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« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2011, 02:41 PM »

I'll be at CC park around 4:30p. Look for the big, bald guy flying a Exile like he doesn't really know what he's doin', cuz I don't Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2011, 12:13 AM »

WElcome to the addiction Nancy.  I'm glad my advice, as well as others here helped you out.  It's also nice to see more women getting into kiting.  There is also another woman from the prism forums (Hawaiigirl) that is relocating to the bay area that I have flown with.  The excitement of a new flier never gets old to me and you two of the best guys in Allen and Don out there to learn from.  Your welcome to join us at our fun fly in ripon as well, always the 2nd sunday of the month.

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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2011, 12:45 PM »

I'll be at CC park around 4:30p. Look for the big, bald guy flying a Exile like he doesn't really know what he's doin', cuz I don't Smiley

Heh.... welcome to my world. I'm sorry I missed seeing you there. Did you get any pictures?



WElcome to the addiction Nancy.  I'm glad my advice, as well as others here helped you out.  It's also nice to see more women getting into kiting.  There is also another woman from the prism forums (Hawaiigirl) that is relocating to the bay area that I have flown with.  The excitement of a new flier never gets old to me and you two of the best guys in Allen and Don out there to learn from.  Your welcome to join us at our fun fly in ripon as well, always the 2nd sunday of the month.

Thanks Anthony! I've loved how the group is so into teaching the new ones-- that's as it should be, but don't always find. The weather should be cooling off by next month, so if I can swing the day off, I'll be in Ripon for sure.

Nancy  <----- off to work. again.

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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2011, 02:48 PM »

I'll be at CC park around 4:30p. Look for the big, bald guy flying a Exile like he doesn't really know what he's doin', cuz I don't Smiley

Heh.... welcome to my world. I'm sorry I missed seeing you there. Did you get any pictures?


Sorry, I brought my camera out, but was pre-occupied with flying, Wink or something that looked like flying.

Were you flying by the cul-de-sac? It looked fairly crowded over there, so we ventured on to the fields to the north west. The air was really bumpy because of the tree line behind us, but what the heck. I live in Sacramento, I'm used to bumpy air. I could have used a vented kite though.

I was able to pull off a couple of good snap stalls despite the wind. The one thing that really jazzed me was pulling off a dead launch, that was my first time doing that and not having to do the walk of shame.  Grin

The funniest part of the day was watching my wife, who normally is a decent flyer for a nube, keep pounding my old Hypno, now my son's kite, into the ground because she accidentally had the straps on the wrong hands. (The replacement spine is being delivered today.)

Priceless moment of the day? The look on my sons face when I let him fly the Micron with the bridle set for medium wind. Talk about "saucer eyes"!  Huh

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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2011, 06:43 PM »

Don't suppose any of you guys planning to stop by BASKL's event tomorrow?  Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2011, 07:51 PM »

Don't suppose any of you guys planning to stop by BASKL's event tomorrow?  Smiley

Nope, but I will be at CC park again in the afternoon.
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« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2011, 12:46 AM »

MrBill, I didn't mean to mislead you-- I wasn't able to get to Berkeley when you were there. I was just wishing that I could have and missed being able to meet up with you and yours. It sounds like all y'all had a great time.

Don, I got the day off, so I plan on going to the BASKL thing. You going?

For anyone interested in attending, you can read all about it at http://www.baskl.org/ (click on the SCHEDULE link on the left of the webpage).
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