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« on: January 31, 2010, 10:18 AM »

It's been over 14 days since I last flew - really missing it!  What's the longest you've gone without flying?
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 10:35 AM »

about 6 months.... Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 11:36 AM »

Between the ages of 13 and 52 I didn't fly any kites.  Huh

Now flying puts a smile on my face.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 01:19 PM »

i too am having serious withdrawal for some 'real' flying. we've been flying indoor kites and single line gliders here for what seems like ages waiting for the spring winds to return.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 04:54 PM »

I think the last time I flew a dual line kite was in May.  Just not enough time in the week.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 07:57 PM »

I'm like Tom.
14 days is a LONG time.


Only 38 more days till i'm on the beach 2 days early waiting for KP8 to start.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010, 08:11 PM »

It's been about 3 1/2 hours.
Had some of the best TTUL flying in a long, long time.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2010, 08:53 PM »

Yeah...thanks Steve.....rub it in.   Wink
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 10:04 PM »

It's been roughly 2 1/2 weeks, and I can't stand it.
Im going flying saturday  Cheesy and IT IS going to be worth it. No ifs ands or buts about it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2010, 10:54 PM »

Since Wed. the 20th. (this month still..I think)

Winds pretty much sucked too Sad 
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 12:14 AM »

I'm in the midst of the longest drought I've had since '98. I've flown once since Halloween, and that was for less than an hour. Huge project at work, carpooling, illness in the family, and more rain than normal have all contributed. This totally sucks. Light at the end of the tunnel is several ways, though.

I'm REALLY looking forward to Kite Party!   Huh
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2010, 04:36 AM »

Even though it was January, I flew at least 10 times. Only 4 times for more than an hour, but the quick fly before dark on the way home from work does wonders to chase off the winter time bluey blues. It helps that the northeast has been having a relatively mild winter... 25 degrees with a 10mph breeze isn't so bad when you look at what the folks in the center of the country have to deal with.
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2010, 04:49 AM »

A mild in winter in the Northeast? It was 9 degrees on Saturday! Last year was definitely milder. I haven't flown since December 4th. It's been really cold and the kids have all kinds of activities and I always seem to have a honey-do list to take care of. I'm planning on a weekend in Asbury at the shore in April for at least two good solid days of flying.

I brought my vented Rev one day last week to fly at lunch when it was in the 30s. The forecast was 11 mph and when I got to the field by my work it was nothing! Bummer.
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2010, 06:50 AM »


I remember I used to fly dual line and Rev only on 70ft - 80ft of line. Once I went without flying for 2 weeks and started right flying then. Its really weird how far the kite looks after 2 weeks of absence even on those "short" line lengths.

In contrast, I flew more frequently on 120ft now and the more I'm used to this length, the more the kite seems closer to me. Weird huh?

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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2010, 11:56 AM »

Before the thread gets hijacked any more...

Line lengths are a funny thing. I used to like flying on 75' lines and now I'm liking 100' lines a whole lot better.

That's it. Let's go back to "kite withdrawal". I got it...
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