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« on: August 13, 2012, 12:46 PM »

lately I have been flying out at PIR (Portland International Raceway.) It is about the best in town, that I know of. On an average day, the wind hovers between 4 and 8. The wind gusts just about every 10 minutes or so. The gust stay for about 5 minutes a piece. After a few days of flying there I have gotten used to the timing, so the variable gusts are not as much of an issue. Normally I fly a Silver Fox 2.5 std. (I am hopping to get a zephyr in the mail shortly.) There are days at PIR were the wind is really fast approx 13 - 20mph's. then I break out a TOTL Spin Off, and make some noise for a change.

PIR has 2 big grass fields. The main field, does serve as overflow parking, so on Wednesdays about a third of the main field is covered with cars. The other field is an off leash dog walk. But there aren't a whole lot of dogs there. The expo center uses it to park from time to time.

I was just wondering if there were any more kite flyers that were looking for another place to fly, or know of any in the greater Portland area.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 02:01 PM »

Portland Maine? Oregon?   There are a lot of flyers in the Oregon area...not as much in Maine though.....
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 02:19 PM »

Maine is just a we bit to far to drive everyday. Portland Oregon is where I'm talking about.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 03:03 PM »

Add it to Kitemap.org They're always looking for sites to add.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 03:46 PM »

http://www.kitemap.org/site-details?id=2&sname=West%20Delta%20Park for West Delta Park a.k.a. PIR
It was already posted by Kitelife.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 05:03 PM »

Thanks. Should have known Barresi would have it covered.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 10:35 PM »

Who?

If you go to Delta on enough weekends, you'll run into a 15 or so semi-regulars that come out in rotation at various times... About as good it gets without driving 2 hours to the coast.

I'm in Portland, btw... At least for a few more hours. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 08:05 AM »

It has been a great summer at Delta Park.
I'm there 5 or 6 times a month.

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 08:26 AM »

PIR is my favorite non coastal place to fly. I was there yesterday, Dave and his friend Cheryl were there. Very neat people, and really great flyers. The wind was a little fast at first but tapered off before i had to pack up. Got the TOTL Spin Off out, then my silver fox for most of the day. My zephyr came in the mail about an hour before i left for PIR. It made it into the air as well. Very nice kite, and a big change from the Silver Fox.
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012, 08:58 AM »

Wednesday's are not the greatest day to fly at PIR. There is a Car show on Wednesday. About half of the good field is covered by cars, by 4 pm it seems.
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2012, 11:27 AM »

WonTon you just need the right kite:
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2012, 11:43 AM »

I do like that theme of that kite. But me being young I only have one question. Will it yo-yo? I didn't notice any yo-yo catchers on the leading edge. but that could be due to only having one line.  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2012, 11:57 AM »

no yo yos...it is more old skool...flat spins are nothing with it!!!

(been trying to find the UK maker who made the Mini Cooper Logo Quad too)
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