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What is the point again?

Posted by bartman, 19 April 2009 · 107 views

It's repeat weekends like this that really make me question why I didn't Ebay these contraptions like I had planned last year.

We get two kinds of wind here now. Howling cold where no sane person wants to be outside and not enough to blow out a match. There is no " in between" and since I am a fair weather flyer that means most weekends are a bust for me. I watch the wind throught the office window druring the week and think it would probably be useable then come the weekend it is utter crap. I've had no decent wind for over a month now and it is starting to really frustrate me.

At this stage of the game I don't care to figure out flying in the exremes because for me they are unusable and I find I spend the whole time trying to adjust the kite to work in what is there or fighting with it to stay in the air. I can't learn anything and eventually roll it up and stuff it in the bag.

I also have about zero interest in going out by myself so unless there is someone available to do this with my air time is next to nothing.

At the current rate I will figure out a snap turn in 2015.

Remind me again why I bother because I think I've forgotten.




If you stopped flying right now, would you miss it? If the answer is yes, I don't think it matters how long it takes you to learn those snap turns and other fancy moves. You seem to be enjoying yourself when you post about your discoveries. I know for my own kiting journey, as I learn how to handle different wind conditions (because I'm in an ALL or NOTHING kind of place as well), the more frequently I am able to fly and enjoy it. My beginnings were Very Rough compared to where I am now.

From one grasshopper to another...
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Well, I guess that is the key isn't it. So, if I stopped right now would I miss it? I have to say no. Tomorrow might be yes. Since there hasn't been any usable weather since before I made this entry everything just sits in the corner and waits. The longer it sits, the less I think about it. Two weekends ago I was annoyed when may plans were shot again due to weather. This past weekend I just assumed it would be shitty weather yet again, and it was, so just left things sit and moved on. Keep moving on and I'll be moved on for good I feel. I can't believe we have had not had a decent weekend here since early March. Coupled with my limited time as it is the frustration level is pretty much on high.
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think of the fun you will have in 2015 with those snap turns :)
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Fair enough. I do hear and understand what your saying. Just don't get rid of your Revs tho. One of these days conditions will be right and you may find yourself wanting to fly again. Flying should be about fun and relaxation. It's easy to put undo pressure on yourself in the beginning.
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What pressure? I never put pressure on myself!

I need more moments of some instant gratification in my life. I have a lot of long term ones, but nothing instant.

I ordered a Rev bag from my local kite guy. The Saturday after next I'm going to a fun fly three hours away and will meet cowboy in person and be able to fly with him. "Team Wobbly" as he calls it! With any luck this will break the cycle and I can move forward again. Ideally there will be at least one nice day between now and the fun fly that I can fly here. Sunday is supposed to be warm, just need to wait and see what the wind brings.
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The Saturday after next I'm going to a fun fly three hours away and will meet cowboy in person and be able to fly with him. "Team Wobbly" as he calls it! With any luck this will break the cycle and I can move forward again. Ideally there will be at least one nice day between now and the fun fly that I can fly here. Sunday is supposed to be warm, just need to wait and see what the wind brings.


Oh I hope so! Flying with others really helps one get unstuck and renews your energy! Sending you good weather mojo as always...
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