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 61 
 on: February 28, 2015, 12:58 PM 
Started by SmoothWindKites - Last post by chilese
I have found that it helps to teach someone on a good kite.

Then let them fly a cheap kite for comparison. Once they can

fly without crashing, they can skip the beginner kites and go

to an intermediate or friendly advanced kite.  Smiley

 62 
 on: February 28, 2015, 12:51 PM 
Started by SmoothWindKites - Last post by SmoothWindKites
Thanks for the messages.  We are located in Illinois, but are currently an online-only business.  We began the business about 6 months ago.

We have been flying for a little bit longer and realized there should be more people flying kites.  As such an easy and fun way to get outside, it should be more prevalent than it is.  We've enjoyed traveling around to local kite festivals and find that many non-fliers are surprised by the price of a good kite.  They are accustomed to growing up with plastic kites or kites that you must run with to get any altitude.

We hope to be part of the education process, especially for parent's with young children as a great family activity and one that provides the opportunity to develop a skill-set as they move to more advanced kites.  Once again, we are happy to be part of this forum that is already contributing in that arena.

 63 
 on: February 28, 2015, 10:52 AM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by chilese
Okay, hopefully, arriving Friday morning for me.

Bambi will be at Disneyland for the day.

 64 
 on: February 28, 2015, 12:47 AM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Wayner
... next question, what is a good anchor for it?

Sand anchors are perfect for the beach.

"THE CLAW" is a simple and effective solution for solid ground.  I don't like guessing If my DIY setup will be effective for the kite I'm flying. 
 Another bonus it will also anchor much bigger kites. Wink




 65 
 on: February 27, 2015, 07:58 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Allen Carter
I usually fly on the beach and have been using sand anchors for a long time. My big anchor seems fine for this size kite if properly set up. I decided I wanted to learn how to fly it on hard ground, so I bought a pair of 24" constuction stakes and pound them in an X. This is plenty for this kite. Really robust. In smooth wind I'd say a single one of these stake would be OK in good packed earth, but two is easy and no worries at all.

 66 
 on: February 27, 2015, 07:18 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by mikeb
Wayne's kite says it all, Allen, fly it with what it came with, next question, what is a good anchor for it?

 67 
 on: February 27, 2015, 06:51 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Dano
Sweet!

I got one too, a 75'er, with a little dowel also.
I'll try it out soon.

Got a premier 81 too, just waiting to fly its new 100' tubes in a bit more breeze..

 68 
 on: February 27, 2015, 05:44 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by tpatter
Thanks Jim - not often that you get to flick - flack on the top of Rainier.

I did shoot this video on my iPhone - it's the only way that I do it anymore.  I then use iMovie to do all the editing and publishing to Vimeo right on the phone.  It's so much faster than moving it to my computer, etc.   

I do sometimes airdrop it to my iPad where the larger screen makes editing easier. I find it all much easier than how I used to do it. 

Thanks again and lets get some flying in soon!

Tom.

 69 
 on: February 27, 2015, 05:14 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by Kantaxel
Nice video Tom!
I really appreciated the Fade segment with Mt. Rainier in the background.
Tell me this footage wasn't taken with your phone.........Please  Cry
Jim

 70 
 on: February 27, 2015, 05:13 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by DD
Aligning the planets to "happen" to be near there for work Grin

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