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#1 ahofer

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 04:06 PM

Here is the google maps location:

http://tinyurl.com/25rbhtr

Many experienced flyers use LSP, as it has the best wind accessible to both NYC and Northern NJ. You can even get there by public transportation (PATH and light rail)

I flew there today alongside the "rev riders" and others, who were quite kind to me and my 10 year-old son.

Several apparently like to fly by the playground toward the North end. I prefer by the WWII memorial statue at the South end, where there is water on the West and South sides of the field. Either way you get dramatic skylines, statue of libery, NY harbor and even a view of the Verrazano bridge.

If you are coming out, post a note here. I often come out around 6-7 after work (in NYC), if I can get away.
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 03:42 PM

Here is the google maps location:

http://tinyurl.com/25rbhtr

Many experienced flyers use LSP, as it has the best wind accessible to both NYC and Northern NJ. You can even get there by public transportation (PATH and light rail)

I flew there today alongside the "rev riders" and others, who were quite kind to me and my 10 year-old son.

Several apparently like to fly by the playground toward the North end. I prefer by the WWII memorial statue at the South end, where there is water on the West and South sides of the field. Either way you get dramatic skylines, statue of libery, NY harbor and even a view of the Verrazano bridge.

If you are coming out, post a note here. I often come out around 6-7 after work (in NYC), if I can get away.



Hi,

I'm having trouble getting my 1992 rev to fly right (likely pilot error). Are you or anyone else going to be flying at Liberty State Park around Columbus Day weekend?

Regards,
Tim

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 05:20 PM

Quite possible, as I have Columbus day off. I'll be checking the wind forecast, though. Monday doesn't look like the best.

http://www.windalert...px?spotid=10204

I'd certainly try to help, but I'm a beginner relative to many of the other folks in the forum.

Hi,

I'm having trouble getting my 1992 rev to fly right (likely pilot error). Are you or anyone else going to be flying at Liberty State Park around Columbus Day weekend?

Regards,
Tim


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Posted 06 October 2010 - 06:06 PM

Quite possible, as I have Columbus day off. I'll be checking the wind forecast, though. Monday doesn't look like the best.

http://www.windalert...px?spotid=10204

I'd certainly try to help, but I'm a beginner relative to many of the other folks in the forum.


Thanks for the cool wind link.

How much wind do you usually fly in?

It was 7-8 mph when I flew the other day--seemed to have enough to lift but my steering was crummy.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 08:20 PM

Hi Tim-

"One Sky One World" is this Sunday (October 10th).

A thread was already started on who plans on flying- where.... for N.J. Generally speaking, that would mean the Jersey Crew. We always start a thread when we want to get together; which is almost every weekend unless we're flying elsewhere.

Feel free to join us and bring your 1992 "baby". We'll see what we can do to get her flying.

BTW, while it's nice to look at forecasts, we know how inaccurate they can be for rain/sun, etc. If we plan on flying, we go. We fly whatever kite the wind will allow. There's almost ALWAYS enough wind to fly something.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 02:51 AM

LSP is a great place to fly, fantastic friends to share the wind with as well and I also whole heartedly agree with Laura,
"there are no bad conditions for kite flying,... only improperly equipped kite fliers!"

I unfortunately can't make it up there this weekend, we have two gigs down our way that the misses & I have committed to previously.

Hey! you guys should insist that everyone there fly ONLY their oldest Rev, that way AeroHeadTW's '92 wing won't feel out of place.

The NJ crew will get your kite all equalized, tuned-up and flying so sweet
it will be like a new kite on your handles!

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 03:18 AM

Maybe I'll stop by on Sunday to see what's up. Will people be flying around the playground area?

Does this site have a search feature--I couldn't locate much on OSOW in LSP or if there is a Jersey Crew thread, etc.

Thanks again

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:08 AM

Maybe I'll stop by on Sunday to see what's up. Will people be flying around the playground area?

Does this site have a search feature--I couldn't locate much on OSOW in LSP or if there is a Jersey Crew thread, etc.

Thanks again


A few of of us will be there on Sunday. For my part I'll prolly be there by between 10-11am. Others by noon.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:16 AM

Maybe I'll stop by on Sunday to see what's up. Will people be flying around the playground area?

Does this site have a search feature--I couldn't locate much on OSOW in LSP or if there is a Jersey Crew thread, etc.

Thanks again



Hi Tim-

Yes, we fly behind the playground, whenever possible.

See you out there.
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:58 AM

Hi Tim-

Yes, we fly behind the playground, whenever possible.

See you out there.


Laura,

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Barb & I may join the Jersey crew Sunday. Maybe you & Rich can try to teach me those Rev Rider moves again.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:59 PM

Good to see Curtis, Wayne and Jose out there today. Here's a photo of my two younger sons and some of the kites in our collection:

http://picasaweb.goo...feat=directlink
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:29 PM

We had a good time with a beautiful day at Liberty. Although the Rev Riders were missed, Al, Jose, and I got some valuable practice at team flying. I was working at keeping my spacing constant while following Al, a skill I have always needed to improve. Jose made incredible progress, and by the time I took a break he was keeping up very well with good spacing. Sometimes practice in just following the leader is needed to tighten up the technique.

Tim seemed to have some success with his Rev 1. It was fun seeing the similarities and differences between this older model and my B series mid-vent.

I enjoyed getting to chat with Kurtis and meet Anthony. All in all, a typically great time flying Revs.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:47 PM

btw, I might go out to Sandy Hook tomorrow. If I do, I'll be out at North Beach.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:53 AM

I apologize for not making out to join in the fun.
I had to take an unexpected, last minute trip so I did fly in a manner of speaking.

Very glad to hear that others were out in force representing and getting in some follow the leader time!

I'd head out to Sandy hook today to fly!!!!!!!!

"Cya in the Sand!....."

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:11 AM

I apologize for not making out to join in the fun.
I had to take an unexpected, last minute trip so I did fly in a manner of speaking.

Very glad to hear that others were out in force representing and getting in some follow the leader time!

I'd head out to Sandy hook today to fly!!!!!!!!


Rich,

Are you admitting that there are priorities in your life above kite flying? I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked!

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:23 AM

Rich,

Are you admitting that there are priorities in your life above kite flying? I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked!



Hard to believe I know but sometimes s%#t happens!

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:08 PM

Is the jersey crew in action this weekend?
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:13 PM

Is the jersey crew in action this weekend?

yes this sunday and ring your vented kites its going to be windy!!!!!!
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:21 PM

yes this sunday and ring your vented kites its going to be windy!!!!!!


Translated, that means
bring
your vented rev.
Love ya, Sammy!!! Just joking... Of course.

The wind should die down by Sunday.

Definitely looking forward to a good day of flying.
See you all out there.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 06:50 PM

Translated, that means

bring
your vented rev.
Love ya, Sammy!!! Just joking... Of course.

The wind should die down by Sunday.

Definitely looking forward to a good day of flying.
See you all out there.


Laura, you are confused. With Sammy being into bling he really does mean ring your kites. I think the standard is 24k gold rings to reinforce the attachment points but you should check with Sammy as he is the expert. :kid_devlish:

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