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« Reply #75 on: October 10, 2011, 11:59 AM »

Yes, it was good hanging out again and meeting the new folks.  I had a blast flying the new BMK's.

Allen, that Firestorm looked great with the lighter frame.  I'm tempted to try framing mine w/Rev rods ala Whangdoodle.  Grin  Might be an interesting experiment.

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« Reply #76 on: October 10, 2011, 03:41 PM »

I had a ton of fun yesterday, wind or no wind. It was a good lesson for me to see that kites really can fly in no-wind conditions. I have a lot to learn. After most of you guys left, Anthony flew my Mamba standard all over the place. Oh man, it was so cool. It was so much fun meeting everyone and well worth the trip.

Thanks everyone!

Nancy
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« Reply #77 on: October 10, 2011, 11:26 PM »

We kept talking about making the trip right up untl Sat. night, but a freind had came by Friday night and spent the night, he hadn't been into Upper Bidwell Park for years and we needed the exercise, plus you don't have to ask me twice to hit our park. So out to breakfast, the upper park road was open so we were able to drive up and take a few different hikes and see areas I haven't been into for years either. Ran a couple errands, a late dinner and didn't get home until 11:30 PM. Hated missing it after looking forward to it for a couple weeks but we were beat by the time we got home and turned out we both had to work Monday.
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« Reply #78 on: October 11, 2011, 09:08 PM »

Sure was a beautiful day at the park Sunday, It was great to see you all again, and it was nice to have met a couple of new kite junkys (Nancy and Penny) hope to see you all again next month.

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« Reply #79 on: October 12, 2011, 09:09 AM »

I've got A bunch of photos just about ready to go-- will upload them later today. I keep thinking about all I learned on Sunday-- mostly how much I don't know, but it sure was fun. My new lines arrived yesterday (75ft Speedline), so I am hopeful I'll have some actual wind today. Yesterday started out promising, but then it dropped down to what we had in Ripon. It rained on Monday, so that was a wash too. So to speak.

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« Reply #80 on: October 12, 2011, 05:37 PM »

Okay, here they are. I still have a ton of editing on the gallery I installed, but I'm tired of messing with it. Ignore the "BY NLC" on each thumbnail. I'll have to edit some templates, I think. In any case, at least it no longer says "BY GALLERY ADMINISTRATOR."
http://www.madhabitz.com/gallery/Ripon-Fun-Fly
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« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2011, 09:12 PM »

Awesome photos Nancy! Vert nice meeting and hope to see you next month.
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« Reply #82 on: October 12, 2011, 09:33 PM »

Definitely a good looking sail on your Mamba Nancy.  http://www.madhabitz.com/gallery/Ripon-Fun-Fly/0414mamba THe shot of Johns TNT looking like its planted on the water tower is great.
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« Reply #83 on: October 13, 2011, 11:28 AM »

Thanks George-- it was fun to take pictures again, but I miss my old Canon DSLR and good lenses. This little Nikon does okay, but it's a lot to get used to. I am even having to learn to edit all over again.

I've got a few more of you that show you flying your dual line-- got one decent one of your kite, but you are cut off (just your arm is there) and one of you, but with your kite cut in half. Oy. I was never great at action shots, but at least with the DSLR I could machine gun it and have a chance of at least one good shot. In any case, when I get the time, I'll get those up for you to have.

Thanks Anthony, I'm more and more happy with that sail layout. I'm already planning (in my head at this point) my UL and Vented Mambas.

Maybe some of that stuff you tried to teach me will sink in after I learn some slack line management when I've got some wind. Man, you guys were so good at this stuff! I was so impressed!!
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