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Jonernie

Member Since 01 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 01 2011 11:34 AM
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In Topic: Lost a small rubber bit - not sure what its called

16 June 2011 - 09:42 AM

Cheers guys

Got the washers - so all good

Thanks for the help!

Jon :-)

In Topic: Lost a small rubber bit - not sure what its called

15 June 2011 - 10:26 AM

Sounds like you lost a washer that keeps the bunji cord secured behind the sail! Most kite stores will have replacements, if that fails, use any washer (plumbing dept.) that's the same size!!Posted Image


Brilliant - thanks buddy I'll do just that :-)

In Topic: Just ordered a 1.5 SLE have I done the right thing?

05 June 2011 - 11:40 AM

We were very impressed (and a little envious) of your quick progress. A set of 120' lines and a little more practice and you can join in the line tangling/team crashing with us.


Thank you Jason - that's very kind of you! I had an absolutely amazing time and I attribute my rapid early progress to my 4 fantastic tutors! Without you guys I guarantee I'd have spent the afternoon spinning out of control!

I'm going to order those 120' lines and a vented Rev (fathers day) this week and maybe one day after some considerable practice I can possibly join you guys!!

Thanks again and see you next week!!

Jon :-)

In Topic: Just ordered a 1.5 SLE have I done the right thing?

05 June 2011 - 08:44 AM

Thanks to everybody in the forum for their great advice and words of wisdom! :-)

And a big big thank you to the guys at Dunstable Downstoday for your guidance including Keith for the very kind loan of his Vented Rev for a couple of hours!

The winds today would have been a bit too much for my unvented SLE

I had an amazing time and the guys advanced my learning by many weeks I should think. Definitely the best advice - to find other Rev fliers to learn from :-)

I'm now confident enough to go flying my Rev and safely set up, take off and land correctly and try some of the basics without going into a spin!

Absolutely brilliant time!!! Can't wait to go again!

Thanks again guys

Jon :-)

In Topic: Just ordered a 1.5 SLE have I done the right thing?

04 June 2011 - 10:36 AM

Lift off!!

Managed to sneak up to the downs this afternoon for an hour for the inaugural flight!

It was far too windy and gusty! Iphone said 18 mph! Despite this I was desparate to have a go - you know what it's like!

So I staked the handles - and set up the kite - that was an achievement in itself (I watched the video beforehand and some vids online)

I was so delighted at this achievement - anyone watching would think I could fly!

Anyway - take off - straight up and slowly lower - actually landed! Woohoo

Take off two

agghhhh - spin out of control but managed to land then flip over (as I learned in a video) and take off again - Kite's got a mind of its own!!

However the combination of my lack of skill and the wind meant that was it!

I quit while I was ahead - blimey I have a lot to learn! You guys make this look way to easy!!!!

Now I know why you all have so many kites!!

But I have learned the art of set up and packing up!

Gotta start somewhere I guess - it was an incredibly exhilirating and terrifying 2 minutes!!


Back to Dunstable Downs tomorrow it is then - wind looking tamer! Will look to the experts for guidance :-)

Can't wait!

Cheers, Jon :-)