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Jim Mol

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Prism Prophecy
  • Flying Since
    1998,99 started again in 2006
  • Location
    Genesee Twsp, MI
  • Country
    United States
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    Kiting, bicycling, digital photography, video editing, DVD production
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  1. Oh, well. It turns out I have the Peter Powell stunt kites so I cannot help you. Best of luck.
  2. I have a stack on my kite shelf in the garage. I will see if it is a Tribly and if so, will get some picts and measurements. Hang in there.
  3. Shared your post with Jon Trennepohl of Sky Burner Kites and he had this to say: By looking at your photo’s, the spine and outside leading edges are not all the way into the nose. The cause of this is most likely that the leading edges are not pulled tight at the wingtips. If the lines that are holding the wingtips are not adjusted so it puts tension on leading edges it could have this effect on the nose. Also the spine needs to be tight with the Velcro pulled tight over the weight in the tail. All of this would then cause the top spreader to not line up with the rub patch, which in turn
  4. I am going out on a limb and say it might be similar to a pancake landing followed by a belly launch. But that does not answer the hover question.
  5. Being a kite flyer and a former commercial pilot, let me try to shed some light on the issue. Since I do not know where the park lies in relationship to the airport, I can only speak in generalities. As a pilot, you are constantly looking out for other aircraft so as to avoid collision. You are also dividing your attention to maintain corse to the runway. As you begin your final descent, you may or may not see that kite at the 1000 feet above the ground, maybe pick it up at 500 feet above the ground - remember, as a pilot you main job is getting the plane safely to the ground - so you can
  6. Welcome to kiting, For me the best source of learning was Dodd Gross Flight School VHS from years back. I know it was in DVD form for a while. Now his instruction videos are on YouTube. I likes it as it was one of the first to show the kite and the hand inputs at the same time. Unfortunately, he brakes it down to categories of tricks instead of the progression you are looking for. But the basic video is a good start. There are more video by Dodd Gross so enjoy. He is sometimes stiff in his explanation on what to do, but he is a flyer trying to make a video to help the rest of us.
  7. When I have flown the NikNak, I just used the factory set bridle setting. Since it flies so well in no wind, it will get going in a light wind. Have Fun.
  8. 50' tailtail on the WM would be fun to see. please post back if you ever get a picture of it. Back to the original post.
  9. I didn't think the WidowMaker was supposed to have a tail. Do you feel you need to add it for control issues or just for fun?
  10. Prism Kites still carries it http://shop.prismkites.com/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=Tedlar+Tape 20"x 3" for $5.00. Don't know about shipping cost.
  11. Thanks for the list. There was a wren or two. Jim
  12. A twist on a old phrase: Sometimes it is easier to ask permission than to beg forgiveness. I learned many years ago from an older cousin to make the security guard your friend. We were walking through a construction sight that would later be a mall. My cousin saw the security guard approaching, stopped and waved him over. He carried on a polite conversation with him and he explained why we should not be around the place. We never returned but we did not get in trouble either. Next time you are there with some wind, wave them over, ask them if they want to try out a kite. If you can, stop by t
  13. Save your money for now. Start working on the basic tricks with the kite you have. There are other in the forum and maybe reviews of your kite that can tell you how far you can go. When you have learned the basics and most all of the tricks the Quantum can do, than take the money you have been saving up and buy the kite that you will not outgrow for a long while. I will be happy to share my thoughts on that when the time comes. There are only two times I might recommend going to a new kite: If the kite you are flying needs too much precision to get the tricks learned. Again, I do not know abou
  14. I have been told that a Wren and INak are very different kites, the Wren being Old School and the INak new school. Thanks for the tip, I will give a try next time I fly. Jim
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