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« on: September 23, 2012, 10:45 AM »

I saw one of these in the forum (you know your a kiter when) and it looked like a lot of fun. Figured I would try to start another.
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 You know your going to need kite repairs when......
 You initiate a half axle landing and realize that you are too low because you got too wrapped up in your music!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 11:05 AM »

Hmmm, where to start??   Roll Eyes

You know you are going to need kite repairs when...

1) You fly your new kite for the first time.
 (or even earlier - when you take it out of the bag)
2) The bridle line keeps snagging against the nose.
3) You get a kite out of the bag which hasn't been used in years.
4) There is a snapping noise during take off. (damage during storage and transport).
5) There is a snapping noise in mid-air. (loose ferrule)
6) Your partner comes home explaining that before assembly,  she trod on the lower spreaders of the new SUL.   Embarrassed
7) Your partner comes home explaining that before assembly, she trod on the leading edges of the SUL.
8 ) You tread on the leading edges of the SUL.
9) You have no spares of a particular sort.  (Spares are a good-luck charm against breakage.)
10) The cat daintly sits on the kite, and you trip over the flying lines while reaching for the camera.   Embarrassed
11)  - And just very occasionally, when there is a snapping noise as the kite crashes.   Sad
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 11:28 AM »

...And the one that really got me annoyed:

12) Two weeks after having a really awful day failing to even begin to copy an expert flyer's moves with an identical kite, and not even being able to keep the kite in the air, you absent mindedly take the kite out of the bag and notice that there are some glue marks on the upper leading edges above the bridle ties - The stoppers must have slipped down and no amount of bridle adjustment would have compensated for it.   Angry
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 11:51 AM »

...when you have just crushed it in your hands.



...when you practice Origami with the leading edge.

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012, 01:46 PM »

* When your first two kites (bargain ones) don't fly at all.    (They still don't fly well).

* When you are at a festival and a family asks for help with the tangle that is their kite that doesn't fly.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 04:55 PM »

...when you use a Rev SLE rod where you should be using 11m solid carbon. Wink  Hey, it worked for a minute!

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 05:33 PM »

You know you're going to need repairs when you let an 8 year old have his first go at a dual line kite.   Embarrassed

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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012, 06:22 PM »

You know you're going to need repairs when you let an 8 year old have his first go at a dual line kite.   Embarrassed

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 08:20 PM »

When you are flying an SUL and all of a sudden the nearby trees start swaying real bad from an out of nowhere huge gust of wind.  Huh  Embarrassed  Cry
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2012, 08:54 PM »

...when you decide that tricking between ocean waves is a good idea Huh
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2012, 09:09 PM »

When u hand Champie yer new kite...
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012, 10:02 PM »

When you are at a new field with your 4D and the wind starts to pick up so you keep walking forward and then CRASH onto a FENCE!  Cry
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2012, 11:12 PM »

When you (try to) hold a fade in 15mph bumpy wind a few feet from the deck.
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 06:31 PM »

When you (try to) hold a fade in 15mph bumpy wind a few feet from the deck.

I know Fidelio has seen me do this one or twice. But has HEARD me do this even more.  Cheesy  Sad Embarrassed Cry
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