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Great Winds...

Posted: Sun, Dec 17 2006, 03:52 PM
by Knoted4ever
i was out at the local High School fields flying today. Winds were excellent... very smooth and steady! :up: At first i was flying a standard Sea Devil; later on, the winds were less intense, so i pulled out the Sea Devil Light. i flew over 3 hours and had a blast! It was so nice... weather-wise, for this time of year. i even had to take my coat off early on... and flew the rest of the time with only my sweat-shirt for the top.

After i came back home, i put a thin layer of Gorilla Glue on the Yo-Yo Stoppers of one of my Sea Devils. This protects them from wear from continual use (i.e., doing a lot of pitch-based tricks); i also use it on a lot of other kites. Gorilla Glue, marketed as "The Toughest Glue on Planet Earth," is waterproof and, once it sets, it is as hard as a rock. A thin layer, placed on the nose of kites, is also very beneficial; it helps prevent fraying and keeps dirt from accumulating in the fabric. One thing with using Gorilla Glue, though, is that one needs to be very careful when applying it; at first it is very runny... it takes a while to get sticky and viscous. You need to ensure that it does not run onto any fabric of the kite adjacent to where you put the glue. My wife gave me some last year for Christmas, as a stocking stuffer; man, it is great stuff!

Re: Great Winds...

Posted: Sun, Dec 17 2006, 06:15 PM
by Mike
I've never used the stuff. It's sounds like something worth experimenting with though, thanks for the tip.

Re: Great Winds...

Posted: Sun, Dec 17 2006, 08:16 PM
by TheBigKiteGuy
I used it when I inset the medallions from sparling kite pins into wood winders. It expands somewhere in its drying cycle. The first winder was kind of messy.

Re: Great Winds...

Posted: Sun, Dec 17 2006, 08:25 PM
by Hector Herrera
It's nice to know that you guys are having a good time :up:

Same here in California, :up: I went to my favority spot, Redondo beach, it was super...winds on the 7 mph, temperature at 1:00 P.M. 57 , very few people and I started flying my Guatemalan Quad; my favorite quad kite, it flew very nicely, did everything I asked, It was very docil. Then I pulled My Benson's Deep Space, and responded ackordingly, very, very nice, all I was doing was the basics, a lot of axels, some flick flacks, some fades, and generaly I had fun. Then It was sunset, just perfect, my wife came to me asking if we were leaving soon and I responded we would do so right after sunset, we watched in some kind of pure respect for nature, my wife put her arms around me, and I responded warmly...
It was romantic like moments....Okay I've got to stop typing...I guess I have a date tonight... 8)
I cannot afford to miss...anything :wink:

Re: Great Winds...

Posted: Sun, Dec 17 2006, 08:39 PM
by Mike
Sounds like a very nice day Hector. I was at Redondo Beach once, it's a nice wide beach, I can see why you'd like it.

Re: Great Winds...

Posted: Sun, Dec 17 2006, 08:51 PM
by TheBigKiteGuy
Truly the worst part of flying show kites. I rarely go out and throw up a giant kite just for the fun of it and if I show up at a festival and don't fly a show kite the organizers are very disappointed even if I am not sponsored. The good part is that I will be all over this country flying next year and out of the country at least once. It all evens out.

Re: Great Winds...

Posted: Mon, Dec 18 2006, 08:05 PM
by Knoted4ever
Hector Herrera wrote:It's nice to know that you guys are having a good time :up:

Same here in California, :up: I went to my favority spot, Redondo beach, it was super...winds on the 7 mph, temperature at 1:00 P.M. 57 , very few people and I started flying my Guatemalan Quad; my favorite quad kite, it flew very nicely, did everything I asked, It was very docil. Then I pulled My Benson's Deep Space, and responded ackordingly, very, very nice, all I was doing was the basics, a lot of axels, some flick flacks, some fades, and generaly I had fun. Then It was sunset, just perfect, my wife came to me asking if we were leaving soon and I responded we would do so right after sunset, we watched in some kind of pure respect for nature, my wife put her arms around me, and I responded warmly...
It was romantic like moments....Okay I've got to stop typing...I guess I have a date tonight... 8)
I cannot afford to miss...anything :wink:



Awesome, Hector! Kiting and sweet romance... all in one gem of a day! :up: My wife often comes to watch me fly at the local high school; but it would be difficult (and inappropriate) for us to get romantic in a high school field! :wink:

Oops! :shock: As i showed this to my wife, after typing the above... she said: "It wouldn't stop me!"... as she stood with a big smile on her face!

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Al, you probably mostly fly just for yourself when you get a new kite in... i would imagine!