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 11 
 on: Yesterday at 03:47 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by thief
I had always heard it was to help flatten the air flowing over the LE..

 12 
 on: Yesterday at 03:06 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by Boats13
Interesting thread....

I get nice comments all the time, but I find that, except for the most interested, they watch perhaps 5 minutes and move on.

Most asked questions:
- how long has it taken you to be able to do that?






This. Or at least these two items.
They look for a few then move on.

And when they ask or if I let them try they become frustrated, and when you tell them theres a learning curve and that it can take awhile they become much less interested. It seems for a lot of people, particularly the younger crowd, they want instant gratification. They dont want to take the time to learn.

And the inconsistent winds here in St. Louis dont help.


The young gamers want a RESET button. Kites don't re-spawn in mid-air, pointed up!!!

 13 
 on: Yesterday at 02:53 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by Palmahnic
I agree with some of you.
I prefer to fly my kite on my own, alone with some music in my ears. Sure I smile too when someone looks up to see where that roaring sound is coming from, and today when two fellows came up to ask for a few spins, I was happy to teach them of the little I know. But for me, at least, it's not a spectator's sport/hobby.
Yes, Mr. Chilese, I agree that for the sake of all of us we need more of us. I just think that pulling a nicely colored tail while doing figure eights is not necessarily going to do the trick (pun intended) anymore. I didn't get started that way. I got hooked after catching a Dodd Gross clip on YouTube, thinking 'hey, I can practice and do that too'.

In these modern times, if you want to spread an idea, you make a video and share it on Facebook or instegram, for the world to see. And if they're interested, they meet you on the field.

That's just my 2 cents, of my very (!) Limited kite experience.

 14 
 on: Yesterday at 01:49 PM 
Started by Palmahnic - Last post by Gamelord
Kites & fun things is a great shop and good friends.

If you can't get with them, give us a call and we can get you taken care of as well.

www.awindofchange.com

 15 
 on: Yesterday at 01:47 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by Gamelord
Not sure what the actual function is, but it has been said that it helps reverse flying and makes the kite more stable.

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 01:43 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by coop
Interesting thread....

I get nice comments all the time, but I find that, except for the most interested, they watch perhaps 5 minutes and move on.

Most asked questions:
- how long has it taken you to be able to do that?






This. Or at least these two items.
They look for a few then move on.

And when they ask or if I let them try they become frustrated, and when you tell them theres a learning curve and that it can take awhile they become much less interested. It seems for a lot of people, particularly the younger crowd, they want instant gratification. They dont want to take the time to learn.

And the inconsistent winds here in St. Louis dont help.

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 01:03 PM 
Started by Watty - Last post by thief
Rubin does not have an E on the end. but other than that this is fun.
Maybe Reed or Ken or others could share his images with you to get more going!

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 12:56 PM 
Started by Watty - Last post by thief
gotcha, very neat! love the idea

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 12:46 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by tpatter
Interesting thread....

I get nice comments all the time, but I find that, except for the most interested, they watch perhaps 5 minutes and move on.

Most asked questions:
- how long has it taken you to be able to do that?
- how much does a kite like that cost?
- where can get a kite like that?

Many lose interest when I tell them that my kite is $300-450, but that you can get a very good kite for $150 and a starter for around $50.  I always recommend the Silver Fox line to new folks that can at least keep the kite in the air.

The truly hooked (like most of us here) will talk to me for over an hour and I have many times seen them weeks later with their own kites on the field.  An much smaller number become regulars that I meet on the field very frequently. 

I wish that I had some cheap dual lines that flew really well to give to kids.  I gave my RockON to a kid and his dad last year and they had a blast.  I've seen soo many kids I see trying to fly some behemoth that likely will not fly well in any wind.   If the parents are around and ok with it, then I'll try to help them out or let them try one of my kites.  I need to buy a few Beetles that I can just give away if the flyer shows a significant interest.

Anyhow, I get the point of this thread - particularly when I am 'showing off' for someone I try to keep the flying slow, clean, and understandable.  Many advanced tricks are wasted and you don't want to be crashing either.  I mean, most of uninitiated would not know the difference between an axel and a taz.  2 point landings, fades, flick flacks, precision, half axels, backspins, and yo-yos everyone seems to get.  Old school is a good school!  Smiley

-Tom





 20 
 on: Yesterday at 12:33 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by bplant
What is the purpose or function of the venting screen along the leading edge of the Rev.  I know It not on the indoor Rev.
Thanks

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