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makatakam last won the day on August 26

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About makatakam

  • Birthday 04/10/1951

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    revs, other quads
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    Schaumburg (Chicago), Illinois
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    fishing, fossils, kites
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  1. Short version: Life sucks, then you die.
  2. Welcome to the forum. If you have any problems or questions please ask. We are all happy to help.
  3. Welcome to the forum. For anything kite-related, single, dual or quad-line, you're in the right place.
  4. I want to buy a complete Djinn bridle. Is it available?
  5. Thank you for the link. I looked at it, but I'm not certain that I saw the complete bridle anywhere. I could tie it myself if I had the dimesions, but I would rather just buy it pre-made.
  6. Where would one purchase a Djinn Bridle?
  7. 100 pound test line for this kite should be adequate. You can go with 150 to be on the safe side, assuming line deterioration over time.
  8. Germany has lots of kite fliers and shops. So does England.
  9. Check with a marine/boat dealer. They have emergency transmitters, and with today's technology they may be small enough to be attached to your harness or bar.
  10. Nicely done. Now add some "sacrificial extensions" and you'll be all set. Search "sacrificial" on the home page for info. It's merely four loops of equal length that attach to the handles. You attach the top and bottom leaders to these. The loops will wear and fray with use, but your leaders won't. Much quicker to tie one knot rather than four or seven. You can make them long or short. I make mine about seven inches long so there's something more substantial to grab that's less likely to cut my finger (line cut) when doing catch and throw.
  11. You only need one or two knots on the bottom leaders. Having two about 1/4" or 3/8" apart will allow adjustment for flying lines that have become unequal in length. You should have seven or eight knots on the top leaders spaced 1/2", 5/8", or 3/4" apart based on personal preference, which you probably haven't developed yet, so I would recommend 5/8". Search "leaders" on the main page and look at the varieties that are posted, or just spend a couple of bucks and buy a set from John Barresi on this forum. They're very affordable and well-made and worth the savings in time. You will develop your own preferences with time, and they'll be very close to the ones made by the "pro".
  12. You're going to regret having waited so long to make the changes. You'll love the results.
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