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JoneZ

Member Since 31 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 16 2010 07:03 AM
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Catching the Wind

07 January 2010 - 07:45 AM

K guys and gals,, Im a roast,,, Baste me..

I know theres that little pocket of wind from 0 to 4 feet where the wind is considerably lessened, and getting above that, the kite shoots into the air.
The question I have, is for techniques on catching the wind to rise above that. Once Im up in the air, I also have a hard time hovering in place (kite is right side up). the kite wants to hover for a bit, then sink, and I have to pump (which is also difficult to recatch the wind to stabilize) to get that momentum stable again, which messes up my attempts to own thy hover, every time...

That brought me to my leader lines. When I flew yesterday, I had my top lines out to about 9"(edit) or so, and my bottom leaders on the notch closest to the handle. This made it so dang hard to get forward momentum (was literally touching the bottom handles to the top lines and was still having issues), so I adjusted the bottom lines out one by one, til I reached the end knot (about 2.5" from the handle). that made it slightly easier to maintain thy hover and achieve forward momentum, but I was getting that sail rippling sound when I zipped forward at full speed (which is an indication of too little brake, I think?). Inverted flight became a b!tch with the config this way (quite bobbly).

I would like to start a massive newbie discussion on peoples beginner experiences with these issues, in hopes that I can get a deeper and more intimate knowledge of these basic principles.

I pass the baster.. ;)

Jonezin...

04 January 2010 - 06:32 PM

I wanna fly my new Rev so damn bad!!??
.....just thought I'd mention that.

:blue-love:

Where do you put/store/display your kites?

03 January 2010 - 12:08 PM

Now that my collection is getting up there, it's really cluttering a corner of my house, but I don't know where to really put them. I was thinking about some kind of shelf system, something that is easy to access, but keeps the kites off the ground, out of the corner, yet keeps them displayed -- like a gun rack (reminiscent of waynes world huh? lol) or something similar?

Im interested to see what others have devised to display or store their kites.

:)

Oregon City, Oregon

30 December 2009 - 10:29 PM

Coming to Oregon City?

Chapin Park and Gardner Middle School (provided schools out) are pretty level, great places to fly.

Maps located Here: >>> http://tinyurl.com/yav744h <<<

Cheers!

Leading edge fray.

30 December 2009 - 12:51 PM

My leading edge is fraying a bit right at the LE openings (left and right side). Is it alright to singe these as well as other areas that don't seem to be hot cut (ie. re-enforcement patch on top side of down spar connectors)?