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 91 
 on: June 24, 2016, 03:59 AM 
Started by Star lady - Last post by indigo_wolf
There are also traditional kites with bells attached, but can't find any videos.

ATB,
Sam

 92 
 on: June 24, 2016, 03:53 AM 
Started by Star lady - Last post by indigo_wolf
Flute kites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhyusmKHcCo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4EUx0KbW1s

ATB,
Sam

 93 
 on: June 24, 2016, 03:28 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by chilese
Always look on the bright side of life.  Smiley

 94 
 on: June 24, 2016, 03:25 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by thief
to order up a benson?   

UK'ers how you feeling? Frazer?

 95 
 on: June 23, 2016, 10:49 PM 
Started by Star lady - Last post by Star lady
After reading on your site about the Chinese wind harps.....I have to ask.....
Are there any kites nowadays that make any music?   That's besides the hum on a line.........

 96 
 on: June 23, 2016, 10:41 PM 
Started by Star lady - Last post by Star lady
Thank you all.

 97 
 on: June 23, 2016, 10:28 PM 
Started by Star lady - Last post by Allen Carter
By the way....no where on this site does it say what GWTW stands for.   gone with the Wind?Huh


This Forum was part of Gone With The Wind Kites. A great kite shop in Chico, CA.

A bit of info on our hosts: http://www.kitekids.net.  (this is the link in the upper right corner of the Forum)

 98 
 on: June 23, 2016, 10:12 PM 
Started by Star lady - Last post by indigo_wolf
I have found my limit however, in strength, to pull them down in high winds.  But if I take my time, I always make it.  I just pause and turn the hoop a while to rest, the start again.  It's more fun than weight training!  But oh to have a man's strength. You guys are lucky.



If it gets windy and the pull of the kite gets to be too much to "wind the kite down" you can always "walk it down" and then wind your line up once there is no pull from the kite. 

There is an explanation of the technique here (second method under "Landing a single line kite"):
http://www.instructables.com/id/Some-Kiting-Basics/step4/Launching-and-Landing-a-Single-lined-Kite/

And there's some video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Mhkl8MWlA

ATB,
Sam

 99 
 on: June 23, 2016, 09:51 PM 
Started by Star lady - Last post by Star lady
My biggest problem seemed to me to be remembering to go hand over hand to reel in the line instead of a silly long pull that was never enough.  Part of the problem is the amazement of watching it glide and forgetting to manage the line.  I imagine it will become habit.  To me, it is just spectacular.  Also, slowing down is always hard when learning a new skill.  Rushing doesn't work the zero g.  But it's worth the effort.
 

 100 
 on: June 23, 2016, 09:36 PM 
Started by Star lady - Last post by Star lady
I fly with 50 feet tails on most deltas.  But how do you know how much line strength to add for
Tails?  I commonly use three tails.  Is there an equation for added line strength?

I don't have anyone to fly with but my own husband, who doesn't come along usually.  I love having a headset on with music though when they are in the air.  I have made an entire kite playlist with flying, floating, breezing etc music.   I use a Bluetooth so I don't catch a line. 

I have found my limit however, in strength, to pull them down in high winds.  But if I take my time, I always make it.  I just pause and turn the hoop a while to rest, the start again.  It's more fun than weight training!  But oh to have a man's strength. You guys are lucky.




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