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Author Topic: Bored With The "Other" Type Of Kites  (Read 6083 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2013, 06:51 PM »

If I tell people I fly rogallo wings & they say "Huh?", then I say "You know, stunt kites."  Revs?  You talking about those bow tie things?

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 I still remember that rumblin' sound"   Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2013, 11:52 AM »

If you are bored by flying circles with dual line kites, use your imagination and you will find more challenges than you can handle. Fly on a dog stake - everything is backwards. When you master that, train yourself to fly two dual line kites - one in each hand. Master that and fly two dual line kites blindfolded. Master that and fly two dual line kites on dog stakes. Master that and do it blindfolded. You can make one kite slightly faster so that you can nest its nose of the leading kite, then wind them up, do a double flic-flac, then unwind the mess and bring both to a landing, side by side. Fly to music and practice a routine that reflects the mood and the music. None of these challenges are impossible but they are tough challenges and you will not find yourself bored. You will experience a lot of difficulty but you can do these things.

I challenge you to learn these things and you will get more satisfaction than you ever believed. After all of that, step up to three kites and do it all over again. By that time, you will be about 80 years old.

If you can do all of these routines with quad line kites, I will take my hat off to you.       

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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2013, 01:04 PM »

I use you as my guiding light Mr. Brown.

On many subjects.  Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2013, 07:16 PM »


Steve, that was just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


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