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#93646 My thoughts on the new Diamond rods

Posted by sirrom on 01 October 2013 - 08:19 PM

I've got to say your experience is totally different than mine. My race rods weight 78 grams. My diamond frames come in at fifty grams. Significantly less. I have flown Precision competition at 2-3 mph wind and scored very well when others could barely get their kites in the air. We have four sets now. Like them a lot. They also perform very well in a mid vent kite if you want the added stability of a mid but the winds are light.

I just received mine but have not used them.  Maybe Ben can shed some light on the weight.  Ragin Cajun has the new Diamonds @59.5 grams and his Orig Race Rods at 58.4 grams.  Whereas Cass said his original Race Rods weigh in @78 grams. I am sure Ben or Lolly could shed some light on the discrepancy in weight between the two different rods.

#81180 Lincoln City and I can't wait........

Posted by sirrom on 21 June 2011 - 07:02 PM

It is one of the best places I have flown. The sand, sea, the little"D", Dualies, Quads and great friends what else can an old guy ask for.

Just a side note, bring sun screen it was 70 today, but should cool down to the 60's and sunny B)

Can't wait to see everyone :P

#47215 Stolen Kites

Posted by sirrom on 12 April 2009 - 09:07 PM

Hi all,

Wanted to give you an update on the theft and return of my kites. The thief (21 yrs. old) is still in jail with 4 counts of theft-1, 2 counts of theft-2 and 3 counts of UEMV (Unlawful Entry of Motor Vehicle). His bail is at $14,000, but he is still in jail. :) No word yet if and when a trial is set.

This the best news: :) :) I was talking to a neighbor of mine, who is also a member of the City Council. He told me that last month this case was brought up by the Chief of Police at a city council meeting. The police chief told the city council what had happened and that they had found the kites because of the photo of the bag. There was an arrest and the kites were returned to the victim. My friend told the council "That's my neighbor, and he's very grateful". The police cheif also told them that the kiting community had e-mailed over 50 thank yous and well done letters to their office. :P

My friend said the police chief was very impressed by these responses from all over the US and world. Thank you everyone for your support. I know our police department had no idea of all the kite fliers out there and the support and communication we have with each other!

Again I wanted to say thank you and a special thanks to those of you that sent in a response to the police department.

I will keep you posted if and when there is a trial. :sign_kitelife: