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Title: Karma Thank You
Post by: chilese on July 07, 2012, 01:10 PM
Last night I taught 2 people how to fly sport kites.

Both had flown power kites before, so it wasn't too hard.

But after teaching many hundreds of people how to fly, I was

rewarded in maximum Karma points.

Brian walked up behind me calling out, "Hey John, could you

teach my friend how to fly?"

I turned around to see a tanned, well toned, 6' tall Nordic blonde.

She smelled nice too. Unfortunately, Bambi wasn't able to make it

to the park to help. It did take me a lot longer to teach Melissa to

fly than Nathan.  ::)

I don't want to spoil the surprise so here is the link:

https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2012Kites#5762519847676690994


Title: Re: Karma Thank You
Post by: Flying Fish on July 07, 2012, 01:20 PM
The things you suffer in order to introduce people to kite flying ....


Title: Re: Karma Thank You
Post by: boomertype on July 07, 2012, 01:38 PM
Looks like you had your hands full! ;) 8) ???


Title: Re: Karma Thank You
Post by: Hadge on July 07, 2012, 02:02 PM
Nice set of photos John. Interested to see your impressions of the HQ Jive 2. I felt that it didn't feel quite right out of the bag, rather nose heavy, and I've spent over a year trying different things. Mine will now do axels, 540's, flic flacs, nice stable fades, slots, taz's ( when I get it right) and it loves JL's, it will do those all day, in fact most tricks are possible.  If anyone has one and wants to know how to trick it up I can tell them.

A lot of the first batch of Jive 2's came out with the bridle set up incorrectly. Mine came as a 3 point when it should have had a turbo! Easy fix. It should look like this.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQL-pUvTIJoV_s8uitaSvv_CmfTx9RgV1D89ng2ZGx_TuPfsz3_LjLIwGf1Yw)


Title: Re: Karma Thank You
Post by: chilese on July 07, 2012, 03:02 PM
Hadge,

The kite was on loan for photos. I only flew it a few minutes and was

able to get the tricks listed under this photo:

https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2012Kites#5705495243740649074

The bridle was stock with a short turbo leg.


Title: Re: Re: Karma Thank You
Post by: DD on July 07, 2012, 03:35 PM
"Here let me put my arms around you"
:P


Title: Re: Karma Thank You
Post by: Farmer_rob on July 07, 2012, 05:54 PM
Such sacrifice....


Title: Re: Karma Thank You
Post by: ko on July 07, 2012, 05:55 PM
Hi John. I have been meaning to come out and fly with you _____See you next week
regards Kurt(or sooner lol)


Title: Re: Karma Thank You
Post by: Tmadz on July 07, 2012, 07:47 PM
John, being an engineer and your attention to detail I'm sure that you said that she should come back for further training so that she has the finer points of flying down correctly.


Title: Re: Re: Karma Thank You
Post by: DD on July 07, 2012, 08:14 PM
"oh no, that's my line winder"


Title: Re: Karma Thank You
Post by: sugarbaker on July 13, 2012, 11:05 AM
It can take hours of instruction to start mastering the world of freestyle... not to mention the details of flying in different wind ranges and new locations.  Lastly, have you offered to introduce her to the world of photography?


Title: Re: Karma Thank You
Post by: ko on July 13, 2012, 12:29 PM
which end of the camera?