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#1 beach

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

Well I'm in Nags Head, North Carolina to do some lessons and then some sales techniques for selling Rev's, wow
is all I can say for sure. I'm next to the highway on 40 foot line half in a parking lot and it's for sure a challenge
to fly.....Posted Image I mean it's not something I can't do but to teach others is, well it just is, but "Kitty Hawk" needed
me so here I am, did I mention my flight was delayed 4 hours yesterday.......Posted Image The good part of it all is I will
get a chance to spend some time with some retailers and help them work out the fact of it's not about the kite
but the entire adventure and the way of life......Posted Image So "Family" here I am on another adventure in another place
and come hell or high water I'm going to fly and have fun....Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image Ben

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:45 PM

Safe travels bro....
Remember, music up, stress low!

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

Diggin that pole harness for training Looks like a cool way to safely get new fliers an understanding of controls dynamics in limited space..Posted Image
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:11 AM

Diggin that pole harness for training Looks like a cool way to safely get new fliers an understanding of controls dynamics in limited space..Posted Image



Not the intent - no place else allowed to fly. Park rangers on the warpath again, who knows what was done to them this time ...

Try the north beach area for real Rev antics!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:49 AM

Just remember, Ben, the Kitty Hawk vans really don't like the sand...

Have fun while you're down there. And please make sure the newbies watch out for those power lines!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:48 AM

Use the kites from the store, that way they get to buy new ones for you when the other ones get wrecked... Posted Image

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:54 AM

Not the intent - no place else allowed to fly. Park rangers on the warpath again, who knows what was done to them this time ...

Try the north beach area for real Rev antics!


Wow. I've never seen Jockey's Ridge with no kites on it before. Sucks to be stuck in a parking lot with that great big open sandy area right across the street. Do the rangers do this often? Is it just stunt kites? What does this mean for the various kite festivals scheduled there this spring and summer? That's gotta hurt KHK.

Speaking of the north beaches, I know there's a lot of sand up there but do you ever have any problems with the 4x4 traffic on the beach? I'd worry about not hearing them approach over the sound of the surf, and the possibility of getting lines (or worse) run over. What's the best way to coexist with them?
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:56 AM

if you see wheel ruts or tracks across the ground, DON'T across that area

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:53 AM

So what's up with Jockey's Ridge, and the Park Rangers ??? Why can't you fly over on the dunes? That's my summer flying spot ! YIKES !

Oh Ben, looks to me like you are making your way over to Sooey's BBQ !

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:05 AM

if you see wheel ruts or tracks across the ground, DON'T across that area


Good advice, and I'm certainly not disagreeing. Staying away from the 4x4 (and even the ATV) traffic is my goal. It just seems like that doesn't leave a lot of room for decent length lines even on the big northern NC beaches, at least when the wind is across rather than along the beach. I wonder if those who frequent those beaches (or other beaches with vehicular access) more often than I have any tips.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

Well as I pack up to come home for 4 days I have something to share.....Posted Image Today I got the chance to teach all
the managers of "Kitty Hawk Kites" to fly out at the kite boarding school and I have to admit it went really well
and out of 24 managers/staff I'd say over half really got it and had fun.... I'll tell you for me when I see the light
go on and that smile that comes to there face I remember why I do this, I got to share the passion and bring in
new Family members......Posted Image Sure it's a job but it's about way more than that, see we now have some new kite
fliers and hopefully some new Family members, I love what I do...... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

Well as I pack up to come home for 4 days I have something to share.....Posted Image Today I got the chance to teach all
the managers of "Kitty Hawk Kites" to fly out at the kite boarding school and I have to admit it went really well
and out of 24 managers/staff I'd say over half really got it and had fun.... I'll tell you for me when I see the light
go on and that smile that comes to there face I remember why I do this, I got to share the passion and bring in
new Family members......Posted Image Sure it's a job but it's about way more than that, see we now have some new kite
fliers and hopefully some new Family members, I love what I do...... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image



Hey Ben, so based on these pics, you must have gone up to Corolla ? I'm confused...................first you were in Sooey's parking lot, then you were at the Currituck Lighthouse............. You have got to explain this trip in more detail.................

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:09 AM

Khal - in the 4 x 4 area, try Penny's Hill. Other than that, look for low tide and when you come by I'll tell you where's good during that period :)

Reef - remember that khk has store from Ocrakoke to Corolla.

All, for personal time, you can fly on Jockey's Ridge if you stay away from the first/highway dune line. Go towards the sound, from the bowl (beyond that 1st dune) and to the west. khk will continue to get permits for festivals, one expects.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:13 AM

Reef - remember that khk has store from Ocrakoke to Corolla.

You are correct. I wasn't thinking about their other stores. That second set of pics, looked like FSK's territory..........Posted Image

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

You are correct. I wasn't thinking about their other stores. That second set of pics, looked like FSK's territory..........Posted Image


Yeah. Those pics had me wondering if Ben went up to teach FSK's managers how to fly Rev's too. (Just kidding Cath!) :kid_devlish:
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:24 AM

Khal - in the 4 x 4 area, try Penny's Hill. Other than that, look for low tide and when you come by I'll tell you where's good during that period :)


Thanks, Cath. I don't know Penny's Hill, but I knew you'd point me in the right direction. :)

All, for personal time, you can fly on Jockey's Ridge if you stay away from the first/highway dune line. Go towards the sound, from the bowl (beyond that 1st dune) and to the west. khk will continue to get permits for festivals, one expects.


Good to know. I understand them wanting to keep people away from the highway, but I have no clue what's wrong with the first dune line. I see people fly there all the time. Not that it isn't better flying up on top of the big dunes.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

Yeah. Those pics had me wondering if Ben went up to teach FSK's managers how to fly Rev's too. (Just kidding Cath!) :kid_devlish:


Yah ... Ben is not allowed to touch any kite that I'm actually going to fly :kid_cussing: - I don't like guessing which part he took and yet it flies!! We only got to see him for a few minutes :sly: to make sure he'd seen something I was bugging him about. He really did try to work with his customers. :blink:

However, he did give Eliot a pointer or two :kid_content: on how to fly a Rev in reverse. :kid_smartass: :kid_smartass:

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