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by Elix
Fri, Jul 22 2011, 09:14 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5066

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

Flew yesterday in the blistering heat. 1-8 mph winds, gusts every 15 minutes to 12+. I was showing a friend from Texas how stunt kites work. He got a minute or two of flight time in, but rarely kept it off the ground long. He did enjoy watching me zip around the sky and playing chicken with dive sto...
by Elix
Mon, Jul 18 2011, 08:49 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/17-7/23
Replies: 38
Views: 5066

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

Flew my new B series tonight. Perfect winds, finally. Only had an hour but I could have went all night it was so much fun. Moved lines out to the ends of my top leaders and everything went well there. I feel much more confident with this kite than my smaller non-rev. I tried flic-flacs a few times a...
by Elix
Sat, Jul 16 2011, 11:14 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 5560

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

Looks good! Now try more brake. ;) Yeah, it was a very lousy wind day and I wanted all the forward I could squeeze out to get her off the ground for the first flight. When I find a good breeze, you bet I'll be letting that top line out as far as I can and working on my reverse flight every chance I...
by Elix
Sat, Jul 16 2011, 11:10 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Night Flying Video
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: Night Flying Video

Fantastic idea, I want those lights!
by Elix
Sat, Jul 16 2011, 08:32 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 5560

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

Not sure how long these URLs will work, but here's a couple shots. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oTC2jGC1rAc/TiCbivvAUlI/AAAAAAAAAKs/ISYi8ILSCjU/s912/2011-07-15_15-56-01_508.jpg https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wqt-GyI2KWo/TiCZdHuHjDI/AAAAAAAAAKo/zVfDqzrC6Y4/s1600/2011-07-15_15-45-24_961.jpg
by Elix
Fri, Jul 15 2011, 09:23 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 5560

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

My new B Series (and my first Rev) arrived in the mail last night. Mid-west wind deities, please keep this 10mph breeze going until well after I get off work! No surprise, the wind died down in the afternoon, so I was never in the air longer than a few minutes. But I consider the maiden flight comp...
by Elix
Fri, Jul 15 2011, 01:02 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 5560

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

Darkspark wrote:I did a quick search and didn't see anything. If you run across it again post the link on here.

As requested =)
by Elix
Fri, Jul 15 2011, 10:42 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 5560

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

My new B Series (and my first Rev) arrived in the mail last night. Mid-west wind deities, please keep this 10mph breeze going until well after I get off work!
by Elix
Fri, Jul 15 2011, 10:40 AM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: WK100 Foil
Replies: 18
Views: 4425

Re: WK100 Foil

Wow, I'd like to see a video of that stack moving around, and also of it on the ground next to someone for scale reference. Looks very sharp!
by Elix
Thu, Jul 14 2011, 08:46 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: IKE Retreat?
Replies: 28
Views: 4496

Re: IKE Retreat?

As far as Lake Michigan goes, let me weigh in by saying just about 30 more minutes down the road, Washington Park Beach in Michigan City offers much more to do (zoo, pavilion for bands, large marina, visit-able lighthouse) and has much more room for parking, making it less of a traffic jam to get to...
by Elix
Thu, Jul 14 2011, 12:53 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 5560

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

Guess I could have explained that a little further. They are replacement endcaps for a rev. I have been trying them out on the ends of the leading edge. The small bit sticking out is flint steel. When it gets dragged across concrete or asphalt it creates sparks. A fairly large amount on concrete. F...
by Elix
Wed, Jul 13 2011, 09:43 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 5560

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

Sparkaps? I am intrigued.
by Elix
Wed, Jul 13 2011, 09:38 PM
Forum: Not Kites
Topic: Tried to get a Kenyan domain name
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: Tried to get a Kenyan domain name

Some good thinking there, guys!
by Elix
Tue, Jul 12 2011, 09:50 AM
Forum: Not Kites
Topic: Google+ Invites
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Google+ Invites

So I've been on Google+ a couple weeks and it seems like it's here to stay. For those that aren't aware, it's Google's answer to Facebook & Twitter. I don't know if it's gonna overtake the originals, but I'm signed up and building my friend-base, anyway. Right now it has a different feel to it. ...
by Elix
Tue, Jul 12 2011, 09:07 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 5560

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

Honestly, I was a little disappointed. But just a little. Two weekends ago, I flew a full vent, B series on 120' lines at the beach and it was fantastic. Reverse flight was finally achievable and the kite was smooth as butter. The Full Sail SLE (using 3-wrap spars) is certainly easier to control tha...
by Elix
Mon, Jul 11 2011, 08:03 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 5560

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

Wow, that is some rough wind. Hope you have a generator handy.

In other news, my dry-spell is over! Got to fly tonight for over an hour on an SLE and 120' lines. It was quite a bit different than what I am used to.
by Elix
Mon, Jul 11 2011, 01:30 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16
Replies: 58
Views: 5560

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/10-7/16

The wind is blowing today where I am... come on 5 o'clock! :bash:
by Elix
Mon, Jul 11 2011, 01:29 PM
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Field Hat
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: Field Hat

Didn't see it on the web site, probly in-store only. This one was about 30 bucks. It has a leather strap for on-the-back carrying and is plenty wide to provide cover to my ears and neck. For cooling, it has mesh around the head which might lead to a sunburn on a day with too much sunshine, but it al...
by Elix
Sun, Jul 10 2011, 06:50 PM
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Field Hat
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: Field Hat

That's funny, we happened to be near a Gander Mountain and stopped in. Got me something that'll work just fine. =)
by Elix
Sun, Jul 10 2011, 01:10 PM
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Field Hat
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Field Hat

Looking for some headgear that'll protect my ears and neck, but not sure where to shop. I can order online once I know what I like and want. But I need to try styles on plus get an idea what size I need. Any suggestions?

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