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Kites! Kites! Kites! => Sport Kites => Topic started by: Makiah on April 02, 2010, 04:20 AM

Title: MY Zephyr (Thanks, DD!)
Post by: Makiah on April 02, 2010, 04:20 AM
Finally had a chance to try the Zephyr I'd gotten from DD quite a while back (haven't actually had a good flying day since New Years); what an awesome kite!  My friend and I went down to the beach, and when we got there, it was quite still; kept feeling a bit of a breeze (not enough to move the beach-grass, though), so I adjusted the bridle & used my Micron's lines.  Didn't think of removing the US, but it flew just fine as it was, and felt amazing.  Got a bunch of axels---intentional ones---and yo-yo's, which I'd never managed very gracefully before; laughing like a loon the entire time.  The wind came up later on & I went back to the longer lines---great fun!!!  What a cool kite; after about 5 hours of flying, I'll have to say, it's the favorite!!!  My buddy tried it; he liked it, but wanted to fly my Nexus---there wasn't enough wind to even get it in the air until afternoon---OH WELL!  Anyway, thank you, DD!!!

Mack  ;D

Title: Re: MY Zephyr (Thanks, DD!)
Post by: fidelio on April 02, 2010, 05:38 AM
woohoo, sounds like you had a great time! ;D

Title: Re: MY Zephyr (Thanks, DD!)
Post by: adx1592 on April 02, 2010, 06:12 AM
I miss those days! I want summer break to come!  :)

Title: Re: MY Zephyr (Thanks, DD!)
Post by: Makiah on April 02, 2010, 06:39 AM
5 hours of flying just the Zephyr; the wind got really weird in the later afternoon, so I got the Stylus out; great fun!  Yes, this is one of the reasons I moved down here; good flying for more of the year, and awesome beach-flying.  Yesterday was my last day off until the 10th, so wanted to make it good!  Now I'm waiting for my 4D (and yeah, I WILL probably fly it in the parking lot at work); it'll be great for those really still summer mornings.  Come ON, summer!!!

Mack (still grinnin' like an idiot)

Title: Re: MY Zephyr (Thanks, DD!)
Post by: Bob D on April 02, 2010, 07:08 AM
I thought I'd try out parking lot flying with my Nighthawk and tore up the nose trying to do a cartwheel. The lesson is this: don't cartwheel on pavement.

I haven't done anymore parking lot flying since.

Title: Re: MY Zephyr (Thanks, DD!)
Post by: socalman320 on April 02, 2010, 04:00 PM
Nice color!! Sounds like you had a blast. Once the winds die down below 40 here I'll be sure and take mine out for a spin too.

I'll be posting fly report probably Sun. or Mon. when I get back form the island. Wooohooooo!! I'll try and get some pics too.

Title: Re: MY Zephyr (Thanks, DD!)
Post by: DD on April 02, 2010, 05:34 PM
Wooot!!!! Glad you like it!!!!! 8)