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by basicbill
Tue, Jun 03 2014, 08:29 AM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois
Replies: 58
Views: 7060

Re: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois

So I've been watching a few dual-line and quad-line video tutorials. Are there habits that one would have to "un-learn" if beginning with a dual-line kite then moving on to a Rev? Negative transfer I believe it's called. Looks like the duals use arm motion and the quads use wrist motion. B...
by basicbill
Sun, Jun 01 2014, 12:23 PM
Forum: KAP
Topic: KAP Water Bottle Weight Test
Replies: 2
Views: 930

KAP Water Bottle Weight Test

I wanted to see if my Prism Delta had the moxie to lift a light weight KAP setup such as the Jones KAP rig. Which comes in at about 230 grams including a GoPro camera. https://flic.kr/p/dvoeuH So after reading a good suggestion about testing, I attached a full water bottle to the 70 lb line and slow...
by basicbill
Fri, May 30 2014, 12:26 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois
Replies: 58
Views: 7060

Re: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois

backdraft wrote:Welcome,
Would love to fly a rev's with you. Hopefully we can meet at an event/club fly soon.

Big Mike


Thanks. I believe you might be the man to talk to if and when I decide to purchase one.

Bill
by basicbill
Fri, May 30 2014, 06:44 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wind Apps
Replies: 14
Views: 1838

Re: Wind Apps

I'm curious what wind apps and/or web sites you guys use? I like WindAlert personally (on iPhone, but I think there's an Android version too), what else is out there that's good? - Swannie The recently improved Weather Underground app has the current winds and an hourly forecast for winds by locati...
by basicbill
Thu, May 29 2014, 09:15 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois
Replies: 58
Views: 7060

Re: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois

Hey, Bill Don't buy a Mojo or Volksquad until you have at least flown a Rev long enough to maintain and understand control of quad-line kites. The 1.5 Rev kites are much more forgiving to a first-time quad-line flyer. Both of these kites are more difficult to learn to control. You will probably do ...
by basicbill
Tue, May 27 2014, 08:55 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois
Replies: 58
Views: 7060

Re: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois

Something that I'm curious about regarding the Revs. To what size do they break down for storage? Is assembly difficult? My Honda Fit is not built for large items unless I want to fold the seats down and such. I'd prefer not to.

Bill
by basicbill
Tue, May 27 2014, 07:14 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois
Replies: 58
Views: 7060

Re: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois

Thanks all for the welcome. I'm fairly sure that if I do go the multi-line route that it would be with a quad line kite. I like how controllable they seem in the hands of a skilled flyer. I've considered buying one of the less expensive types such as the Mojo or VolksQuad as an introduction and trai...
by basicbill
Tue, May 27 2014, 04:02 PM
Forum: Photos
Topic: Crystal Lake 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2398

Crystal Lake 2014

A few shots from this past weekend. Wind was very light to non-existent at times. P1350217.jpg P1350215.jpg P1350260.jpg I don't know the model names nor owners of the larger kites. But that's my Prism Stowaway Parafoil in the last shot looking much bigger than it is due to the juxtaposition. It cou...
by basicbill
Mon, May 26 2014, 06:51 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois
Replies: 58
Views: 7060

Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois

Hello everyone, My name is Bill and I live on the east side of St. Charles, Illinois. I've been lurking here for a while and I thought I'd introduce myself. I go back to the Hi-Flier days of wood sticks and paper kites. Which should give you some idea of my age. Back then I would repair and make new...

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