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by Elix
Wed, Sep 07 2011, 02:41 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 9/05-9/11?
Replies: 35
Views: 4828

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

Went out for a short fly last night... wow. Winds were blowing between 5 and 20, with occasional 30 mph gusts. As I stood there with my 80 feet of line unrolled and my full sail still safely furled, I decided today might not be the safest day for my multi-hundred dollar kite. Time to bust out my eba...
by Elix
Sun, Sep 04 2011, 08:25 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: Two Rivers-Labor day weekend.
Replies: 28
Views: 4044

Re: Two Rivers-Labor day weekend.

Great photos, thanks!
by Elix
Thu, Sep 01 2011, 09:36 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/29-9/04?
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/29-9/04?

The water is evil!!! It's swallowed my kite twice now. Luckily I've had someone nearby both times to rescue it from the deadly clutches. I've seen water play before, but now I'm thinking they didn't have to contend with any current. The crashing waves were nearly folding my kite in half. Thought I w...
by Elix
Thu, Sep 01 2011, 04:51 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/29-9/04?
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/29-9/04?

Mmm Beach Winds! Been loving North Carolina ocean breezes this week. Flew so many hours yesterday, I have no idea how long I was out there. Haven't had anyone stop to talk to me or anything. Had my picture taken a few times though, yeah OK it was the kite they were after... I've been getting lots of...
by Elix
Fri, Aug 26 2011, 12:50 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/22-8/28?
Replies: 25
Views: 3300

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/22-8/28?

Thanks for the advice gang. You are all very wise! ;) Our vacation is now delayed (hopefully only) 24 hours thanks to a mandatory evac of the island. That means I'll miss out on the 40+ winds and the potentially very-low low tide as the wind would have been blowing off shore. Ah well, I'm just hopin...
by Elix
Thu, Aug 25 2011, 05:38 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/22-8/28?
Replies: 25
Views: 3300

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/22-8/28?

Flew yesterday in some nice 15 mph winds. 2 wrap LE and 3 wrap verticals. Ahh, so much more responsive. Got some inverted practice time in too. Followed the official Rev instructions of launching from hover, holding, then landing if things get unstable. Then repeat. That helped keep me focused only ...
by Elix
Tue, Aug 16 2011, 07:36 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: IKE Retreat?
Replies: 28
Views: 4459

Re: IKE Retreat?

My wife and I are checking our schedule. Would be nice to meet a few more of you, and we're fans of the dunes.
by Elix
Wed, Aug 10 2011, 08:10 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/7-8/14
Replies: 37
Views: 4629

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/7-8/14

Another 30 minutes last night. Thanks to some nearby thunderstorms, I've learned even a stiff breeze doesn't help my current reverse skills. I can physically see the legs of my inverted rev curling forward, yet the kite still wants to dive or tip-flip. If I maintain altitude, I'm in a permanent stat...
by Elix
Tue, Aug 09 2011, 08:11 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/7-8/14
Replies: 37
Views: 4629

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 8/7-8/14

Finally got out last night for about 35 minutes of light wind flying. Getting better at inverted slides but my inverted hover attempts are still atrocious. The wind isn't helping matters. Just once I'd like a stiff breeze in this limp-flag state :)
by Elix
Sat, Jul 30 2011, 05:34 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/24-7/30
Replies: 34
Views: 3291

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/24-7/30

Do you water fliers have to slowly walk backwards once most of the kite is submerged to keep the sail full and responsive to handle inputs?
by Elix
Fri, Jul 29 2011, 08:11 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/24-7/30
Replies: 34
Views: 3291

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/24-7/30

Got a little over 90 minutes in this afternoon. Very hot with winds ranging from zero to 18 mph, with about a 120 degree range in direction. Got a little worried for my 2-wrap spars' safety a few times but was always quick enough to release the brake in gusts. I'm sure eventually I'll lose that litt...
by Elix
Fri, Jul 29 2011, 07:53 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Fly near chicago - 7/31
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Fly near chicago - 7/31

I wish Chicago wasn't 4 hours away, I'd love to meet up =)
by Elix
Thu, Jul 28 2011, 07:55 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/24-7/30
Replies: 34
Views: 3291

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/24-7/30

Finally got back in the air again this evening for about 30 sweaty minutes. In an effort to be seen and possibly recruit, I went to a local park which unfortunately has a tree line all around the perimeter. As a result, the decent aloft wind speeds were negated by near-ground swirliness. Stayed in t...
by Elix
Tue, Jul 26 2011, 04:04 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: New Sail Rattle
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: New Sail Rattle

Farthest knot out on top lines. Farthest in on bottom lines.
by Elix
Tue, Jul 26 2011, 01:23 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: New Sail Rattle
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

New Sail Rattle

I don't have a lot of hands-on or on-site Rev experience, but I have seen more than a few Rev videos. Based on that, I'm here to ask IKE for advice. I've had my kite out 4 times now (for a total of about 3 hours of 5-15 mph flight) and I feel like it rattles too much in forward flight. I'm aware tha...
by Elix
Tue, Jul 26 2011, 10:22 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5049

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23

I didn't see you mention paint specifically, but I think what Mike wants to know is what (presumably lightweight) procedure you used to make it un-white. :)
by Elix
Tue, Jul 26 2011, 09:20 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/24-7/30
Replies: 34
Views: 3291

Re: Who is flying what, where and when this week 7/24-7/30

goestoeleven wrote: My location is Kure Beach, NC. Forecast is for 1/2 inch of rain and 18-21 mph winds today.


Nice, that's just a short swim from where I'll be in a few weeks: Holden Beach, NC. All I have is a full-sail kite - sounds like I better take some duct tape with me. :blink2:
by Elix
Mon, Jul 25 2011, 02:05 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5049

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23

Flew a little yesterday. We have a relative an hour away that lives next door to their local county fairgrounds. That fair is in full swing this week so we were there for opening day. Winds were dead calm all afternoon but then a front came through and gave us about 30 minutes of 10mph wind. Luckily...
by Elix
Sun, Jul 24 2011, 11:49 AM
Forum: Videos
Topic: Rev, beach, stones . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

Re: Rev, beach, stones . . .

What an inspiration!
by Elix
Fri, Jul 22 2011, 09:15 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kite Bags/How to carry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: Kite Bags/How to carry ?

I use the trunk of my car. =)
It's quite rigid and can carry many frisbees! Plus I'm ready to fly anywhere I go. :up:

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