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 31 
 on: August 23, 2016, 01:33 PM 
Started by Anthony - Last post by thief
hmm...wonder where Kevin Bryant disappeared to?Huh

 32 
 on: August 23, 2016, 01:06 PM 
Started by Anthony - Last post by lycosa
Kite season in NY begins the day after Labor Day. Lasts until Memorial Day... It's tough to find enough open space to fly during the summer, not to mention too hot.

There used to be more festivals around the NYC area, I can only find one on the AKA calendar this year.
http://kite.org/aka/local/cal_dtl.php?EID=7997&css=http://kite.org/css/calendar.css

The Coney Island festival isn't listed on the official AKA calendar, but looks like it's at the end of September.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1669854506578887

Another one not on the AKA calendar...
http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/kite-festival

And the only official event announced so far on Long Island is...
http://www.limaritime.org/annual_events.html

But, every Sunday people fly at Jones Beach, just east of field 6.

Festivals are a great way to get out, fly, and meet other people who like to fly.


Great info here. I lived in NYC for 15 years before relocating to the Bay Area about 5 months ago. I was mainly in Park Slope, Brooklyn so my haunts were Prospect Park, Red Hook, and Coney Island but the few times I made it there to fly, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was really nice too.

Anthony, welcome to kiting and happy flying!

 33 
 on: August 23, 2016, 12:56 PM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
At the beach and certainly inland we all face in the early morning, dusk or after a rain storm those VERY low wind periods. From my experience the Tattoo has always been a great low wind flyer just flying in winds just above an indoor stunt kite like the Benson Inner Space (BIS).

Very rarely have I flown the BIS outdoors but on occasion for an hour until the wind picked up it was a good choice. We always argued what would be the best low wind flyer and sometimes younger pilots can move around more with their feet so its always a discussion that is very difficult to pinpoint on what fly's say very well in 1-2 mph based on your marker at the beach or inland (i.e., For me its the American flag on the Asbury Park Convention Center and Weather.Com).

When I ordered the Mind Trick at 2PT construction (i.e., a higher construction build design than the original design - slightly) as I said I was amazed on its solid feel and construction yet its free flowing versatility through all the tricks. I then asked myself what would happen if you COMBINED the low weight loftiness feel of the Tattoo with the solid feel construction of the Mind Trick dual kite = Triple S (my name).

My suggestion to Lam was to combine this very low wind classic Tattoo in terms if its overall weight and airborne capabilities with the solid feel of his new Mind Trick. As most people who talk to Lam he always likes to boast (rightfully so IMO) how wide a wind window his kites can fly in for a particular model (i.e., his Light/Vented version kites being a good example) and of course this is a good thing but I did mention to him this time just focus the kite at 0.5-4 mph and realize it will be fragile above this wind range and its really something just for the experienced pilot flying near ZERO WIND. But also incorporate the solid feel of the Mind Trick. Hence what I call his NEW Triple S.

We shall see ... in some ways maybe this is the greatest challenge to a kite builder = incorporating a durable design and a compact feel to a kite with a very very low overall weight.

Still in design but near completion and soon to be tested. Simply put with the BIS and Tattoo I never left the beach until I decided it was time to leave ... never ... never due to low wind. Whatever ...

Triple S

 Wink Wink Wink


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 34 
 on: August 23, 2016, 11:19 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Ca Ike
Nice work kaos.  Martins design isn't quite as simplistic as I thought. It's not a pure symmetrical swept wing box, but more like fighter plane wings. This one is going to be interesting to play with.

 35 
 on: August 23, 2016, 07:24 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by indigo_wolf
Sam, you get hacked? Or only trying to communicate via YouTube and memes now? 😉

Less likely I got hacked than there is a cat walking across my keyboard.  Actually, even though the fur tribe is legion, only Sita has keyboard privileges.

ATB,
Sam

 36 
 on: August 23, 2016, 03:58 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by thief
Sam, you get hacked? Or only trying to communicate via YouTube and memes now? 😉

 37 
 on: August 22, 2016, 07:40 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by RobB
That Utopia is really nice looking. Always been hesitant on getting one of those, I've gotten the idea that they're a flaky kite, but the sure do look cool.

Steve, it was your video, posted above, and this one that inspired me to someday get my hands on a TT UL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaRK9KtMXCc&list=FLrEMVTjF2Yh5aCjWO_qp8-Q&index=13

So hard to find, though, especially in flyable condition !

 38 
 on: August 22, 2016, 07:33 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by indigo_wolf




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xut7sAxM2k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaRK9KtMXCc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AadAD3U9Mm4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6AJw61-R9A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z90UE97FbE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhlBVYymvQQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR9r3oAIZ6Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kn-QXUKG1M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTdPQrpXALo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l7XmXYFD_M

ATB,
Sam

 39 
 on: August 22, 2016, 07:30 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by indigo_wolf
hmm..i just saw that there is a Utopia (70$) and a TrickTail (70$) for sale in Canada...Carlos Simoes is selling some things...let me know if you need his email addy Wink





Love the Utopia..... very Captain Marvel...



ATB,
Sam

 40 
 on: August 22, 2016, 04:07 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by Steve
I used to be able to actually fly them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJS6zzStBUc

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