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ChrisIsBored

Member Since 20 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 09 2013 05:38 PM
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In Topic: Hi from San Antonio!

08 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

Thanks for the advise guys! I've been busy but managed to get out another 2 or 3 times... Each time I'm slightly better but I'm still not able to successfully maintain control... Would using shorter lines help at all? As of right now I'm using 120' lines...

In Topic: Hi from San Antonio!

30 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

Well, my first experience was an extremely humbling one!

 

The kite arrived early this afternoon around 1pm... I took it out for about an hour & 1/2.  I managed to keep the kite up in the air a few times, however it was anything but graceful.  The difference between the controls are night & day compared to my other kites with a bar setup. 

 

I also suffered my first minor injury when I was preparing to end the session for the day... getting a mild rope burn on my wrist from the kite flipping on me unexpectedly when I was attempting to detach the lines from the bridle... Ouch!  I didn't notice the injury until 10 minutes later when I was in the car and it started to sting... split the skin a little too.

 

Looks like I have lots to learn!  It's certainly not as easy as some of the videos online make it look... but I love a challenge.  ani_victory.gif


In Topic: Hi from San Antonio!

28 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

Ugh, it hasn't arrived yet. Why, oh why did I pick UPS Ground shipping? LoL :)

In Topic: Hi from San Antonio!

26 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

Hah! This is cheap compared to the big kites! I think I spent $1200 on my 12 meter with the bar & lines... That's not counting all the $ spent on the rest of the gear... Phew! That one adds up quick. :)

Thanks for the welcome!

In Topic: Hi from San Antonio!

24 January 2013 - 01:39 AM

Thanks all for the warm welcome! :)