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 on: Today at 06:34 PM 
Started by Controlled Crash - Last post by Ca Ike
Good list of starter kites there. The widow ng is the most capable of the lot 

Now only a couple of kites can do a riser, which is a  backflip that lifts and they are specifically designed to do it so don't bother trying it with any of yours.

As for the lazy Susan , which is what your doing by spinning the kite while in a backflip, is normally slow. Some kites rotate faster than others but it's usually a good 5+ seconds for a full rotation

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 on: Today at 06:25 PM 
Started by Controlled Crash - Last post by Controlled Crash
After many years, I broke out the dual line kites again.  Never did any stunts back in the day, but decided to do a bit more than just figure eights while flying.
So, I have been working on the backflip in the wonderful Kansas wind. I can sometimes get a fade to rise. Can the backflip also rise?
I have been able to spin the kite while in the backflip, but the rotation is slow. Pulling harder or faster seems to bring the kite out of the backflip. (if there is enough wind...gotta love Kansas) This seems to be a timing issue, I assume?
Kites I have been learning on- Premier Widow NG, Prism Quantum, Sky dog UL, and HQ Shadow- depending on wind.


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 on: Today at 05:42 PM 
Started by Fly Market - Last post by lineman
NW flier,try ocean shores kites- talk to Andy. I bought a couple from them last weekend .
osk still has a few left of walt's kite stakes on their counter. hope this helps.

 4 
 on: Today at 03:02 PM 
Started by Fly Market - Last post by Fly Market
Yup, Walt, thanks. He was gonna make some Harley Davidson cue ball stakes for me, but now he's not answering.

 5 
 on: Today at 01:51 PM 
Started by Dot - Last post by Dot
Its wingspan is 2,34 m and its 0,96 m high from ground.

From beginning it was planed as a real nice UL Freestyle Kite but i think now its more than that. Its framed with PT3 , PX100 and Nitro Lite because i dont want to use the expensive Aerostuff. Tailweight is 21g now. Very balanced nice and easy to combo kite.
Its just unknown  Cheesy

 6 
 on: Today at 11:02 AM 
Started by Fly Market - Last post by NWFlyer
Phil:

Think you're referring to Walt Ellis, and I did see him recently out to the WSIKF last week.  Didn't think to ask him if he was still making kite stakes - sorry. I believe he lives in Spanaway, WA near Puyallup if that helps you track him down.  I need to get in touch with him myself to get a couple new stakes.  I had a nice line bag I'd made with single line spools, stakes and sand anchors stolen while I was at Long Beach (bummer) and I need to replace some nice stakes with one-of a kind marbles he made for me.

Good Luck, NWFlyer

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 on: Today at 10:04 AM 
Started by randyg - Last post by Frazer
So much for French quality control ... mine (from le factory) is

Inner leg = 58
Upper leg = 55 ... to knot with inner
Outer leg = 54

It flies great ... everything the Nitro framed STD isn't Cry

Said STD has been sent to Ron Graziano for a sound spanking

-Frazer

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 on: Today at 09:49 AM 
Started by randyg - Last post by randyg
Below are the bridle measurements I received from Ben Frustos. The original
bridle on the kite was quite a ways off and not balanced. Not sure how it got off or if it was a bad bridle from the studio but I can tell you it flies and tricks like a proper R-Sky kite. Before it was sluggish and wiggled in sharp corners. Not any more.

I'm extremely rusty not flying more than a handful of times a year now but I could Comete this thing until the cows came home. Very forgiving obviously! Multilazies are particularly nice etc. and so on and so forth. I even tried an Inverse and hit all that I tried. I had to go look at my vids to even remember what it was called, lol! Wink

Anyway, if you think your N3E isn't performing properly take a look at the bridle. If I make adjustments I'll be sure to post.


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 on: Today at 08:31 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by vertigo2u
Thanks Rob it's appreciated.  I looked at he video...Going to give em' a try next time out... cut the 540's..  I kept rolling the kite up all day and trying to unroll it differently like this vid.  I can't believe how many times I tried that day.  I had 14.5 minutes of cut up clips of rolling it up and trying... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyjoVDw2oc4&list=PLJ5g-n-_h-A1fShMgAi7FLEexv_cT3Ucx

Over and over again as I laid her back she would fall forward and unroll... Still working on it...

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 on: Today at 04:47 AM 
Started by Fly Market - Last post by Fly Market
Anyone know what might've happened to Walt Ellis, from Washington State, the custom ground stake maker? He and I were conversing through e-mail, but suddenly his kitestakes.com site is coming up as ACCOUNT SUSPENDED, and he's not answering e-mails.

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