Ok yawll after much deliberation I am going to present this months Karma drawing. Unlike most of you I just recently got back into kiting so yes this karma is not going to be huge but I am so willing to give back I am giving away Half of my kite bag they will be a single line 4 meter octopus and a 2.5 meter dual line parafoil rainbow color. a kite stake, 3 sandbags, and a line winder. I hope there is something for everyone in this batch.
Oh the reason for May 23 that's my birthday so a perfect day to give back. Also might give a bit more time for people to get involved. Good luck to all.
Better and more images to follow.
Some rules and guidelines:
Don’t play unless you’re willing to put up a prize and ship it to whoever wins.
Shipping is paid by the original poster, the winner pays nothing. Be prepared to ship your prize anywhere in the lower 48 US States. Sorry, but due to shipping costs, we really have to limit this to the lower 48 US States.
RULE CHANGE (7/31/2014): Members from Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii are welcome to enter the Karma drawings provided they are willing to pay half of the Karma prize shipping cost. The method and timing of the payment will be agreed upon between the two parties after the drawing for a particular prize.
You can choose the length of the giveaway, but keep it between 1 and 2 weeks.
Try to ship the prize promptly. You should be able to ship it within a week, but if you can’t, PM the winner and let them know. Sometimes life gets in the way! This whole thing works on the honor system so if there are any problems shipping or receiving a prize, it needs to be worked out between the two parties. Don’t forget…Karma!
This isn’t a competition, but feel free to be generous! If you can only put up a hat, or a tail for a stunt kite, great! If you have something in your kite bag that you never fly and would be willing to ship, that’s great too. Either way, the people that join to win it will appreciate it.
When you receive your prize, post a thank you to the thread where you won it.
The thread will be locked after that point so the new **KARMA** stays above it.
I have scored a few kites here in China, including a series of Delta Kites. I'm all about flying with toys on the lines, lights (at night), balloons, pinwheels, line climbers, and streamers. Problem is none of the single kites have the strength to lift the light toys (a chain of lightweight plastic lightsaber toys) that I'm trying to get airborn on their own. The solution is to train some kites together. So, how do I do it?
The kites are built, so I can't radically redesign them. Attaching the upper kite to the lower kite shouldn't be done at the lower kite's spars, as it will likely deform or break them. I don't want to have a lower kite attached to a separate line that is tied to the upper kite's line and possibly tangling them. I just want to chain them together...
Like I've tried to indicate below.
We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way.
7' Pirate Rokkaku by Skydog Kites, roughly a $140 value!
Dimensions: 84" x 70"
Materials: Ripstop Nylon / Fiberglass
This package includes kite and sleeve only - lines and other accessories not included.
You can sign up here.
Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/357, and will be drawn on May 9th, 2017!
Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
I acquired a kite a few years ago, and have been trying to figure out how to put it together since I got it. So far I've had no luck. The kite is a Joel K Scholz Signature Series Delta; the 20' Raptor to be precise. It came with a bag of carbon rods, but they all seem to be different sizes. Do any of you happen to have plans, or a diagram that shows how to assemble one of these things? I'd love to put it together and see it up in the air. It looks beautiful. Thanks for any help! I appreciate your time.
Hello kite friends,
I can't remember few days past I saw a dual-lines kite which can be flew as single line too. I guess it was a "Premier Kites" brand, but I'm not sure.
Could you tell me what is this kite and a link to find it please ?
Over this, what are the kites with this same ability, say what are the kites able to be single line as well as dual or even quad lines ?
Thank you veru much for your help, Signed the poor "flying in the clouds" Guy