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« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2012, 09:22 AM »

Um the sleeving is the same.
Um, clearly I meant the color. I even said so explicitly in the next sentence, which you clearly read and understood.

one line just got reversed when they added the straps.
Also the sleeving at the strap end. Mismatch. So you agree they aren't the same.

Color of the sleeving really doesn't matter much after a while but the strap color can help in the begining.
Agreed. However, since I doubt they sleeve one end, wrap both lines on the winder, and then just randomly pick which line gets the blue and red sleeving (which would only match the other end 50% of the time), I would imagine they actually try to get the sleeving to be matching, and have a procedure to follow which enables it. That they did not does not speak highly of the manufacturer's process and quality assurance. Which was my very concluding point.
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« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2012, 09:48 AM »

I don't really manage right versus left.   

I just pick up the straps and move one in order to see if it is connected to the correct wing - if not, then I reverse them.   This way, although I am right handed, the lines get equal time (and hopefully also wear and stretch). 

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PS - I find that regardless of what line that I've tried so far, I need to recut them to equal length after a month or 2 and then they stay pretty close. 
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« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2012, 12:49 PM »

Today, I took my WM to the Wings Over Washington monthly kite fly at the Washington Monument.

The winds were really brisk (incoming weather front) averaging in the 8-10 MPH range with gusts to 15 MPH! I finally had a chance to try the wind screens, the tail weight, and the 175 lb. Skybond. All of these factors were still not enough to control the kite sufficiently for tricking, esp. at my level. It was all I could do, at times, to hang on from having it pull me down the field!

I had a lot of fun and this striking and colorful kite sure did attract attention among the onlookers. I was able to pull off a few tricks like axels, a turtle or two, and one 540, but it was challenging to say the least.

It so happens that I was the only one with a dualie - all the others (at least 6) were flying REVs and they are terrific pilots as well as friendly guys. I will be joining the club at their next renewal period (end of August) and there's a pretty high likelihood that I'll be turning to the DARK side given the plethora of quad experts. I was offered the opportunity to try it, but politely declined this time. Still, I have to admin that I am fascinated by the quad kites and what these guys can do in blistering winds with relatively little apparent effort... Tongue

One thing that was totally awesome was to be facing the White House with the Monument to my right, the Lincoln Memorial to my left, and the Jefferson behind me! Now that's a flying field! Grin

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« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2012, 05:41 PM »

Would have been there, too, with dualies in tow, had I...

1 remembered before this morning
2 not had a sick infant

Next month isn't looking too promising, either (but possible), and I definitely can't do the first Sunday in October. Still never been to one of these. Tongue
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