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#94578 New Rev

Posted by dragonfish on 07 March 2014 - 11:28 PM

Oh I remember taking my EXP out in winds that were "yeah that's got to be JUST inside the upper range".... The abuse I put that kite through. Still flies though.


Oh yea, I remember those days too.  I still remember one BASKL clinic back when I only had my EXP.  The wind was picking up as the day went on, as per the usual weather pattern.  By mid afternoon, most people had vented kites out, and someone said to me something like, "I'm surprised you're still flying that."  My reply was, "I've only got one kite!"  Gotta make what you have work when you don't have options.  I can see stretch marks on that kite now, but yup, it still flies and it's still in my bag.  In fact, there's another BASKL clinic tomorrow and it's going to be my teaching kite for other people to learn on.  


To the OP, congrats.  Nice choice.  Be sure to share pictures when you get it out, as I'm sure lots of us want to see more picture of the new design.  

#93939 Bridle stretch

Posted by dragonfish on 30 October 2013 - 10:39 PM

Another thing to watch out for is extra knots that have stealthily worked their way into the bridle.  This happens to me on the bottom line attachment points (from the kite flapping around when packing up I'm guessing).  The short segment that you attach a bottom line to works its way around the bridle and itself, creating an extra knot right on top of the existing knot that creates that short segment, making them hard to find unless you look really closely.  I hope that made sense...not looking at a kite right now.  


One time I switched from flying full vent to standard, and then my kite wouldn't behave.  I couldn't find anything wrong with it on the field and compensated just like you did by adjusting to uneven leaders, so I suspected something was wrong with the bridle.  When I got home, I took the frame out of the kite and folded it in half to compare all the bridle lengths (saves taking the bridle off the kite, and works well enough for me).  That's how I found the extra knot.  


Good luck.  

#93684 Global Rev Count.

Posted by dragonfish on 06 October 2013 - 11:33 PM

Is this list still being updated?  I'd hate to see it die off after this many posts.  


In any case, just got my B-Pro set (pics in the Photos of your B-series Pros thread).  Standard, mid vent, and full vent.  So...


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#93683 Photos of your B-series Pros

Posted by dragonfish on 06 October 2013 - 11:26 PM

Finally got my B-Pros today (took a bit longer than expected), just barely in time for the AKA National Convention.  I enjoyed looking at all the pics here, so I'll share mine too.  


Here's the full vent by itself

B-Pro full vent
The whole set (hmm...I just realized the light gray panels and the venting mesh against the white wall look almost the same color)
B-Pro set
Mid vent ready to launch
B-Pro mid vent
In the air
B-Pro mid vent again

#92939 What is this team maneuver called?

Posted by dragonfish on 05 June 2013 - 08:23 PM

Thanks everyone for the replies.  


I never realized this originated(?) as a dual line team move.  


My next question was going to be about some execution details, but the link to the animation answered it already.  :)