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 81 
 on: November 24, 2014, 10:24 AM 
Started by peludo99 - Last post by ae
Yes, i flown them and i would not consider them speed kites, just slightly faster kites.

 82 
 on: November 24, 2014, 10:24 AM 
Started by jlmcevoy - Last post by adx1592
Not this time, and not until almost christmas eve. Big things planned here, on the horn. No break this time, Masters recital is December 3rd and Hansel and Gretel (opera) just ended yesterday.

Love the pics and keep flying kites for me mid westerners. Looks great.

 83 
 on: November 24, 2014, 10:22 AM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by Allen Carter
Allen it is comforting when unusual phenomena have logical explanations.  Seriously let me know that the Sano meets expectations.  Must insure satisfaction.

After a week of storms off and on we're back to normal here and the Sano UL is a happy kite.

 84 
 on: November 24, 2014, 10:10 AM 
Started by jlmcevoy - Last post by vertigo2u
Been looking at that Photo and wondering Roll Eyes all the same comments.  What a great shot.  Kiss Kiss Especially taken one hand.   Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh

Back to Jim ...  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy  This guy is a great flyer.  I was shocked first time I met him.  Didn't know who he was.  He was off a ways were we stage. He was flying a Solus and flipping it around JL after JL.  Roll ups ..wind was real low.  Absolutely Ul time.  Not for him.  When he took a break and a few of us were wondering who is this Mask Man.  We find out he drove about 100 + miles to fly with JON and Wednesday night group. 

What we discovered he made a longer "pig tail" on the Solus and was flying a Std. in very low wind.  Hopefully Devin will be around this week-end and maybe a Saturday Fly could happen at Schoolcraft ...   Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh

 85 
 on: November 24, 2014, 09:03 AM 
Started by sadsack - Last post by Boats13
COOL!!!

 86 
 on: November 24, 2014, 08:59 AM 
Started by kite_pilot - Last post by Boats13
1. Joel Scholz  Jaws (& Neptune II) Sails are very tired on both... I have one sail that is brand new in my "to be repaired" bag... in GARISH pink and yellow!  Roll Eyes
2. Cerfs Volants Tandem  Grin
3. Bob Childs  Whangdoodle  Smiley
4. Joel Scholz Beautiful Evil (most call it a Vampire Bat) Cool
5. Old (Really OLD: pre SLE!) Rev I  Tongue

 87 
 on: November 24, 2014, 08:52 AM 
Started by jlmcevoy - Last post by jlmcevoy
I want to know how SKB flies even a UL when the water looks like glass! How is he holding that tip stand with no wind?Huh?

 88 
 on: November 24, 2014, 08:49 AM 
Started by jlmcevoy - Last post by skb
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How do you take those pictures skb ?


You can see the kite's right line curving up and out of focus to the right corner of the pic. The camera is held up in my right hand and the left does most of the steering.

I pre-set the focus and exposure on the kite before taking the shot and let it drop down the Edge of the Window, taking 3 or 4 continuous shots as it's getting into position. It's all done in Manual, because my camera's Automatic takes too long to get set before the kite needs to be rescued from dropping in the pond.  Embarrassed

Using full resolution and having it zoomed out left enough room to adjust for crooked horizons and framing. I delete at least 90% of the shots and only use the few that happily work out.

It's a lot easier to take pics one-handed with Quadline kites.  Wink


Anyhow, we're back to rain and grey skies, so back to Jim's great video of flying in the bitter cold.  Grin

 89 
 on: November 24, 2014, 08:39 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by skb
I first saw Phantom kites at WSIKF in '91. Many morning the winds were very light and Phantoms were among the very, very few dual line kites that could fly in light breezes back then. I recall that the Wind Rule was 6 or 7 at the time, because most kites weighed over a pound or so with the heavy fittings and fibreglass spars.

It's a Classic design.

 90 
 on: November 24, 2014, 07:40 AM 
Started by jlmcevoy - Last post by Ara Ararauna
Here's a shot from today, a bit better positioning.
T-shirt weather, too.  Kiss




How do you take those pictures skb ?   Huh

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