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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Sport, No wind
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    East Texas
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    United States
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    No-wind/light wind Kites, sport kites, horses
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  1. Has anyone flown both the Wala and the Grace? How do they compare? Thanks, Amber
  2. I am hoping to find something that will be fun to learn some "tricks", if that's even possible. I've built only one kite. I think it is a Borelli glider, but I built it as a club meeting where all the supplies were already set up. Where can I get supplies to build the Ninja?
  3. I love my Wala and indoor gliders; can someone recommend an ultralight fighter kite? Either one to buy or where to find very detailed plans? Thanks.
  4. Hi, all. I teach high school math and got into kites because we build Tetrahedral Kites out of tissue paper and coffee stirrers every spring. I have a few light wind dual line kites and a Wala glider kite, and I would like to start a club here for my students to get to learn to fly. BUT - I am such a beginner myself. Does anyone have any hints or tips for getting an after-school club started? I think the interest is there with the kids - they ask ALL year long, "When are we building/flying the kites?" I only know of one other local who flies sport kites. Thanks for any help! Amber Lee
  5. grey78


    Anyone know of a club or instructor for indoor flying near Akron or Canton, Ohio?
  6. What length lines do you use? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. If I'm expecting my NikNak to fly in very low/zero wind, is my bridle adjusted correctly? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. grey78


    Do you keep a logbook for flight hours? If so, what kind? Amber Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I'm close to Tyler, aka the Rose Capitol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Where, how ? [emoji1] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks, y'all! I'm still new to kiting, just got a NikNak last summer. This was such a happy surprise! Beautiful kite, can't wait for good flying weather to try it out. Now if I could just order an instructor to go with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. grey78

    New to NikNak

    I practiced tonight! When I'm carrying the NikNak (by its top bar) out to the field, it always seems like it's wanting to float/fly behind me, so I practiced walking in little circles and sort of swinging it, on short lines, to get a feel for how it wants to fly or glide. I managed to actually FLY it for almost half a circle around me, and made a nice landing, as opposed to a crash! Boy, this kite is built like a tank - it has taken many nose dives and bounces and still looks like it just came out of the bag. I learned a bit more about its handle, so short or not, it was a good outing. I bought a pair of finger straps - do y'all have different straps on each set of lines? I'm still practicing with my cheap lines, and I cut my finger just about every time handling the string barehanded. Thanks to everyone for your help.
  13. grey78

    New to NikNak

    I teach math, so I believe in learning thru making mistakes.... So y'all are basically telling me to practice what I preach, right? Practice, practice, practice. Keep launching til I can keep the kite in the (no wind) air. I think I got 5 seconds more aloft yesterday than the last time out . So there's progress!
  14. grey78

    New to NikNak

    I just want to be able to get one flying, do some gentle turns and loops. Nothing fancy or fast.
  15. grey78

    New to NikNak

    Would the 4D have flown today when your NikNak didn't? If so, I'll order one tonight.
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