grey78

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About grey78

  • Rank
    Newbie

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Sport, No wind
  • Flying Since
    2014
  • Location
    East Texas
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    No-wind/light wind Kites, sport kites, horses
  • Gender
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  1. grey78

    High School Club

    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
  2. grey78

    Ohio

    Anyone know of a club or instructor for indoor flying near Akron or Canton, Ohio?
  3. grey78

    Zero wind bridle

    What length lines do you use? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. grey78

    Zero wind bridle

    If I'm expecting my NikNak to fly in very low/zero wind, is my bridle adjusted correctly? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. grey78

    Logbook

    Do you keep a logbook for flight hours? If so, what kind? Amber Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. grey78

    Kymera (3/25/15)

    I'm close to Tyler, aka the Rose Capitol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. grey78

    Kymera (3/25/15)

    Where, how ? [emoji1] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. grey78

    Kymera (3/25/15)

    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
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. grey78

    New to NikNak

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

    New to NikNak

    Would the 4D have flown today when your NikNak didn't? If so, I'll order one tonight.
  13. grey78

    New to NikNak

    Took the kite out in the pasture tonight. Definitely the longer lines help with reaction time. No wind, though, still no actual flying. Is there any beginner no-wind kite?
  14. grey78

    New to NikNak

    I'm thinking of taking my NikNak to school with me one day this week. The yard behind my classroom seems to always have some wind. A couple of classes fly small tetrahedral kites out there each year.
  15. grey78

    New to NikNak

    Trip, did you get to fly today?