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Author Topic: Wow I started flying again.  (Read 2345 times)
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« on: July 02, 2009, 01:51 PM »

 I hadn't flown in a competition since the turn of the century. Now it's time to fly for fun.

 I've got a lot of kites that I can't remember which ones I have. For some stupid reason I forget I have a Gemini and it hasn't even seen an hour air time. That's a sin.

 I've spent the last 3 of 4 days flying kites. It sure beats walking as far as exercise and not so boring, that is if you spend time doing tricks since it does require a lot of movement. It's really good exercise.

 Sometimes when you get away from it, it is hard to get back into it. I know some find it hard to believe but it is possible.

 I've been tempted to order and E2, E3 or one of Ken McNeill's designs but it's time to go into the bags and explore what I haven't messed with. (except the Level 7)  Everything I own is not made anymore except the Benson kites and Revs.

 Last night I flew a Spirit of Air - Shuriken Omega that hardly had any air time.  The last I remember I didn't care much for it but last night seemed to erase that. So my goal is to fly every kite in my bag. Even to monstrous Hawaiian Team Kite.

 Back in my 30's I use to fly in the Winter. Now that I'm in my mid 40's I've become a more of a wuss to weather conditions.

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 04:32 PM »

Well, I got you beat age-wise by a few years. I recently discovered flying when the temps are in the 30s in the last couple of years and it's not that bad! I actually enjoy flying then. Temps in the 40s is even better. You only have to dress for it and where light gloves.

I miss it if I don't get out so I'll always try to get out if the temperature isn't too bad.

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 07:11 PM »

I've had more flight time in the past three Friday nights than I did all of last year. I do this every now and then since I started flying back in 86'. (I get burnt out) I'll go months without even looking at a kite, let alone flying one. Now the urge to fly has come back, and it's enjoyable again. Now I look forward to Friday nights again. Smiley

Take a S.W.A.G. at it.
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