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« on: April 18, 2009, 04:44 AM »

Being relitavely new to Ct. any one out there know a good place to fly in Ct? I live near hartford and have only found a dog park where I can fly the wind there is iffy at best. Everone says go to the coast but all be beaches I have found are evil "NO KITES" Any good ideas ?

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 06:53 AM »

Hey there...

I'm from LongIsland, but have flown at Hammonassett beach a couple of times. They have a kite festival coming up soon, too. I think it's listed on the AKA web site. Hammonassett should be 45min-hour from you.

As far as 'no kites' signs, they're everywhere... it's really just a liability dodge for the municipality, not really enforced. You'll also notice they say no frisbee, ball playing, pets, bathing suits... etc. The local governments have gotten out of hand with the 'pay alot to have no fun' policies.

If you ever decide to come across on the ferry, I'll be happy to show you some good places to fly on the Island.

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2009, 07:46 AM »

Being relitavely new to Ct. any one out there know a good place to fly in Ct? I live near hartford and have only found a dog park where I can fly the wind there is iffy at best. Everone says go to the coast but all be beaches I have found are evil "NO KITES" Any good ideas ?

Mitchell -

I live about 20 minutes north of New Haven.  I've been flying in CT for the past 11 years, so I can tell you that what you've heard is true - you really have to get down to the coast.  Don't know about the "no kite flying" signs, but since our beaches tend to be very small, the best bets are the grass fields along the shoreline.  As Rob pointed out, Hammonasset is a great choice.  We fly on the huge grass fields adjacent to the West Beach parking lot.  We hold a small kite festival there in May BTW.

Probably the best flying spot in the state (one of the best in New England) is Harkness SP out in Waterford.  It's the grounds of an old mansion, turned into a SP, and the back lawn of the mansion is a huge expanse of grass that slopes gently down to the water.  I've logged hundreds of hours flying there, and when the wind is off the water there's nothing like it.

There are a few other decent places in the state.  Savin Rock in West Haven is has a small grass field that's pretty nice when the wind is SE to SW, and I've logged quite a few hours there too, as it's the closest shore location for me.  Sherwood Isle used to be another decent spot, but I haven't been there in years so I can't comment on what it's like now.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2009, 05:27 PM »

Thanks to all who posted I just got back from Harkness State Park and had a great time. Lots of people with single line kites, did not see another dual line. Nice constant wind LOTS of space, thanks again for all who posted.

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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 07:25 AM »

Thanks to all who posted I just got back from Harkness State Park and had a great time. Lots of people with single line kites, did not see another dual line. Nice constant wind LOTS of space, thanks again for all who posted.

Glad to hear you flew there.  It's really one of the best places.  Not surprised you didn't see any other dual-lines, but it's a little sad.  10 years ago we'd had a pretty good core group of stunt kite fliers that would be there every weekend (sometimes both days) during the spring, summer, and fall.  Years of competition have left me a little burnt out on flying so I don't get out there much anymore, but I miss it sometimes.
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