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« on: September 12, 2009, 07:46 AM »

...I usually have a video camera. So what else to do but mount up the tripod, press "record" then get home and render, compress, upload, and post the results. Been a while since I've done this so I was a bit rusty. Wink

Nothing too fancy. Just some fun with an SUL early in the morning on St. Augustine Beach. Accent on the mood over whiz bang tricks. Careful as there is actually some flying in this one.  Undecided Soundtrack picked especially for the flying. Wink Maybe this will help to hold over some inlanders until they can get back to their nearest beach to fly.

http://www.sportkiteflyer.com/Videos/Randyg_St.Aug_SUL_Flying_4.avi

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http://www.sportkiteflyer.com/Videos/Randyg_St.Aug_SUL_Flying_5.wmv

Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 08:12 AM »

Great flying as usual Randy. Extremely impressive. Love the kite too Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 08:13 AM »

Good stuff (as always) ... I miss your regular videos .. keep 'em coming

-Frazer
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 08:22 AM »

Hey Randy!

Thanks for that!

St. Augustine is such a great place.

Nice kite too.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 08:29 AM »

Looks like a 6am fly.  Smiley  Kite looks like it has some good float on it's back and having good mass for rotations.  Almost looks like a Krystal FX LW (man I miss that kite).

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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 07:48 PM »

Jim, if you saw Anastasia State Park beach you'd cry. Sad It's mostly gone and at the pier there is no beach left. Where we had the TP there is hardly room to fly a kite. But of course SA is a great place to visit.

ET, that was probably shot between 7 and 8am but I was out there a 6. Kiss The KFX LW is one of the most underrated kites on the planet, IMO and I flew it a plenty along with it's WW stablemate while down there. The Next Up is much larger of course and a great kite in it's own right.

F, I'll see what I can do. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2009, 09:20 PM »

I'm sorry to hear that Randy. Sad

I hope you had a good time notwithstanding.

And to all you guys, if you can ever get down that way you should.

You'll be glad you did..  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009, 09:49 PM »

Thanks Randy. That's a great video. Nice location too.  Cool


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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2009, 09:51 AM »

I'd love to be able to fly like you on your worst day. I'd still be happy.
UDAMANRG.  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2009, 08:27 PM »

My parents live 20 minutes from that spot in Palm Coast ... I usually play GOLF when I am down there ... ooooppps .... don't you find it unusual as some people were walking by they never turn their heads ... what are they thinking???  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Its the long rising fades that makes you want to change your zipcode ... someday?  Wink Wink Wink
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2009, 02:20 PM »

No John. UDAREALMAN here.  Wink Grin

.... don't you find it unusual as some people were walking by they never turn their heads ... what are they thinking???
Some do and stop and ask questions but that happens more mid-day vs. early morning. Some seem to think I'm invading their beach with my kite. You sometimes have to have a thick skin. Some are thinking: "Hey, that kite'd fly better with a tail on it!" Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2009, 03:19 PM »

Randy

That video was stunning. I loved the fact that there was no music soundtrack to spoil the sound of the ocean. I felt like I was there with you. Flying on the beach early in the morning is magical.

Awesome video - many thanks for sharing it.

Nigel  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2009, 09:40 AM »

I loved the fact that there was no music soundtrack to spoil the sound of the ocean. I felt like I was there with you.
Exactly what I was shooting for. Thanks!!
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2009, 02:19 AM »

yes! i too love the sounds of nature. ok, so i know you're on the beach 'n all but those fades are amazing.

thanks randy for sharin', and once again, i'm inspired to get out and go fly.
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2009, 07:26 PM »

Some do and stop and ask questions but that happens more mid-day vs. early morning. Some seem to think I'm invading their beach with my kite. You sometimes have to have a thick skin. Some are thinking: "Hey, that kite'd fly better with a tail on it!" Shocked

While flying at Lincoln City, OR a week ago:

I had the invasion looks too, not to mention nerf footballers and body boarders camping out between me and the kite. One lady examined a rock without moving for five minutes. Finally flew line all around her an she's totally clueless, until her bored husband tells her to move on.

About 200 school kids cleaning the beach on Saturday - all walking past the same junk, but finally picked up by parents. Ironically, by next morning 7am, same spot had: one high heel shoe, one pair jean shorts, water and beer bottles, and plastic bag and smoldering camp fire. I figured some happy couple had beer, two weeny roasts, more beer, and were interrupted before the party was over. For the shoe to fit the scene, they must have come directly from a Prom.

Dogs chase into flock of sea gulls and have to land until the pattern is clear five times or more daily.

Dog owner asks questions while his dog pees on my bag.  Sad That ended conversation.

Lady stops while I'm flying Sano SSL 30' up and doing tricks, "Is there enough wind to fly?" Sounded like she had standard kite. Reply, "Maybe."

Multiple comments while flying SUL for over an hour each morning, "Not much wind is there?" As they walk through the narrow wind window. Reply, "Probably!"

Chuckles as leashless dogs try to chase kites. Luckily no wind lulls at those moments.

Usually fly out of the way of people, but held stall one time until people almost walked into kite - totally clueless it was there even at eye level and directly in front of them.


Fun video and ocean sound. Wish I was back already, in spite of the crowd.
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