS BLOWING HARD AND,MY KITES WILL FLY. Turns out it was like a steady 20 - 30 MPH.With gust in the high 40s. Luckily for me,the aluminum ferrule broke and,not my leading edge. So i was given the parts by my local shop and,went to install them last night. I used super glue and, JEEZ ONCE I PUT THAT C CLIP ON,IT WAS OVER.IT WASNT BEING MOVE
  22. Hello everybody.I figured that i would finally make a post and,introduce myself. My name is ben and, i am almost 50 so i guess i could be considered a late bloomer. So anyway my kiting journey started a few years ago at SAMS CLUB. i was there with my father who was about 75 or pretty close to it.So they have these box delta conyne kites, or whatever they are called and,my dad sees them and,says - I HAVENT FLOWN A KITE IN 50 OR 60 YEARS,IM GONNA GET OINE. So,dad gets the kite.but we dont fly it that year.the next year my dad dies from pancreatic cancer. Im over their house viviting my mom 1 da
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