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 21 
 on: Today at 12:03 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by Flying Fish
Thanks Ron!

 22 
 on: Yesterday at 11:12 PM 
Started by twhite510 - Last post by twhite510
Jon
 I think I can make it there Saturday.  Is the family going? I have a BBQ to go to in the late afternoon. It is on the way home.

 23 
 on: Yesterday at 11:03 PM 
Started by twhite510 - Last post by wagsboyz
I'll be in Oxnard next Saturday if your up for it and maybe even Sunday.

 24 
 on: Yesterday at 10:24 PM 
Started by twhite510 - Last post by twhite510
Count me in!

 25 
 on: Yesterday at 10:04 PM 
Started by twhite510 - Last post by wagsboyz
It would be great to get together at either place.  I would be in for a ride to Hermosa Beach and I am always up for Oxnard. 

 26 
 on: Yesterday at 07:13 PM 
Started by thief - Last post by Ron M.
The pair of kites in the photo posted by Flying Fish were built in the late 1980's.  There is no specific model or name to these examples,and there were no more than 15 or 20 of them  made in total.

The kites in the photo were built for a local Doctor and his "friend", and were an enjoyment to make as well as to fly!  Given the fact that they were made in the somewhat early era of dual lines, these flew quickly, with turns able to be performed crisply  and accurately.  Although simple in design, the kites were made with great attention to detail, including all cuts on the ripstop done with a hot knife, seams folded, all sewing backstitched, as well as an equal amount of stitches on the left and right leading edges.  I felt that all of this contributed to a kite that was durable, balanced, and fun to fly.



There is an identical kite on display in the Weifang Kite Museum, in China, that was donated by myself on an early trip there in 1989, as I recall.

Thank you for your inquiry, as seeing these again has brought back some fond memories!

Ron Martinelli

 27 
 on: Yesterday at 06:28 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by kiteking
WSIKF 8-19 thru 8-24
White Bird Angel Fish
Delta
Parafoil
Sputnik Cell
13 Stack of Rainbow Stunts kites
7 stack of nexus[/img]

Today
6 foot flexifoil
rev 1.5 vented
7 stack of nexus

 28 
 on: Yesterday at 03:45 PM 
Started by RobB - Last post by adx1592
To each 'is own!

 29 
 on: Yesterday at 03:40 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by cerfvoliste
Fearless Ultimate Vented Light


Just a real joy in the sky. Where have you been all my life???
@

 30 
 on: Yesterday at 03:17 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by jaydub
Not had much chance to fly this year, but had an hour with the Superfly UL and Talon UL this afternoon.

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