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« on: January 19, 2011, 07:09 PM »

I wanted to thank Roadshadowww for selling me this great kite in the Swap. This is my second time out, second hour on the kite. The conditions were a little less than ideal, I fly at this inland location when the winds are too high at the beach. I don't know, 20mph+, 20 degrees, and more than a foot of snow at the beach... I'll take crazy inland winds any day !

Widow Maker in the Snow....



~Rob.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 07:18 PM »

You got a heck of a kite there.
Nice video.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 08:22 PM »

Hi Rob, nice flying! Congratulations on your purchase, you've got an awesome kite there.
Thanks for posting,
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 09:33 PM »

Congrats on your new Widow Maker, Rob.

 I like that red , black & white layout and remember when you bought it. Figured you'd be itchin to fly it. Thanks for posting the video.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 03:58 AM »

Thanks, guys... I'm really glad I finally got my hands on a WM, it is one heck of a kite. Can't wait to get it out in better conditions and get used to it.
~Rob.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 12:20 PM »

Nice flying Rob...sweet Widow Maker in those colors, mine's yellow & black & white..  They fly real nice in the nice cold/lite winter air! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 12:28 PM »

Still lovin' my Widow Makers.  Fantastic kites.  Great video and excellent purchase - congrats and thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 03:59 PM »

Only one thing better then WM  and that is 2 or 3  of them  lol  IMHO  Smiley  nice   vid   Rob   have  fun  GAA
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 05:11 PM »

Thanks, guys... maybe I just missed the WM when it was all the buzz, but I'm happy I finally got one. Looking forward to the first time out in smooth winds with it... can't wait to see what it can do.

And I wish I jumped on that custom WM when it was in the swap ! Love those electric colors...

~Rob.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011, 05:40 PM »

Rob,

The WM loves to Wap do Wap, really one of the better kites at that trick. When I pull out the WM, it's the first thing I want to do. They look good and are very easy.

Tazes are cool, spin Axels, Axel Cascades, Slots are all nice too. Another neat thing with the WM is you can Axel it while it's powered up and just muscle it around. So say you are doing a ground sweep, Axel it hard with the bottom hand and continue on your way. Looks cool.
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 06:23 PM »

Thanks, James... those are all tricks I'll be working on this year. And of course, polishing the ones I know. The WM seems like a nice, neutral platform to learn on. And it's a little bigger than what I'm used to flying, so it's easier to see what's going on...
~Rob.
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2011, 06:02 PM »

Standard WM loves to be power flown in 8 mph +, hammer that kite and pull back hard with two hands to exit with a pop & a roar, it will turn heads. Then go to the side & stall it and do the slowest, flatest, floatiest axel you've seen, a study in contrasts. Still loving my WM's.

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