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 on: February 13, 2017, 01:21 PM 
Started by gwreck - Last post by gwreck
Hello Everyone,
I've seen sketches of Premier's Counter-Rotating Box Kite, both on-line and in an old catalogue, but I have never seen one in person, or for sale.  Has anyone actually seen one?  Might you know where one might be had?
Thanks.

 62 
 on: February 12, 2017, 09:25 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by jlmcevoy
Beautiful kite!

 63 
 on: February 10, 2017, 04:23 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Trip
Thanks for the kind words everyone.

bt.... I know you feel lucky that you were able to hang around Ray when you did. I'd give my right testicle to be able to just hang out with Ray and learn.  Grin

 64 
 on: February 09, 2017, 12:26 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by bt
Great article Robert!!!
I am one of the very lucky folks who was able to spend their kite flying formative years under his wings so to speak...from 1993 when I started flying until 1996 when I moved out of the city.
At that time there were quite a few regulars at Vanier Park, but no one would set up in Ray's spot (as indicated in the vids) until it was obvious he wouldn't be there that day, or if we knew he was off at a festival somewhere. When he was around....like clockwork he would arrive around noon and work his magic.
Crowds would gather as he would put on impromptu "shows"....and then applause and cheers would break out. How often does that happen on just "another regular kite flying day down at the field"?
Here's something a little more poignant...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X3rK8-39AhQ
His wisdom of "it's not the kite...it's me in the air" still rings true many years after he passed it on to us newbie fliers way back in the day.
bt


 65 
 on: February 08, 2017, 10:32 PM 
Started by Kodama - Last post by doangiaphat
look great i enjoyed it

 66 
 on: February 08, 2017, 10:30 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by doangiaphat
When you are done you can let us know the time and place of their birth to concrete learning experience

 67 
 on: February 06, 2017, 09:31 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Lee S
Pier Plaza parking shows 1.50 an hour and a daily maximum of 15.00. Surfers are usually rolling out about mid morning, and so the reasonably close parking goes away as the day beach crowd comes in by noon. Then, the kite flyers are causing such a commotion everything comes to a stand still Cheesy Cheesy

 68 
 on: February 06, 2017, 09:23 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by OCPablo
What are you bringing? I bring quite a bit more than a large kite bag and there's more than enough parking on the north side of the pier.

Was trying to avoid that lot, isn't it $20 per day?  Bringing two full sized kite bags, a duffle bag, wind shade, beach chairs, beach cruiser bikes, cameras...

I'll get there early and park in the North lot.

 Cool

 69 
 on: February 06, 2017, 03:56 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by chilese
Professionals get paid, so none needed.  Smiley

 70 
 on: February 06, 2017, 03:35 PM 
Started by sugarbaker - Last post by mafly
my understanding is that there is a little more cloth is the nose of the sail.

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