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by catspaw00
Tue, Oct 20 2009, 02:00 PM
Forum: Cool Links
Topic: Cat Got Your Tongue?
Replies: 2
Views: 2772

Re: Cat Got Your Tongue?

Mike wrote:That means you are only about 10% human cells and the other 90% of you is microbes of various sorts!


That explains soooo much. :rotfl

-Wendy
by catspaw00
Mon, Oct 19 2009, 09:23 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October 17th Chicago Club Fly
Replies: 30
Views: 9324

Re: October 17th Chicago Club Fly

Thanks for posting the pictures, guys. And thanks for all the help - every time I learn a little bit more, and I get a little bit better. Once again, RevJB got my line situation cleared up - sneaky, hidden bridle wrap. Thanks, John! Great place to fly, too. Not hard to get to, and not terribly hard ...
by catspaw00
Fri, Oct 16 2009, 04:09 PM
Forum: 2009 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2009 Sauganash IL Kite Fest, Oct 24
Replies: 15
Views: 7306

Re: 2009 Sauganash IL Kite Fest, Oct 24

I'm a maybe - depends on if I have to work the weekend.

:up:

-Wendy
by catspaw00
Wed, Oct 14 2009, 09:54 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: October 17th Chicago Club Fly
Replies: 30
Views: 9324

Re: October 17th Chicago Club Fly

I'm in! I need some flying time... it's been a hectic few weeks.

-Wendy
by catspaw00
Tue, Oct 06 2009, 07:06 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Jynx
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Re: Happy Birthday Jynx

Happy belated birthday, Jynx!

-Wendy
by catspaw00
Thu, Sep 17 2009, 03:08 PM
Forum: Lines
Topic: Short-lined?
Replies: 6
Views: 4103

Re: Short-lined?

Yeah, after I realized the discrepency was between pairs, rather than just one of the lines being off, I figured that I could probably put both long ones on top or bottom and be able to accomplish some sort of flying. By then I was so frustrated, though, that I decided to let it go for a while. I've...
by catspaw00
Thu, Sep 17 2009, 02:00 PM
Forum: Lines
Topic: Short-lined?
Replies: 6
Views: 4103

Re: Short-lined?

Yes, this helps immensely. I didn't intentionally end up with lines of differing lengths, but they're what I have to work with, so I was hoping for good advice. I was seriously thinking I needed to just sell my kites and go back to knitting.

Thanks for the advice!

-Wendy
by catspaw00
Thu, Sep 17 2009, 12:56 PM
Forum: Lines
Topic: Short-lined?
Replies: 6
Views: 4103

Short-lined?

How important is it that your lines all be the same length? What's the most deviance that you can still fly with? What happens if you try to fly with one pair of lines significantly shorter than the other (18" or so)?

-Wendy
by catspaw00
Mon, Sep 14 2009, 11:46 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: 2nd IKE Family Picnic(CANCELD- Changed To Club Fly)
Replies: 15
Views: 5185

Re: 2nd IKE Family Picnic

I can't make it - cancer walk in Michigan that weekend. But be sure to post pictures, hey?

:)

-Wendy
by catspaw00
Tue, Sep 08 2009, 03:05 PM
Forum: 2009 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2009 Quad Cities Kite Festival: Sept 19-20th
Replies: 39
Views: 15643

Re: 2009 Quad Cities Kite Festival: Sept 19-20th

I just realized that I never said so, but... I'll be there!!

:)

Really looking forward to it.

:bash:

-Wendy
by catspaw00
Fri, Sep 04 2009, 02:19 PM
Forum: 2009 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2009: Sept 4-5 - Kites Over Lake Michigan
Replies: 33
Views: 15911

Re: 2009: Sept 4-5 - Kites Over Lake Michigan

I'm coming up for tomorrow, hopefully early (be there when it starts kind of thing). :)

:bash:
by catspaw00
Wed, Sep 02 2009, 01:55 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Windy Days And Beaches
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Re: Windy Days And Beaches

I think I'm doing it wrong - when I inverted my kite and started to walk away, it started rolling across the beach (fortunately tangling me in the line, which enabled me to pull in the leading edge and get that bad boy to STAY ON THE SAND). :shock: I'll definitely have to come up to Two Rivers and s...
by catspaw00
Wed, Sep 02 2009, 10:01 AM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Windy Days And Beaches
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Windy Days And Beaches

I was in Michigan on vacation for the last 10 days, visiting family, and I managed to make it out to the beach one of those days. The wind was kicking - 20-25 mph (the water was full of kite surfers, which was fantastic) when I got there, according to the locals. I discovered that there really can b...
by catspaw00
Fri, Aug 21 2009, 01:07 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick Fly Kankakee Aug 22 Sat
Replies: 3
Views: 1837

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee Aug 22 Sat

Man. I'm heading to Michigan tomorrow afternoon. Sorry I'm gonna miss this.

Hope you can get a group together, though; sounds like the wind will be good.

-Wendy
by catspaw00
Fri, Aug 14 2009, 02:28 PM
Forum: Not Kites
Topic: Rip-stop
Replies: 0
Views: 2048

Rip-stop

I have a Wrangler soft-top, and I noticed the other day that I have a small (about 1-1/4") tear started at a weak point in the construction. The top is a coated denim-y canvas-kind of affair (factory-installed), and I'm wondering if there is a non-duct-tape way to sort of stop the ripping. I do...
by catspaw00
Thu, Aug 13 2009, 02:15 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Ready For The 2nd And Need Rod Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 3774

Re: Ready For The 2nd And Need Rod Advice

Thanks, guys. That's what I needed to know. :)

-Wendy
by catspaw00
Thu, Aug 13 2009, 12:24 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Ready For The 2nd And Need Rod Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 3774

Re: Ready For The 2nd And Need Rod Advice

Oh, by the by, I determined that I needed the 2nd one because the winds died down... since my lovely new B-series is less lovely on the ground (or flopping down to it), I figure I need a non-vented sail as well. :shock: Pure sophistry, actually, because I was already jonesing to buy another one. *si...
by catspaw00
Thu, Aug 13 2009, 12:21 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Ready For The 2nd And Need Rod Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 3774

Ready For The 2nd And Need Rod Advice

I have race rods and 3-wrap now. Since my new one will come with 3-wrap, and Dave is nice enough to let me swap, should I get 2-wrap or 4-wrap instead of the 3s?

-Wendy
by catspaw00
Wed, Aug 12 2009, 08:19 PM
Forum: 2009 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2009: Perry Farms Kite Festival, August 15-16
Replies: 34
Views: 13555

Re: 2009: Perry Farms Kite Festival, August 15-16

:( I have to work this weekend. I'll be able to get out sometime to fly up here, but not to make the trip down to the festival. Man. So, I'm going to go off an pout now... Y'all have fun, though - looks like the weather's going to be great. -Wendy let me know if you head out to Vernon Hills... I ma...
by catspaw00
Wed, Aug 12 2009, 12:44 PM
Forum: 2009 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2009: Perry Farms Kite Festival, August 15-16
Replies: 34
Views: 13555

Re: 2009: Perry Farms Kite Festival, August 15-16

:(

I have to work this weekend. I'll be able to get out sometime to fly up here, but not to make the trip down to the festival. Man.

So, I'm going to go off an pout now...

Y'all have fun, though - looks like the weather's going to be great.

-Wendy

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