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#81 stroke survivor

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:55 AM

Alden - you're not alone anymore! ani_giveup.gif


Jim -- you're right - almost everyone understood my intent concerning THEIR safety and gladly went around me! You know I coulda just flown over their heads till they got by, but I was trying to explain that we are always at the mercy of the wind and s@@@ can happen! She never got to my concern over line compatibility, just walked away with a closed mind! ani_wallbash.gif

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#82 Stone in Shoe Bob

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

Of course you could take the Obliviots view, why do you put kite lines across where they are going to drive / ride horses sail thier boat etc. kid_devlish.gif

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Good thing you ducked - I'd a spit coffee all over my screen!!kid_devlish.gif

Actually I think Baloo has a point, if we want respect we need to show it to others and we don't have any prior claim to the field and not all obliviots, are non kite fliers.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:00 PM

I set myself up on the beach, was about 11am, no one around had it all to myself, a group arrive and they wander, more people turn up and I must say they were a little over-dressed for the beach. Within about 30 minutes I had possibly 15 to 20 people watching and roaming the flight area and I'm just learning to fly my Rev, it has a mind of its own so I new anything could happen, no dogs luckily. Next thing more guys arrive with tables and chairs and bugger me dead they set-up for a wedding right next to me. The writing was on the wall, I'd had enough so I packed up and left. I hate weddings anyway.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:39 AM

We flew at the Washington Monument this past 1st Sunday for our monthly club get-together.  The cherry blossoms were out in their maximum bloom so the crowds were outrageous.  Also a ten miler marathon with 65 thousand dollars in prize money made for big entry fields of different contestants.  

Many streets were closed, no parking or toilet facilities anyplace nearby, metro rail system packed tight like a sardine can, four different "favors of security" on-site too.  Our chosen base-camp area is closed for construction (the monument was damaged during the earthquake last year) so we setup nearby at the intersection of two key sidewalks.  


The obliviots were out in force.


 If you landed your kite for the briefest of moments, somebody spread a blanket out over the lines!  We tried to keep something moving and the wind (for once) was sufficient to send it ripping across the sky.  I gave a few lessons, the smallest kid had to stand in between my legs while I sat indian style, 'cause I can't bend over that far to reach down there!  Lot's a of appreciative crowds though, that's why we keep coming back.  


Eventually on a day like yesterday, you give up and leave as each successive wave of Obliviots is worse than the last ones.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

It's a bit like parking your car, I love my car and don't like anyone anywhere near it, you can drive into a parking lot, drive to the other side where there are no other cars and when you come back you will find cars parked all around your car.


A kite is the same, like a magnet and Obliviots are drawn to it.


Actually another funny thing that happens to us (me + wife) is when we are in a large shop or store, we will go and look at a display item or what-ever, no body else will be around and we start looking and talking about the said item, then within seconds you find others start to look as well, in the end there are dozens of people all looking, then we walk away..........am I just a plain old "Idiot".

People are odd, you can sit and watch them for hours. And it's freemf_party.gif

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