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A Sunday Glide - The Long Way Home

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Here's a video I created this past Sunday flying "The Long Way Home" glider

 

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Good fun. Have to say, I was kinda waiting for a gator to come get you as you were looking up. :). Just how many Horvath Kites did you buy anyway??? Making me jealous.

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LMAO, there are deer, snakes, raccoons, bears, coyotes, etc... in the area.  Zero Alligators.

I bought The Long Way Home and a Urban Ninja Building Set in November of last year.   I bought the I'll Be Back, Darling kites in March but only recently received them.   So 4 total, however only 3 were built by him, the Ninja was built by me.

 Horvath kites, aren't cheap.   But in my opinion worth it.   There's really nothing like the experience of flying The Long Way Home on a windless day (unlike the video) and there's plenty of room.

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Appears to be Interstate 40 zoomin along behind you.  Quite a sharp contrast to the flight of your kite.

Well done Master flier.

SHBKF

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@SHBKF Yes, that is Interstate 40 and 85 (right before 85 splits south and 40 splits west).

@ACrop How far do you live from Reston, VA?   I'm going to be there next week for a class I'm taking for work.   Driving up this Sunday and leaving Friday.

@Lynn Gray Pugh Thanks!

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Only have a Ninja made by a friend, but Horvath's kites fly like angels. 

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I always wanted to buy a Horvath glider, but am still afraid that one would only lead to more and I would stray from the true path of my addiction. Can I get an amen!?

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43 minutes ago, Wayne Dowler said:

But they are so good .........😈

You are just plain evil. Go away you evil kite-flying person you. 😃

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I've flown Horvath's Hybrid (200? mid sized) a few times, great glider indoors. And my Ninja outdoors. The Ninja satisfies the quad flier in me - no set and forget that one! Always active and needs attention. Would love to try some others, but........

PS: nope - ain't going away..... that I know of anytime soon! 

 

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When I first started flying, it was with a dual line kite and that was all I flew for well over a year.   I then decided to go after quad line kites and flew both for years later.   After a while I started to really appreciating single line kites for their simplicity and (generally) low maintenance.   I'd fly a single line and also fly either a dual or quad at the same time. 

Generally I enjoy variety and there's just so many cool aspects to kiting I like to experience them all.

I see many posts urging people experience "The Dark Side" when they enjoy dual line kites.   I  challenge people to consider "All Sides" of kiting.  It's very rewarding to me

 

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23 hours ago, makatakam said:

I always wanted to buy a Horvath glider, but am still afraid that one would only lead to more and I would stray from the true path of my addiction. Can I get an amen!?

Amen, yes amen.

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23 hours ago, makatakam said:

I always wanted to buy a Horvath glider, but am still afraid that one would only lead to more and I would stray from the true path of my addiction. Can I get an amen!?

Just one can't hurt ...........can it?

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1 hour ago, Wayne Dowler said:

Just one can't hurt ...........can it?

I would probably convert it to quad-line. I mean look at what happened to the SkySong.

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Amen, yes amen.
April, I'll convince you to get rid of all those evil dark side quads and bask in the good pure single line glider side during my DC trip

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13 minutes ago, makatakam said:

I would probably convert it to quad-line. I mean look at what happened to the SkySong.

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Doing that to a Horvath would amount to sacrilege ...... 

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Doing that to a Horvath would amount to sacrilege ...... 

You'd definitely lose your soul for such a heinous act of kite brutality

 

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18 minutes ago, Wayne Dowler said:

Doing that to a Horvath would amount to sacrilege ...... 

 

13 minutes ago, esinger said:

You'd definitely lose your soul for such a henous act of kite brutality

Yes, that's exactly why I must resist the temptation. I'm already contemplating turning my Zero G into a dual.

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Yes, that's exactly why I must resist the temptation. I'm already contemplating turning my Zero G into a dual.
Unsure about that one, however you could get an old Ultra by TC Powers and go dual, quad and with a little work, single line

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20 minutes ago, esinger said:

Unsure about that one, however you could get an old Ultra by TC Powers and go dual, quad and with a little work, single line

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I could make it happen. Hell, I've already flown one of my Revs as an SLK. (Tails, bow the LE, and three-point bridle)

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Generally not very good things happen when a line is removed from any of my kites. A truly talented person simultaneously yells OUT! When that happens lol

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That's a good read Esinger. Fascinating kites. Spent today in winds going over 20.Yeah I'm 57 of course I'm tired and sore. Had a great time but I'm going to have to experience something like a Horvath too. Would be so very different but looks so rewarding. 

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