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 on: October 20, 2016, 07:05 PM 
Started by Keith T. - Last post by Keith T.
I agree, whatever method Jim is using, his videos are excellent and actually motivated me to dig into kite flying.  THANK YOU JIM!!!

Yes, I am aware of the kite festival this weekend at Piedmont Park in Atlanta.  If my skeleton kites arrive tomorrow, I may head there (about 35 minutes on weekend traffic) to fly those.  Even if my kites do not arrive, we may go just to see and make new friends.

 on: October 20, 2016, 06:55 PM 
Started by Keith T. - Last post by Dolittle
Keith, FYI I think maybe the post counter has been on steroids and is over estimating the number. 

I have a high appreciation of Jims videos because I think he is flying his kite with one hand and videoing with the other.  Or maybe he's wearing a go pro. Or both! In any case it seems like it would take a lot of skill and coordination.  Even without a camera in hand I have almost lost my head or my kite or....  and yes, I think his production and editing is beautiful.  Love how the music complements the visuals.  The are several other very skillful kite video-it's on you tube.  There is an excellent one recently posted from the aka convention this month.

Also want to say that there is a kite festival on October 22 in Atlanta GA so you can have something to do this weekend if you're not otherwise engaged.  I happened to see the announcements when I was looking for a kite festival around Ohio.

 on: October 20, 2016, 06:50 PM 
Started by Keith T. - Last post by thief
Ah... Well..... Welcome to webcrawling bots..... That number might be off

 on: October 20, 2016, 06:36 PM 
Started by Keith T. - Last post by Keith T.

in less than48 hours, my first post has over 8000 views!  How do we get more folks to post?  When I see this kind of activity, I got to think there is a great interest in kite flying!!!

 on: October 20, 2016, 06:25 PM 
Started by Keith T. - Last post by Keith T.

Thanks for the advise.  Do you know if there is a kit offered by one of the kite vendors that would include what I would need as a repair kit? 

As for Jim Nicholls, yes, I have seen many of his videos.  As a former video producer, I can appreciate greatly what Jim does to fly, film and edit his video.  Filming is the easy part as it is done in real time.  It is the editing that is painful as it takes usually more than double the time of filming to edit a finished piece.  While I still have some of my video equipment, I plan to film some of my kites but with a heavy southern accent, not certain many folks will listen long  Cheesy   

 on: October 20, 2016, 06:11 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by RobB
Let me know when you're coming to the Big Apple, Joe. I'd love to fly with you.
For me, the Fearless didn't click  right away. It's got its own special flavor. I could see the potential right away, but it took me a couple of months to get used to. Is that a standard Fearless that you've got, or a lighter version ? Sadly, I let my vented light Fearless go, but I still have my SUL Fearless Tattoo. Never letting that one go !

 on: October 20, 2016, 06:11 PM 
Started by Keith T. - Last post by Dolittle

 I forgot to say that if you look up  'Jim nicholl's' kite videos on you tube, he has two or three different videos with the skeleton kites.  Very cute.  Jim has made 600-700 kite videos featuring kites from a range of manufactures, domestic, Asian and European.  He also has a few videos on how to put together kites (one for the skeleton kite), how to anchor kites, and explanations on how to make knots to simplify kite flying. 

If you haven't already you may want to look up Jim's you tube channel.  Very helpful to me.


 on: October 20, 2016, 06:02 PM 
Started by Keith T. - Last post by Dolittle
Hi Keith, so happy you are getting in to kites and posting here. 

  I have the 21 ft 'day of the dead' version of the skeleton kite.  We had it up for a while in our local park last week and several people really liked it, drove over to see it, etc. Lots of smiles.  unfortunately our wind is so iffy here in Cincy it didn't stay up long and we had to resort to our light wind kites from 'into the wind'.

I want to fly the skeleton with my 'skull and roses' rok from premier kites before the end of the month.  But that one arrived here with a bad spine/spar and I'm waiting for a replacement.  What thief says about putting together an emergency first aid kit makes a lot of sense. I may have to wait for a really long time for the new spine.  Sad

Keep us posted on your kite flying.  J

 on: October 20, 2016, 03:37 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by vertigo2u
I had smaller inputs the other day...  I missed a couple good tricks.  Thought camera was on..nope... I worked the right side a lot.   Also had one about 3 feet off the ground... Really starting to like this kite.  Finally getting Axels to lay out.   Some tricks I have to let the kite fly.  Just be there with it.  My thought process wasn't clicking for Jl's but I worked them.  I keep working the back spin and trying to do both sides... I'd really like to try and Cascade the sucker before snow.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy  Of course I could fly our to New York and fly with Rob, his season is just starting... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy However I am getting a sense of Combo trick's coming out of this.  Going to be Fun. 

p.s. The beginning of the video is symbolic of the Yin and Yang. Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts.  I find a oneness of the duality of a Vietnamese refuge and a Vietnam Veteran.  One a builder of kites and the other a flyer.  Together and for me achieving an indivisible whole.

 on: October 20, 2016, 02:17 PM 
Started by Ca Ike - Last post by Ca Ike
I mainly need the stop locations since the spreaders are moving around and the kite feels off.

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