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Kite Land Talk => Website Discussion => Topic started by: Frazer on September 13, 2018, 04:51 PM

Title: Hurricane Florence
Post by: Frazer on September 13, 2018, 04:51 PM

Please spare a though for those on the East Coast affected by Hurricane Florence.

There are many great folks in the kiting community in the Wilmington/Outer Banks area ... we hope y'all stay safe and your property is spared.

Hunter Brown (Focus Kites), Mike Agner (Cape Fear Kite Festival) and the Shooks (Flying Smiles Kites), others I'm forgetting I'm sure.

A couple of my favorite flying sports in the US are right there - Nag's Head, Wrightsville Island and Bald Head Island ...  I hope there is some beach left at the end.


Title: Re: Hurricane Florence
Post by: thief on September 13, 2018, 06:16 PM
Few kites that will fly in smart out there for sure!

Title: Re: Hurricane Florence
Post by: DD on September 13, 2018, 07:01 PM
Jet stream speed no upper range :D

Be safe on the east coast folks you will be in our thoughts and prayers

Title: Re: Hurricane Florence
Post by: thief on September 14, 2018, 05:36 AM
I have flown in 35+....Ramlal Tien's single line Sentinelle (which LOVED it!) and a guildworks deca 6...
it was fun but then I went in for hot cocoa....

no just the wind though....the water....flooding is going to be big, do not just drive through!!!

Title: Re: Hurricane Florence
Post by: breezin on September 17, 2018, 04:14 PM
Evacated a few times living on the Gulf coast. One neighborhood I lived in (Panama City Beach)was completely wiped out. We wouldn't stick around during any hurricane or tropical storm. Not even to fly my new to me HQ Delta Hawk. I was a disaster on my Jet Stream Speed. Now I won't have to fly my Mind Trick vented in over 30mph. It always amazes me how many we lose after the brute force of the storm has passed. Sucks. Looking forward to seeing what this Hawk will do in a teeny tiny blizzard though  ;D.

Title: Re: Hurricane Florence
Post by: photomom on September 19, 2018, 05:55 AM
It crossed my mind to fly my Flexifoil as the winds came up.  However, good sense prevailed and we just hunkered down for the duration.  And the bridge was closed so we couldn't get to the beach no matter how much we wanted to.  Things are opening up now but with very limited resources.  People are returning home to assess damages.  Some have no home to return to.  Needless to say, the weekly community kite fly was canceled.  The local kite shop survived.  Life continues.