In my early days I experimented and learned on my own from single line kites, painting the sky with many singles line kites to flying stunt kites between them. A move into Chicago provided a new venue and as I learned about stunt kites my collection grew (several pictures are posted on Facebook's Stunt Kite Classics group). We had an ad hoc group of flyers who met & flew on North Avenue Beach, before the volleyball nets took over. We flew individual and teams for a day then headed out for food.
I'm still an old school dual line kite flyer who flew more for the roar & speed than the tricks. I did alot of grass & sand plowing with the NSR stack. I stopped flying prior to the advent of trick kites and 'extreme' power kites used by today's kite boarders.
A sampling of my kites includes:
- Top of the Line North Shore Radical
Top of the Line North Shore Radical Extreme
Chicago Fire Kite Co Bee
Chicago Fire Kite Co Girl, 10'
Flexifoil 4' Hotshot
I'll be trying these out once again in 2017; 17+ years after putting them in storage.