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#1 Martyjuggles

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:18 AM

Ok so i know there's been lots of posts lately from people, especially in the northern US states and Canada about huge snowfall, sub-zero temps and temperatures too cold to even think about flying. . . .

However for those of you who consistently get seriously sub-zero temperatures and who can't resist the opportunity to have a play, get yourselves some bubble mix and have a go at this. . . .

http://www.skipwease.....ce giant.html

wow!

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#2 Jim Dingsdale

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:45 AM

Very cool! :P

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:56 AM

Sure... Just what I need...

First I go out, on our cul de Sac, and try flying my kite at 1am... now I should go out and blow bubbles in the freezing cold?
That would certainly set the net for me... the neighbors already avoid me!

But, the pics were beautiful... who'd think?

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:42 AM

Flying in freezing temp's isn't to bad, you just have to dress right, and I wouldn't suggest any high wind days. Also high impact landings should be avoided. I do like the bubbles, kind of neat even if they only last a few seconds.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:53 AM

Very cool! :P

NO,

Very Cold.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:07 PM

NO,

Very Cold.


How cold?

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:19 PM

wow!

:wacko:

Ice cool Marty, really beautiful pictures....

you've inspired me to try.... "but how" I hear you cry in only -7 degrees C in mild Britain ?

Well you get an order in from the New Forest Patisserie.
The desserts when delivered come packed in dry ice (great fun) :D

I just need a bottle of bubble solution ;)
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:47 PM

Ice cool Marty, really beautiful pictures....

you've inspired me to try.... "but how" I hear you cry in only -7 degrees C in mild Britain ?

Well you get an order in from the New Forest Patisserie.
The desserts when delivered come packed in dry ice (great fun) :D

I just need a bottle of bubbles ;)


well in that case choccy, you may want to try this chemistry experiment:

http://chemistry.abo.../a/aa012004.htm

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:48 PM

I agree with Danny. it's all about the layering.
On the other hand, there is a point of diminishing returns where the amount of breeze is directly proportionate to the increased wind chill.

I guess it all depends on yur threshold for pain.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:08 PM

Those bubbles do not even compare to the beauty of a -40C/-54C windchill snotsicle you get here in the cold!

I'll spare you the photos.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:14 PM

Those bubbles do not even compare to the beauty of a -40C/-54C windchill snotsicle you get here in the cold!

I'll spare you the photos.

Bart


well surely you could blow a frozen snot bubble then?! - Bart the challenge is on!!!!
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:16 PM

I don't think I'd want to or see a photo either!

Bart

well surely you could blow a frozen snot bubble then?! - Bart the challenge is on!!!!



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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:21 PM

I agree with Danny. it's all about the layering.
On the other hand, there is a point of diminishing returns where the amount of breeze is directly proportionate to the increased wind chill.

I guess it all depends on yur threshold for pain.


Ahh, but one beautiful thing about kiting is that your back is to the wind. Ahhhh.....

At least my face doesn't get sandblasted when I'm flying!

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:47 PM

That's so totally cool!!!Posted Image
I will have to try that....
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 03:24 AM

its never to cold to fly .. we all know that from thos days at keansburg and liberty. as long as sammy brings that tea you can last all day
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:43 AM

Im forever blowing bubbles........

Kewl Marty,Your Kids got onea them machines did they.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:40 PM

its never to cold to fly .. we all know that from thos days at keansburg and liberty. as long as sammy brings that tea you can last all day



is this true? my "B" gets very "brittle" at about -40 i was wondering if anyone has ever damaged a sail and ifso how cold was it? I'm very careful not to land hard or bump into stuff. I dont think warranty would cover.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:55 PM

When were you out in -40 flying?

Bart

is this true? my "B" gets very "brittle" at about -40 i was wondering if anyone has ever damaged a sail and ifso how cold was it? I'm very careful not to land hard or bump into stuff. I dont think warranty would cover.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 08:03 PM

it was new years day or the day after i forget and maybe it was only -37 i set up my vented and my "b" but not enuff breeze for the vent.
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 08:39 PM

Okay, -37. Stop exaggerating and saying it was -40. Geez. ;)

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it was new years day or the day after i forget and maybe it was only -37 i set up my vented and my "b" but not enuff breeze for the vent.






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