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« on: August 30, 2014, 07:01 PM »

Most recent kite you've flown.

Black Pearl Standard
Saturday Aug 30
100'x90#
Bumpy winds, hot and humid
Just took a shower
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 07:32 PM »

Rev 1.5 SLE Vented
Saturday August 30
LPG 120'/90#
Winds gusting to 25 mph
With a hawk

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 07:41 PM »

Widowmaker Standard
Saturday August 30
85'x90#
Smooth beach winds, clear skies
Met a 9-year-old kid on the beach who seemed fascinated by what the kite was able to do. I ended up teaching him how to fly. An hour and a half later, his mother came over, introduced herself and thanked me for giving her son a chance to fly the kite. He was begging her for more time with the kite when she insisted that it was time for them to go home.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 08:06 PM »

Transformer SSUL (mine)

Flew in near no wind today , had some fun.  I've added 1.5g to each wing tip and now I can one pop yoyo.  I like the other aspects as well with the additional weight, I think it's worth it.

Got about 45 min in before the wind completely left and the rain started. 

Some poor 6 year old girl at the park was upset as it was her birthday party and the typical gorgeous Seattle weather was definitely absent today!  I'm sure she will be fine - I tried to help her mom out by pointing out that the company, not the weather, makes the party, but she wasn't buying it!  Smiley




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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 09:07 PM »

Rev B-Series full vent
Saturday Aug 30
80'x90# (slightly space constrained today)
Winds...uh...strong enough for a 4 wrap frame
Saw someone at the park whom I had met there before and helped out a little.  This time he brought 2 friends.  Spreading the joy of kiting. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2014, 09:57 PM »

iFlight no vent
August 29
Dallas Ft Worth Airport Gate A8
Winds variable depending on which AC vent I was near.
10# Spectra

Every other week I fly through DFW and have a 2 hour layover. Big airport. Always some corner (large, high ceiling corner) available for a bit of flying.

iFlight. Don't leave home without it. :-)
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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 01:22 AM »

Rev 1.5 SUL with a Diamond frame, Magic Sticks and a French Bridle on 30'x#90. Wind was 2-3km/h at best. Flew in the carpark after work (2am... which made it August 30th)

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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 02:25 AM »

Thornback, Mongoose, Zenith

I was on vacation last week and actually got a rare opportunity to fly one day  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 05:25 AM »

Cool!  Do you get many spectators Allen?  Airport security perhaps?  Cheesy

For me the Mylar modded Exile from that guy in Indiana somewhere (rolls off the tongue doesn't it Smiley yesterday AM. Gusty winds ahead of oncoming storm front.  Light to pull your arms off.  Fades hard to hold.  Roll Eyes  Had a dog run over and offer to eat it. Owner called it back after a bit.

Mowed the lawn after that then anniversary dinner with woman who puts up with me. Tolerant lady but strict...


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August 29
Dallas Ft Worth Airport Gate A8
Winds variable depending on which AC vent I was near.
10# Spectra

Every other week I fly through DFW and have a 2 hour layover. Big airport. Always some corner (large, high ceiling corner) available for a bit of flying.

iFlight. Don't leave home without it. :-)
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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 07:21 AM »

August 30
Weather: 18C grey & overcast, spotty rain showers, (hey, it's the long weekend starting. It has to rain!)
Winds SW (off the water) starting 10-12 knots, dropping to 6-8 knots in later afternoon
Barometric Pressure 1015.7 mb
Humidity: 78%
UV Index: 3
Elevation: 2 metres above Sea Level
Kites flown: Revolution B-Series Mid-Vent with 60' tails on LPG 90# x 120' and KaoS Vortex on Berry Blue Line 75# x 75'.


^pic taken the day before on a Standard B-Series, but same tails


^KaoS Vortex
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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 07:54 AM »

Berkeley Rev 1.5, 60' lines, 2-3mph winds...


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« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 03:17 PM »

Not had much chance to fly this year, but had an hour with the Superfly UL and Talon UL this afternoon.
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« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 03:40 PM »

Fearless Ultimate Vented Light


Just a real joy in the sky. Where have you been all my life???
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« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 06:28 PM »

WSIKF 8-19 thru 8-24
White Bird Angel Fish
Delta
Parafoil
Sputnik Cell
13 Stack of Rainbow Stunts kites
7 stack of nexus[/img]

Today
6 foot flexifoil
rev 1.5 vented
7 stack of nexus
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