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« on: September 29, 2011, 11:29 AM »

So I had a day of flying planned today.  Wife at work, daughter at daycare and I was free to do what I wanted.  Then it rains for 3 days and 74% for today.  It has rained all morning and I gave up all hope.  I end up playing video games most of the morning and as I get up to look outside it's CLEAR!  The rain has stopped and I see blue sky.  Not only that but the leaves are blowing, probably about 5-7mph with a gust here and there.  It's perfect, I'm going to the park!....wait....where's my kite line....my kite is in the trunk of my car but my line?  uh oh....it's in my wife's car, pretty sure it fell out when i grabbed my kite.  I finally catch a break and have my perfect opportunity ripped away from me.  Looks like I'll try to get out when she gets home.

I am starting to think this hobby hates me, lol.

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 11:48 AM »

I am starting to think this hobby hates me, lol.

The hobby doesn't control the weather, or where you leave your line sets.  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 12:16 PM »

Which video game?  Smiley

I seem to find line sets I forgot about all over the place.  Recently found a set of Modulus in the bag I bring to school - haven't even opened it since May.  I think there's a couple in my camera bag as well. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 12:24 PM »

My dealie is to wait until the last possible moment to pack everything up. That means I'm usually doing it in the dark. Half the time I forget to check to make sure all kite sticks are in their respective bags. Oh man, I've only lost one stick so far, but I can't tell you how many times I've had to trudge from the car all the way to where I'd been set up.

Fun stuff!
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 12:43 PM »

I have lost every kite stake that i ever bought because I forget about them after I fly and leave them at the field... Oh well... guess I better buy another one... Grin

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 01:36 PM »

Put away my single line kites to fly dualies two months ago. Commited to learning trick flying with a great group of flyers here in Las Vegas.  Smiley 
Even bought three Blue Moon kites and a HQ Infinity, new bag and line sets. Yahoo!! I ready to go.  Grin

Well where do I order the wind? Cool weather?  Huh
First two weeks had 110 degrees days. Then weeks of 100+ degrees days, now two weeks or 95+ degree days and still very light to no wind.  Sad

Dam!  Embarrassed  It has been eight weeks of baking in the heat without a breeze, trying to improve my zero to light wind skills.   

So what do I have to show for my eight week comment........ a modest improvement in my light wind flying, but my tan looks great.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 04:37 PM »

I haven't had much of a chance to fly this summer either. It's either been too hot or too rainy. It's been at least 3 weeks and I'm going into withdrawal. I'm hoping to take some time Monday afternoon. In the meantime, I've been practicing my binds with my new Caribou Lodge (CLYW) Avalanche yoyo. It spins and spins and spins and looks great too.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 05:07 PM »

I have lost every kite stake that i ever bought because I forget about them after I fly and leave them at the field... Oh well... guess I better buy another one... Grin

Shane

Haha - me too.   I finally bought a hot pink one, which sort of stands out a bit more.  I only use them for revs and leveling lines, but have lost many for sure.
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 05:15 PM »

I feel your pain, Had tomorrow (friday) off work after over a month of 60 hour weeks, very little kite time. and a couple of new kites that need some airtime and and boss calls and tell me I need to work tomorrow, and a 10 mph day! Bummer

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 05:25 PM »

Lost kite stakes? Dollar store, screwdrivers, two for a buck and when you forget them and somebody finds them you've made a contribution to their toolbox rather then a wtf can i use this for?
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 05:52 PM »

Lol, and this is why I love reading these forums.  Everyone has stories that I'm sure I will experience at some point.  And for the what vid game question....Rift.   I've been playing for a few months now but will move on to Star Wars in December
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2011, 06:34 PM »

Kite stakes?

Like Mikenchico I switched to screwdrivers.
Funny I never lost a cheap screwdriver but pricey kite stakes... that is another story  Huh 
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2011, 07:00 PM »

I've almost forgotten a few in my days, once I even drove back to the park @ like 10PM to retrieve one and it was still there stuck in the field.

I bet the riding mowers love those left behind stakes/screwdrivers.. heh.  Huh
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2011, 10:49 PM »

Get a bag and keep the kites and line together. Grin
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2011, 01:51 AM »

Walmart -- 10" steel tent stakes, four for $4.50 (USD)
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