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Tim P.

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About Tim P.

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  • Birthday 03/30/1962

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Quads and Duals... I need some SLKs!
  • Flying Since
    1986
  • Location
    Gatesville, NC
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    flying kites, playing pool, martial arts, shooting guns, hunting
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    Male

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  1. Yep, that's right. But in REALLY high winds, I've found it helps out to bring the nose back in (light wind setting) to help spill some excess wind off the trailing edge. Play with the settings in different conditions to see the differences and find what works best for you.
  2. You can swap out the c-clips. Take vinyl end caps and cut into rings. Slide the ring into the place you want it and then take an opened paper clip to lift the ring off of the rod a bit and place a drop of glue under it. Remove paper clip to put the ring back down flat. A lot easier to deal with than c-clips and looks better too.
  3. View Advert Solus UL I called Jon T. at Skyburner the other day looking for a Solus UL only to be told they're no longer making it, so my search begins. I'm looking for a Solus UL, colors aren't too important. Any help would be greatly appreciated! PM me here on Kitelife, email me at tplyler@yahoo.com or message me on https://m.me/tim.plyler.7 Thanks! Advertiser Tim P. Date 07/29/2019 Price Category Kites (Dual Line) Brand Skyburner Model Solus UL  
  4. Tim P.

    Solus UL

    Time Left: 7 days and 13 hours

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    I called Jon T. at Skyburner the other day looking for a Solus UL only to be told they're no longer making it, so my search begins. I'm looking for a Solus UL, colors aren't too important. Any help would be greatly appreciated! PM me here on Kitelife, email me at tplyler@yahoo.com or message me on https://m.me/tim.plyler.7 Thanks!

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  5. I'll throw my name in the hat... I'm in!
  6. Damn Eric, that's got to be one of the best looking kites I've seen! I love the looks of the Ichiban and that color combination is fantastic! I might have to get Ken to make me one to match it.
  7. Welcome! Went to school in WIlson back in the early 80's, LOTS of memories from there. Live in Gatesville now, travel to the Outer Banks often and to Atlantic Beach/Emerald Isle whenever I can.
  8. Tim P.

    Vented

    Eric, I got one of Steve's full sized vented Enigmas, flew it in ~15-16 mph the other week. A LOT more comfortable to fly than a regular standard, lol. I need to be on the lookout for some more vented duals. Maybe I need to save for a bit and have a talk with a certain someone up north... Hoping to see you soon, if I can swing the trip to Corolla. I still have ear plugs!
  9. VERY nice Rob, I think it's my favorite of yours I've seen yet!
  10. Tim P.

    Kymera

    Contact Into The Wind for replacement parts, I lost the tail weight off my original Kymera and they sent a couple more out to me. They asked when I was on the phone with them if it was the tail weight or the barrel weights.
  11. This past summer I decided to get a "beater" kite to use when introducing new flyers to the fun. I wanted something relatively inexpensive and tough with parts readily available, but yet flew well and predictably in a pretty good range of wind. I've flown a Widow NG before and really liked it, I think it's a tremendous kite for the money. It was more than I wanted to put into this project though, I wanted to keep it around $120 or less if possible. I had high expectations for the KHK Skyscraper since it seems like a simple rebranding of the Widow NG. I flew one that Kitty Hawk Kites had as demo model and was a bit disappointed. Now I don't know if the bridle settings were as stock or if someone had tweaked them, but I didn't particularly like how it felt. It felt sluggish and mushy and seemed to flex way more than I liked. I also wasn't sure how much of a beating it could take before a break. Not too big of a deal, but I wanted something that felt a bit more durable. I love my Widowmaker Pros and really liked the Widow NGs I've had a chance to fly and I recommend them often, but didn't feel good about the KHK Skyscraper, which surprised me. And don't really know why. Just was my unqualified opinion, other opinions may vary.
  12. We use these at work sometimes, making holes in gasket materials. It should work for making holes for you. Just use some wood or a cutting board under the material. https://www.mainethread.com/index.php/tools/arch-punches/product/7-arch-punches
  13. Tim P.

    Best Wishes

    We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And for those that don't celebrate Christmas, I hope you have the happiest of holidays as well!
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