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Author Topic: anyone in the Amherst, MA area?  (Read 1287 times)
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« on: June 03, 2009, 09:24 PM »

I'm a grad student at UMass Amherst and I'm looking for other kite flyers out there. I'm a relative newbie, having flown a two-line diamond a looong time ago and having logged about 3-4 hours flying a (much nicer) little two-line delta, a Premier Vision. I'm also looking for good flying fields in the area, so even if you're not local, if you know a good one, give a shout!
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 04:38 AM »

Hey there...

I went to Zoo Mass in the 80's. There should be alot of space to fly up there...
There's a guy on the Prism forum that lives in Northampton, and was looking for someone to fly with. I think he goes under the name 'Raptor'.
If you ever find yourself on Long Island, I could show you some places to fly down here.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 05:33 AM »

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check out KONE (Kite Over New England)'s website for events in the area...you can also sign up for theNEKITE listserv that has members from all over the area as well....we can find some people out there...i know there are some...
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 05:54 AM »

I wasn't a kite flier when I lived in Amherst 18 years ago, but I have to imagine the winds in the Valley are pretty challenging no matter where you go.  Maybe someplace along the river...
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009, 07:41 AM »

Definitely plenty of space, and all of it that I've tried has bumpy, ugly wind. That's *probably* not going to change, since I'm in a valley, and a heavily wooded one at that.

I think most of the space along the river is filled with farms, but I'll have to look and see if there are any fields suited for flying. Maybe there's one lying fallow that would be appropriate, or perhaps there's a park somewhere.
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