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Author Topic: 4/2/11 Sport kite regression... Prism E2  (Read 1716 times)
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« on: April 02, 2011, 09:32 AM »

Hola, y'all!

Finally had the chance to get out onto a field and work the left side of the window, so I decided to get back to basics and chose to give my old custom E2 some exercise.  Now, this particular kite hasn't been flown but once since we got to Texas so it was nice to see how much it's learned; Rolling Susans and backspins seemed to be what felt good today.  Spent a fair amount of time with fades, too.  Didn't take too long to remember that the E2 has that oscillating fade, so knocking off some nice rising fades was pretty satisfying.

Things were going real good until I stepped on the field's one fire ant hill.  OUCH!

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 08:32 AM »

Nice to hear you like your e2. What part of Texas are you in?
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 09:00 AM »

I'm over in Kingsville.  I split Club Flys with SPIKE and Coastal Bend Sky Pirates.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 09:46 AM »

Cool.  Fire Ants in SA are a big problem too. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011, 09:55 AM »

Where in Tx AIN'T they?   Angry

Been to SA once and hung out with Gary Powell.  Where do you fly over there, and what are you flying?

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011, 10:17 AM »

Hola, y'all!
Things were going real good until I stepped on the field's one fire ant hill.  OUCH!

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TeeCee

Hola TeeCee...

Fire ants are also a "joy" in the DFW area too.  If you have never had the pleasure of running over a large hill while mowing the lawn and having hundreds of the critters flung onto your legs (and pissed off, to boot).....   Trust me.... once is one time too many. 

Have only had one worse fire ant incident... not entirely PG-rated.  Huh

ATB,
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2011, 10:30 AM »

Sam, I'm here in DFW are near Plano, I'm just here till Thursday Afternoon for some new product Training, been looking looking for some great places to fly.

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2011, 10:38 AM »

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I've been visiting quite a few of my old kites too. I had 2 E2's, but sold them a long time ago. Dave Shenkman had some on sale 7 or 8 months ago so I bought another. Seems the later batches were smarter and trickier.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2011, 10:57 AM »

Where in Tx AIN'T they?   Angry

Been to SA once and hung out with Gary Powell.  Where do you fly over there, and what are you flying?

TeeCee

Lol. I live next to a middle school with a football field, so I fly there.
This is what I fly-

MY PRISM KITES by felocobra1965, on Flickr

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2011, 11:14 AM »

Nice stable of Prism products there. 

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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2011, 11:31 AM »

Thanks! I am going to venture into other brands soon. Any recommendations on which ones to start with?
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2011, 12:22 PM »

Well, that depends.  ;-)  Let's take that Zephyr for instance; are you doing backspins, rollups, Jacob's Ladders, and any number of tricks with it?  That kite looks fairly French after all.  and most importantly, are you having FUN?  :-)  As long as you're having fun with what you've got on hand, you're in good shape.

Nothing wrong with adding a Mamba to your bag though... :-D
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2011, 12:28 PM »

I have been flying for 7 months only, so my tricks are not all that. I plan on collecting kites as well as flying them, and YES, I'm having lots of fun.
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2011, 12:51 PM »

That's a pretty nice bag for having been at it for only 7 months.  :-)

Here's a link for you; http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=105768052781010 .  check out the video and see what you think about that style of flying.

SA's a ways from the beach, but the best way I know of to ramp up your skills and have even MORE fun flying is to fly with other folks. 
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2011, 01:19 PM »

Sam, I'm here in DFW are near Plano, I'm just here till Thursday Afternoon for some new product Training, been looking looking for some great places to fly.

Donald


I have relocated to the NE quite a while back, but....

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Hope that helps.

ATB,
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