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« on: May 29, 2014, 09:29 AM »

I live in UK, bought myself a new kite that took a while to find (Elliot Mirage XXL) in the end got it from a place in Holland!

Got the line sorted etc & ready to rock as they say! Smiley

....well apart from being NO WIND hardly for the past 10 days!

Any other time there's gale force winds in UK... But as soon i buy a kite the wind just dissapears!!!

why!? lol Sad
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 09:48 AM »

That is always the case.
Get a SUL, get gale winds, get a storm kite, get sul winds.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 10:46 AM »

You're in the wrong place! It's been blowing high teens over here in Lincolnshire today!  I just went out with the HQ  Delta Hawk stack adjusting the link lines which was fun.  I wouldn't take the Mirage out in too much wind first time - 10-12mph should be plenty -  it's going to pull like a truck!
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 11:11 AM »

that is why you need to have a quiver of kites at the ready...........
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2014, 11:18 AM »

Been there, felt your pain.

Many times.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 01:15 PM »

Wind up your line, pack up the kite, drive home...then there will be wind.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 04:53 PM »

The real question is ...
WHY... Would anyone want only  1 (one) single Kite?  Grin Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2014, 01:32 AM »

Wind up your line, pack up the kite, drive home...then there will be wind.

Strange! I rarely have to go past the stage of winding up my lines.  Have long learned to withstand the temptation to unwind them and try again, though. Wink

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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2014, 04:21 AM »

Wind up your line, pack up the kite, drive home...then there will be wind.

Strange! I rarely have to go past the stage of winding up my lines.  Have long learned to withstand the temptation to unwind them and try again, though. Wink

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Every time I have unwound and tried to start again, it has been a total waste of time. I  head for the pub instead and have a good beer.
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2014, 04:43 AM »

hehe, thats why when I get a kite I make sure I have enough saved up to get the UL and Std counterparts at the same time. But actually. Thats part of it.  Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2014, 05:15 AM »

Living in inland Atlanta, GA, no to low winds are the norm. The kite that is quickly racking up the largest percentage of my flying hours is my Niknak. It is rare day  when I can get my mid vent B series Rev in the air. 
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2014, 05:22 AM »

Beer is always good.

The best way to be successful when rolling out the lines again for a second try is to attach a different kite.

If you want to really confuse the winds, setup a SUL and vented at the same time then fly your Std.

Whatever you do, never flaunt that you have a set of kites for all conditions.  You'll end up with the longest coldest winter in recorded history...

Wind up your line, pack up the kite, drive home...then there will be wind.
Strange! I rarely have to go past the stage of winding up my lines.  Have long learned to withstand the temptation to unwind them and try again, though. Wink
Every time I have unwound and tried to start again, it has been a total waste of time. I  head for the pub instead and have a good beer.
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2014, 05:23 AM »

that is why you need to have a quiver of kites at the ready...........

Then it rains every day...
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2014, 07:16 AM »

Been there with the lack of wind...  Angry  And, I've done the unpack and unwind thinking the wind is sufficient... always to no avail.

Something I've noticed happens to me often.... In my flying, I'll get to a point where I need to put my stake down and go adjust or setup my kite and the wind will start blowing. Once I get back to my stake and grab my straps..... the wind goes away.

I wouldn't mention it if it hadn't happened more than 10 times. Going to the pub makes the hurt go away.  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2014, 07:30 AM »

Been there with the lack of wind...  Angry  And, I've done the unpack and unwind thinking the wind is sufficient... always to no avail.

Something I've noticed happens to me often.... In my flying, I'll get to a point where I need to put my stake down and go adjust or setup my kite and the wind will start blowing. Once I get back to my stake and grab my straps..... the winds goes away.

I wouldn't mention it if it hadn't happened more than 10 times. Going to the pub makes the hurt go away.  Cheesy

Ten times..... Shocked  For me it's 100's of times and I have only been flying a few months. What really ticks me off , is when I set up my kite for launch, making sure if it is a dualie that it is really angled back.  I walk to the handles, turn around, and the kite has blown over and is laying nose down pointed towards me, since the wind had shifted 180 degrees during my walk.  Huh  That happens a couple of times, and it's pack up time for me......
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