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Author Topic: You Know You're A Kiter When....  (Read 8645 times)
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« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2012, 01:19 AM »

When returning from vacation to find Ken has stopped making kites is more of a shock than returning from vacation to find a member of the Royal Family has died.
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« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2012, 10:55 AM »

When the wife catches you in the shower with a kite Shocked
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« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2012, 12:07 PM »

When the wife catches you in the shower with a kite Shocked


heh...
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« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2012, 12:49 PM »

you check the forum 3-4 times a day
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« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2012, 01:06 PM »

you check the forum 3-4 times a day
That is light compared to the amount of times i check it (and i have turned the unread threads into a RSS feed into my feed reader)...........
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« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2012, 10:35 PM »

How about when you've read the forum 3-4 times per day for 1,000 days without missing a single day? 
(I'm not THAT addicted - I usually take Sundays off). 
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« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2012, 06:29 AM »

you check the forum 3-4 times a day

no, really that doesn't count.  it's not an obsession if you're just looking  5 times a day but not posting.  really.  you're just checking to make sure there's nothing new from Steve or a swap meet you can't live without.  that's only reasonable.
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« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2012, 04:55 PM »

you check the forum 3-4 times a day

no, really that doesn't count.  it's not an obsession if you're just looking  5 times a day but not posting.  really.  you're just checking to make sure there's nothing new from Steve or a swap meet you can't live without.  that's only reasonable.
aaaahhhh....
sweet vindication!
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« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2012, 07:32 AM »

When you get a kite injury...

... such as a hamstring injury on the calf for walking backwards on uneven terrain while trying to do an axel.
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« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2012, 04:53 AM »

When you drive 200 miles to a kite festival when you know before hand that it is going to rain and thunder all day Saturday and deal with 25-30 mph winds on Sunday.... and still had a great time!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2012, 03:28 PM »

Amen to all the posts before, particularly the cost exceeding the value of the cars you drive, but to  me you know you are a kite flyer when the number of days in the year are not enough to fly every one of the kites  you love and that you get more pleasure flying said kites with kiting friends than anything else in the  known world or any parallel universe. (good single malt could run a close second though.)

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« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2012, 12:05 PM »

When you lawn dart your new Skate into the grass/mud/goosedung of Kite Hill with TPatterson and son watching.  As all three of us are inspecting the kite, Eli says the garbage can is over there and you fold the shattered limbs and then deposit the kite into it.  Cry

This never happened but in my dream (nightmare?) this morning.  I've been hoping to score a Skate, but maybe I shouldn't  Undecided

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« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2012, 06:37 PM »

When you bring up ebay and all of the recommendations are sewing machines and kites.

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« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2012, 03:39 PM »

I have to add an addendum to my original post.

I know I am a kite flyer, because I just wore out a kite. Sadly I am going to decommission it this weekend.  Cry
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« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2012, 12:03 AM »

What is the proper burial procedure for a kite? Steve wanted to give his favorite Pyro a proper Viking funeral, but I don't think anybody ever came up with an idea for a time delayed fuse. Now things are getting to dry again to safely send a kite out in a blaze of glory.
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