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 on: September 21, 2014, 06:19 PM 
Started by coop - Last post by coop
Should have it on my birthday! Cool

 on: September 21, 2014, 12:11 PM 
Started by lawndart - Last post by Allen Carter
Welcome back!

Kiting hasn't changed much in the last decade. Mainly gotten smaller. Less people.

The huge changes in sport kiting came in your decade, '93-03.

 on: September 21, 2014, 10:07 AM 
Started by lawndart - Last post by lawndart
I am going to go fly today, first time in.........10 years? I guess I got busy with my kids and the fact that they  were no longer interested in going to D sands every weekend and flying kites anymore. Things like boys and girls and high school football and college and boys and girls and band concerts and dance competitions and boys and girls and marriages and masters degrees and moving and building houses and earning a degree of my own have gotten in the way.

Last night I pulled out the old bags and assembled a stack of sport kites right here in the living room that ended up being 6 feet deep and blocking the view of the TV. Many need repair but it is no where near as bad as I was prepared to find! I have some great old kites and I am headed out to fly a few today, finally after all these years!

So...I started searching for parts this morning and found this forum and joined and this is my first post.

Is Dave Gomberg still around? Karl Bragiel? Do you still have to stand on a rickety picnic table to accept the world sport kite championship trophy at Long beach? Are there still 4 line guys and hot shot rookies and single liners and sewing machine jockeys? Can I still spend exactly as much as I want to on a kite that someone has built hoping someone will want to spend that much for it?

Is this still a great way to get out and meet people and get a funny looking sunburn?

Boy I hope so, I will have grandkids to teach to fly someday and I need to get rid of some of these cob webs first.

See you on the beach, I am the old guy walking out to reset the old kite for yet another launch.....

 on: September 21, 2014, 07:41 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by vertigo2u
Jorge to quote the Trix cereal commercial.... " You silly Wabbit SLK are for kids...".... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

p.s.-It's great to be part of a group of guys around the world who never grew up... Kids till the end... Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss

p.p.s.s.- Now for some nylon rip stock...

 on: September 20, 2014, 10:52 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by Cpt. Nemo
I love skydogs sweet emotion.  I have a lot of kites and this is the only one that does everything I want a kite to do.  The comete isn't so easy and balancing this kite in the fade is a little tricky because the kite is so yo-yo happy. When I get my tax refund I'm buying as many as I can while there's still some out there.

 on: September 20, 2014, 05:36 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
I did this kite testing the measurements of the Eddy Bowed kite.  I used plastic for this test. Now that I know it works I'll try it with fabric.  Smiley

Flying My Home Made Kite

 on: September 20, 2014, 05:31 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
Nice Flying.  Smiley

 on: September 20, 2014, 04:16 PM 
Started by sadsack - Last post by Wayner
Another winner   Cool

Got to find time to finish the kites I have started   Roll Eyes

 on: September 20, 2014, 03:18 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by Wayner
Thanks for the input Wayne ( no Pun intended)  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Glad it helped.  All the credit goes to John Chilese.  He has been telling me this for several years.

 on: September 20, 2014, 03:08 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by Wayner
They look nice when it happens...


Love that feeling when you get it right.

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