GWTW Forum
November 25, 2015, 11:07 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: email the Forum Admin:
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns? Contact Steve ... just drop an email to:

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Wow! I Never Broke That Before  (Read 686 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Global Moderator
Trade Count: (+5)
Offline Offline

Posts: 3526

Location: Las Vegas, NV

« on: April 20, 2014, 02:46 PM »

Friday night fly in Las Vegas had strong, very bumpy winds.

So naturally, I pulled out the Opium collector edition #02 standard

and 85'x175# Skybond line.

After about half an hour of working on my nemisis, the comete, the wind

had climbed a bit and I thought,

"Maybe I should put up a ven...BANG!

The D-Ring on my left strap busted, sending 85 feet of line into a bird's nest,

flinging one of the standoffs off as a sacrifice to the high wind demons and

fortunately, not hurting the kite itself (relax Randy G).


John Chilese: Las Vegas, NV
Board Moderator
Trade Count: (+27)
Offline Offline

Posts: 4438

Location: North Shore of Massa-WHO-setts

« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 04:19 PM »

Old when it is on a flexi......

Kites kayaks & corgis again!!!
Lee S
Trade Count: (+4)
Offline Offline

Posts: 301


« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 05:27 PM »

At Kite Party this year, I slung my "A" bag over my shoulder, and ---bang--- busted the plastic clip off the strap. Original strap, too. Glad I had a spare. My favorite straps (well, my only straps as it happens) all have metal rings. I'll probably break them someday Cheesy
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Support the GWTW Forum

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

Fly Market

A Wind Of Change


Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear above and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at top)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them.
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at for a quote.

Cal Custom

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!