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Author Topic: Fliers in the San Fernando or Santa Clarita area?  (Read 8711 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2014, 05:02 PM »

I will ecstatic just to be able to do a fade and an axle. I just got back from trying to fly at the school but got the boot. Not allowed to fly there. That leaves me with just a ball park to try and fly at.
 I have a question is it worth it to get a short set of lines for my 4D? Say 18' to 25' to practice on. That way I might be able to find a few more places. Like the middle of my semi busy street.  😳
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2014, 06:04 PM »

Tom,  you will be doing axles and fades in no time.   Getting comfortable with the basics is the key and the rest will come.  Regarding the 4D I have flown one and I must say that it was incredibly difficult for me because of how fast it reacts.  It will trick but for me it was like flying a mosquito on anphetimines.  It would probaby be less of a handful in no wind which could teach you alot. Indoor (no wind) flying is a whole different animal.....

It is not out of the question to have you doing axles and fades in an outing or two.

Watching Norm fly is very inspirational and eye opening to what it takes to pull off some cool stuff.

Our family is headed North to Cayucos and I hope to get some flying in there and Morro Bay where Norm flys alot. 
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2014, 07:45 PM »

Norm,  Is that the spot you said off at Atascadero think you called it the pit? or gravel pit?  Off at Atascadero left to parking??
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2014, 09:04 PM »

Asbury is not even close but at least no kite word on this sign ... YET.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes


http://architectdesign.blogspot.com/2012/08/tour-asbury-park.html
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2014, 09:08 PM »

Looks like the kids can boogie board and I can fly....  Looks like a good spot to hit Saturday!
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2014, 09:38 PM »

What a place to take two 10 yr old boys after watching Shark Week on TV... Might have to convince them to get into the water instead of the usual of having to coax them to get out.... Huh Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2014, 10:48 AM »

Most beaches north and south kiting is ban till after the lifeguards leave duty ... every Wendnesday night around 15 miles south of me Cobra Kites of NJ puts on a kite fly in the summer at Seaside Park. Never been but met a pilot once that attended ... but they can only set up after the lifeguards leave at 5PM during the week and 6PM on the weekend. So they choose a Wed..

Whenever I see a stunt kite (rarely) in a crowd in AP I do make the effort to talk to the pilot for him to find a more  isolated spot. Never an issue in the last 10 years. Its mostly SLKs. Sounds foolish on my part but one hospital run with a 10 year old girl and Joe the Captain will come down hard ... hopefully ... AP can stay kite friendly ... but it usually takes only one accident ... with other beaches like Deal, Ocean Grove, Bradley and Belmar all being kite ban beaches N/S of AP.

I am NOT optomistic. At least flying at night under a boardwalk light is COOLER with no/few people ...  Cry Cry Cry.

Its groomed every morning ... its really those black mussels that wash up in the tide cycle that need to be removed (i.e. strong odor) DAILY. Its a must. Keeps the overall beach spotless with these sweeper trucks they use ...

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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2014, 05:46 PM »

I just got back from flying today with Jon and his family. (Super family) We were at Oxnard State Beach. GREAT DAY! The winds were very light but steady. This by far better wind conditions that I have flown in the valley.
 Learned how to Axel from Jon. Much thanks for that. Now i can start practicing that and get it down so I do not have to think about my inputs. I hope to get back up to Oxnard in a few weeks and pick up more tips from Jon.

 Norm you are absolutely correct about the wind. It made flying 10 times easier to learn in.
 
 I just want to say to any new fliers. You really need to find somebody that can teach you. This made flying so much more enjoyable.

 Jon Thanks again for all of your help today.

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« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2014, 08:09 PM »

We had a great day!  Your welcome Tom!   It was great meeting you and your wife, sorry the winds weren't very good but we did get some flying in.  I'm glad that we accomplished one of your goals and I look forward to helping with the next one (the fade).

Scott and I finally left around 6:30 which means I spent about 10 1/2 hrs in the park.  GREAT DAY!!!
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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2014, 08:15 PM »

Norm you are not kidding. I learned more today than the last 2 months since I started flying.

 I can't wait until I can get back to Oxnard.  

Jon if that was poor wind conditions, i can't wait to see good conditions.

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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2014, 11:45 AM »

hey Norm Let me know when you are headed south again.. We could all meet at oxnard or even better Hermosa beach which is even more consistent wind wise, if you like the lighter stuff. Sorry I didnt jump in sooner but I have been in computer hell.. Hey T I have the best conditions on the planet. with beaches groomed daily and sand like powdered sugar average lab grade winds at 6 mph Oxnard is great but the winds can be a little unpredictable That coming from someone COMPETLY spoiled LOL
Come on down,,,  Kurt
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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2014, 01:44 PM »

Kurt,
Thanks for the offer. Hermosa is only 45 minutes or so from the Valley. No traffic. I would really like to head on down one weekend and fly there.
Norm,
I will put October on my schedule to make sure I can make it up to Oxnard that weekend.
Very cool that I am getting to meet some fellow fliers. I can get some lessons from ALL of you.
Besides a day at the beach is better than pretty much any thing else. Even if the winds do not cooperate.
See you all soon.
P.S. Jon Tell Dawn that Kim was super impressed with here art. Kim had a blast yesterday.
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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2014, 10:04 PM »

It would be great to get together at either place.  I would be in for a ride to Hermosa Beach and I am always up for Oxnard. 
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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2014, 10:24 PM »

Count me in!
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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2014, 11:03 PM »

I'll be in Oxnard next Saturday if your up for it and maybe even Sunday.
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