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Author Topic: How many is too many? Yup, another kite hehe.  (Read 5550 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2011, 06:09 AM »

In the past I have bought sold and swapped a LOT. If I had kept every kite I'd probably have about 120, but I've almost never had more than about 30 at any given time. I've had a lot of cheap wierd old kites, so my total investment is pretty low.
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2011, 06:16 AM »

I'd say it depends on your goals.
You can be really average on a lot of kites.
Or really good on a few.
Or you can be like me. Really average on a few.  Sad
I'm down to these 4 now.   



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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2011, 06:29 AM »

Getting "good" has never been a goal for me. Flying a lot of different kites is a big part of the fun.
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2011, 07:35 AM »

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@chilese- Do I see a Ying-Yang in there? I have always wanted one. How does it fly? I found a site that has one for $69 brand new.

We have one, Rhonda liked them too especially the one with the rainbow applique and I had always found them interesting. They are a nice flying kite, don't be expecting a trick monster though. For a little old school flying and having something that stands out from the rest they are worth the $70 investment IMO

But then we have never successfully counted all of our kites, bedtime always comes around before all the bags are looked into  Cheesy  no really, we hit like something like 200 or 250 once but that was estimating what might be in the bags and fighter kite boxes we didn't get to, we have added more since that last attempt. Living just miles from the "Kite Pusher" makes it far too easy.

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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2011, 07:51 AM »

On the Yin-Yang, I've got one as well:



As Mike says, not a trick monster, but a nice kite to fly, different, and it looks really sharp in the sky. Very large wind window, as the two spines bend outward when the wind picks up (sort of a rudimentary variable vent system).
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« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2011, 07:58 AM »

Here is a link to some of my collection

I have not yet got pictures of my newest stacks, lets see thats one with 11 kites, and another with 4 so far, looking for 2 more, Oh and the 2 kites I got in the mail the other day totals 17 kites last couple of weeks

My kite storage/transport   


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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2011, 08:04 AM »


Uhmmm, anyone know the number for kitaholics anonymous?

403-200-0342
This may or may not be my phone number... but they guy on the other end will certainly take your heavy load of kites off your hands.
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« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2011, 09:07 AM »

Stacks count as one kite.  Wink


If we're adding in SLKs, thing get complicated. Adding in retired kites, parts kites or broken kites also skews the numbers.

If I had to ad up everything that could fly on any number of lines with reasonable repair, I'd need more time...
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« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2011, 09:15 AM »

The question is not How many is too many, the question is how many can you get away with telling your wife/girlfriend/partner that you have! The Other Place has a 'Library' where you can borrow kites for month to try before you buy.  This is wonderful, because when a new kite arrives you just say "Oh it's Ok Dear, I've only borrowed it from the Library" and after a month She's forgotten about it!! Wink Wink

How many you can get away with +1
it also helps to not store them all in the same place and have kites in similar colors; " No honey you have seen this blue one before, don't you remember?"
Do you count stacks as 1 kite or many?
My friends and relatives ask all the time how many i have? My stock answer is "some", a realisitic number is probably sompleace in the 20s. By the time you get a stds, ul, sul and high wind kites they add up, but they dont eat anything, store in a relatively small space and do hold their value to a degree.

Being that i have been reminded so clearly as of late; life is too short, enjoy every minute!  so if that means more kites, so be it
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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2011, 09:18 AM »

too many kites may be when you lose track of them and start getting them into kite bags or ski bags or other large bags and can't keep track of the bags....or that may be too many..

Too many is when you have a ten X fifteen storage half full and haven't taken the time to document which ones are where? (home or storage)

Sorry Allen, but stacks don't count as one as long as all the kites in the stack have their own bridles..............if they don't, well then, ok......agreed.....................

Just for informational purposes the only kites we count are sport kites............if we got into SLKs, lifters, and any line laundry that could fly on it's own, well then, you know........................., it would probably be rubber room time.    (honestly......we could quit......anytime)   Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2011, 09:34 AM »

My wife let's me buy all the kites I want. She is always looking for an excuse to start another round of Revenge Shopping.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2011, 10:29 AM »


Sorry Allen, but stacks don't count as one as long as all the kites in the stack have their own bridles..............if they don't, well then, ok......agreed.....................


For spousal relations or 12 step group purposes, anything that goes up in the air as one clump is a single kite.  Smiley

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« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2011, 10:34 AM »

Getting "good" has never been a goal for me. Flying a lot of different kites is a big part of the fun.

I suppose I could clarify:

Though I've probably flown 100 sport kites in the last ten years, I'd say 75% of my total flying time has been on just 5 kites.
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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2011, 10:55 AM »

Life if too short to worry about too many!  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2011, 04:47 PM »

The best and least "troublesome" approach I find is don't count-that way you can always be candid. So I really can't recall.
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