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 21 
 on: July 25, 2016, 04:25 AM 
Started by jasonrohrer - Last post by thief
Do as Kareloh suggests.

I have a good 3" scar across my right wrist from stupidly putting a screwdriver (being used as a grounds stake) into my trouser pocket point up, forgetting it was there and then tricked. Pushed for a flare and you can guess the rest. A very deep cut, blood everywhere and lots of questions at the hospital when stitching it together  Cry

This was over 10 years ago and I still get odd looks and asked how it happened. I know what they think happened as it is in a very suggestive place.
Many people have decided to make their own peg style stake using tubular fiberglass..... Never do this!  I know two people that have scars also on their inner wrist because the pushed down on the end of the tube and it shattered, slicing then up in the process...

I prefer simple golf ball stakes or sand bags now...... Or tie down lines to anchor to benches, trees, cars........

Honestly for sport kites i do not use a stake at all.... Just the method kareloh described works for all of my dualies

 22 
 on: July 25, 2016, 03:42 AM 
Started by jasonrohrer - Last post by CHopkins
I use a Carey Quicky stake when not flying on sand (I'm an inland flier).  It's made of orange plastic and you can't cut yourself with it.

Sent from my VS987 using Tapatalk

 23 
 on: July 24, 2016, 04:04 PM 
Started by Ca Ike - Last post by indigo_wolf
Given the Exile Evolution thread, I would be surprised if Steve didn't have a notebook full of measurements and specs.

Might want to PM him if he doesn't see this thread.

ATB,
Sam

 24 
 on: July 24, 2016, 03:09 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by Dano
It's so hot...  I just saw a fire hydrant chasing a pack of dogs!    Cheesy



 25 
 on: July 24, 2016, 01:13 PM 
Started by Ca Ike - Last post by Ca Ike
I'm looking for all specs for Kens exile.  Bridle, stop locations, frame and any adjustment info as well. I've talked to Ken and he no longer has the specs. I got a couple used exiles and want to make sure they are set right.

 26 
 on: July 24, 2016, 01:13 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by david barnby
indeed - what a great person. I have fond memories of a few great laughs with him

 27 
 on: July 24, 2016, 08:23 AM 
Started by Pikman - Last post by Henri
The other knot can be slided away while performing the adjustment (it will help...) but should be set back against the prussik knot after.

 28 
 on: July 24, 2016, 08:18 AM 
Started by jasonrohrer - Last post by Henri
At the beach, you can lay the kite back and put some sand on the trailing edge, preventing it from flipping. I mostly use the rollup technique above but sometimes the kite will just slide (on packed wet sand) and I use the sand on it technique...

 29 
 on: July 23, 2016, 07:57 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by chilese
I have long considered flying a kite with tails as a way of looking

back in time. Thanks for the vid.  Smiley

 30 
 on: July 23, 2016, 07:13 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by indigo_wolf
It's just like you were sticking pins in a Mike voodoo doll.  Cheesy

Miss flying tails on Prism Micron, FW Alpha+ and HQ Batkite..... sigh.

ATB,
Sam


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