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    Several of the UK kite flying groups offer 3rd party insurance either as part of the membership or as an add on option. I'm up North and the Midland Kite Fliers include insurance within their membership. With the Northern Kite Group, it is an option. Worth checking out your local groups. Sent from my EML-L09 using Tapatalk
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  3. The belly launch or dead launch is best kite wrecker move ever invented!
  4. ULs don't have the momentum to trick well in windy conditions. I would fly a UL up to about 6 mph and a standard no higher than 12 mph. There are obviously others on the forum here who have a different opinion of top end wind speeds, but I see no joy in trick flying if you can't consistently fly the tricks you wnat to fly. I fly mostly standards and haven't found a kite where I like both the standard and the UL, so won't be making any recommendations.
  5. Thanks, John. That works now. Only comment is that the 1MB image size limit is a bit restrictive with today's phones and cameras. Nothing that can't be worked around though.
  6. Next problem. I select the category and then get : Sorry, there is a problem You cannot create adverts in this category: missing PACKAGE INFO, TYPE or ITEM CONDITION. If you have already created them, edit your category and choose which ones the category will use. Contact the system administrator. Error code: CL-SUBMIT/2 Looks like a missing step in the script as I see no screen to enter the details of what I want to sell.
  7. As a non-subcriber, am I supposed to be able to enter ads. Asking as it appears I can't. I get a message saying "The page you are trying to access is not available for your account."
  8. FA is not that active. However, the problem is the lack of active UK flyers rather than a fundamental issue with the forum. I would be very surprised if your account doesn't still work
  9. The way back when machine is your friend: https://web.archive.org/web/20131012053815/http://www.idemployee.id.tue.nl/p.j.f.peters/kites/basics/alphaidx.frm.html There was an updated version on Fractured Axel called the Tricky Wiki, however I think this is no longer supported following the last site update, although it is still accessible: http://fracturedaxel.co.uk/wiki9/tiki-index.php?page=HomePage
  10. Worth looking at Kareloh's website. He has some great links to open source kite plans: http://www.kareloh.com/kite-plans/ The Magnet, Magnet 112% and the [Return} are definitely worth considering.
  11. There are two buoyage systems in the world and the US and Europe use different systems. Red and green are used the other way around, so in Europe it would be red, left, return. I probably didn't explain that very well before.
  12. Might work like that in the US. Other way round in Europe. Red is port and port is left in nautical terms. So never understood why everybody attaches red lines to the right hand side of the kite. Still put the red lines on the right regardless. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
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    Esinger's Kites

    Interested in what you think of the Lumokites Vega and Vital.
  14. What is the kite? My gut feel is that it is just designed to be a fixed three point bridle. Although you can slide the knot out as per your second pic to form a turbo bridle, that looks to be a lot of turbo and in my view is unlikely to be a design feature of the kite. Reverse turbos (where the turbo bit is on the outhaul rather than the inhaul) are much more popular, which again makes me question whether you creating a turbo is an intended feature. The line going from part way up the uphaul to part way along the inhaul is almost certainly there as a keeper line to stop the inhaul catching on the keel. It will only be an activator if it is taut when the bridle is tensioned along all three legs.
  15. According to my wife I have many personality flaws. I'm not sure not flying a rev is seen as one of them. Flying any sort of kite is probably in the list somewhere though.
  16. I'm not into Revs, but that is one stunning pic.
  17. In my experience a turbo makes the kits a bit softer than a standard three point bridle, so not sure whether it's a good move or not. Whatever you do if you do significanlt alter it, make sure that you have all the measurements to revert it back to teh standard settings.
  18. Both Tapatalk and the KL app are working for me on Android. Thanks, JB.
  19. Unable to connect via Tapatalk. Just downloaded the KiteLife Android app and get the same error on both: Server error occurred: '1 Call to undefined method IPS\forums\Topic\Post::canGiveReputation() (MbqRdEtForumPost.php:429)'
  20. Hi Paul, Welcome to KiteLife Jon
  21. It looks as though kiteworld.co.uk is and does appear to have some 2mm parts.
  22. Tim does sell parts. They are on his web site, but they are parts for his range of kites, so not sure he will stock any 2mm fittings that OAP was looking for (apart from end caps). Always worth an ask though. Send him an email and he will respond.
  23. And so you should So you should. Tim's construction techniques match anybody's and his collaborative kites with Andy Wardley, the Gemini and Deep Space, deserve a space in anybody's kite bags. The later Chris Goff kites are a bit more radical and won't be to everybody's tastes, but they are still excellent kites. And having had the pleasure of meeting Tim at the UK Crantock gatherings, he is one really nice guy. Linda and the kids are pretty special too. What a shame Crantock is no more. I have some very special memories not only of the place, but just as importantly of the people; kite flyers are special after all.
  24. Thought I ought to finish this thread off to confirm that when viewing unread posts in Tapatalk and selecting 'Mark as Read' in now does what it's supposed to do and refreshes the screen to leave no threads being displayed. I noticed this after a Tapatalk upgrade on my Android phone an upgrade or two back. Interestingly the Kitelife App did the same thing as Tapatalk when I reported this issue. You had to refresh the screen for the threads you had just marked as read to disappear. No idea whether it was the Tapatalk or the web site that was causing the issue, but happy to report all is working as intended in Tapatalk.
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