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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.....
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.
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