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« on: March 13, 2012, 04:46 PM »

Hi all,

I'm from California, and I started flying dual-line kites in my late teens.  I was a member here (but it's been so long, I've been purged from the system!!   Cry )  My boyfriend didn't really like flying, and I eventually just gave up trying to get him interested.  Well, we split nearly three years ago (in May), and I have to say, I've never been happier!  I've started picking up old interests again, and I came across my kites in our garage last week.

So, I went out flying, and realized I had forgotten almost everything!  It took me a half hour to remember how to land (read: not crash-land) a kite!  I'm still re-learning a lot (just started doing axles and turtles yesterday)... And I can now land my kites pretty reliably! Wink

Of course, this is So. Cal, and not the part with beaches, so I'm going out solo.  I don't have my old computer, so all my links for kite videos and tutorials are gone.  Sad  Could any of you point me to some really great tutorials online?

Also, if anyone's from Riverside, shoot me a PM!

-Tif
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 04:56 PM »

Welcome back!  There's some great info here...

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=2979.0

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=3407.0

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=5612.0

-Mike
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 05:12 PM »

Thanks so much, Smeagol.   Smiley  I remember the RandyG videos!  I'm just so glad to be getting back into flying kites.  I forgot how much I enjoyed it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 05:25 PM »

If your interested we got permission from Mark Reed to pass out copies of the old way to fly series.  Pm me if you want one.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 06:32 PM »

  and  if  your ex of 3 years was not smart eough to keep of hold ya by learning to fly kite his  Loss   Welcome Back   the  wind  has  missed   you  and  your  kite  Smiley Cheesy   
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 10:50 AM »

Yes....welcome back and I have to say your EX has missed the boat!  I think you got the better end of the deal with your kites. LOL 
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 08:16 PM »

Well, the relationship was 6 and a half years, but I appreciate your point!  Smiley

And yes, I'd love any information I can get!!  I haven't been around for the last week... My supervisor was out of the city, so I had a double-workload for the last two weeks.  But I'm less stressed right now, and I hope I'll be able to fly again in the next day or two.  I actually snapped two lines (but I only expected to snap one of them!), but that's a story for another time. 

Thanks again for the kind words!!
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