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by Elix
Sat, Mar 10 2012, 02:47 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Indiana Dunes 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Indiana Dunes 2012

My wife and I are making a trek (4 hours) to the Dunes this summer, preferably during warm water so my kids can enjoy some swimming. She's giving me the opportunity to check with IKE first to see if there are any annually scheduled events that we can co-ordinate with. So this is my official request ...
by Elix
Mon, Mar 05 2012, 09:08 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Frayed bridle damage
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Re: Frayed bridle damage

Thank you for all the replies, especially the thoughts on possible causes because I wish to prevent this in the future. I'll have to be more mindful of contact my bridle might be making with other objects while the kite is in flight in the future. Anne, thank you for the quote, I'll be contacting yo...
by Elix
Tue, Feb 28 2012, 02:34 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Frayed bridle damage
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Re: Frayed bridle damage

I'm not sure what caused it. I always fly alone, and I'm not exactly rough on it. That's why I assumed kite vibration and rubbing, but the central attach point has nothing around to cause the damage.
by Elix
Tue, Feb 28 2012, 01:49 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Frayed bridle damage
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Re: Frayed bridle damage

Went to take some photos and it's worse than I thought, 2 of the 3 attach points have damage. Here are photos from left to right, facing the front of the kite. First shot is undamaged, second and third have fraying. This is a B series, full sail. http://i42.tinypic.com/15eh17b.jpg http://i40.tinypic...
by Elix
Tue, Feb 28 2012, 10:23 AM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Frayed bridle damage
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Frayed bridle damage

Well I got the old kite and chain out for a little bit in yesterday's decent winds and mild temps. As I was putting things together, I noticed some frayed line on my bridle right up against the leading edge. It looks like a combination of bridle contacting the kite in flight and the inevitable vibra...
by Elix
Mon, Jan 30 2012, 01:28 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Anybody getting out there?
Replies: 17
Views: 3124

Re: Anybody getting out there?

are you sure the ferrule broke? Perhaps it came unglued and it has slipped inside one of the rods? I suppose it's possible it slipped inside. In fact I'm so hopeful this is the case, I'm gonna walk out to my car and check. I've read the other responses as well. Some good information here thanks for...
by Elix
Mon, Jan 30 2012, 08:00 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Anybody getting out there?
Replies: 17
Views: 3124

Re: Anybody getting out there?

Got my kite out yesterday in some blustery winds. Only flew in my front yard so I used 20 foot lines. After getting everything connected, I stood the kite up into the typical inverted pre-launch position, and my leading edge folded at a rod joint! :cry: I have no idea when it happened, either at my ...
by Elix
Sat, Dec 31 2011, 11:43 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Michelle's New Baby
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Michelle's New Baby

I didn't want to hijack Mike & Shari's post, but I did copy their title, sorry guys =)

My wife and I just had a new arrival, so I thought I'd share with you all.
by Elix
Mon, Dec 12 2011, 07:53 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Shari's new baby
Replies: 15
Views: 3278

Re: Shari's new baby

Sweet Star Wars collection ;) And the kite's awesome too!
by Elix
Sat, Oct 15 2011, 09:45 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2038

Re: Hello Everyone!!!

Hi Paul, welcome to the party!
by Elix
Mon, Oct 10 2011, 03:41 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: IKE sewing class?
Replies: 24
Views: 5199

Re: IKE sewing class?

It's all about the online deals now! Nuts to standing in line at a store. Roll out of bed in PJs at 6am, click buy and go back to bed. ;)
by Elix
Wed, Sep 28 2011, 09:34 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 9/26 - 10/2?
Replies: 17
Views: 3007

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 9/26 - 10/2

Lots of variable wind yesterday afternoon. I took advantage of it and worked on inverted flight. It's slow going, but improvement is peaking through now and then. Had two cars stop by at different times to watch for a few minutes. Wondered if someone might actually get brave enough to have a chat wi...
by Elix
Wed, Sep 28 2011, 09:28 AM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: 9/24-25: Quad Cities Kite Festival--don't miss it!
Replies: 38
Views: 5530

Re: 9/24-25: Quad Cities Kite Festival--don't miss it!

Editing is the easy part...it's getting 2 cameras to record the angles simultaneously that we haven't done... You're right, I should have thought of that point. Asking people to film instead of join in the fun, probably not a popular choice! Mike: I have been looking forward to the retreat in a big...
by Elix
Wed, Sep 28 2011, 08:01 AM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: 9/24-25: Quad Cities Kite Festival--don't miss it!
Replies: 38
Views: 5530

Re: 9/24-25: Quad Cities Kite Festival--don't miss it!

Great stuff! Thanks for putting that together :up: I'd personally like to see even more footage of the pilots :) While we all know what revs can do in formation, some of us remote folks don't get to fly with others much. It's very interesting to me to see how everyone dances around each other during...
by Elix
Wed, Sep 14 2011, 02:03 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 9/12-9/18?
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 9/12-9/18?

Too bad flying on the roof didn't work out, it would have made a fun video. Of course we'd have to rent a helicopter to film it properly... Funny you should mention that...the security department was watching me via the parking lot surveillance cams. They're mounted on pretty tall light posts. :jes...
by Elix
Tue, Sep 13 2011, 08:32 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 9/12-9/18?
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 9/12-9/18?

Went up on the roof where I work again, probably for the last time. There was a solid 15mph breeze in the area, but on the roof it was all swirls, thermals and bumps, even 80 feet up at the top of the wind window. The building isn't small by any means. There's room for dozens of revs. Attaching a pi...
by Elix
Sat, Sep 10 2011, 05:56 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: IKE Retreat, Oct 15-16
Replies: 52
Views: 8547

Re: IKE Retreat, Oct 15-16

Checking with my family. Hoping for a yes!
by Elix
Thu, Sep 08 2011, 08:12 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 9/05-9/11?
Replies: 35
Views: 4980

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 9/05-9/11?

Mike wrote:Really? The consensus is for Hadzicki Shuffle?


Yeah, I guess when you invent the kite, you get a move named after you. :jester:
by Elix
Thu, Sep 08 2011, 08:40 AM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Suoersonic for sale. Club colors!
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

Re: Suoersonic for sale. Club colors!

There's this newer site as well which is endorsed by A Wind of Change.

http://www.kitebookie.com/forum/index.php
by Elix
Wed, Sep 07 2011, 02:55 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Suoersonic for sale. Club colors!
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

Re: Suoersonic for sale. Club colors!

Bump and question:

Do these come in vented flavors? If so, which is this? I can't tell by the photo.

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