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 on: April 14, 2014, 10:05 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
Thanks Allen. I wasn't aware of this site but still think the idea I suggested could be more personal ...on a member to member basis! I wonder how many others have never heard of this site as well.

Edited: I just used this site with my zip code and there were NO locations listed in a 25 mile area and ONLY 2 listed above Trenton,NJ in a 50 mile area! I know for certain there has to be more flying fields than listed on this site! My own particular field wasn't listed & I can't believe there aren't many more than 1 in my own area a 25 mile radius!

 on: April 14, 2014, 10:03 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by Allen Carter

 on: April 14, 2014, 10:01 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
Steve and Moderators:

I wanted to share an idea I had that I believe would benefit the GWTW kite flying members and kite flying community at large.

It occurred to me that a 'new' forum category which could be called "Best Flying Fields" ...or something like that would be a great way for the kite flying community to share their favorite kite flying fields closest to their hometown area. As a side benefit it would also be a good way to meet other fliers in and around where we live.

The subtopics could be a listing of every State and also have an overseas category listing countries outside the US so they could also participate! Looking something like this:
GWTW Forum > Best Flying Fields > (chosen state/country) > (major city area) ....for Example.

I had first intended on posting a forum question about my own locality requesting other forum members to share their flying fields so I could check them out ....when the above idea occurred to me. I wouldn't imagine that the idea would be too difficult to implement on the existing GWTW forum.

Does anyone else think my idea is worth consideration? Please share your thoughts!

 on: April 14, 2014, 09:27 AM 
Started by Mikey1 - Last post by Allen Carter
Here's the gospel according to Peter Lynn on SLK safety.

As a wise man one said "Learn it, Know it, Live it".   Smiley

A 12' Delta needs to be treated with respect.  Worth the effort, though.  Cheesy

 on: April 14, 2014, 09:09 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by vertigo2u
Your really teaching her to fly. Huh Huh  Tossing her around doing all the tricks you've been doing all Winter.  Nice job of transitioning your skills. Undecided I flew Saturday wind was sucky Sad I had Std and Ul and had to go back and forth.  Then it went up to 14mph.  I was done.  I don't like high wind.  Embarrassed Embarrassed

Can't get my timing right with lousy wind is a pain. Skipped the beach because of high wind.  Last night wind was gusting from 30-40 mph.. But have calmed down.  We are finally are getting warm weather.   Tongue Tongue Tongue

Keep up the good work.  That Widow is worth every penny.  Cheap at that... But your ready for the 
   Widow Maker colorizer ....

Call him and work a deal... He may have one used for sale... Or lay away... That is what I do.  I always put some money down  and pay over a period of time.  Then when I pay it off... It feels cheaper.
Then the problem is Std. or Ul ( always something  Cheesy Cheesy Grin Grin Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Undecided Undecided Smiley Smiley Wink

 on: April 14, 2014, 07:43 AM 
Started by Mikey1 - Last post by Mikey1
thanks for the reply,

i know what you mean by going too high, i fly my kite near a lake where there are other people walking by, but its not too busy,

i am not sure what the laws are here, but if anybody asks how high it is i say "im not too sure" just to cover myself, i never give a specific number,

i have never been approached by anybody saying its too high, these people are simply curious about the kite, and impressed, i often have it 800 feet at least,

so im thinking about going with a 12 foot and 300 pound line, that should be strong enough? i only fly in very light winds, but im always paranoid about my line, or the connector to the kite snapping  Huh

 on: April 14, 2014, 01:14 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Captainbob
It can be as loose or crisp in precision as you want it to be.  Taking out the tail weight makes precision a lot better IMO.

Thanks for your help.  Just ordered a Red one from

 on: April 13, 2014, 06:31 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Ca Ike
It can be as loose or crisp in precision as you want it to be.  Taking out the tail weight makes precision a lot better IMO.

 on: April 13, 2014, 01:28 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Captainbob
Jon is a pretty versitile flyer and his kites are designed that way.  They don't really Excel at precision or tricking but bring a good balance of both.  They can be flown to excel at one or the other with a bit of skill and minor adjusting but out of the bag  they are well balanced for both.

I guess that answers my question. I just wanted to make sure that the Widow NG was able to do the basic patterns like figure 8's, square corners, circles, straight lines, etc.. Not looking to excel in anything, just to do some relaxed flying like I can do pretty well with my Niknak. 



 on: April 13, 2014, 01:25 PM 
Started by Michel - Last post by ko
I use the power pro 30lb for my outdoor sul's. no problems so far in winds up to probably 6 with one of Lams tattoo's It is not LPG but it does work great I have tried stretching it with a similar length length (50 ft.)of lpg50 as a reference and could barely feel any difference at all

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