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Author Topic: the 10 Commandments of Kite Flying, give or take a 20 or so..  (Read 5305 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2009, 04:10 AM »

3.  Mariners be damned... red shall be right.

4.   Though shalt not attach a tail to a dual line kite to "make it fly better".

Red is right in marine terms... red, right, return.

Wrong.
Red is on the port (left) side. Cheesy
Its, red right returning.
If you see red on the right side you know the boat is returning or coming at you.


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The red buoy is on the right side of the channel when you are returning to port...
Red is always the right side of the boat, from the captain's perspective.

~Rob.
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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2009, 05:14 AM »

You're right about the marker buoys in a channel. But the running lights on the boat are, red port side, green starboard side.


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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2009, 06:28 AM »

16. Thou shalt always put thy kite in the sleeve nose first.

Blasphemy!  Kites always go into the sleeve tips first. 
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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2009, 06:42 AM »

22. Thou shalt not cross thy line with another flier. Sad
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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2009, 08:56 AM »

22. Thou shalt not cross thy line with another flier. Sad

You mean like this?


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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2009, 10:05 AM »

27. Instruct him who runneth down the beach to launch his dual line sport kite that only a slight tuggeth upon thy lines is necessary.

28.  Restrain though laughter at he who continues to runneuth down the beach with his back to the dual line sport kite as said grounded kite etches shallow trough in soft sand with bedraggled nose.

29.  Respect those who "flail-like-a-nut" or perform cross-the-chest axles.  They are thine elders.

30.  Laugh not at he who asks, "why mylar?"

31.  Fly a kite which farteth if though must for farting may balance precision and speed.

32. Though shall spell it "Aoxomoxoa".

33. Though shalt neither discuss rainbow kites nor Prism windmills in certain circles.

34. Though shalt not smoke pot.  Cool

35. Though shall leash thy dog!  Angry
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2009, 01:34 PM »

34. Though shalt not smoke pot. 

What no safety meeting?
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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2009, 02:09 PM »

No safety meeting?  Huh
How do you expect to fly?
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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2009, 02:13 PM »

34. Though shalt not smoke pot. 

What no safety meeting?

I didn't know you could fly kites without smoking out first.
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« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2009, 02:38 PM »

34. Though shalt not smoke pot.  Cool

That's just silly.  Cheesy


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« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2009, 02:50 PM »

13. Thou shall assemble thy ferruled lower spreader from the left side only and never on the right.

Why? I've always been going the other way, the half with the ferrule goes on the right, but if there's a reason, I'll switch.
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« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2009, 03:35 PM »

13. Thou shall assemble thy ferruled lower spreader from the left side only and never on the right.

Why? I've always been going the other way, the half with the ferrule goes on the right, but if there's a reason, I'll switch.

Don't believe everything you read around here.

There's a subversive element at work. Quasi religious if you ask me...
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« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2009, 05:09 PM »

13. Thou shall assemble thy ferruled lower spreader from the left side only and never on the right.

Why? I've always been going the other way, the half with the ferrule goes on the right, but if there's a reason, I'll switch.

Don't believe everything you read around here.

There's a subversive element at work. Quasi religious if you ask me...

This has been written in tablets of Icarex in the Olde GWTW Testament.
 Woe unto him that heeds it not
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« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2009, 05:23 PM »

Few of the teachings of the GWTW Old Testament still survive outside of living memory and Faith in the Word That Was Spoken.

I say:  THROW OFF THE CHAINS OF ANCIENT DOGMA AND BE FREE!

But do check that your ferrule is properly glued and solid at all times.

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« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2009, 11:37 AM »

Kmac told me the ferrule always goes on the assembler's right when facing the kite. He didn't explain the reasoning, nor did I ask.

Anyone want to argue with him? Not me, I changed immediately.
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