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« Reply #60 on: January 04, 2012, 02:31 PM »

I let the daughter fly our best kites at 6 or 7 years old although even the Spin-Off UL would cause a face plant when a gust hit. But she could always get her feet swung back in front of her while being dragged even by the Team Kite, dig in her heels and use the kites pull to pick her back up. She asked how to land the kite like I did one night, I held her hands and showed her then turned away for a few seconds when I heard her screaming, she had relaunched, flown to the other side and landed perfectly first try. Kids have a much larger capacity to learn new things then us old dogs, if they have an interest they'll be out flying you in a few weeks. She got her own Rev 2 within a year, as soon as they were introduced, and had control of it in a few minutes unlike me.



I guess it all depends on how experienced the flyer is , age doesn't matter.
Faceplant flyers shouldn't be flying 3-4 hundred dollar kites.
Well ..unless u have money to burn.
THen I guess I should sell all my kites and go back to flying a nexus n jazz  Cheesy
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« Reply #61 on: January 04, 2012, 02:57 PM »

Something to consider.... Cheesy
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« Reply #62 on: January 04, 2012, 03:02 PM »

Anthony, sometimes I think u just like to disagree with everything  Cheesy
Have u ever considered being a lawyer? I hear they love to argue:P
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« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2012, 03:09 PM »

Anthony, sometimes I think u just like to disagree with everything  Cheesy
Have u ever considered being a lawyer? I hear they love to argue:P

Yea I have but I'm not that good of a lier  Cheesy
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« Reply #64 on: January 04, 2012, 05:30 PM »

I've never met a broken kite that couldn't be fixed, I have met some that were not worth fixing. She laughed, we laughed, we have a lifelong bond (she isn't my offspring, just my daughter) hard to put a price on that.

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There are more then a few other kids who may always remember that old guy who let them fly that cool kite.

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« Reply #65 on: January 04, 2012, 05:43 PM »

I teach any new flier on whatever kite I'm flying at the time.

Granted, there is some elbow grabbing from time to time.

Broke some sticks. Increased wear and tear on many. One Vapor sail destroyed (replaced gratis by Mark Reed (thank you)).

All in all, it's something they remember. I've had people come up to me years later and tell me about the time they flew one of my kites.

If they never broke, we wouldn't need new ones and the boutique makers would be gone. Most of them are, in one way or another.

Order an expensive kite today. Blue Moon would be a good starting point.  Smiley
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« Reply #66 on: January 04, 2012, 06:04 PM »

+1 John. Smiley
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« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2012, 06:48 PM »



There are more then a few other kids who may always remember that old guy who let them fly that cool kite.



Fair enuf Grin
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« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2012, 06:53 PM »

I teach any new flier on whatever kite I'm flying at the time.

Granted, there is some elbow grabbing from time to time.

Broke some sticks. Increased wear and tear on many. One Vapor sail destroyed (replaced gratis by Mark Reed (thank you)).

All in all, it's something they remember. I've had people come up to me years later and tell me about the time they flew one of my kites.

If they never broke, we wouldn't need new ones and the boutique makers would be gone. Most of them are, in one way or another.

Order an expensive kite today. Blue Moon would be a good starting point.  Smiley

Very well put John Smiley
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« Reply #69 on: January 04, 2012, 08:14 PM »

My daughter can fly fairly well, and has a Sky Dog Thunderstruck to pile drive all she wants.
Sometimes, kids will be kids and wont listen when you tell them something over and over. In this case, take it up high and get used to its responsivness (which its very nice and crisp).
In this case, she did not think to step into it as she has not been flying in a while...

So long story short, she or I could have broken this part. Next time though, if she wont stay up high, then shes done... Smiley

Yes, she can fly anything of mine i happen to be flying... except maybe my Talon  Wink
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« Reply #70 on: January 04, 2012, 09:08 PM »

If you have a few mis-haps when you are 6 or 7, you may be able to fly like this when you are 8!  Smiley  Just saying...

Widow Maker Demo Kite


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« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2012, 09:21 PM »

If you have a few mis-haps when you are 6 or 7, you may be able to fly like this when you are 8!  Smiley  Just saying...

Widow Maker Demo Kite




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Wow! That is pretty amazing tom...this is your nephew you have spoken of?
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« Reply #72 on: January 04, 2012, 09:26 PM »

Wow! That is pretty amazing tom...this is your nephew you have spoken of?

My son - we've been flying for a few years now.  Seriously, kids pick this stuff up 50x faster - they don't think twice about what they can't do, they just do it.
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« Reply #73 on: January 04, 2012, 09:34 PM »

 Embarrassed Oh sorry...i dont know why I was thinking nephew.
That is pretty incredible though.....age obviously doesnt matter...i take it back! haha
You are a lucky guy to have such a great hobby to share with your son.
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« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2012, 01:33 AM »


Faceplant flyers shouldn't be flying 3-4 hundred dollar kites.
Well ..unless u have money to burn.

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