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« on: July 02, 2011, 09:00 AM »

Found this on another forum, not something I'd heard before so I thought I would share......

Aoxomoxoa

A divine feeling or transcendence gained by flying kites. A palindrome. Known popularly as the title of a Grateful Dead album.  You might find aoxomaxoa in the peaceful experience of flying a kite.

AoxomoxoA

" If you fly stunt kites to win competitions, you won't understand, but if you fly to give pleasure and entertain the audience, you might find AoxomoxoA

If tangled lines are an irritating frustration, you won't understand, but if you find untangling relaxing and therapeutic, you might find AoxomoxoA

If you buy rare and expensive kites and hang them on the wall, you won't understand, but if risk hand-painted washi-paper kites in the elements, you might find AoxomoxoA

If you're struggling to be the fastest buggier in the country, you won't understand, but if you dream of buggying across dry lakes in the gentle zephyrs at 2am, you might find AoxomoxoA

If you build your own kites to save money, you won't understand, but if you sew to try new ideas, you might find AoxomoxoA

If you wouldn't lend your kite to a stranger, you wouldn't understand, but if you're ready to loose or destroy anything you fly, you might find AoxomoxoA

If you enjoy buzzing noisy stunters on the beach, you wouldn't understand, but if you've found the pleasure of a simple, reliable single-line delta, you might find AoxomoxoA
 
Well, it ain't Nirvana, but AoxomoxoA is second best!"
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 03:36 PM »

Wow, that goes back to maybe 1994? A Dean Jordan thing?

The term was used a lot more in the past than these days. It doesn't fit so well with modern sport kite flying. Sort of an old skool thing. Like me.

I think that's one of the reasons for the increase in popularity of quads.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 03:55 PM »

Wow, that goes back to maybe 1994? A Dean Jordan thing?

From here, so not a bad guess. But don't call Dean a thing. That's just rude  Tongue He was, though, the one who bandied it about on r.k most frequently and even wrote it on his kites.

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The term was used a lot more in the past than these days.

And no bugger knew what it meant back then either. I think I ended up with "having a good time" as being as close as I could get without wandering off with the fairies.

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I think that's one of the reasons for the increase in popularity of quads.

I always put that down to lack of imagination and simply giving up  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 04:33 PM »


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I think that's one of the reasons for the increase in popularity of quads.

I always put that down to lack of imagination and simply giving up  Wink


No, that's why I still fly like it's 1998.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011, 03:04 AM »

Funny how this comes up in cycles. The feeling of being one with wind, kite, and pilot produces a zone of pseudo consciousness where fairies actually take the lines and let me watch myself fly.

It's great for troubleshooting.

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 08:37 AM »

"Zen" is faster and easier to spell.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 11:29 AM »

Oh my goodness, thank you!

I had seen this term, probably in one of the references mentioned above, some years ago, and have since spent too much time trying to track it down.

Thanks for refreshing my memory. I've stuck the Urban Dictionary entry Hadge used in the Kites folder in my favorites.

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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2011, 01:27 PM »

THis is how people sound when they are so wasted words don't come out right and all they can do is mumble and slur speech.   Zen fits much better.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2011, 07:15 PM »

Wow, that goes back to maybe 1994? A Dean Jordan thing?

The term was used a lot more in the past than these days. It doesn't fit so well with modern sport kite flying. Sort of an old skool thing. Like me.


I always got the impression the term have been alive, well, and still in use.


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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2011, 09:12 PM »

Yup, in the traction world, where Dean and others of that stripe have had an ongoing involvement. It's only been the last couple of years that Dean's been back into sport kites, so we may see a resurgence in Aoxo.

The term "zen" is not a fitting substitute. It's more of a misused generic term these days.
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2011, 06:21 AM »

Got to love a palindrome, makes it far easier to remember how to spell it, but truth be told.....


I have no idea how to pronounce it... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2011, 08:24 AM »


I have no idea how to pronounce it... Roll Eyes

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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2011, 09:48 AM »

You know it when you see it, I suppose!  Smiley

I am on a mini-vacation now on Whidbey Island for the week watching a heard of sheep.  The pasture is surrounded by trees, but I decided to give it a go anyhow with the HQ Shadow which has the right combination of drive and float that I thought it might just work out.

After my second 540 to fade, to flick flack to, backspin cascade, to 2-pop yoyo, to unroll, to jacobs ladder, to step ladder up, to comete all the way down, to one point landing, while the sheep cheered me on, all I can say is, however you pronounce 'AoxomoxoA', I think I was feeling it!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2011, 05:10 PM »


I have no idea how to pronounce it... Roll Eyes

Down Here it is "Ozomozo"
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2011, 05:21 PM »

lol Nice Kaos,


Australian: 'brutalizing the English language one word at a time' although... yous Americans are doing a bang up job also Cheesy

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