Posted: Sat, Dec 09 2006, 08:29 AM
Draftnik wrote:I love Drachen. They have such cool kite things going on.
Hector you might appreciate this one... http://www.drachen.org/special_events_guatemala2005.html
you should make some of those and bring them to the H.B. Kite Party, I would really enjoy seeing them. They would look great in the sky next to all the high tech SLKs that will also be in the air.
Ooh, what would be cool too, would to be to take photos and post the whole process of making them to our forum.
Hector Herrera wrote:The "barriletes" you see against the wall, are similar to the ones I use to make when I was a boy (younger) I did them very colorful, different sizes, and I use to sell them to my friends too. One of our most favorite things to do was to see who would fly the kite the farthest, and me and my budies use to collect old socks, to get enough strings to fly the kites, as you may know, the fabric from pantyhoses is very strong, light, and you can get a long ways with a couple of pantyhoses's strings. One time me and my older brother flew a kite 3 hours away... !!! that's how long it took us to bring the kite back!!!
Draftnik wrote:It's also, by far, the greatest use of pantyhose *ever*.
denverberry wrote:Now we're going to have a Kite Fishing page for Hector.
Shoot, I'm game... wait, don't SHOOT, I'm NOT GAME!! What I mean is... Oh I give up...
Chris wrote:Thak you, Hector, just trying to keep up with the high standards all you long time kite builders have set
Hector Herrera wrote:Okay, remember: If the wind sucks, you're flying backwards.-