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  1. A $40 gift certificate is awaiting our winner at his choice of Old City Kites in Sacramento, CA. JB, I will be in touch about his 1 year subscription.
  2. No need for a drawing with only 1 entrant. Thank you, @Ca Ike for not leaving my drawing without anyone in. Send me a pm with your address and favorite kite shop and I'll get your gift certificate taken care of. Also let me know if you want the subscription for yourself or if you want to gift it and I'll get that straightened out with @John Barresi
  3. I've got my drawing up, I'm locking this one down. Much Love to all of my Karma Friends and many thanks to @Mike Klaiber for this great prize!
  4. Alright Karma friends, in order to celebrate Valentine's Day in KiteLife fashion, this drawing is going to spread some kite love. The lucky winner will get a $40 gift certificate from the kite shop of their choice (spreading the love to the folks that feed our need) and a 1 year subscription to KiteLife, either a renewal or a new subscription for the winner or gifted to a friend (gotta send some love to @John Barresi who makes all of this possible). PAY CLOSE ATTENTION, BECAUSE I'M THROWING IN AN ENTRY TWIST!!!! To enter post "I'm in" or some variant thereof PLUS tell me why you love kites. The RNG is going to choose the winner at some point on Valentine's day and I'll accept entries right up until the drawing. +++++++ Some rules and guidelines: Don’t play unless you’re willing to put up a prize and ship it to whoever wins. Shipping is paid by the original poster, the winner pays nothing. Be prepared to ship your prize anywhere in the lower 48 US States. Sorry, but due to shipping costs, we really have to limit this to the lower 48 US States. RULE CHANGE (7/31/2014): Members from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii are welcome to enter the Karma drawings provided they are willing to pay half of the Karma prize shipping cost. The method and timing of the payment will be agreed upon between the two parties after the drawing for a particular prize. You can choose the length of the giveaway, but keep it between 1 and 2 weeks. Try to ship the prize promptly. You should be able to ship it within a week, but if you can’t, PM the winner and let them know. Sometimes life gets in the way! This whole thing works on the honor system so if there are any problems shipping or receiving a prize, it needs to be worked out between the two parties. Don’t forget…Karma! This isn’t a competition, but feel free to be generous! If you can only put up a hat, or a tail for a stunt kite, great! If you have something in your kite bag that you never fly and would be willing to ship, that’s great too. Either way, the people that join to win it will appreciate it. When you receive your prize, post a thank you to the thread where you won it. The thread will be locked after that point so the new **KARMA** stays above it. Good luck, and have fun!
  5. SWEET! My sincerest apologies for the delay. For the second time, my phone decided to not remember my password. So when I would check in to KL, I was checking in not logged in, therefore not seeing notifications. Gotta get that figured out. I cannot wait to get this kite in the air. I'll have the new drawing up shortly. Barton
  6. New drawing posted. Locking this one down. Congratulation, Joanna ( @dragonfish )! Thank you, @kiteflyr for offering the excellent prize.
  7. I'd get in for some line laundry or a fighter kite. Heck any of the stuff you listed would be a great drawing.
  8. yes yes another wonderful package! Now there is only to win it. Hmmmm
  9. Oh I so want to win this one. I know a certain small local kite festival that would love these.
  10. Riff, can you point me to the source image you're working from here?
  11. Do you have an example of a gritty, graffiti iconic logo to give us an example? All of the ones you showed are clean and precise
  12. Or, if like me you prefer it without the handles....
  13. I can't help but see a T, a K, and an L in that shape also. You just need to find a way to highlight them.
  14. @riffclown, there is a piece of sky somewhere we need to share.
  15. As usual my passions get the better of me and brother JB swoops in and helps me recognize I need to reign it in. Thanks, JB. Here's the deal,@SoggyWombat, for years, I proudly flew Revs and recommended them to anyone that asked and taught folks how to fly them, putting my own equipment that I paid for at risk of damage with no thought of compensation if something were to happen. Went did I do this? Because they are fun as hell to fly and I wanted to share that with anyone who showed interest. It was worth it, because I thought Rev was worth it and that the feeling was mutual. Then all of a sudden by some of their actions, it became abundantly clear to me and many other fliers that their only care was the dollars they could take in, not the fliers on the fields teaching the general public the awesomeness of this 4-lined thrill to fly, the retailers who were their lifeline for years getting their product in the hands of fliers, not the teams who spent hours practicing to perfect routines and show the world how great these kites are, and especially not the beginner flier spending multiple hundred of dollars on an entry level kite with the incorrect "Club whatever" guidance to get them going. We finally saw that the emperor had no clothes and it was funny to us. So we mock, and will continue to mock as long as there's ammunition for mockery (like calling a kite that is an identical copy of the B Series a 1.5 Classic and pretending that it's a whole new kite like no one will notice) coming out of Poway.
  16. Yeah...and a steaming pile of $#!+ is still a steaming pile of $#!+, and regardless of your opinion on the matter I will continue to point out that Poway, California is home to a steaming pile of $#!+ . They've screwed over me and too many of my friends to say nothing. I'll mock their sorry butts all I want thanks, because they deserve it. Feel free to keep buying their kites like they're the greatest thing since sliced bread if you want. I guarantee they don't give a damn about you, only how much money they can get from your pocket. I on the other hand, as well as many in this thread know that they are not the only game in town, nor (in spite of their delusions) are they even the best game in town.
  17. When the party in question fails to respond when private inquiries are made, when they take money for a product that is not as advertised (or intentionally change the specifications of a product after an order is placed and paid for without telling the buyer), when said company consistently ignores or belittles the suppliers, retailers, and customers that have helped grow their business for many years, they've called their own integrity into question. It is sad what they've done to themselves. What's even sadder is that I think they are so arrogant of their standing that they can't see the farce they are acting out for all of us. So...sorry, they won't get my money, and I will continue to mock them every chance I get. They have made themselves a joke, and for what I have spent on their kites in the past, I've paid for the right to point it out.
  18. They keep making it easier and easier to not let any of my money end up in their pockets. First, their spar quality dropped off a cliff with no explanation or apology. Then they develop a crap gimmick kite and try to tell me it's better than anything already in my bag. Then they attempt to teach their customers (who are better fliers than they are) the wrong ways to fly. At the same time, they are actively cutting off their retailers (who have supported them for 20+ years) at the knees. Finally they prove just what kind of folks they are (lazy, dishonorable, dishonest) with this new B-Flex/B-Tray. Yup, they lost a customer for life. Screw 'em.
  19. Love ya, bro. Gonna miss you

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