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  1. Congrats on the win! I can't seem to approve your post for some reason, but I'm sure JB will soon.
  2. Congrats! And the wheel goes round...
  3. Rexracer, have you been tempted by the 1/2 darkside? The gray side I suppose ------------------------------------------------------------------- As of now there are five entrants. Pretty good odds and the RNG is getting near. I'm pretty stoked to have these great kites heading to a home where they'll be used! I'm always tempted by any controllable kite, even though I fly mostly Revs. I've been busy and really don't have anything to put up right now, so I think I'll have to pass on this one. If I can find the time to move forward with it, I'm trying to come up with a Go Pro mount for a Rev. I want to be able to see the kite and forward with the mount. I have a bunch of CF rods and lots of model airplane building supplies and hope to come up with a stable mount. Once I can do full speed dive stops and get good video of the ground rushing up, I'll be happy. If I manage to get it done, I'll be able to duplicate it. We'll see how things go this winter.
  4. Sweet! I'll have to give this one some thought...
  5. Oooh, so close! Congrats all! If I ever get down your way, Scott. I'll take you up on some time on that bad boy!
  6. John will get to it when he has a chance, and the RNG is waiting to spit out my number for him.
  7. That's the Karma working it's magic! It's not the winning, but the giving!
  8. Congrats Dragonfish! Don't forget to post pictures of that shiny new kite stake!
  9. Don't do it...............the vented B2's are like flying in "Buttah" !!! Sounds a little kinky to me. That may be illegal here... I have flown in a river, though.
  10. You really only need a B2 Standard, I've flown mine up to 25mph! It's a complete-laugh-a-minute animal! So I'll take this one, introduce it to its long lost brother and tell you how it goes.... I hear ya...so when I win I'll trade for a B2 std!
  11. 3 B 2's Nick. Really? I have no B 2's, no Pro's, no Mid Vent, no Indoor, no Zen, no B 1.5 full sail. I think this one should be mine just out of sheer pity! The 2 Revs I do have are stretched out and over used, and I still can't fly most days because neither will match my wind conditions. Help me oh great RNG, you're my only hope!
  12. Almost forgot. I love the holster! Due to wind conditions I always carry my stake since I often can't easily fly back to it. That makes it less likely that it would fall out of my belt...not to mention avoiding the scratches on my truck from having that metal spike sticking out at a 45 degree angle when I'm putting kites away
  13. Those are beautiful. Mostly I use the old golfball on a railroad spike, but I used a screwdriver for years. Used one (a big husky) last year when I flew out to California and gave it to the guy at the car rental garage when I flew back. I've also used sticks, pens and even used my pocket knife buried to the hilt once on a windy day when I forgot a stake.
  14. Fly the 50'ers. I did. Then I went home and cut them into a set of 20' and 30'. I bought the 4d for the same reason as you (inland wind, or lack of...) It flies well with 1-2mph winds. What I really need is a Zen
  15. Good advice all! The equal line length thing is really important on the 4D (especially for one handed flying!) since it does get fast and twitchy in higher winds. On the bright side, I've had mine up in 5-8 mph winds gusting to 12+ and though it was a bit hyper, and I had spars pop out twice due to the wind gusting and quiting on me, and I hit the ground twice doing the one hand two finger thing....I've never broken anything, so it seems to be pretty tough!
  16. I was right where you are about 13-14 years ago. Here are my thoughts FWIW. First, good luck stunting a dual line. I still can't after 14 years, but I've never flown with anyone who could, so... Now, I understand the $$ and wife thing, but I have to recomend getting a Rev. The control is amazing, and there is a lot you can learn from practice and videos. I'm of the opinion that slack line tricking really needs a mentor that can tell you what your doing wrong, or right. I'm no JB, but I'm good enough with a Rev after 2 years so that I can impress most non fliers and have a blast doing it without resorting to slack line tricks. Once you go over to the dark side, life will never be the same. BTW, I have both the 4D and the Hypnotist. Both good kites and both pretty tough. I would say the Hypnotist would be the better bet since the 4D gets really hyper if the wind is above 3-4mph. On the plus side, it can be flown with 2 fingers on one hand!
  17. I agree. I fly mostly on 50' lines, due in part to lousy wind. I would say that 75% of my flying I'm using my full sail SLE on 50' with race rods and I'm backing up almost constantly. If your wind is similar, one of the best "tricks" you can learn is what I call the "GRG"...The Ground Recovery Glide. Fly the kite to the top of the window, flip it like you're going into an inverted hoover, give it a tap on the brakes and give to the kite. Once you get the hang of it you can put the kite into a glide away from you and follow it to make up ground. Get it perfect and you can glide 100-150" even on 50' lines, though you may have to run a bit! If the wind is really light I'll fly for a minute or so while backing up at a good pace, then do the GRG 2 or 3 times to get back to my start point and do it all over again.Also, with 50' lines, if I'm feeling energetic I may even throw in a 360 to make up ground, too.
  18. Oohhh! I would REALLY love to get my hands on one of these!
  19. It's a small thing, but I'm glad to be able to contribute in some way. I think we're all lucky that you contribute so much to advancing our sport and hobby.
  20. Looks to be on cruise control now. It's been hard to keep up with my 'puter on life support. Hopefully it's over the hump now.
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