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 71 
 on: July 29, 2014, 09:54 PM 
Started by np - Last post by wagsboyz
I'm trying even if the wind hasn't been perfect.  I want to be able to fly in all winds not just that elusive perfect condition.

Yesterday was a strange wind day for sure.  We had everthing from indoor kites to SUL's and UL's up with very flakey variable breezes.   I was doing helicopters with indoor kites and flying the freestylist (challenge).

It was the type of day that helped me understand low wind flying techniques.  The low wind capabilities of a kite is without doubt pilot dependent.  Before yesterday I probably would not have tried to fly in the light conditions we had for alot of the day.  In the future I will welcome the challenge.

The wind came up several times throughout the day to try the JL but was still really bumpy and unpredictable.  But my techniques should shine when I do get good wind because I'm pretty close in the crappy winds.

Any kite flying day beats being at work... Roll Eyes

Note:  my bucket is coming along.. Next down to the water...

 72 
 on: July 29, 2014, 09:23 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by bt
Well my Joel Sholz Jaws is now history...it`s going off to a new owner tomorrow actually....it`s boxed and ready to go...
It is signed and dated (12-1-99) but not numbered. Nor does another Neptune I have....it is signed and dated 2-2000 but again, not numbered.
I have a pair of matching Neptunes that are signed, dated AND numbered from 1992 so I don`t know when they stopped being numbered.

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I remember flying Jaws, Neptunes, and Kestrels in the mid 90`s but I didn`t get mine until the early to mid 00`s.
I think they were stopped being made by Sky Delight and then licensed to gfak in 2001....that`s another discussion....
bt

 73 
 on: July 29, 2014, 07:44 PM 
Started by np - Last post by np
So I spent the day flying in very light wind and worked on the JL all day.  Here is what I found.
2. Lateral roll out was most reliable when not setteling in the fade,

There should be NO reason you shouldn't be able to settle into the fade and roll-out when you get good and ready.

So I spent the day flying in very light wind and worked on the JL all day.  Here is what I found. Rolling out from the held fade I was having keeping the kite square.

A straight back pop was working good for me. Try some variable straight back snap/pop type inputs.


Any tricks about keeping altitude in the turtle. 

I know this might sound far fetched, but I think you could be loosing wind down low to the ground in the grass park area verses being right down on the beach. Today at Morro the wind was at the utmost low end for my Talon UL. When I encounter this I always go down as close to the edge of the water as I can. The closer I got to the waters edge the more wind I could fell at my back.  So, I filmed a few JL's and will send you a link to your e-mail address listed in your profile  as soon as I can upload to You Tube.

By the way,  I'm having a blast..

My guess is when you get the right wind for your Gemini, you'll be doing JL's and you will have a real blast.

 74 
 on: July 29, 2014, 07:04 PM 
Started by np - Last post by SkyDancer
tim @ benson kites is awsome as is the staff @ skyburner kites jon/marieanne as well r.e quick helpful customer service!! Wink

Agreed on Jon and Marieanne of Skyburner/Kites and Fun Things. I bought a Premier Widow from them and lost a stand-off. Marieanne put a replacement in the mail immediately, at no charge. There's good reason they have loyal customers!

 75 
 on: July 29, 2014, 05:52 PM 
Started by aerial art - Last post by stapp59
Awesome!  Change the sail shape a little and I'd love to frame it up as a dualie  Grin Seriously...

 76 
 on: July 29, 2014, 04:47 PM 
Started by aerial art - Last post by Intheclouds
Wow! Love it!

 77 
 on: July 29, 2014, 04:11 PM 
Started by aerial art - Last post by thief
Came out gorgeous...... Know it will fly well too from you!

 78 
 on: July 29, 2014, 03:42 PM 
Started by aerial art - Last post by aerial art


 Listening to Tangerine Dream's Astral Voyager when I finished so that's the title for now.
 Scott
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 79 
 on: July 29, 2014, 02:22 PM 
Started by np - Last post by Captainbob
I bought almost all my kites from AWOC, and one from Skyburner directly. Both excellent people to deal with. 

 80 
 on: July 29, 2014, 12:44 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Captainbob
The Skyburner Niknak is designed by Jon Trennepohl and Wayne Brunges, the same folks  that designed the Widow NG and Widow Maker and many other excellent kites by Skyburner.

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