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 on: April 24, 2016, 03:29 PM 
Started by Dolittle - Last post by sanleonkid
I suckered myself into the t-rex white bird dragon on ebay..... just a 25footer but different from my dragons... the shorter ones are my go to kites when on the hook in my boat.  they never disappoint

 on: April 24, 2016, 02:59 PM 
Started by Pikman - Last post by johnfarl
Same experience my setting is ab out 1 inch above light wind point. Also tried a short lineset and no tails and in low wind had a good time trying to perfect an axle. 

 on: April 24, 2016, 08:12 AM 
Started by chilese - Last post by stapp59
Sometimes a vented UL is just the thing...

 on: April 24, 2016, 06:48 AM 
Started by chilese - Last post by lylenc
Charlie Brown wind days: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee - and variable directions like both their flight paths.

When I was first learning to fly those types of days, I'd leave two kites set up in 180 degrees different directions. Also had days with two or three types of kites set-up for variable speed. Lots of assembly and dis-assembly practice - little quality or quantity flying.

My most thrilling Charlie Brown day was while flying a Zerostar SUL on a grass soccer field. A small whirl wind came up unnoticed from behind me as I was flying to the edge of the 1 mph window. There wasn't any dust or debris visible to make its presence known, just the violently swirling grass at its base and my bouncing and bucking kite about 20' up. It violently gobbled up the kite. Soon after I gave slack to the lines the kite popped into the calmer center of the mini twister, without breaking any rods. As I regained my composure and walked along the twister's path, I was trying to figure out the best way to get it back out unscathed. I decided to go with the circular wind flow direction using barely enough tension to steer outward. After a few violent seconds the kite popped back out unbroken. I kept my head on a swivel the rest of that afternoon.

 on: April 24, 2016, 05:48 AM 
Started by socalman320 - Last post by socalman320
Anyone know what year this one came out?

 on: April 23, 2016, 10:26 PM 
Started by Gamelord - Last post by chilese
I have read that the only thing worse than losing a parent

is losing a child. Bambi and I will say a prayer for Dylan.

 on: April 23, 2016, 09:22 PM 
Started by Gamelord - Last post by Gamelord
Hello kiting family.  I am saddened to tell you all that a terrible tragidy has struck in our home.  My grandson Dylan Diehl fell into a pond drowned yesterday.  You always think that these things will never happen to you, but when they do it tears at the very fabric of your heart.  My daughter and her family just moved up here to Salt Lake City a few months ago to get a new start on their lives together.  I am sorry to bring bad news to all of you but felt that it needed to be shared.  Our store will be closed for the next while as we spend this time with our family and work through this crisis.

My daughter Megan has set up a gofundme page to help with expenses.  If anyone can help, we would all appreciate it very much.

Thank all of you for your friendship through the  years.
Kent Kingston

 on: April 23, 2016, 08:28 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by chilese
Nevada can have some wacky winds.

We're inland and over 2000 feet elevation.

In addition we're kind of in a bowl surrounded by mountains.

Yesterday, winds topped out around 50 mph.

Today, the winds just wanted to mess with me.

I almost felt like I was Charlie Brown.

Good grief.

 on: April 23, 2016, 08:56 AM 
Started by Kareloh - Last post by Kareloh
You're right. It was hard to get the tricks. There's a large parkinglot in front of that field, but it's about 6-8 meters lower with a very steep hill. So very turbulent conditions.

 on: April 22, 2016, 04:21 PM 
Started by cerfvoliste - Last post by cerfvoliste
Yeah, tried the GPS and the Tekken DOA. I guess I am old school i.e. Sea Devil and Fearless.  (I would love to try a Mind Trick).
Just looking for pictures of Fearless Color Combinations. Colorizers don't do the Kite justice, hence the "Show me your Fearless," thread.

No Matter Where You Go, There You Are.

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