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« on: July 15, 2016, 09:36 AM »

Hi my name is Anthony. I am new to kiting as I just bought my kite this week. My girlfriend and I were just in Nags Head North Carolina where we went to the Kitty Hawk Kite Shop. All of the employees were very friendly and helpful and answered all of our questions with patience and even demonstrated how to put together the kite. Even though there were other people in the store, they took their time helping us. While in the store, we met a nice gentleman named Chris (frequents this forum) who offered to come over to Jockey's Ridge with us and help show us how to fly our kites. He walked us through the process of putting together the kites and taking off. He explained how to get our kites off the ground and even gave us some techniques for flying. My girlfriend was having trouble getting her kite off the ground so Chris took a look at it and noticed that one of the lines were significantly shorter than the other. He hooked up his line to her kite to test it out and made sure that there were no other issues with the kite. Even though he was going over there to fly his own kite, he spent the majority of the time helping us.
All in all, we really had a great time and enjoyed flying out kites for the first time.
Thanks again Chris!
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 10:59 AM »

Welcome to the community. You'll find that most kiters are like Chris... willing to help others out, share knowledge, and promote kiteflying in general.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 12:39 PM »

amoney?
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 12:53 PM »

Schultz prolly, top bloke


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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 02:34 PM »

just know of another anthony from queens with a girlfriend in north carolina. welcome to the forum.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 03:14 PM »

just know of another anthony from queens with a girlfriend in north carolina. welcome to the forum.
Thats crazy. I am from queens as well.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016, 04:12 PM »

This is the best spot to fly in Queens other than the South Shore.



http://ferob.com/kites/FlushingMeadowsPark.jpg

I pull over & fly there when I can't take traffic anymore.
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2016, 05:50 PM »

This is the best spot to fly in Queens other than the South Shore.



http://ferob.com/kites/FlushingMeadowsPark.jpg

I pull over & fly there when I can't take traffic anymore.


Right on! Thank you for that brother. I live up the block from Juniper park. I might try the middle field tomorrow and if that doesn't work, head to Flushing Meadows.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2016, 08:51 AM »

Kite season in NY begins the day after Labor Day. Lasts until Memorial Day... It's tough to find enough open space to fly during the summer, not to mention too hot.

There used to be more festivals around the NYC area, I can only find one on the AKA calendar this year.
http://kite.org/aka/local/cal_dtl.php?EID=7997&css=http://kite.org/css/calendar.css

The Coney Island festival isn't listed on the official AKA calendar, but looks like it's at the end of September.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1669854506578887

Another one not on the AKA calendar...
http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/kite-festival

And the only official event announced so far on Long Island is...
http://www.limaritime.org/annual_events.html

But, every Sunday people fly at Jones Beach, just east of field 6.

Festivals are a great way to get out, fly, and meet other people who like to fly.
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2016, 10:00 AM »

Anthony,
It was a pleasure meeting you two this week in NC. Glad you made it back safe.
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2016, 10:05 AM »

Anthony,
It was a pleasure meeting you two this week in NC. Glad you made it back safe.
Ah, yes, this fella can fly a lil' bit too Wink

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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2016, 01:34 PM »

Anthony,
It was a pleasure meeting you two this week in NC. Glad you made it back safe.
It certainly was.
The ride home couldn't come fast enough though!
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2016, 01:06 PM »

Kite season in NY begins the day after Labor Day. Lasts until Memorial Day... It's tough to find enough open space to fly during the summer, not to mention too hot.

There used to be more festivals around the NYC area, I can only find one on the AKA calendar this year.
http://kite.org/aka/local/cal_dtl.php?EID=7997&css=http://kite.org/css/calendar.css

The Coney Island festival isn't listed on the official AKA calendar, but looks like it's at the end of September.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1669854506578887

Another one not on the AKA calendar...
http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/kite-festival

And the only official event announced so far on Long Island is...
http://www.limaritime.org/annual_events.html

But, every Sunday people fly at Jones Beach, just east of field 6.

Festivals are a great way to get out, fly, and meet other people who like to fly.


Great info here. I lived in NYC for 15 years before relocating to the Bay Area about 5 months ago. I was mainly in Park Slope, Brooklyn so my haunts were Prospect Park, Red Hook, and Coney Island but the few times I made it there to fly, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was really nice too.

Anthony, welcome to kiting and happy flying!
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2016, 01:33 PM »

hmm...wonder where Kevin Bryant disappeared to?Huh
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