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Title: I'm baaaaaaaack.......
Post by: mmakay on September 04, 2013, 08:40 AM
Well, I've been away from the forum and from flying for several years and the kite scene sure has changed!  Steve is working through some serious life events (my thoughts are with you!), Kite Connection is now just another boardwalk kite shop, Blue Moon has closed it's doors, my post count reset to zero.  About the only constant is John Chilese!   :D   For the life of me, I don't even know where you could buy a Benson, R-Sky, etc. these days.

So, I'm assuming the kite arms-race has slowed a lot ... I left in the middle of the French Revolution when a new hot kite came out every other week ... is this a true statement?  I wouldn't want to miss out on something fantastic, after all!

In the bag now (off the top of my head):

  • Benson Minigem
  • Blue Moon Mako (original)
  • Blue Moon Mamba
  • Level One Easy Light <-- re-framed with 2PT
  • Level One Easy Vent
  • Level One Level Two
  • Level One Black Jack
  • Level One Amazing
  • R-Sky Frenezy
  • Something French I can't remember ... R-Sky Krystal FX, I think?
  • Aerostar Sano SS
  • Andy Preston Psycho
  • A couple I sewed myself.  At least one turned out pretty nice.

Any new kites that I just "have to have" in this stable?

Anyway, it's good to be back!


-Mickey Makay


Title: Re: I'm baaaaaaaack.......
Post by: JimB on September 04, 2013, 09:04 AM
The arms race is still on.

It's just gone underground.

A lot of semi-home builders these days.

Welcome back.


Title: Re: I'm baaaaaaaack.......
Post by: chilese on September 04, 2013, 09:07 PM
Owner of my favorite looking Mamba.

Hi guy.


Title: Re: I'm baaaaaaaack.......
Post by: mmakay on September 05, 2013, 09:22 AM
Owner of my favorite looking Mamba.

Hi guy.


Hi, John.  Good to be back.  How's the desert treating you?  Ironically, my wife and I ended up moving to Santa Clara.  Know anybody that still hangs out at Shoreline?


Title: Re: I'm baaaaaaaack.......
Post by: Allen Carter on September 05, 2013, 10:35 AM
Bummer! I just moved way from Sunnyvale and Shoreline Park. Head over to Half Moon Bay some time.

Welcome back!



Title: Re: I'm baaaaaaaack.......
Post by: mmakay on September 05, 2013, 06:15 PM
Bummer! I just moved way from Sunnyvale and Shoreline Park. Head over to Half Moon Bay some time.

Welcome back!



Deal!  We like to pop over there once in a while for Lobster Rolls at Sam's.  No reason not to bring some kites along!


Title: Re: I'm baaaaaaaack.......
Post by: Dano on September 05, 2013, 07:49 PM
  • Level One Easy Light <-- re-framed with 2PT

I'd sure like to hear more about that 2pt conversion..

Love me easy light, whats the 2pts change in it do?

-Got a friend in Utah that i saw make his dance in Las Vegas one evening. :>) 


Title: Re: I'm baaaaaaaack.......
Post by: mmakay on September 06, 2013, 06:28 AM
  • Level One Easy Light <-- re-framed with 2PT

I'd sure like to hear more about that 2pt conversion..

Love me easy light, whats the 2pts change in it do?

-Got a friend in Utah that i saw make his dance in Las Vegas one evening. :>) 

The wind range is slightly lower.  I didn't notice a huge change in character, though a more skilled pilot may have better insight.  I made the change because the original center "t" was torn.  It was a good excuse to upgrade, but mostly I did it so it would break down smaller for travel. 


Title: Re: I'm baaaaaaaack.......
Post by: mmakay on September 07, 2013, 10:38 PM
Digging through the bag I also found a Skyburner Wahoo and Prism Alien ... the addiction is all coming back to me now ...