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 on: September 23, 2016, 06:07 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Link works - perhaps you need to be a Flickr member? You could try it also through my Facebook page (John Lorenzo).

 on: September 23, 2016, 05:37 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by glenn193

  Hi John,link not working,

 on: September 22, 2016, 06:02 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by bplant
Thanks for all the great info.

 on: September 22, 2016, 12:55 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by asburyparkjohn

They are incredible machines and I think you were RIGHT-ON when you mentioned and tagged them with their machine gun-like Jacob Ladder capability. I never handled a kite that can produce them so EASILY & QUICKLY. With higher beach winds however I just felt more comfortable with a larger or slower kite on the beach so I went onward to the GPS model and made it uniform in my bag. Right now the GPS Light - Custom Vent is my favorite. When the wind is like 4-8 mph its a KILLER. Since my kite purchases this year was the Triple S and Mind Trick upgrade to a full 2PT design I may do another GPS Light Vent next year as a back-up.

Since you are a KOOL-AID guy the Triple S is worth exploring on those near Zero wind days.

Just a suggestion for Christmas.


 on: September 22, 2016, 11:20 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by tpatter

I had some epic winds yesterday as Summer starts to wind down around here. 

I haven't flown the Transformers in awhile.  After yesterday, it makes me wonder why.  Amazing flying machines - so agile and maneuverable.  I even managed a 5 wrap yoyo just having some fun.   Turns out the kite does a very nice tax as well. 

 on: September 22, 2016, 10:32 AM 
Started by bplant - Last post by Allen Carter
Forward speed, or spin rate (speed)?

Tight fast spins are usually what people enjoy with a tail. Forward speed is less of an issue.

Smaller kites (mid-size) are often the best tail pullers. In strong wind they have plenty of lift to drag a tube tail, but spin faster than a full size kite.

Since the ability to stall or do slack-line tricks is generally not an issue when tail pulling, setting the nose forward as others suggest is a good thing to try. You want as much lift, or "drive" as possible, especially with a big tail. Drive generally translates to forward speed, but with a tail holding you back, a slow kite is going to be slow regardless.

The drawback of setting the nose forward for more drive is a slower rate of spin. So a smaller, faster spinning kite, set for maximum  drive, is the optimum.

And of course, you need plenty of wind.

 on: September 22, 2016, 09:33 AM 
Started by bplant - Last post by vertigo2u
Pulling tails is a treat and looks beautiful.  It helps me to just enjoy flying.  The kite makes a big difference when pulling tails.  I pull a 100' Gromberg tube tail as well as side transition 25'tails on the wings. EVERYTHING depends on Wind speed.  The stronger wind the more tails.  The lighter wind the lighter the KITE.  If your looking for more speed Fly the Tail on a Utra Light ... Also your lines... I usually fly #100 100'... Stronger winds I go to #125 but found out kite fly's slow... Same with a Standard kite.  At times it's just to heavy and I can't get the momentum I want when spinning it.  So I change Kite's and lines... Take off wing tails and fly 100' tube tail... or just wing tails also look good.
 Standard kite... Tube tail and wing tails

Wing Tails on Ultra Light ...

Walk Backwards for more Speed and harder Pull

 on: September 22, 2016, 08:08 AM 
Started by bplant - Last post by Steve
tune the kite "light". as SparkleRob said pulling the nose in will increase speed

 on: September 22, 2016, 06:12 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by randyg
I don't think there's enough wind for him to walk forward in most of the clips.

And another hint. Don't learn any trick with the right hand only. From the start learn tricks with both hands. (It may take longer but you'll thank me later!)

My own personal preference... Hands at your side and straight back for inputs. Otherwise it looks like you're flailing. Wink

 on: September 21, 2016, 09:28 PM 
Started by bplant - Last post by SparkieRob
Not sure IF it would work but adjusting the nose "IN" would give more forward drive. Wouldn't it?

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