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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2012, 02:25 PM »

Machine Light, Standard, Industrial. Mini-Machine for kicks.

Ocean.

Competition (retired), precision, tricks, team, whatever.  Dualies only.

Since 1997.
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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2012, 03:23 PM »

Mini-Machine?

I've seen the Big Machine, but not the Mini.

Are you keeping secrets Ron?



Dualies only was a given.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2012, 04:25 PM »

Fearless, Blue Moon and Aerostar.  Local winds can be atrocious so the Fearlae stay in the 'A' Bag, always.

Two hour drive to the beach so we usually take four bags which include  Talon UL, TrickTail vented and an assortment of SLKs.

Been flying for about ten years, now.

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« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2012, 05:15 PM »

Saber II, as wind gets lighter which is very often, Blue Moon any, Exile, Mojo 9918, Mojo UL, Mamba, Mamba UL.

Live inland (very tough flying), in the Blue Ridge Mountains Near Roanoke VA.

Flying about 3 years, Learning every time I'm out.

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« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2012, 05:24 PM »

Mini-Machine?

I've seen the Big Machine, but not the Mini.

Are you keeping secrets Ron?



Dualies only was a given.  Roll Eyes

I am not as familiar with the Machine, but it looks Fantastic...

Excuse the question, but who makes it?
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« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2012, 06:46 PM »

Mini-Machine?

I've seen the Big Machine, but not the Mini.

Are you keeping secrets Ron?



Dualies only was a given.  Roll Eyes

I am not as familiar with the Machine, but it looks Fantastic...

Excuse the question, but who makes it?
That would be the guy who is flying it in that picture....Mr. Ron G......EXTREMELY limited numbers of these kites were ever made.....
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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2012, 07:16 PM »

The previous photo is of RonG with his "Big" Machine.

Here is a photo of the 15% smaller Machine (still a handful).

Those of you who are thinking "It looks like a Sabre", the

Machine came first.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2012, 03:33 AM »

Mini-Machine?
No secret, a number of people have seen it.  A one-off that I threw together during the TricksParty USA days, with a mind towards a Machine that would be happier with yofades, crazy copters and the like, and a smaller template to cut down on the infamous Machine "traction" effect.  It turned out around 7' so not "small", but smaller than the normal Machine sailplan.

Ugly sucker, just used some yellow and black Iccy that I had lying around, though not quite as ugly as the Fisher Price/Wonder Bread Machine  Wink

Best looking color combo IMO is still the one in my forum pic - "Goth"
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« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2012, 06:37 AM »

(sheepishly) I don't have a go to kite, except my quantum. The eyes are bigger than the wallet right now, but sometime I'll have enough to have a go to kite. Gotta start somewhere.

I have a nice big park right at the edge of Aurora, IL airport. Inland, but enough open corn fields that it is as smooth a wind as you're gonna get out here.

I've only been flying for a few months.

I'm trying to absorb as much information from everyone's posts as I can. It's like being in the library of congress, but having to stay in the kids section right now.

Silly question to modify the post, Why do you like flying kites? Me, I love being outside all the time and that it is me and nature. No electricity.
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« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2012, 03:13 PM »

(sheepishly) I don't have a go to kite, except my quantum...

I've only been flying for a few months...

I still maintain the Quantum is one of the best values for an entry level kite, nothing wrong with that. In fact the Quantum is still Rhonda's "Go To" kite when there's enough wind, the first "Full Size" kite she bought for herself. She has both Mamba's and the second Widowmaker in her bag plus all mine so it's not like she doesn't have other choices. And you know I still enjoy giving it a fly too.

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« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2012, 12:37 AM »

1) What is your Go to kite (kite family if you fly the same kite in UL/STD/VTD conditions)
Windfactory's peerless Androgyn. I continue to reach past other great kites to get to mine.

2) do you live near the water/clean air, or do you live inland with inconsistant winds.
As a great sage* once wrote:-
There is no such thing as wind in Finland.
It is variable intensity, semi-directional turbulence.


3) How long have you been flying
Since 1990.... and my arms are getting tired.

Mike,
* if I don't blow own trumpet once in a while, people might forget that I have one.
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« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2012, 02:21 AM »

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« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2012, 03:19 AM »

1) DS / DS UL or Akuji (SUL, Comp, Vented)
2) Live near the ocean
3) on and off for 15ish years - 99.9% dual line

Tricks and some corners
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« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2012, 07:06 AM »

1) Saber II STD/UL, Zephyr, Proteus STD/UL. If the wind is not good for tricks: Rev 1.5 full VTD

2) Live in Buenos Aires (literally: "Good Air"), 15' bike ride from a great park on the coast of the widest river in the world (Río de La Plata),  great weather and smooth winds most of the year.  Grin

3) Six years


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« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2012, 07:10 AM »

Wow, 4 pages before someone said a nirvana...
It is interestesting that there are very few duplicates, and how many different people find comfort with different kites. Also how many people "goto" kites that you cant get any more...
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