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« on: January 09, 2012, 05:47 AM »

Yeah Yeah, I know 'cheap shot'... even 'potty humor' if you must.... But remember, you clicked on it....

Just felt the need to unload (turn of phrase, try not to have your mind in the gutter all the time ), no I'm not in the middle of a cyclone/hurricane, but really, the wind locally has be a might 'challenging' of late Embarrassed, wind charts here have looked like a map of the Himalayas. Its just up/down/up/down, I get sea sick just looking at them....
The Plain trees outside my window have been hissing at 20knots+ for what feels like months.

In the last 3 weeks, if you'd been available to fly whenever it went 'good', I swear, you'd have got a hour in at most, it's been that bad... and the 3 months before weren't much better.

I know, I know...."So, what do you want us to do about it?...." Nothing, it's ok.

Just needed to vent....

(Anyone noticed themselves getting a little 'shirty' if you don't get your flyin' fix?)

Thanks for listening/reading Wink

If you need to unload on the wind, feel free to join in, and if, by chance your weather is really doing it for you, hey why not jump in and rub my face in it  Wink

Regards,

WD

[*Symptom of a wind staved kitefiend]
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 06:40 AM »

I almost move to Brisbane at one point in 2008.

Whenever you post, I always default to this image of an endless beach (where I was going to live and fly daily)...then I remind myself that it is likely that not all of Australia is a kiter's paradise lined with beach.

I feel you...and then some.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 06:53 AM »

I know what you mean, it's been exactly the same here on the other side of the planet!!...must be a Global conspiricy! Huh

More worryingly, I got out for an hour this morning ( still pretty breezy) and something horrible has happened to my yoyo's! I'd just about got them last year but today they roll up and almost instantly roll over in a sort of lateral roll before heading for earth! 3 different kites and 2 linesets so it's the operator not the equipment...I can only hope it's bad winds and lack of practise....  Cry
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 08:33 AM »

I need at least a few hours every weekend for mental and physical therapy.

Almost the other way for me though..
seems like 2 months of nothing but almost 0 wind, but i'm out there working it.
Last week i was so happy to have about an hour of great flying with my full-vent Rev.
But yesterday, i was experiencing axomaxoaoxa (or whatever its called :>)) with my InnerSpace for about 3 hours with nothing but 0-2 again.

I am grateful just to be out for a few hours in the park w\ sun in my face w\ good, or bad winds.   
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 02:59 PM »

SA has been the same, mate  Sad  We share your pain!! 

I've had my Solus out for 10 unsatisfactory minutes in 2 months, and neither of my B-series Pros have been out of the bag yet - sigh!
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 08:45 PM »


Winterdaze,
Ahh the old how bad is this weather conversation! Geez mate it is beautiful here, light SE on the local beach last night. Just got back from a week at Hervey Bay sailing, good steady trade wind SE to E 10 to 15 most days and a couple 15 to 20. So take heart young fella me lad a fair wind will blow soon. Maybe a little midnight naked dance around the Hills Hoist, usually brings nice weather. Make sure the neighbours can not see you, explanations to the police invariably sound a little lame.
       Wishing you good breezes Mike
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 09:28 PM »

Sadly it'll have to be their Hills hoist I dance around, and what with the drumming and all, chances of me not being noticed are slim.

And no your descriptive piece did nothing to assuage my ire at the so called weather Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012, 04:53 AM »

Map of my future chances [time sensitive Wink] Flagrant disregard for the rules: moderators, intervene if required  Cool

Things are looking up, almost too strangely the weather pattern has gone and decided to shape up?!?

 things are looking good Smiley

I'm back Wink
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012, 09:23 AM »

I think, given the right wind, you may develop a 24 hour flu that would prevent any sort of work.  I find flying much better than either rest or medicine at recovering from this sort of thing!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2012, 02:43 PM »

Just got to get through the next 24hrs.

Tom, jeepers you're good, just how you knew about my impending illness, the one that doesn't even have symptom yet  Huh Spooky... very spooky indeed

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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2012, 07:49 PM »

   


           So the little dance around the Hills Hoist worked, told ya!
                  Mike
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2012, 11:51 PM »

Move to Tassie guys, wind here have been nice (sea breezes into the evening), though during the day it has been less desireable. Mind you I have been flying standards all the time when usually the sul gets a good workout this time of year...
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2012, 04:05 AM »

Mike, as a Freestyle flyer it's the most attention I've received being involved in a 'kite related activity' well that's what I called it during the interview process...

Steve, how comfy is your couch, my parole officer thinks it might be a good idea to get out of the neighborhood for a little while, just till the fuss dies down Wink
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2012, 01:01 PM »

I feel your pain....flying this summer was not even enjoyable because it felt like I was a mile from the sun with 80+ days in a row of 100+ degree weather. Fall was soggy and waaaaay too windy to fly(not to mention I had a few repairs to make). In the last couple of weeks I was finally able to get some quality time in the air. Today I just got my new Zephyr in the mail and the wind is blowing out of the north at 35 mph!!! Tomorrow will be the same....Friday the winds will be light and sweet but I DONT WANT TO WAIT UNTIL FRIDAY!!!!! Sunday, there is a kite gathering about 45 minutes from my house and I'm praying that the wind stays nice. This will be my fist time out flying with others.....Im keeping my fingers crossed.
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2012, 11:40 PM »

Yes pleeeease! ....let me rant!
The wind in Calgary Alberta for the past few months has been absolute garbage!
Hard to find anything other than gusty 30+ km. I personally would rather do other things than try and sprint downfield full tilt while I try and not let my kite explode......Does anyone find this kind of flying fun?
If so...im impressed......

*ahhhhh*....whining does help..... Grin
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