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NWkiteluv

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About NWkiteluv

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  • Birthday May 20

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Widow Maker Std, Widow Maker UL, Mantis UL, Ocius UL, Deep Space vented, I-Nak, Aura SUL, Echo SUL, Zephyr, Hypnotist, 4D, Micron, Nexus, Delta Hawk
  • Flying Since
    I flew kites as a kid. I just picked it up again late summer 2014
  • Location
    Seattle, Washington
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    camping, music, circus arts, kites, chess
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. This is my first year of kite flying and my first WSIKF. I'm arriving tomorrow! Can it be tomorrow already? I feel like a kid on Christmas eve!
  2. NWkiteluv

    Sunset 3

    Thanks mate! Beautiful evening of flying. It was nice to have a friend there whose passion is photography to catch some photos.
  3. NWkiteluv

    Kites

    Photos of myself and others flying kites.
  4. Nine days of flying was the best and I'm happy that I ran into you Dave. It was great to get some flying time in and your advice on flick flacs helped me get them solid. I learned a lot. Most importantly to not take your eyes off the shovel.
  5. And here is a photo of my new sled in action. Thanks again Kitelife and Dave362 for the photo! This is a pretty awesome kite. Easily pulled my 75' tube and looks pretty sexy too! http://kitelife.com/forum/gallery/image/5770-/
  6. I had it in time for the festival of colors at Ocean Shores this past weekend. I got so distracted flying my dual lines that my single line kites never came out of the car. I will definitely post photos when I get the chance to fly it!
  7. Hey cool! I just got back from camping and now I have a new awesome fiery kite coming! Thanks!
  8. Best weekend of kite flying ever! I had a such and amazing time working on new skills and meeting some other flyers. Having the opportunity to try team flying was seriously awesome! I can't wait for more! Thanks again John!
  9. April has been a great month of flying kites for me. Lot's of excellent practice time flying dual lines in different wind speeds on all my kites! I'm working on connecting my JL and back spins and my flying has greatly improved after the kite clinic that John B hosted here a while back. I don't take a lot of photos when I fly but here is one a friend caught from an early April trip to the local beach. It's too crowded for dual line on the beach so I was flying my 9' delta. My friends all took turns flying it while we enjoyed conversation and the sunset. I'm trying to hook some people locally so I have more friends to fly with.
  10. I have the Aura SUL and love it in 0-3 though it certainly can handle faster. It's slightly smaller though the tricks are definitely there and it's a nice flyer too. I also want to try the Ocius sometime as It's slightly larger than the Aura. I'm guessing you couldn't go wrong with either as Skyburner makes some excellent kites.
  11. I did just send him an email. I want to be double sure I've done it right.
  12. I reassembled the leading edge. On this kite you have to push the lower connectors down to be able to do that. I think I might have had them just slightly out of place. It seems a bit better now. I measured my spreaders etc. Everything seems right so hopefully it won't come apart next time.
  13. Update. I received the kite on Saturday and somehow managed to not have the new kite curse. The winds were choppy and probably gusting up to 15 or so. I think I'm gonna like this new kite. It definitely handled the gusts better than my standards would have with smoother, less of a struggle feel in flight and I was able to get a few tricks out of it. Axles, half axles, fades. Mostly towards the edges. Wrapped some wingtips a few times and had some minor crashes (like I do). Still getting used to the kite. One thing I noticed about the kite was that the lower spreader connection where the ferrule is seems really slippery. I even had the lower spreader separate a couple of times and had to put it back together. That connections feels a little too slick to me. I don't think the winds were too high for the kite either. Any one have any suggestions on how to stop that from happening?
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