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« on: August 16, 2014, 08:12 AM »

 Hello All,

 I am new to sport kiting and was wondering if there is anybody flying in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley? If so where do they fly? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Right now I fly at a baseball field or at a local school when it is not locked up or full of people.
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 10:50 AM »

Hi and welcome. 

I initially read too fast and thought you said San Francisco or Santa Clara, and got excited.  There are a number of us up here.  Sorry I don't know much about your area.  I hope you find some fliers near you soon. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 04:04 PM »

Thanks for the welcome.
 I really am not holding out much hope for a reply. As the Valley has virtually no open space without obstructions. Not very conducive for kite flying. So I will fly where ever I can find some space just to get used to the kite.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 04:52 PM »

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It's my overall favorite kite by quite a margin! 

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 10:41 PM »

Hey and welcome!  I work in the San Fernando Valley but live in Thousand Oaks.  I primarily fly in Oxnard at Oxnard State Beach which is right next to Embassy Suites which is next to Channel Islands Harbor.

We have fliers of single, dual and quad line that are very friendly and helpful.

For you it's a little drive but probably worth it.  You could shoot out the 126 from Santa Clarita or the 101 to Ventura.  Would love to have you come out, there is also a pretty decent kite shop in Ventura Harbor.

Fell free to pm me

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 07:17 AM »

Jon

Thanks for the reply. I got your PM. Thanks for the invite. Going to Oxnard will not be a problem. I will definitely head up there one weekend very soon. I work in Santa Clarita right off the 126. Please let me know one time when you go and I will meat you there. I am learnig duel line flying.
 I will send you a PM with my info.

 Thanks for the reply

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 02:22 PM »

Sounds good.  Flying with someone when your learning should be a great help it has been for me.

What Kite/s do you currently have and what lines are you flying with?  What type of flying interests you Precision, tricking..??

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 03:17 PM »

I currently have a Prism Quantum 85'x150# and a line set of 80'x90#. I also have a Prism 4D 50'x50# all spectra lines. As I am just learning I am trying to get the basics down and some tricks at this point.
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 04:24 PM »

Sounds great!  Certainly we can help to get you off to a good start.  I'm going out of town next weekend but after that we should get together.  Usually my wife and 2 boys (10yrs) go with me and we make a day of it.  The park name is Oxnard Beach Park off of Harbor Blvd.  They have a parking lot (Pay) but we park on the street very left hand side of the park which is free.

Hope to meet up with you soon!

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 06:26 PM »

Good deal.
 I am not too sure about the next few weeks as well. As the 1st is Labor Day weekend. The family usually has get togethers.
 What day do you go Saturday's or Sunday's? I am good either day. Just give me a ring or PM me the next time you go.
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2014, 06:48 PM »

NP Thanks for endorsement. I fully plan on taking Jon up on his offer. I am a visual person that needs to see with my hands so to say. I keep reading and watching video's but I really need somebody there to what I am doing wrong. I feel like I am just flailing about. I do stuff by mistake most of the time so I know I can do it.
 Not sure if anybody is out there in Oxnard during the week in the afternoon. I work until 2:30 and can be out there around 3:30 or so.
 
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2014, 08:10 PM »

Yes you did. I am very excited about getting to meet some fellow fliers and get some instruction. I am having a blast just flying around in circles. It will be even better when I am able to really control the kite and do some tricks.
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2014, 10:10 PM »

Thanks for the kind words Norm. 

Tom,  there are not alot of fliers out on a regular basis most of the time it is just me and maybe another flying single line kites (HUGE) take up most of the park.  I can't get out during the week except for those "sick days" every once in awhile. 

I have been fortunate to have flown with Norm a couple of times now and I can say that my flying has gotten alot better.   



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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2014, 06:14 AM »

Jon
That is good info as to not being a lot of fliers. Look forward to flying with you soon. 

 Norm. How often do you get to go fly at Oxnard?
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2014, 07:18 AM »

Norm.
 As you live so far up north from me I suppose I may not get to meet you real soon. Although when you do make it down this way the next time I hope to get to meet you.
 Thanks for the tip on learning the Fade. I try to get to the ball field or school after work during the week. But there is usually people there. I can sometimes get an hour or so in once during the week. On the weekend I can get another bit of time early in the morning if there is any wind. Really variable wind in town so it is kind of a challenge practicing things. The fade will be good for me to practice with the wind situation. It will help me to get used to moving my feet more. I think I tend to be too stationary. 
 
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