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Author Topic: You Know You're A Kiter When....  (Read 8696 times)
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« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2012, 11:46 AM »

 Grin When you go to a kite festival and a year later you open a kite shop after retiring from your real job ,  Shocked and do all the above. Cool
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« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2012, 03:55 PM »

What is the proper burial procedure for a kite? 

This question should have a thread of it's own. "For What it's Worth" ... How about; A nose plant at 50 MPH into a Landmark.

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« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2012, 05:54 PM »

What is the proper burial procedure for a kite? 

This question should have a thread of it's own. "For What it's Worth" ... How about; A nose plant at 50 MPH into a Landmark.

"Virtual Nose Plant #1"

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interesting idea.  I took a old diode, quantum and dog thrashed  zeph sails and turned them into a frankenbanner Tongue
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« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2012, 03:18 PM »

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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Does breaking a little finger from getting pulled over by a power kite (Twister 5.6) while wearing carpet slide skates on grass count?  Yes--that really happened.
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« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2012, 05:27 PM »

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.

I missed this post.

Does breaking a little finger from getting pulled over by a power kite (Twister 5.6) while wearing carpet slide skates on grass count?  Yes--that really happened.

Only if you have video  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
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« Reply #50 on: July 29, 2012, 06:28 PM »

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.

I missed this post.

Does breaking a little finger from getting pulled over by a power kite (Twister 5.6) while wearing carpet slide skates on grass count?  Yes--that really happened.

I think that is the "˙ou might be a redneck" string
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« Reply #51 on: August 25, 2012, 07:14 PM »

You know you're a kiter when you dress and apply sunscreen with attention to the directions of the sun and the wind.

I went flying on the beach this morning, the last half day of my beach vacation. I got out to the beach and realized that the wind was in the opposite direction to the direction for 99% of the time. So I had to run back to reapply sunscreen because my bearings had changed. Every other morning at this spot, the wind is blowing into the sun, but this time it was blowing away from the sun. That's great, because I normally have to pull my hat down low and fly away from the sun, but today it forced me to make a second trip so I could be sure of covering the backs of my knees in sunscreen. That's sensitive skin and probably wouldn't take kindly to getting fried.
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« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2012, 06:46 AM »

The city sends out an extra truck to pick up your shipping cartons.
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« Reply #53 on: August 26, 2012, 10:43 AM »

Know your local park workers on a first name basis as they change the grass cutting schedule and watering so you can fly every morning. Grin

the wind in the same direction99% of the time.

Wife laughts as the back of your legs are twice as darker as the front  Shocked
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« Reply #54 on: August 26, 2012, 11:34 PM »

... you are interviewed by the police as to why you are flying a kite at 1:30am.

The lights were left on from soccer practice and the breeze was really good. Second time doing this, first time the police came!


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« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2012, 06:36 AM »

... you are interviewed by the police as to why you are flying a kite at 1:30am.

The lights were left on from soccer practice and the breeze was really good. Second time doing this, first time the police came!


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I should clarify; the police talked to me on the field AND THEN I gave them a turn of my 2-stack.


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« Reply #56 on: December 03, 2012, 09:29 PM »

You're watching a Nikon commercial and you rewind it, not to look at the two hot women in bikini's on the beach, but to identify what kind of kite they are flying. (What is wrong with me?)
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« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2012, 11:31 PM »

When you use a Larks Head knot to put the Christmas Tree decorations on!


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« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2012, 03:57 AM »

When you use a Larks Head knot to put the Christmas Tree decorations on!


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whats funny about that? it works the best!!!
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« Reply #59 on: January 02, 2013, 04:23 PM »

When you are the new member of the forum & all this makes perfect sense.  Last night I was thinking - Robin Trower, Bridge of Sighs, how would I fly, which kite & what about the copyright....?   
Finding out the Post Office didn't deliver your four new kites & being glad they are safe in a government building tonight.
Eleven inches of wet snow, no power for three days, skies clear, wind wiggling the tree tops, well you know
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