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 on: March 27, 2015, 05:58 PM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by Doug S
On September 9, 2014, Elliott and I began a short, but very rewarding dialog from each coast of our great country.  We talked about our love for our families, engineering and kiting.  During this correspondence is when I learned of his on-going battle with cancer.  My wife, Eileen, is a breast cancer survivor for over eight years, and this terrible disease brought Elliott and I closer together.  I felt as if I knew him for my entire life.  We had a common bond where sharing our love for kiting brought us great pleasure and peace of mind.

For those of you who new Elliott, you are very fortunate to have enjoyed his company and his passion for life.  For those of you who didnít have the opportunity to meet Elliott, then please let me share with you the following link of Elliott flying his Bird of Prey 36 (14-09-24-04) at the "Run from the Rain" kite festival in Ocean Shores, Washington, which video he shared with me on November 4, 2014:  http://youtu.be/6O2aULQMfxI

The following picture is Elliott doing what he loved, flying kites.  God speed Elliott, and I am sure we will meet again.

Doug




 22 
 on: March 27, 2015, 04:49 PM 
Started by thief - Last post by DD
I wonder how they will fly

 23 
 on: March 27, 2015, 04:21 PM 
Started by thief - Last post by thief
no problem!
Not certain when they will hit the stores...X-Kites usually offers 3 packages through Costco and each is only available at a store during a trimester...so...it is easy to miss when they are there...granted they usually show up on ebay pretty soon thereafter...

 24 
 on: March 27, 2015, 03:27 PM 
Started by AugustusM - Last post by airborne

 25 
 on: March 27, 2015, 02:49 PM 
Started by thief - Last post by lineman
just ordered one with a buddy's card thanks.

 26 
 on: March 27, 2015, 02:46 PM 
Started by Frazer - Last post by randyg
Frazer, it was incredible to finally meet you and the family. Got to watch you do some great flying while there as well. And thanks for letting me try some of your kites. Some very sweet kites you have. I'm still drooling over that Cosmic. Smiley

We've got to do that again. Next time I'll bring a larger vehicle with more kites. Wink

 27 
 on: March 27, 2015, 02:00 PM 
Started by thief - Last post by thief
might need to if you have a membership!

Alien
Dimensions: 52" x 78" x 6.4"
Weight: 0.39 lbs

Scott's designs made by X_Kites are great flyers at very affordable prices...you can order it online for 19$

 28 
 on: March 27, 2015, 01:51 PM 
Started by jedijon - Last post by etully
Prism, HQ, Skydog all have great intro kites.  The bigger the wing of an intro model the better. This will slow things down, improve performance in bumpy or light winds (somewhat), enhance the tracking and steering, and give a satisfying pull as the wing generates lift.   I had a Quantum, and loved the way it flew and the overall quality and design of the kite. It is a great machine for the money, but needs a little bit more wind to power up than a higher end kite.  Don't over-think the skill required to fly around without crashing, because, you should be good to go after a few sessions, especially if you prep with the loads of tutorials on the 'tube or run into someone who can show you the ropes.  Also, I might add, foils are great kites to look in to since they are not easily broken in a crash and store in a small bag.  But nothing bigger than 2 meters to start, they pull hard.

 29 
 on: March 27, 2015, 01:49 PM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by thief
oh i missed that, sorry!
I sent Elliot some iFlites too!

 30 
 on: March 27, 2015, 01:44 PM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by Doug S
Thief,

Elliott's last name is Brogren as indicated in the subject of my post.  Regarding kiting, he was very active in the Seattle Washington area.  Others on this forum got him in touch with me, where we talked via email.

Doug


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