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Kite Land Talk => Website Discussion => Topic started by: chilese on January 14, 2014, 11:18 PM



Title: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: chilese on January 14, 2014, 11:18 PM
Here are a few of mine?

Does anyone know what ever happened to Wayne Knott?

Does anyone have a copy of the transcripts of all the replies from
the "Wife Phrases" thread we did many years ago?

Did we ever resolve sleeving?



Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Allen Carter on January 15, 2014, 08:53 AM

Did we ever resolve sleeving?


That's easy!

It's a complete waste of time and energy.

Next question.   ;D


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Jared on January 15, 2014, 09:05 AM

Did we ever resolve sleeving?


That's easy!

It's a complete waste of time and energy.

Next question.   ;D

Philistine.   >:(


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Allen Carter on January 15, 2014, 09:12 AM

Philistine.   >:(

Card carrying!  :)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: DD on January 15, 2014, 09:44 AM
it might help in some abrasion resistence ::)

Gemini is greater then the elixir

Mylar is great and doesnt crack when stored correctly

Flys in a mouse fart..

what other discussions  are we missing?


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: stapp59 on January 15, 2014, 10:29 AM
I tell my kids to use a tissue.  ???


Did we ever resolve sleeving?




Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: skb on January 15, 2014, 10:55 AM
Did the Addiction really steal its kite bag design from the Adrenaline?


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: thief on January 15, 2014, 11:03 AM
when is Kite Addiction coming back?
Skream!!! (http://web.archive.org/web/20020601075719/http://www.kiteaddiction.com)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: white wing lover on January 15, 2014, 11:09 AM
when is Kite Addiction coming back?


I'm trying to "nip it in the bud" as I type...

I'll let ya know how that goes  ;)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Allen Carter on January 15, 2014, 11:17 AM
Did the Addiction really steal its kite bag design from the Adrenaline?

You've got a strange and wonderful memory bank there Steve. :D


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: DD on January 15, 2014, 12:23 PM
Did you hear that prism is going to be making a special run of vapors?


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: damp_weather on January 15, 2014, 01:37 PM
Did you hear that prism is going to be making a special run of vapors?

Usually have to wait for the Spring announcements...


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Allen Carter on January 15, 2014, 02:08 PM
The Loof Lirpa line of Classic Prisms!


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Allen Carter on January 15, 2014, 02:27 PM
when is Kite Addiction coming back?



I'm trying to "nip it in the bud" as I type...

I'll let ya know how that goes  ;)


KiteAddiction.com was a website which provided free web hosting to the kite community and a lot of us put pages and pictures up, some folks with really nice sites, like Chilese's. One day about a year after it started it just stopped. The owner kept saying it would be back up soon but it never was. We waited and waited... 

(https://web.archive.org/web/20020601075719im_/http://www.kiteaddiction.com/images/kiteaddiction.gif)

As with many things old kite, you can still get a sense of what kiteaddiction.com was like on the WayBack Machine at www.archive.org (http://www.archive.org).



Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: skb on January 15, 2014, 05:57 PM
There is a prize offered of a yellow, blue & black BMK Mako (http://i.imgur.com/021PjDY.jpg) for the person with the closest guess to when those pesky DNS issues with kiteaddiction.com (http://kiteaddiction.com) are finally resolved.  :-*


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: stapp59 on January 15, 2014, 06:47 PM
what other discussions  are we missing?

Sport kiting in the Olympics?


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Lee S on January 15, 2014, 06:50 PM
$5.00!


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: chilese on January 15, 2014, 10:17 PM
Who here participated in the last big team contest and who remembers which pair won?

Bonus points for remembering best GWTW done using an Etch-A-Sketch.


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Allen Carter on January 16, 2014, 09:16 AM
There is a prize offered of a yellow, blue & black BMK Mako ([url]http://i.imgur.com/021PjDY.jpg[/url]) for the person with the closest guess to when those pesky DNS issues with kiteaddiction.com ([url]http://kiteaddiction.com[/url]) are finally resolved.  :-*


For only $2,795 I could make a real close guess.   :)

http://www.hugedomains.com/domain_profile.cfm?d=kiteaddiction&e=com (http://www.hugedomains.com/domain_profile.cfm?d=kiteaddiction&e=com)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: thief on January 16, 2014, 09:21 AM
There is a prize offered of a yellow, blue & black BMK Mako ([url]http://i.imgur.com/021PjDY.jpg[/url]) for the person with the closest guess to when those pesky DNS issues with kiteaddiction.com ([url]http://kiteaddiction.com[/url]) are finally resolved.  :-*

For only $2,795 I could make a real close guess.   :)
[url]http://www.hugedomains.com/domain_profile.cfm?d=kiteaddiction&e=com[/url] ([url]http://www.hugedomains.com/domain_profile.cfm?d=kiteaddiction&e=com[/url])

maybe we could kick in 5$ a piece...wait..that makes it paid kite porn storage ;)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: mikenchico on January 18, 2014, 12:31 AM
The proper way to bag a kite, head or feet first.



Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: John Welden on January 18, 2014, 01:16 PM
Did the Addiction really steal its kite bag design from the Adrenaline?

I was right about that.  :D
-----------------------

Not sure what happened to Wayne Knott.  He made some pretty sweet flying kites.



Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: david barnby on January 19, 2014, 07:26 AM
elixir or gem?  ???


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: DD on January 19, 2014, 11:49 AM
elixir or gem?  ???
that was solved long ago, the gem is greater then the elixir. Period

now the graphics on the big bang..... :o


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: tcope on January 19, 2014, 12:42 PM
The proper way to bag a kite, head or feet first.
Which ways should the stays be pointing when bagging a kite.


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Lee S on January 19, 2014, 09:00 PM
Nirvana limited edition kite, #17 of 10


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: JayDee on January 19, 2014, 11:25 PM
The proper way to bag a kite, head or feet first.
Which ways should the stays be pointing when bagging a kite.

And which way am I supposed to wind up my lines?  Kite end or pilot end first?


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Allen Carter on January 20, 2014, 08:56 AM
Ferrule in the left spreader or the right spreader?


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: chilese on January 20, 2014, 12:09 PM
If you fly with Ken McNeill, you better put that lower spreader ferrule on the right.

No kidding. He was serious.


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: skb on January 20, 2014, 12:11 PM
Figure 8 line winding or round & round?


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: kiwi49er on January 30, 2014, 02:28 AM
Who were the Bay Lads?


Title: Re: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: cerfvoliste on January 30, 2014, 04:26 AM
The stated "Wind Range" on my kite is 2 - 30 MPH. Why am I having so much trouble flying it at 18 MPH?
@

Remember, No Matter Where You Go, There  You Are.


Title: Re: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: stapp59 on January 30, 2014, 06:14 AM
With that wind range you obviously have a variable vented SUL.  Open the vents before you break those 2PTs!  ???

Wind range endpoints explained:

Low end - you''ll risk cardiac arrest running to keep the kite in the air at or below this wind speed
High end - The frame will fold, sail will shred, and bridle will snap at or above this wind speed
Sweet spot - You can sit in a lawn chair and fly the kite in these winds. Seldom seen wherever you are

YMMV  :D

The stated "Wind Range" on my kite is 2 - 30 MPH. Why am I having so much trouble flying it at 18 MPH?
@

Remember, No Matter Where You Go, There  You Are.


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Allen Carter on January 30, 2014, 09:02 AM
Who were the Bay Lads?

This was one of 'em...


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NbFAFOXCgqc/UuqFVBpEIKI/AAAAAAAAEIw/_SdbEZ5s-3s/s800/WW_lad.jpg)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Lee S on January 30, 2014, 06:16 PM
Are you sure that's a lad.... ;) :D


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: ko on January 31, 2014, 07:35 PM
Allen PLEASE do not wear that at KP Have a little dignity SIR.
Regards (I think) Kurt


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: kiwi49er on February 02, 2014, 10:02 AM
What is a safety meeting?  8)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: skb on February 02, 2014, 10:40 AM
How about we petition the Olympic Committee to feature Hot Tricks in the next Olympics?  :-*


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: John Welden on February 02, 2014, 11:48 AM
How about we petition the Olympic Committee to feature Hot Tricks in the next Olympics?  :-*

Yeah, I bet over 25 people would watch.  :D


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: John Welden on February 02, 2014, 11:48 AM
What is a safety meeting?  8)

Always have a safety meeting before flying kites.  :D 8)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: stapp59 on February 02, 2014, 11:52 AM
We might consider broadening the interest base by combining with freestyle yo-yo.  That should get the public interested.  ::)  A whole new sports class "string events".

How about we petition the Olympic Committee to feature Hot Tricks in the next Olympics?  :-*


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Brian O on February 03, 2014, 09:34 AM
Do all kiters smoke pot?

Did Prism or NT invent the first aluminum block center T?

Advanced Way to Fly or Flight School?

Dodd or Mark, who is the better flier / instructor?

To flail or not, that is the question?  Alternately - pop across the chest or down?

Do the straps go around my fingers or around my wrists?

Prism Windmills   ???

Is green an unlucky color?

Do black kites fly faster?

Rainbow kites  ::)

65', 75' or 85' what is the proper length line and how many line sets do you need anyway?

Is the TTUL the ultimate low wind kite?

