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 21 
 on: Yesterday at 09:47 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by vertigo2u
Snapping #50 lines.   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy  Yea, after I snapped two sets I had one set...  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy.  I usually leave those heavy lines in the bag.  It was just that day.  I am a believer in #50 lines.  It makes flying easier.  Lighter feeling.  Those I think they are #125 not #150 if I said that...  Like flying elephant ...  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy  Devin got into using heavy lines.  Kid likes to fly in 90 mph winds.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy.
wind is around 8/9 mph out of the North today.  I am getting ready to go tot he Beach.  The wind isn't southerly so it will be coming over the trees and buildings.  But the view of the water is always peaceful.  Regardless of wind I will fly on #100 today or less as the day progresses.  Almost 1:00pm Michigan time... The wind should fall off at the end of the day.... Packing up my gear time to go...
p.s.- I will also fly a Ul until the wing tips flutter... Thanks John


 22 
 on: Yesterday at 09:24 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Every summer I usually SNAP two or three 50# line sets ... SO WHAT ... I always force it down to the lightest lines possible ... it seems then there is LESS resistance in the lines during wraps/unwraps and during twisting of the lines when comparing 50# to 90# ... I do the same with the kite until the wing tips tend to flutter a bit (i.e., too much wind). Whatever ... let the WIND do ALL the work ... IMO. Wow 150# ... I remember at Wildwood one year a beginner stunt kiter had 125' X 150 # in 10-12 mph winds ... it was like tricking an ELEPHANT ... but he liked the DEAD SLOW response time ... I think your flying in both KITE and Line is READY for LIGHTER and THINNER respectively. The last time I used 125# lines was at some Precision Competition at some AKA event ... ENUF said ...  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes.

APJ

 23 
 on: Yesterday at 09:06 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by tpatter
Seems like they are available now - I saw that the shop at Ocean Shores posted some nice pictures of one in some nice WA Husky like colors. 

 24 
 on: Yesterday at 09:05 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by vertigo2u
I have been flying on 75' and 60' footers for that reason... It's getting to the point I don't move fast enough.  I barley move when doing a 540... compared to earlier 540's.  Getting there...

The Solus I am flying is my Std.  It fly's in high or low wind... I tried my Widow Maker ul that day and didn't like the way it handled. Had to change the bridle almost all the way up. I always work on transferring inputs to different kites.  btw I was using 100' #150 line set with the Std.  that day...

However Yes,  I always go to #50 line sets either 60' or 75'.... I rarely use my 100' #50 lines.  I also got 75'#100 sets...

Thanks for your input I appreciate your insight... It can only help...

 25 
 on: Yesterday at 08:48 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by rob103
Prettiest one I've seen yet...want badly!

 26 
 on: Yesterday at 07:45 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Just another suggestion - you maybe know this already - when the kite was in the central part of the window at 45* it was SINKING slightly and it was not wind fluctuations as the wind was OFF THE WATER SMOOTH (PERFECT CONDITIONS FOR YOUR SPOT) - you stayed with the UL where it seemed the SUL was the proper? choice ... Maybe the reason was --- Its a new kite ... its your favorite kite ... I think at this point you should be asking yourself: One of the goals of two line kiting is to trick as easy as I can with both manual inputs and minimal foot movement (2/3 steps forward/backward MAX) ... its obvious that the further down the $$$ chain one goes the more work and the less VERSATILE a kite will be with ALL the tricks - I assume for the UL and SUL you are using 50# test line? To give it more floatability and therefore less PILOT work ... so to speak. I reserve 90# line JUST for the Standard.
My only reason is I met ALOT of older Pilots that went from duals to quad because it was too much MORE work.

APJ

 27 
 on: Yesterday at 07:22 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by vertigo2u
Spent the other day at the Beach.  Wind was out of the south off the water.  8 mph steady all day.  Spent the time Practicing and practicing.  Cascades, Roll ups ,axels and double axels... This kite is so tuned in to flying it almost fly's itself... enjoy.

Beach Time

 28 
 on: Yesterday at 06:21 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by Tmadz
What do you like about it? I'm very interested.

 29 
 on: Yesterday at 05:51 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by ezme6
told ya..... Cheesy

 30 
 on: Yesterday at 03:49 AM 
Started by kite_pilot - Last post by stapp59
In addition to directional stability, the keel can add drag and help moderate speed buildup. The longer moment arm makes tail weights more effective.  Remember all design elements on a kite work together so putting a long keel on an already precise kite won't necessarily make it better.

The longer the keel, the more stable the kite.

I'm sure there are exceptions, but that's it in a nutshell.

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