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Wind Problems - Please help

16 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

I am hoping that all of you may be able to assist me. Long story short, I recently purchased a Rev. EXP. I am an average kite flier, with some 2 string stunt kite experience, but picked up the EXP not only to learn quads, but because I love the look and feel of flying it. The problem is that while I absolutely love flying my rev, Ohio winds do not love me. Having the misfortune of being in the Ohio miami valley I am constantly faced with having little to no winds. This isn't for a lack of trying, nor is it a new problem, but it is making me more and more frustrated. I REALLY want to get more into kiting, as I cannot express just how relaxing it is to me, but I am stuck when it comes to knowing how to combat the lack of winds. I am aware that there are SUL rev's, like the 1.5, but I don't know how forgiving they are for an amateur to learn a quad. Likewise, I know that the SUL's are rated approximately 1-10 mph winds, but it isn't uncommon for the winds around here to just STOP entirely. Is walking with the kite enough to combat this? In some cases the winds around here are so dead I wonder if an indoor is needed. When considering this, however, I'm worried that if a sudden gust came along it would damage the kite/ line or worse. I am really lost and struggling on what to do. Can any of you offer some advise?