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#1 CLTKiter

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:12 PM

I have a B-Series Rev 1.5 (actually 3 of them), and I put my weights in a good, safe place so I wouldn't lose them. It's such a good place that now I can't remember where they are. So I got a new set. And these, I decided, I wouldn't lose, at least not on sand. So I painted their little tails red with a magic marker.

Now this past Sunday I was out flying at Fort Macon on Atlantic Beach and decided to practice axels, so I put the weights into my vented B-Series and had fun (even if I wasn't good at the axels). After a while I decided to swap out the B-Series for my Rev 2. After a few minutes of flying, I thought... Oh, no!!! The weights!! Went to the rolled-up B-series, and you guessed it! No weights!

I went back to where I thought I might have swapped the kites, and started walking wide swaths about 5 feet wide, sweeping back and forth in an ever narrowing range until I got to about 10 feet from my bag. And there on the sand were two little red pieces of line (with weights attached)! If they had been the original color, I probably would have just walked past them. Now I know exactly where these are -- in a small plastic box in my kite bag.

So paint their little tails red. You'll be happy you did...

Doug
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:41 PM

Great tip, thanks Doug. ;)

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:43 PM

Hey Doug, two weeks 'til CKF! You still got it on your schedule?

Back in the day (when kids were small and misbehaving) painting their tails red had a whole different meaning! :rolleyes:
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:47 PM

Lost mine the same way myself. A great idea.
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 09:33 PM

I have 2 sets of weights.

They are put away REAL carefull.

Now if any of you can tell me where I would be REAL greatfull.

I do know where my Magic Marker is though. If only I could remember the weights.

Neat bit of advice Doug.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:11 AM

Oh, and a really good "plastic box" for them is an empty "Listerine Pocket Pack" container. The weights fit in really well (especially if you cut a small notch in the end so the tails aren't crimped). And their little tails hang out the end.

And yes, Kip, we plan to be here for CKF in a few weeks. Will be coming in late Thursday evening and leaving Sunday afternoon. See you then...

Doug

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