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Author Topic: UL/SUL suggestion for unsteady winds  (Read 2873 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2013, 03:48 PM »

On a couple of my last videos... I am flying in the park behind my home.  As I said once before it's not good in the summer ... Way too many trees and houses on all four sides... Becuase of other places I fly... I take off for good air.

If you watch the videos of me flying my Ocius Sul (red/blk/white).  I am on short lines.  Just doing touch and goes.  Trying to take off and land in the same spot.  Wing tip landings.  540's.  Half axels,axels...etc. I even like to walk the kite across the ground.  Everything I am doing in that Video.  I really never thought I could do.  But I practice very light air.  I love 2/3mph.  I love 5/6 mph.  Give me those numbers and the beach ... "...Forgetta 'bout it...".

I think I posted a video of flying all three in one day... Ul Sul I-Nak.

Land the kite and walk it towards yourself.  I didn't get that till last winter when I landed on the Ice. I was skating.  Then took it to land.  I really enjoy practicing with 60'-75' 50# lines.  The Widow Maker Ul flys very well in 1/2 mph with short lines...

If you got one of the Blue and White Widows.  You got a deal.  JT work his butt to make sure they flew right...

Still Big Difference between Widow and Widow Maker.

Like I said you can try one of Sul's when weather changes in a few weeks.  Rob I already told you..I'd send her. 

I've been talking with Gleb from Russia (lurker)  I thinking about sending my WM to Russia this summer. 

IDEA !!!! Some of us who communicate together need to look in our kite bags... Maybe make up One Bag of everybody's kites.  And Have a Share ... Cost of shipping Huh Cheap ...The only thing needed is Trust.

I'd trust a number of names on the screen.  Grin Grin I started listing peoples names and realized there are a number of people I'd trust with my kites... From  Grin Norm to  Grin Tom P to  Grin Wayne,  try listing people you'd trust in a group of five guys sharing.  Lot of names. Wink Wink Wink  I 'd like to fly a Talon or a Shadow or Laims kites... Prism kites

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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2013, 04:29 PM »

I like your bag share idea, vertigo2u, although I don't have anything dual line pilots would be interested in flying.  Plus, the bag would have to be small enough to ship reasonably.  Maybe a tube of kites would work as an alternative. 

Hey - isn't sharing part of what kite club meetings are for?  Unfortunately we IKErs don't get together enough, especially in the winter here in Illinois.  Had to shovel snow this morning . . . . . still hoping to get some flight time this weekend.

Listening to you guys talk about all the tricks . . . . makes me want to fly some dual lines again.  Maybe Tmadz can teach me something.  Hey Tmadz - there's an IKE club fly on the 2nd, if you can make it . . .
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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2013, 05:34 PM »

There is a difference between low winds and bad wind. A SUL/UL will help in low winds but not a whole lot on bad wind. I don't know of any kite that will really compensate for bad wind. They may help a little but in the end you really need to find a better place to fly.
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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2013, 06:02 PM »

Lots of interesting comments above.  I am the beginner that lives in the Southern mountains with very compromised flying locations locally.  But I have lucked into a used Shadow, have a 4D & fly a Rev Power Blast 2-4 for a light wind quad.  I get to fly five hours a week in cold conditions now.  The main thing I have found out is no matter what kites you have, no matter where you can fly, get some time in the sky.  The kites that are mentioned are all good choices I'm sure.  While I will upgrade to fancier kites eventually I love the ones I have now & they are way more capable than my level of usage.  Had really smooth 6 mph wind today & made progress.  Fly the bad winds, the strong winds, the gusty stuff, try the snow storms & rain too.  Just my thoughts, thanks for being on the forum.
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2013, 08:24 PM »

Goestoeleven, i have something you can try, i may be at the ike gathering if i have the day off. If you do want to try something send me an im...  i can always fly the revs!  I am kind of a double agent of the darkside :-)
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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2013, 12:15 AM »

Hey trigger, good to hear from you.  Hope you can make it to the club fly.  Thanks for the offer.  I think much of the day for me will be team practice, but maybe on one of our breaks . . . I have some dual line kites - they just don't get much flying time compared to the revs.  I still have so much work to get my rev precision where I want it to be that I spend most of my flying time on revs.  That said, I'd like to get some time on duals in before the festival season starts up in earnest.  Not that I'll be good at anything.  It's just that all flying time is good time. 
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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2013, 05:43 AM »

I'm gonna try the parks first and see what wind shows up. After that I'll be able to see if wind is too turbulent or non-existent. The tips and suggestions made me think about a couple of things in a different way, but my favorite was to just fly more. While that might be difficult, it's only a few blocks walk with a kite bag and anytime outside is good time. The more I fly the better I'll be able to tell what I might need.

Trig/11, I can't make it to the club fly. Just too much work to do. I will take you guys up on your offers to try your Revs. What could it hurt?
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« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2013, 07:08 AM »

tmadz,  if you want to try the 4d for awhile just to see how it reacts i can send it to you.  It probably won't be the kite you choose but will let you fly in your new field and check out the conditions.

let me know

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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2013, 07:52 AM »

Yeah, what trigger said.  Let me know if you want to borrow a rev, too.

When's the business open up?  I'll need to drop by and spend some money . . . many Saturdays I'm up in Wayne for an hour as my daughter has some lessons there, so it's not far (I think) from  your place.
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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2013, 02:47 PM »

Got some nice response to Sahring.  As soon as weather changes with Day Light savings.  I am ready.  Rob we start to fly the Wednesday after day light savings start.  Any time after that.  I'd like to have a couple of your kites for Jon to try also.  And If I crash em' he can fix em '  hehehehehe ... I can package up a WMstd Wm Ul Ocius Sul ....  I will check with Jon this week.  I can have him break em' down. I all for it... Others Huh
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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2013, 05:57 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2013, 07:48 PM »


IDEA !!!! Some of us who communicate together need to look in our kite bags... Maybe make up One Bag of everybody's kites.  And Have a Share ... Cost of shipping Huh Cheap ...The only thing needed is Trust.

I'd trust a number of names on the screen.  Grin Grin I started listing peoples names and realized there are a number of people I'd trust with my kites... From  Grin Norm to  Grin Tom P to  Grin Wayne,  try listing people you'd trust in a group of five guys sharing.  Lot of names. Wink Wink Wink  I 'd like to fly a Talon or a Shadow or Laims kites... Prism kites

What do others think ... Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided


Sounds interesting  Wink

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« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2013, 07:45 PM »

I forgot about the freestylist. I think I'll call Jon and talk to him. I try to keep my money as local as possible and American if I can.
Do you have any intentions on buying a HQ Shadow? If not, I have someone that would like to have the Modified Bridle I offered to you. Please let me know. thanks, Norm

Sorry for the late response Norm. Let em have it if you haven't already. I haven't even flown anything yet. It will be a while before I finally figure out what I need. Today the park i am going to fly in is currently underwater after the river over flowed its banks with some heavy storms passing through
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