Do you remember your very first kite?
Posted 30 July 2006 - 08:10 PM
Posted 30 July 2006 - 08:32 PM
We made a tail out of some torn bedsheet and flew it half of the day.
I think I was about 7 at the time.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:09 PM
When I go to the park that I used to fly at, I can't believe that we even tried let alone succeded... it's so small...
When my 4 year old saw Mary Poppins, she had to fly one... of course, me being me, I had to get one too... a 2 line Premiere Vision.... within 10 seconds, I was done...
Now it's a couple of deltas, 5 revolutions and 3 ozones.... and I'm not done yet...
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety...
- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:56 PM
Oh, and during those childhood to adult days, I had to make a kite for a project in college!! Made 2 rokakus, one of bamboo and some heavier than nylon material, and one from a yardstick and garbage bag! Painted one and used marker on the other to decorate. Well I guess that's my life's kites story there!
Posted 08 September 2006 - 11:20 AM
I got the hang of it. I now still fly that kite, but now I have like 30 kites sitting in my
Posted 08 September 2006 - 11:27 AM
My first stunt kite was a Fire Dart. I sold that for the Katana in my avatar.
Posted 08 September 2006 - 01:46 PM
Posted 12 September 2006 - 07:51 AM
All fiberglass frame, although I opted for the spectra lines.
A month or two later, I ripped the entire keel off the kite attempting to dogstake it in some pretty high winds.
"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."
(found in a fortune cookie - possibly an Einstein quote)
My full list of kite articles - kitelife.com/author/john-barresi
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 12:17 PM
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