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« on: July 31, 2011, 08:13 AM »

An unexpected gift was presented to me today as it is my last day here in Seattle.  A good friend and colleague (and fellow kite addict/GWTW member) surprised me with an HQ Shadow.  Moving inland may prove interesting and challenging in terms of learning the different wind patterns and their unpredictable characteristics, but I am anxious to have the Shadow in the air and predict that it will be the first of a number of kites I get out of my bag on arriving to Reno.  Perhaps it will also be the kite that opens the door to all the tricks I've been longing to learn, as I know it has been illuminating for a number of others in the world of freestyle kiting.

Stay tuned for pics of the Shadow in my new state. Thanks Jim!
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 08:25 AM »

If you start a Shadow doing multiple high speed barrel rolls, it will rotate the spin axis until the kite nose is pointed down (so the kite is now doing a very deep backspin and the kite takes on the look of a spinning top). I've never seen any other kite do that.

Good luck with your move.

Whoever gave you the present sounds like a pretty nice kiter.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 12:04 AM »

Have a safe and expeditious haul down there Stephen...............and good luck with those 'inland wind' dynamics.

Looking forward to the rest of the BZaar build thread.  Let us know when you get there. (or is that arrive? )
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 04:20 AM »

Hey SB...
Good luck with your move... sorry to hear you're moving away from your kite buddies. At least you're not going too far inland, and I think they have a lake or something where you're going...  Roll Eyes You should be able to find wind. Hopefully you'll find someone to fly with, too.
The Shadow's a great kite on short lines, flies in next to nothing, as long as you can figure out which way the wind's going...
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 10:20 AM »

Good luck Stephen and enjoy the Shadow. 

I was flying mine yesterday when I realized that it is the oldest kite in my bag (it has seen many come and go).

I like it best with the leech line loose, for lots of buzz and slower rotations.  The TW comes as goes with the wind. 

I enjoyed chatting with you at Whidbey last year, any chance you will make it there this year?
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 08:18 PM »

Good luck on your move.  Dano is out there in reno somewhere and if you get a chance to come your not all that far from our ripon fly, Steve's chico fly or JOhns vegas fly.  The only good lake to fly at that i know of is lake topaz but its been a few years since I was there last.  Dano could help you out with places to fly in reno.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 07:44 AM »

Whew, if Vegas is close that puts a lot of fly's in range ... LOL

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 02:55 PM »

Whew, if Vegas is close that puts a lot of fly's in range ... LOL


Hehe 2.5-3 hours from ripon or chico and 4-5 from vegas according to Dano
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2011, 03:09 PM »

Reno to Las Vegas is about the same distance as Chico to Los Angeles ... 460 miles +/-
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2011, 03:12 PM »

Still a lot closer than if he was still in seattle Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2011, 03:40 PM »

Whew, if Vegas is close that puts a lot of fly's in range ... LOL


Hehe 2.5-3 hours from ripon or chico and 4-5 from vegas according to Dano

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