Wayne Dowler

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About Wayne Dowler

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    Hard Core Kite Flier
  • Birthday 08/04/1951

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Quads, Prisms, and others (Phoenix)
  • Flying Since
    1989
  • Location
    Clackamas, or. 97015
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    kites of all types and lazing around with my zoo.
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. Wayne Dowler

    How To Clean Your Kite.

    Rinse under low pressure hose. Can be setup or brokedown. Make sure to get bridles well. Air dry. Dunk whole lineset (winder and all, no handles) in a bucket of water. Don't scrub unless absolutely needed.
  2. Wayne Dowler

    First look!

    Special it is, but I can wait for - the Djinndor! 😄
  3. Wayne Dowler

    Handle mods (snagless)

    Have to see it, can't picture it. But metal rubbing on bridle line can cause failure - maybe. Figured it out - you drilled through both sides. Any wear will occur at the hole where the leader exits. Maybe the vinyl cap will keep it from rubbing and wearing.
  4. Wayne Dowler

    Just Starting Out / Pittsburgh

    Now that is sound advice right there!!! Something for light, medium, and strong. Then after, get what you find to your liking, But a basic quiver has its place.
  5. Wayne Dowler

    Handle mods (snagless)

    Got a feeling you'll still get wear from that hole, no matter how smooth. But we'll see .... By the way - what did you larkshead to?
  6. Wayne Dowler

    Looking for some rev advice

    80 - 85' will be fine for solo flight. If you have any desire to fly with others - plan on getting a set of 120', all in 90# or 100#. Just remember - the shorter the line, the smaller your wind window is. And in almost all cases, take the time to check the lines for evenness. Put all 4 lines on one stake, pull them evenly and compare lengths. Most will need adjusting. Then check again after a few flights to see if things have changed. Do not trust that "New lines are equal"!! You can defeat the Reflex technology by removing the springs or getting another set of verticals without it. Then you can decide on how you like it set up. If there is one piece of advice I give - Learn to "GIVE to the Kite!!". Counter intuitive I know, but pulling just drives the sail into the ground that much harder! Learn to let the kite crash. Even step forward. It takes all the power out of the sail. Much better to walk down and straighten things up, than to find a broken kite!! GIVE!!
  7. Wayne Dowler

    Newbie Bay Area friends and Rev learning tips

    Just don't have happen what JB had done to him years ago at a clinic. He was playing with some kids. One had a stick !!!! Goodbye center panel!!!!! OWCHIE!!
  8. Wayne Dowler

    A Sunday Glide - The Long Way Home

    Doing that to a Horvath would amount to sacrilege ......
  9. Wayne Dowler

    Quadraflex

    Makes sense this way! Guess I was influenced by Lam's design on the ABS.....
  10. Wayne Dowler

    A Sunday Glide - The Long Way Home

    Just one can't hurt ...........can it?
  11. Wayne Dowler

    A Sunday Glide - The Long Way Home

    I've flown Horvath's Hybrid (200? mid sized) a few times, great glider indoors. And my Ninja outdoors. The Ninja satisfies the quad flier in me - no set and forget that one! Always active and needs attention. Would love to try some others, but........ PS: nope - ain't going away..... that I know of anytime soon!
  12. Wayne Dowler

    Quadraflex

    Got a feeling that hole is there to eliminate any wear from the fitting, but maybe I'm wrong ....Maybe!
  13. Wayne Dowler

    A Sunday Glide - The Long Way Home

    But they are so good .........😈
  14. Wayne Dowler

    Quadraflex

    With the LE rods terminating in the verts, then that would mean the ends of the LE rods must go behind the sail too. Much like the ABS.
  15. Wayne Dowler

    Quadraflex

    No real "center" panel to help stabilize it. Definitely the cross-over LE system ending in the verticals. Started flying in 1989