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Author Topic: Just Curious - Why this was thread locked ???  (Read 5165 times)
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« on: August 08, 2010, 08:28 AM »

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=3696.0;topicseen

I had a number of thoughts but decided to just ask.
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and still can't fly like those darn videos
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 09:06 AM »

it looked like a case of a moderator being overly zealous
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 09:07 AM »

Yeah, weird, seemed like a valid subject...
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 10:02 AM »

The moderator in question is talking it out with his coffee machine (in his own words).

I leave the decision in his hands.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 11:25 AM »

The way the question is asked, the answer would always be no. So what is the point in discussing it?

Now if the o.p. asked, What is the ideal line length for flying and or learning tricks? I'm sure the moderator would allow discussion on that topic.

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010, 11:31 AM »

Just zippy's way of letting us know he'd like to see a little more critical thinking put into the creation of topics in his bailiwick IMO.

Also, perhaps a sign of how far the lack thereof has pushed him towards the edge: if not over.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010, 12:06 PM »

Not very encouraging for us new people here. I was going to start a thread like this one. Guess I will stick to asking my questions in the chat.
Thouhgt kite flying was supposed to be a way to releave stress...some people are just wound too tight.

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2010, 12:21 PM »

It's a tough question to answer - all about the specific kite to me.  Some I really like on short lines, some I don't.  Some are good on short lines in light wind, but not in higher wind.  Some don't have enough pressure on the lines to pull 120' lines very well in moderate wind.

I think there is no decent answer - it depends on the kite, winds, and flyer.

(I guess we can hi-jack this thread!)  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2010, 12:46 PM »

... (I guess we can hi-jack this thread!)  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2010, 12:50 PM »

This one is going to get hot I think, 3 members writing posts to it as I do ... LOL. I'll move the following if it re-opens.

Anyway cids, no there isn't a perfect line length, that is purely personal preference and you'll get 3 pages of replies proving that. But you go on in your post and state you are currently using 55kg at 100' for all your flying . OK then, if you're comfortable with 100' that is YOUR perfect length, someday you may change even that preference.

But there are better options for the weight of line used if we are talking about use on 6' - 8' framed delta wing dual line sport kites. 55kg or 120 lbs would be considered by most as too heavy for light wind flying.

Some people will go as low as 50 lb line, I have a couple sets myself, but some have experience breakage with 50 lb lines, I have myself.

75-90 lb is usually considered a good all around weight, I use that weight about 90% of the time.

When those 90 lb lines start singing as the wind comes up I'll opt for the lines I've gotten in "Ready to Fly" kites which are usually in the 120 - 150 lb range.

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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2010, 01:04 PM »

Not very encouraging for us new people here. I was going to start a thread like this one. Guess I will stick to asking my questions in the chat.
Thouhgt kite flying was supposed to be a way to releave stress...some people are just wound too tight.

Michael

Sad that some people delight in making new fliers uncomfortable in the forums, sad too that that leaves you with input from only the 5 or 6 people who visit the chat room.

The only dumb question is the one not asked, It doesn't matter if we've done it already 1000 times, you're new here and may not want to spend 3 weeks going over 10 years of posts, so I'll answer it 1000 more times.

And I'll answer it even if your grammer is off or you spell it wrong  Wink I'm skipping the spell checker this post, so fire away Mike

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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2010, 01:11 PM »

Not very encouraging for us new people here. I was going to start a thread like this one. Guess I will stick to asking my questions in the chat.
Thouhgt kite flying was supposed to be a way to releave stress...some people are just wound too tight.

Michael

Sad that some people delight in making new fliers uncomfortable in the forums, sad too that that leaves you with input from only the 5 or 6 people who visit the chat room.

The only dumb question is the one not asked, It doesn't matter if we've done it already 1000 times, you're new here and may not want to spend 3 weeks going over 10 years of posts, so I'll answer it 1000 more times.

And I'll answer it even if your grammer is off or you spell it wrong  Wink I'm skipping the spell checker this post, so fire away Mike


Thanks Mike!
I wasn't going to respond because of what Dano said.  (I can hear the gatling guns being locked and loaded)

Right on and to the point............... Cool

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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2010, 01:51 PM »

For what it's worth, I like to fly 90-pound line in lengths fro 85-feet t0 90-feet.  That's for standard kites of course.  On ocassion, I have flow150-pound at 120-130 feet and a full-sized Fury and Quantum Pro VV on 200-pound line.  At the other end of the spectrum, my Pro Wren like 50-pound line ar 60 feet or less.  Contrary to my own rules, I have flown standards on 50-pound line and my Pro Wren very gently on 75-feet of 85-pound line.  And that's tatamount to putting a 350 Chevrolet in a Mini Morris.

There are no set rules or criteria for deciding line length and weight.  It all depends on wind, the kite, and what you want to do or feel like doing, whether it's fly circles and squares or ground passes or yank-and-spank.

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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010, 02:23 PM »

The poster is often Redundant, I think English may be his second language. don't read to much into his original post.
This topic has been discused many times.... it is okay with me that it was locked.

My feelings on line length..??  Size Does Not Matter....
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2010, 03:22 PM »

This topic has been discused many times.... it is okay with me that it was locked.

Pretty selfish attitude.

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