Paint Their Tails
Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:12 PM
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...
Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:41 PM
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:43 PM
Back in the day (when kids were small and misbehaving) painting their tails red had a whole different meaning!
Apex (land of light and variable wind) NC
Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:47 PM
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 09:33 PM
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.
Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:11 AM
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...
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