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Cody G

Member Since 26 Aug 2012
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#92691 West Coast Rev Clinic v2.0

Posted by Cody G on 12 May 2013 - 07:55 AM

A little video compilation from WCRC v2.0.

 




#92533 Line sleeving

Posted by Cody G on 25 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

Just saw this!

 

Next time...when it's raining, snowing, sleeting, gusting to 60mph...we should all go in the condo and have hot chocolate and a mini sleeving clinic!

 

I'll show you next week when I see you smile.png

T

 

Excellent idea, I look forward to plenty of rain and sleet next weekend...wait...I take that back. We can have a sleeving clinic even if it's sunny, right?




#92456 May Rev Clinic (Long Beach, WA)

Posted by Cody G on 19 April 2013 - 08:16 AM

These clinics are a blast and seriously do take months off your learning curve, for all those considering attending. Sign up, you won't regret it!




#92446 Handle length

Posted by Cody G on 17 April 2013 - 09:04 AM

I just came across this image which nicely demonstrates the differences between a shorter handle and a longer handle.

 

angle-arclength.png

Taken from: http://tauday.com/im...e-arclength.png

 

Consider 'r' as the handle length and 's' the resulting arc, or movement produced as a result of a given handle movement. As you can see in this image, with the same amount of movement (or angle you change the position of 'r', your handle), with a short handle, or short 'r1', the movement produced is the small arc 's1'. But, with the longer handle, or 'r2', you end up with a longer arc 's2'.

 

Since the kite experiences the inputs from the ends of the handle, it is experiencing the resulting 's' of a handle movement. Longer handles results in a greater input to the kite from a given movement of the handle. It essentially exaggerates any motion you make. Conversely, shorter handles result in less input to the kite.




#92377 Line sleeving

Posted by Cody G on 10 April 2013 - 01:35 PM

Thanks so much everyone. I like the idea of hand dying white sleeves, and it seems like it will be easier than trying to find colored sleeve material.




#89827 Seattle, Washington Area

Posted by Cody G on 04 September 2012 - 09:38 AM

Sorry to say space is limited for good open flying in the Seattle area. :(

Most folks go a bit south the Tacoma/Lakewood area and fly at Chambers Bay http://www.chambersb...d=232&page=7996

As you pull in to Chamber's Bay, do not take a right into the Golf parking area, but take a left to the winding road down that leads to the lower field.

Beautiful field! PCKA has their monthly Fun Flies there. http://www.pcka.info/

T


As long as the winds are decent, Magnuson Park has several large, open grass fields that are excellent for open flying, as well as a few baseball fields that are nice. There are also a couple of turf fields, but I have yet to devise a way to anchor the kite on turf without using a stake. Kite hill has been quite crowded with people out on picnics and lounging around on the hill, not the ideal place to fly.

I also came across a nice field at the Beacon Hill Skatepark (beside the golf course). It looks as though few people know about it because I have yet to see anyone else there except a couple of kids playing frisbee.

I'll definitely check out Chambers Bay when I get the chance to drive down.