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« on: February 14, 2011, 05:18 AM »

We have about a foot of snow with a hard icey crust right now in NJ. (You can't really move your feet and not trip and get hurt in the process.) The forecast is between the mid 30s and low 50s for the next week or so. I've been chomping at the bit and watching Tim Benson's Trick or Treat video and dreaming about getting back out there. I enjoyed looking over John Chilese's photos of KTAI but it's just not enough. I'm really starting to jones for a nice lunch break at my local, warm astro turf soccer/football field after the snow melts off of it. Spring's coming, right?
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 06:22 AM »

Spring's coming, but if you are getting really impatient.... 

Well.... I have to ask, what's the dragon population in your area?!?

Snow Dragon Melting Snow in Bel Air


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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 06:54 AM »

We've just gone through our early February Indian Summer, the Almond tree's are all in bloom, the tree's in my front yard have done their first bloom and have been full of bee's for the last two weeks. Of course now it's time for the late February change, rain for the next two weeks or so, pretty nasty today. But yep, Spring is coming.

From a couple of years ago, a tip stand in an Almond tree
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 07:39 PM »

Mike,

What kite is that?

Skyburner TnT?

Stunning.

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 10:51 PM »

Home built, based off the Blue Moon Mamba profile at about 90% size using the old Skyshark Zero Golds IIRC. I used the Skyburner TNT winglet stand-off style against the sail rather then the Mamba's but the winglet's didn't end up well defined since I didn't notch the trailing edge tape when I sewed it. Graphics are a retro mod I had drawn up back in the mid 90's based off the old Top of the Line Team Chevrons.

Luckily I didn't put any holes in the kite doing that, winds were way above SUL range, I had power lines on the left side of that little country road and orchards on both sides. So it was straight down, snap left to level, combo snap to stall & slide nose up into the trees then it would rocket off. But I wanted a Springtime shot against the trees while they were in full bloom, going into the tree's was a little unintentional but I flew it out every time.

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 02:17 PM »

Here in North central Texas just a few days ago, we went from two weeks of heavy snow, and lows of -10, to a high of 80 F here today.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 04:41 PM »

It's supposed to be 60 on Friday. The snow is almost gone on the soccer/football field by my work. I'm bringing a kite on Friday.
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