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by yepits
Fri, Jan 29 2016, 02:33 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving day...
Replies: 10
Views: 1538

Re: Moving day...

:up:
by yepits
Mon, Jan 18 2016, 10:13 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving day...
Replies: 10
Views: 1538

Moving day...

Thank you all for being there for me as a newly rekindled passion of mine manifest and blossomed into a part of me that will never fade. As of today, I am moving to Oklahoma in search of a new destiny and new skies to fly in. Keep your back to the wind, and save the knots for your shoelaces! :thanks:
by yepits
Wed, Sep 23 2015, 04:16 AM
Forum: Plans
Topic: Have an idea, need a price quote...
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Have an idea, need a price quote...

So, I'm a Dragonball Z fan. The frame I have is a 1.5 SLE. I'd love to know how much a custom sail design would cost...
by yepits
Tue, Aug 18 2015, 12:45 AM
Forum: Power Kites
Topic: It arrives on Monday...
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Re: It arrives on Monday...

Oh I about giggled the first time I got dragged! Not at all a kite to have in anything more than a breeze. For sure.
by yepits
Tue, Aug 18 2015, 12:41 AM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Ok, I bought a Rev...
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: Ok, I bought a Rev...

Thursday looks to have cool fast air moving through, so sport kites are coming out. I'm off work Thursdays and Sunday, otherwise I'll be at the retreat too.
by yepits
Mon, Aug 17 2015, 08:38 AM
Forum: Power Kites
Topic: It arrives on Monday...
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Re: It arrives on Monday...

Ok! I'm off to wait for the mail person. Fingers crossed!
by yepits
Mon, Aug 17 2015, 08:35 AM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Ok, I bought a Rev...
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: Ok, I bought a Rev...

I'm positive my hands are not fully connected to my brain now...


The best way to describe my efforts while flying my 1.5 is this: trying to crash yet failing creatively.

I'm starting to get it, but I'm also just as close to pioneering teleportation using a banana and duct tape.
by yepits
Mon, Aug 17 2015, 08:29 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Belvidere, Illinois middle school seeks guest speaker
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Belvidere, Illinois middle school seeks guest speaker

I think everyone in the forum got a bit shy at the mention of the word 'expert'... :-P
by yepits
Sat, Aug 15 2015, 03:52 PM
Forum: Power Kites
Topic: It arrives on Monday...
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

It arrives on Monday...

A friend and I got the urge to get an entry level powerkite. An auction for a HQ Beamer V 5.0 came up in an incredibly ironic proximity to when we had talked about it, so... Yeah. Scared and excited are about as close to accurate description of how I'm feeling, at least without using a few more colo...
by yepits
Sat, Aug 15 2015, 03:41 PM
Forum: Dual Line Kites
Topic: Ok this is the last kite I'm buying, for now...
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Ok this is the last kite I'm buying, for now...

I've got to stop! Cause I'm broke, but anyways... Now I've acquired an HQ Atomic Kiwi, and it is fantastic! I'm really excited to now also be in the process of learning the stunting discipline of dual line deltas. After having watched a few videos, some several times just because of how unbelievable...
by yepits
Wed, Aug 12 2015, 01:04 AM
Forum: Dual Line Kites
Topic: I had to get it, and it's broken already...
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: I had to get it, and it's broken already...

OMG!! Well my new rods are on the way, 23$ shipped... not sure if that's a great deal, but they are OE spec replacements. And... I won the Beamer!! When it rains... you know the rest!
by yepits
Sat, Aug 08 2015, 07:48 AM
Forum: Dual Line Kites
Topic: I had to get it, and it's broken already...
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: I had to get it, and it's broken already...

I would consider a third party supplier for the part, however it's a hybrid rod. It's a fiberglass reinforced one, but the fiberglass ends partway through, giving way to a hollow shaft of extruded carbon, which seems a bit more complex to me, than just ordering a similar one not from the OEM directl...
by yepits
Fri, Aug 07 2015, 08:11 AM
Forum: Dual Line Kites
Topic: I had to get it, and it's broken already...
Replies: 4
Views: 763

I had to get it, and it's broken already...

So the HQ line of kites has me, kite line and winder (lol)! I came across a Ion Jungle at the shop I've gotten my kites at, and couldn't resist the idea of an 81" delta in my hands! It flys with such ease and power too, I was awestruck at its ability to handle such a wide envelope of wind speed...
by yepits
Fri, Aug 07 2015, 07:53 AM
Forum: Dual Line Kites
Topic: Limbo triple stack tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: Limbo triple stack tuning

Turns out it just needs a heap of windspeed to act civilized. Oh my goodness do they ever pull! Can't wait to get them out again! The sails make an incredible noise in strong wind!
by yepits
Tue, Jul 28 2015, 09:52 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: July 29-30 Boone County...
Replies: 1
Views: 625

July 29-30 Boone County...

...Fairgrounds has a huge park that's just South of it, and I'm going to try my darnedest to have a kite in the air as long as the wind allows!! I've been craving a big wind day for months now, and these two days, just so happen to be on days I have off! So excited! :-D
by yepits
Tue, Jul 28 2015, 09:44 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from South Elgin
Replies: 22
Views: 2697

Re: New from South Elgin

Geeze! I am so late to the welcoming party! But, anyways... Welcome! :up:
by yepits
Sun, Jul 05 2015, 10:27 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: July 6th
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: July 6th

I'm going as soon as possible to avoid any mid day precipitation that's in the forecast. I'm shooting for an arrival around 9 and to be in the air by 9:30!
by yepits
Sun, Jul 05 2015, 02:47 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: July 6th
Replies: 3
Views: 816

July 6th

Monday the sixth has a formidable forcast! I'll have a few friends of mine out with me at the soccer fields at Rock Valley College, in Rockford off of Mulford Ave. Should there be any other pilots out there at random (nudge nudge wink wink) I'm sure it'd be a most awesome and welcome surprise!!
by yepits
Mon, Jun 22 2015, 09:05 AM
Forum: Dual Line Kites
Topic: Limbo triple stack tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: Limbo triple stack tuning

Great insights! I'll have it out today, so I'll bring my tape measure too.
by yepits
Mon, Jun 22 2015, 02:39 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Saturday 6-20-15 Fly
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

Re: Saturday 6-20-15 Fly

Anyone plan on getting some air time on Monday?

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