Bambi and I spent 3 beautiful days in Lake Havasu. After the balloons ascend
in the morning, we're supposed to entertain the crowd. In the low winds (0-5 mph)
most of our kites were on the ground. The main star of the week-end was the
Benson Inner Space. At the start of day 2, Bambi noticed that the top 6 inches
of the left leading edge was crushed. As I was giving any and all lessons, it was
either keep using the IS or pull out the Prism Vapor
. So for the next 2 days
that amazing IS was a trooper. Not only did it keep flying, but I taught at least 50
people how to fly or flew with the youngsters with them holding the straps. I could
still do tricks (axels, fade, 540, tip stands, and even 1 900). Now I have to see if
there are any old style 2PTs left in my spar box.
We also used:
Parachute races for the kids (and some adults) (Bethanie Wilson and Todd Copeland brought them)
Air-Yo (circle on a stick)
Nerf frisbee (2 foot diameter)
12' Delta (just keep backing up, land and repeat)
Todd and Andy each also had their SULs for occasional flying when the winds picked up.
We also had about 15 kites spread out for people to come up and hold and ask questions.
My hats off to Mr. Benson for creating a workhorse-low-wind-wonderful kite.