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Title: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: madhabitz on August 01, 2012, 07:40 PM
I was just looking through some of Tom's (tpatter) videos-- love his style and look at these often. Well, it seems I totally missed this one of Eli. The kid's a phenom. Devin, did you start this early?

Fearless SUL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A4BUS4GkVo#)

What gets me is how casual he is-- like it's just routine.


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: Kantaxel on August 01, 2012, 08:14 PM
That's from a few years back ::)

You should see him now,,,,,,,,, :'(  Enough to make an oldtimer cry!

Nice kid though, just like his Dad ;)


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: Wayner on August 01, 2012, 09:47 PM

Does he give lessons   :)



Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: tpatter on August 01, 2012, 09:54 PM
Thanks all! 

I do need to edit and post some more video, I've got some good stuff waiting to be processed -  the Transformer SUL is like an extension to his body!  :)

This was a fun day - we always have a good time flying together.  I imagine that it's something we will always do together  at least to some degree and that makes me feel good. 


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: red sweater on August 02, 2012, 08:16 AM
I can't do a tenth of what he's doing in that video. Maybe it's time to quit, and make room for the next generation. :-X

Just kidding. Jealous, but kidding. ;)


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: adx1592 on August 02, 2012, 09:17 AM
Ah yes, I remember that video!
Madhabitz, yes, I started when I was 4, then took about 5 years off to focus only on horn before school. Picked up the lines again around summer going into senior year in HS.

Can't wait to see the video, tom!


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: Ken Bour on August 02, 2012, 11:17 AM
What gets me is how casual he is-- like it's just routine.

It is astounding that Eli achieved such control, dexterity, and finesse over such a large trick arsenal at a young age. One thing is clear - he had a great teacher! The only skill my dad taught me was how not to catch a baseball with my forehead! :-[

Ken


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: sugarbaker on August 02, 2012, 11:17 AM
Hoping some of that video is an invictus ghost! I'll be in Seattle (permanetly) the third week of September, at which time I'll be reclaiming the ghost for myself! (assuming you and Eli have properly trained it in the art of freestyle).


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: Adamld13 on August 02, 2012, 11:23 AM
Some pretty serious skill!

Would that tattoo be the one i own now?  :)


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: ghfisanotti on August 02, 2012, 11:25 AM
Wow! the kid is a natural! Congratulations Eli (and Tom)!


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: tpatter on August 02, 2012, 12:17 PM
Some pretty serious skill!

Would that tattoo be the one i own now?  :)

Indeed - it is the same one.  :)


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: tpatter on August 02, 2012, 12:20 PM
Hoping some of that video is an invictus ghost! I'll be in Seattle (permanetly) the third week of September, at which time I'll be reclaiming the ghost for myself! (assuming you and Eli have properly trained it in the art of freestyle).

Thanks again for the loan my friend!  I've been very busy and have just too many new kites, so no video yet. 

It's a sweet kite for sure - I can't wait to see your pinstripe version which I think will really make it pop.


-Tom


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: vertigo2u on August 02, 2012, 02:08 PM
Anyone want some nice kites for FREE ... I QUIT !!!!  The "Kid" has done me in...
 To late I am burning them .... Then I am off to find a high bridge and end it all... :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: Kantaxel on August 02, 2012, 02:45 PM
Anyone want some nice kites for FREE ... I QUIT !!!!  The "Kid" has done me in...
 To late I am burning them .... Then I am off to find a high bridge and end it all... :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

No Vert!  Don't do it!!!  I heard once that if a kiter does him/herself in, then in the next life, him/her gets to come back as a stunt kite and suffer eternal flailings and nose plants, ad infinitum.

Do you think you could actually take what you been doing to these poor wretched Skyburners?

Think before you leap!  For your own sake, I beg you :P

Jim, OUT!


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: Adamld13 on August 02, 2012, 09:48 PM
Some pretty serious skill!

Would that tattoo be the one i own now?  :)

Indeed - it is the same one.  :)


Cool!  8)



Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: Fearless Object on August 02, 2012, 11:37 PM
When Tom is finish editing the next video and I might have to move over let him pass by. He is on the S-2000 Turble right now :) The Golden Child have no fear. Because Daddy is right behind ready to pay for any of his Speeding ticket :)


Title: Re: Tom's kid Eli
Post by: vertigo2u on August 03, 2012, 07:25 AM
There may be no hope for me Jim... If I watched the video one more time I am done...  But coming back as a Stunt Kite and nose dives does hit me hard and shake some reality back in my mind.   Thanks..

I think I am just going to move into the basement ... then maybe a remote island with no wind.  Alone with no internet and no computer no phone.  And medication... A lot of medication.