Russ Wilson

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About Russ Wilson

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Winddance and Quad's
  • Flying Since
    1990
  • Location
    Hillsboro, OR
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    Flying with Team Wilson - my wife, son, and I
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. SOLD Revolution 1.5 B series kite - with John Barresi's endorsement. In great condition - kite has seen light use. Kite and spars (2 wrap), lines (LaserPro Gold 90# x 90'), and handles - RTF Asking $200 buyer pays shipping USPS Priority CONUS only
  2. Revolution 1.5 B series kites - with John Barresi's endorsement. In great condition - kites have seen light use. Kite and spars, lines (LaserPro Gold 90# x 120'), and handles - RTF SOLD Red - Full sail with black race rods (green label) SOLD Rainbow - Mid-Vent with 3 wrap spars SOLD Yellow - Vented with gold label spars Asking $200 each buyer pays shipping USPS Priority (will sell individually or as a set) CONUS only
  3. SOLD Revolution B Pro series kite custom made by Bazzer. In great condition with 4 wrap spars. Kite has seen light usage. Kite and spars only - no lines or handles. Asking $275 buyer pays shipping USPS Priority CONUS only
  4. Revolution SUL in good condition with 2 wrap spars and lightweight bridle. Kite has seen light usage. Kite and spars only - no lines or handles. Asking $150 buyer pays shipping USPS Priority CONUS only
  5. Russ Wilson

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

    Thanks for sharing the reality of dual line flying guys - it is really helpful. I've been flying quads for so long I'm expecting dual line to behave the same - it doesn't. Maybe this is my wife's subtle way of forcing me to exercise more
  6. Russ Wilson

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

    Thanks for confirming this is just a skill thing - not a total impossibility. We've been walking forward to keep the stall at the edge of the wind window - sounds like we're going to have to move even more to hold it as we move to the center. Guess I better put my track shoes on
  7. Russ Wilson

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

    We've been practicing our stalls and had fair success at the edge of the wind window. We can even slide roughly 10', but as we get closer to the center of the wind window forward flight takes over and we lose the stall slide. We've been doing this in 10-12 mph wind. I'm curious is this to be expected (at that wind level) or is it just my skill are still sub-Jedi? I don't mind working on my skill level, but wanted to make sure this wasn't an exercise in futility at that level of wind.
  8. Russ Wilson

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

    @RobB Thanks for the recommendation on the Hypnotist - you were spot on. We've had a chance to buy several higher end stunt kites and for our current level of experience the Hypnotist is my go-to kite. It truly is built like a tank. The center spar's shock absorber seems like it will take almost any abuse I throw at it. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
  9. Russ Wilson

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

    Agreed, and it provides rationale for buying more toys. You know the saying - "he who dies with the most toys wins"
  10. Russ Wilson

    Have you seen this ?

    The sad reality is legal remedies are very costly to pursue - there isn't much realistic protection from patent or copyright. The only effective way to address poor form is to educate consumers and let them "vote with their feet". Really appreciate everyone surfacing things like this and making the community aware of the situation. I agree with the comments about letting go of the past, but I'd also encourage making sure we keep the community aware of what is going on so consumers can make informed choices.
  11. Russ Wilson

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

    We'll work on some of the basics (like a stall) before the clinic. I was curious if there is any validity to Prism's suggestion to fly on short lines (30-50') to master some of the techniques? That came up several times in the video.
  12. Russ Wilson

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

    @John Barresi Now that I've done a bit of studying I can definitely say "Flippy Tricks" is my primary interest. I'm up to improve skills in the other areas, but learning how to truly manhandle the kite is super intriguing. We watched the Prism Freestyle videos last night - gotta learn some of that.
  13. Russ Wilson

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

    Thanks for the advise @RobB ended up trying the Hypnotist and Kymera. That combination should give us a pretty good range of experience.
  14. Russ Wilson

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

    Add 2 more to the team
  15. Russ Wilson

    Stunt Kite Clinic (Jun 16-17, 2018)

    Thanks for the advise Rob and John - I really appreciate it. I'm curious, you both use the term "full size" but I'm not sure what that means for a delta. I have several delta's that are all roughly the same size and I have a couple of Hawaiians. I would call the Hawaiians super-sized. How do you delineate full-size from other sizes?