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Author Topic: Connecting with the Enigma on a cold snowy day in Michigan  (Read 424 times)
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« on: November 19, 2014, 06:30 AM »

Just a few clips of a recent bit of exercise for me. Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/-Zdu-Yu6quw

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 07:08 AM »

Another nice video! Thanks Jim  Smiley

Boy do I recognize that sky, snow, wind sound.  Brrr.  Only 18 here yesterday.  30 today - maybe.

Looks like it rolls up ok  Cheesy  The red nose and tips are really helpful to follow the kite through the tricks.

10mph seems a nice wind speed for the kite and tricks.  I could hear the sail when you snapped corners or pulled back sharply.

Talk soon and thanks again.

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 08:18 AM »

Yes, the sound of flying can be informative. I was debating about a little music to overlay on the video but decided to go natural.

The standard Enigma just handles great in 10 mph winds with the full set of weights. It is moderate to fast and snap stalls in the power zone easily. Slides, rollups, cometes, rolling susans, etc. are all there.

Good job with the mods Steve.

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 09:57 AM »

I love the sound of crisp new ripstop in the morning!
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 11:00 AM »

Came down stairs to work on computer cause it's cold and snowing. Totally not understanding how on Nov. 11th. I was flying in warm air high wind...now Nov. 19th. My back yard is white. Drive way has two inches of snow on it.    Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry    So I visit gwtw and see Jim's name...  Huh Huh Huh Huh I click on Jim who lives about an 1 1/2 hr. drive north from my house.  and I see Snow.   Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry  Not going to be a easy Winter... Need some warm weather videos...  Huh Huh

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2014, 11:23 AM »

We need a road trip to Florida!
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2014, 12:19 PM »

I could express sympathy for your cold weather but since I live just south of you with the same weather, I only have two words - dress warmly.   Roll Eyes Cheesy

Allen - too funny!

Jim - rock on!
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2014, 08:02 PM »

Hi Jim:

 Nice video.

I'm from South Florida so we never seen snow here.

Now On the other hand. in Summer is not nice to fly a kite on a Humid 90 plus degrees day. You will melt before the kite does...


One ting I would like to try is a snow board with a power kite.  Smiley

Some day I might have the chance to try it.
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2014, 07:11 AM »

In my last video you can see the guys in the back ground with their Big Kites and surf boards.  During the Winter they take off across the frozen lake.  They use snow boards.  They built a ramp out of snow to fly off.  Very cool.  There is an island about 10 miles out on the lake.  They go as a group sometimes.  Out and back.  They wear some serious winter wet suits to stay warm.  Depressing watching them have fun... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
<--- learned to do a 540 during a week of 90 degree weather.

I need to use my snow blower today we got about 5 inches last night.  Really sucks.  Weather report is temps. going to 40'-50's by Monday...  might just by past snow machine and wait for it to melt.. Can you say Global Warming ??
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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 09:00 PM »

Here are a few more clips of the same session. Enjoy.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X8MJjtWr-gU
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« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 11:52 PM »

br-rr-rrrr, I was flying the Enigma UL in shirt sleeves and sunshine this afternoon.
I don't think that I own clothes that would be suitable for your conditions!  Shocked


no videos yet, I really struggle with shooting video.  Lips sealed
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« Reply #12 on: Today at 04:24 AM »

SKB,

With photography like that we need no video! That panel layout really grabs a person.

Oh, and send some of that warmer weather up north when you get a chance.

Jim
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