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Jim Foster

Member Since 10 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Sep 02 2014 08:23 AM

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In Topic: new to kites

12 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

What Paul said.

Cheers, Jim

In Topic: Which kite to get for a beginner?

01 August 2014 - 06:45 PM

You have received loads of good advice here. The best is the invitation to go learn to fly on August 9th. The Bay Area fliers are a great group. Attending such an event will save you more time and frustration than you could ever imagine.
It's nice that you were so motivated by the team flying at Berkeley. My wife Lynn and I (Kite Kids) were fortunate to be able to make Berkeley this year and fly several demos, as well as fly with our friends Carol and Cass Pittman as Kids at Heart and then the four of us teamed up with Jeannette and Mark Lummas, and Ron Despojado (Too Much Fun) flying as "The Magnificent Seven". What fun we had, and, giving someone else the inspiration to take up this fun hobby makes it all worth while. Enjoy!
Cheers, Jim and Lynn Foster

In Topic: WSIKF 2014

24 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

All week, at least.
A week early if there will be opportunities to fly with other early arrivers.
You: Aug 1?  Wow.

Actually, July 31. Several Rev fliers are due to arrive in Long Beach the first week of August or thereabout. At least six. Hey, it's a long way to go for only a week. Besides that, it's a nice place to be. A month affords plenty of time to fly even if there are a few days of poor weather.

In Topic: Ben's World

16 April 2014 - 05:22 PM



Jim and Lynn

In Topic: About the Pulling power of a Rev kite, and some background story

17 March 2014 - 05:52 PM

Which of the 3 New York Minutes do you use the most and would you recommend for me as a beginner?


And kiting together must be great fun! I started to get my brother interested also haha. Lets see.

That's kind of like asking a golfer to select only one club.  It depends on the wind where you fly the most.  We flew for several years with non-vented kites, then we added a full vent (2 on each side), then an Extra Vent (4 on each side) then the mid-vent (one on each side).


Only you can make the decision, but I would start off with a non-vented kite with 3 wrap spars.  That will get you in the air most of the time.  I say that because that's what we did and it worked well for us.


Some prefer to fly alone, but flying together is great fun for us.  Flying with a group is more fun than one should have without buying a ticket.