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Author Topic: 1st kite Firstorm from kite magic config mod  (Read 4393 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2009, 12:13 AM »

Hey Damo,

Went and had a look at your Firestorm over at Kite Magic.

Yeah, that is a way different kite from the one I was thinking of (see must86's).

It's about half the size of the NT Firestorm.



G-Day JimB,

Sorry i should of stated at the start its 1.8meter oops  Sad my mistake Grin

I have a saying with my planes they come in a box and they end up back in the box just many smaller peices he,he  Grin Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2009, 11:14 PM »

Hey all had a whicked day on sat at maroubra beach wind was plowing about 15-20kms so i kept the kite low to the ground as up high it was shuddering (was waiting for the fraim to explode  Shocked) but it held together Grin.

I was learning snap stalls as was hard to bring it down managed to do 1 snap stall landing got so excited did a little victory dance  Embarrassed got what i think was an axel and a half axel didn't look neat but now i have the idear.

Ended up at a local kite shop in Sans Souci asked them 1001 questions as all good newbies do managed to get a awesome price on a prism hypnotist so i walked out the shop with it under my arm he,he.

The wind was still blowing heaps strong so i got my trusty firestorm out as i have a spare now so throwing caution or should i say my firestorm up in the strong winds.
The wind changed direction so i had the water on my right so i walled almost into the water and started dragging the right wind tip through the water(so much fun)
Miss judged one horizontal stall at the edge of the window ended up ditching the kite in the water he,he but i gave it a fresh water rinse when i got home left it out to dry before packing it away so all good.(should of started this years ago)

Getting heaps better at recoveries hardly have to do the walk of shame now this little kite just won't die even after many smacks into the ground best $70 bucks i've spent so far.


I'll wait for a moderate wind day for my maiden on the hypnotist till then more practice on this little firestorm
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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2009, 09:20 PM »

Nice discussion . as a beginner to kiting. I've leaned lot of things from this thread. hope to learn more .. Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2009, 04:48 AM »

I'm so glad to see someone new to kites with so much enthusiasm! Enthusiasm like yours should be bottled and sold with every new kite!

I flew a Prism Ion for years without learning how to do any tricks even though I watched Dodd Gross' Flight School IV over and over. I started with an axel and it just clicked one day. Next it was the half axel and I really started to understand what slack line flying meant. Check out RandyG's kite blog to see his tutorials on all kinds of tricks. Right click his link to save the tutorial to your computer and you'll build up a nice library! (www.sportkiteflyer.spaces.live.com)

And then you'll want to see how the high-end kites fly and you won't regret it. It's amazing how it's possible to get used to the idea of spending more than USD200 for a kite!
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