What is the proper tuning, SO position, bridle setting  for a utopia?

Unacceptable reasons for not kiting

Stream of consciousness / word association thread

Will DG and JW ever reconcile?

Should I join the AKA?

How much $hit can L1 put on a kite?

Politics anyone?

Does thread count = experience?

Red on right or left?

CA glue or sail tape?

Did internet forums kill kiting events?

Loose or tight trailing edge?

Maybe a tail would help it fly better?

Is it the dog or the owner that's the problem?

Should you move when the soccer players show up?

What trick should I learn first?

Would you really give your vapor to a newbie to fly?

Is the new kite curse (wind and weather) real and why does that happen every time I buy a new kite?

Silicone or replace the lines?  Is cooking grade silicone the best to use?

What is the best knot to use, overhand or figure 8?

Why was Mr. Nasty so nasty?

Does  ;) make it all right?

Should I stick with the same kite and master it, or if I buy (insert hot new seller here), will that make me the pilot I want to be?

Spinny kites or flippy kites… which are better?

Is the Tilly the best hat for kite fliers?

Tail weights?

Where place them, how many and what type of stopper is best for yo-yos?  Are they just a "crutch"?

Trick / tip wrap lines - are they helpful / necessary?



Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Allen Carter on February 03, 2014, 10:37 AM
Does Brian O still lurk the Forum?

Answered!




Hi Mr. O.


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Brian O on February 03, 2014, 10:51 AM
Does Brian O still lurk the Forum?

Answered!

Hi Mr. O.

Hello Allen.  I pop in once every 3-4 months or so. Still flying foils and kite land boarding but my dualies haven't seen much of the light of day for a few years now saving the time we spend on the Cape during the summer.


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: kiwi49er on February 10, 2014, 04:51 PM
Was there really a black rip-stop nylon shortage when the first Nirvana's came to the US? :-X

Was the smoke smell a problem at customs? 8)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: kiwi49er on February 10, 2014, 04:52 PM
Where is Dan? :)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Allen Carter on February 10, 2014, 05:20 PM

What is the proper tuning, SO position, bridle setting  for a utopia?


That is still TBD...

Or the Illusion 2000 for that matter.

Two of the tweakiest kites ever.


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: Allen Carter on February 10, 2014, 05:23 PM

Why was Mr. Nasty so nasty?


Because he was on rec.kites, of course. Why not?

Get this. He turned up in a thread about the AKA on Facebook recently, and while not really nasty, he was kinda grumpy and opinionated. Gave me a warm fuzzy nostalgic feeling.  :) :) :)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: ko on February 10, 2014, 05:28 PM
Brian, Do you have any answers for the small list of questions you posted??   If so would you please answer them in 50 words or more..  Inquiring minds need to know
Regards Kurt
PS pictures are not necessary But would probably be helpful also
PSS before Allen does
PSSS Nasty was probably just getting warmed up


Title: Re: Re: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: cerfvoliste on February 10, 2014, 07:13 PM
Do all kiters smoke pot?

Only in "Safety Meetings"



Advanced Way to Fly or Flight School?

Flight School!


To flail or not, that is the question?  Alternately - pop across the chest or down?

Not!


Do the straps go around my fingers or around my wrists?

Wrists


Is green an unlucky color?

Not in the fog...



65', 75' or 85' what is the proper length line and how many line sets do you need anyway?

85'.   At least a dozen.


Is the TTUL the ultimate low wind kite?

No ... SSUL


Unacceptable reasons for not kiting

Wifey says no...


Should I join the AKA?

You haven't already?


Politics anyone?

I miss those days


Red on right or left?

Right....   Claro!!!!


CA glue or sail tape?

Tape... Tape... Tape...


Loose or tight trailing edge?

Tight!


Is it the dog or the owner that's the problem?

Owner..


Should you move when the soccer players show up?

You should always move when flying kites



What trick should I learn first?

Lazy Susan



Would you really give your vapor to a newbie to fly?

Funny


Silicone or replace the lines?  Is cooking grade silicone the best to use?

Fly em 'till they break. (See line length)


What is the best knot to use, overhand or figure 8?

8


Is the Tilly the best hat for kite fliers?

Duh


Tail weights?

Duh

@

Remember, No Matter Where You Go, There  You Are.


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: stapp59 on February 11, 2014, 07:23 AM
Rainbow kites?! Noooo!!!  :-*

Rainbow kites  ::)


Title: Re: Lingering Forum Questions?
Post by: stapp59 on February 12, 2014, 06:55 AM
Skeet shotgun.  Pull!  A good use for rainbow kites. 8)

This could be the breakthrough Olympic event we've been looking for.

The proper way to bag a kite.