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#94557 My leaders ... your thoughts

Posted by Theresa on 04 March 2014 - 12:13 AM

I'm pretty sure I'm understanding here... could you provide a pic please? I want to try this! Sounds very tidy.

I'll try and add some tomorrow :)

#94551 My leaders ... your thoughts

Posted by Theresa on 03 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

I make leaders out of 80# black Dacron. I fold a long piece in half, thread a needle on one end, insert the needle about an inch past the fold/crease line, and fish the needle all the through to the cut end, leaving a 1" loop at the fold/crease end. Now you have a single length, with a clean loop at the top, to lark's head attach to the handle. Now just add your knots at whatever spacing interval you prefer. Some folks like 1/2", 3/4" or an inch apart.

#94538 Quad sticks

Posted by Theresa on 02 March 2014 - 10:30 PM

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#94537 Quad sticks

Posted by Theresa on 02 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

I made some quad sticks which worked well yesterday. Only problem was the connections to down spars.  What work for you ?

.312 APA standoff off connector, with a VEC on the .125 stick



#94428 EXP vs SLE vs B-series

Posted by Theresa on 09 February 2014 - 12:32 AM

Yes Howard, there are mid vents of the SLE, but not available at every store! If I remember correctly, they are gotten through The Kite Connection and there might be others! He gets them in that Black Rainbow pattern, that's exclusive to his store! So you might have one!!! The SUL version of the SLE has been discontinued as a production model, but still is stocked as a left over!  You can special order most any model in just about any kite style direct from the factory, if you have enough cash to make it happen! I believe I once saw an EXP vented!! I had deliberately left out the Pros, as it was a new flier asking and I didn't feel he needed to know that option yet!


Does that answer your dilemma?? ani_giveup.gif

Yes, you can special order the 1.5 model in SUL and the Mid Vent at The Kite Shoppe.

#94100 Support 2014 TISKC and Enter to Win a Sturdy Designs Impulse!

Posted by Theresa on 12 December 2013 - 12:40 AM

if I win Will Sturdy's dualie,..... can someone show me how to do a fade easily and then lock it in?  It's been a long time since I handled anything but OPKs on this two-lined control format <LOL!>


take a look here:


and here's a list of more: https://www.google.c...art=0&tbs=vid:1

#93600 Hand Positions

Posted by Theresa on 24 September 2013 - 11:25 PM

Have you seen Terry's video? smile.png Lots of hands!



#93507 The Journey

Posted by Theresa on 09 September 2013 - 02:53 PM

Been thinking about you a lot since you left here Tuesday after WSIKF. Last night as I sat separating a big bowl of dried lavender buds I was thinking about 'my bud Ben' and wishing you well and hoping we'll have you with us at Seaside. Many many hugs to you, T wub.png

#93404 Headed To WSKIF To Be 100 Strong

Posted by Theresa on 16 August 2013 - 11:15 PM

And now we have Weider in the house! :)

#93377 Revolution 25th Anniversary - 100 strong at WSIKF! (Aug 19-24, 2013)

Posted by Theresa on 13 August 2013 - 07:59 PM

I just wanted to say thanks to Jim, Lynn, & Bob for inviting me for a team fly with them when I was vacationing in long beach the first part of august. I had a blast and got some well needed practice in. See you all in a week for the grid, and hopefully some more team flying. Thank again, Eric the rookie

Welcome to the forum! WSIKF is going to be great!

#93363 Revolution 25th Anniversary - 100 strong at WSIKF! (Aug 19-24, 2013)

Posted by Theresa on 10 August 2013 - 11:07 AM

Oooooo getting anxious to be there! One week to go! Although I know SOME of you are there already!!


Here are some teaser WSIKF videos to wet the appetite: http://www.thekitesh...2d-Enjoy!-.html

#93276 Revolution 25th Anniversary - 100 strong at WSIKF! (Aug 19-24, 2013)

Posted by Theresa on 19 July 2013 - 09:55 PM

Map from PDX to Long Beach. Follow the blue line:




Please note and don't think it strange that you cross the Mighty Columbia River 3 times.... :)

#92519 Line sleeving

Posted by Theresa on 24 April 2013 - 07:54 AM

I am going to attempt making a set of lines and am trying to figure out where to find line sleeving. Ideally I would like to find some fun colors for the sleeving, but I can't seem to find anything other than black or white. I have been searching around for braided dacron, which seems to be what most lines are sleeved with. Am I looking for the wrong thing? Does anyone have any tips on where I might be able to find colored line sleeving? Thanks for the help!


Just saw this!


Next time...when it's raining, snowing, sleeting, gusting to 60mph...we should all go in the condo and have hot chocolate and a mini sleeving clinic!


I'll show you next week when I see you :)


#91266 Revolution 25th Anniversary - 100 strong at WSIKF! (Aug 19-24, 2013)

Posted by Theresa on 29 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

I now have two extra 1 bedroom condo units at Surfside in Ocean Park available if anybody is interested. Each unit sleeps 4; King bed in the master bedroom, sleeper sofa in the living room, two full bathrooms. 7 nights each, checking in on Sunday Aug 18th out on Sunday Aug 25th. Contact me directly for more information.





thekiteshoppe at comcast dot net

#91200 noob with a difference

Posted by Theresa on 22 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

Welcome! It's a great family to be part of! :)


Yes, there are flyers down under. Hopefully some of them will post and hook up with you while you are there.






ps...and if you find you are traveling in the Pacific Northwest August 2013, you have to join us for the biggest Rev Party on the beach. WSIKF 2013 http://kitefestival.com/kite-festival/