Tmadz

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About Tmadz

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    Kite Dork

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    I like flying anything
  • Location
    Lake Oswego, OR
  • Country
    United States
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. Tmadz

    First Time Out With Rev

    JB has great training videos on here. Watch them. The best advice I ever got was practice with a purpose. I had a set routine of skills to practice first, then I would do whatever I wanted. Often, I would practice skills the last 5-10 minutes of flying to see how the practice was refining my control. I am a solo flyer so I haven't focused on team that much, but it won't hurt to practice those skills next.
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    Need advice for next quad

    I bought a Freilein Exodus Max because I was curious and liked the look. (and it was I could afford at the time) I've been pretty happy with it so far. The construction appears to be very good. Some things I like more than others and there are obvious changes to cut down on costs like the T fitting to hold the vertical spar, but they compensate with tape on the sail to protect the vertical from rubbing on the sail. Haven't had any problems with the carbon fiber frame either. I think it's a decent kite for the price. I just flew it last weekend at the beach with 20-23 mph winds. full brake and all the way out on the top leaders and it handled pretty well with minimal flexing. not prime conditions, but I was happy enough flying all day.
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    Need advice for next quad

    Since you're in Grand Haven, how many months out of the year do you plan on flying? Gets pretty cold on the beach in January. I'd say buy the next thing that extends your wind range the most for the conditions that you can tolerate. You know when the cold returns in the fall that those large cold weather systems offer much regular wind, but higher MPH. You can alter the wind range some with lighter frames and adjusting your leader positions, but you can maximize the wind range the most by stepping over the MID and trying to fill back with a FULL vent, BUT if you don't plan on taking advantage of the higher winds in colder weather, maybe you'd be better off with a mid vent. Go back and look at your weather almanac for the last year and get an average of the winds while paying attention to the gusts. Gusts suck and break things if you're not careful.
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    My wife’s first kite

    Nice. That sounds like a sweet deal. My wife is the sewer. I wish I could convince her to do that.
  5. Tmadz

    Advanced Quad Clinic (Aug 4-5, 2018)

    Thanks Wayne. Hopefully soon.
  6. Tmadz

    Advanced Quad Clinic (Aug 4-5, 2018)

    Correct. relocated last fall. Just now getting out. I didn't think it would be so hard to find an open flat spot to fly. Spent a nice day at Lincoln City flying at the festival. Was great to get out in beach winds. Now I've developed a taste.
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    Advanced Quad Clinic (Aug 4-5, 2018)

    Gotta save up some dough.I'm doing this, but will wait until I get paid. I haven't been active in a while, but my new life is finally settled and finally gotten the bag out after a long hiatus.
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    Fulcrum

    Very nice. I've been eyeing one myself. Maybe for Christmas
  9. Tmadz

    Kites

    That is a really nice quiver of kites
  10. Run in with your car? I'm not sure I wanna know.
  11. Tmadz

    KARMA 9/21/2017: Revolution Rainbow Radical

    Congratulations Elmo. She's a beautiful kite.
  12. Tmadz

    OSK Classroom Sticker

    Well, it does offer some solid advice. No reason not to educate.
  13. Tmadz

    KARMA 9/21/2017: Revolution Rainbow Radical

    No it won't. It's mine.
  14. Tmadz

    Old Kite Cleaning

    Depending on the kite, you can wash with a mild detergent. Don't use a bristle brush. Some people have been known to climb into the shower with their kites to get them squeaky clean. Don't judge.