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LS Kite Stakes

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  1. I know this will not help mucxh, but I really do not think about what my hands are doing. My attention is on the kite, and I envision in my head what I want to see it do. I just keep trying till it starts to look like what I see in my minds eye..
  2. Part of my low wind setup includes race rods. The weight of two wrap and stiffness of three wrap is what makes it work so well. As far as ending up backing up only to carry it forward is part of learning low wind. To get away from this, try to remember this rule of thumb, leading edge up, moving back, leading edge down, moving forward. Getting the moving forward with the leading edge down part is the secret to low wind flying. Yes, lots of practice........
  3. To SLE or to not SLE, That is the question..........
  4. Koa is a exotic hardwood from Hawaii. About 3-4 times the cost of domestic oak, plus there is a very personal attachment to the koa he has. Ya gotta make something really special with it Alden! Maybe incorporate a small bit of charred wood as part of the story of the wood itself. So sorry about the loss, its those special things that cannot be recovered, or even remembered till later, that really make this kind of loss hard for some time to come.
  5. One I have had fun with lately is March of the Artemites, by Planet P Project............. Cool shots of lightning too......
  6. The Pierce County Kitefliers Association and Pierce County Parks are putting on a one day festival at one of the Puget Sounds most beautiful parks, Chambers Creek Central Meadow. I would love to see a good showing of Rev fliers there, this park is a great venue to get noticed and snag more folks to the darkside of kiting. The last few times I have been there this winter, the park has been full of folks and kids, this park has become very popular. I have been told that there will be food vendors, expanded parking, and more. This is a AKA sactioned event, and is on their calender. If you would like to help, contact Bob Wendt at the PCKA, or just show up and have some fun! See Ya There!
  7. Yep, Kent is a class act. I plan on stopping by when ever I get back to Vegas. Besides, Kent has a killer kite collection, so I hear..... The next submission for a vendor, Theresa at The Kite Shoppe. http://www.thekiteshoppe.com/ Best line sets bar none!
  8. It is not how light the sail is, it is a matter of where the weight is on the kite, and the abilities of the flier. The EXP is not "tamer", it is a Rev that is made with less expensive materials, and, IMHO, is not as precise as a B series. Kitehenge is my main field where I fly, we should meet up sometime. I haven't had the time to go recently, lots of thing to do on my plate. I am sure that you can find a used 1.5B by posting in "open Topic", there are plenty of fliers here that could part with a old kite.
  9. WAY too many hobbies here! Besides flying kites, how about astronomy, hobby machinist, hobby woodworking, gardening, superhot peppers, gold prospecting, RC modeling, amateur meteorology............
  10. A B series full sail would be best, for the initial investment. It comes with 3 wrap and 2 wrap frame sets, a great training video with John B himself, and is plenty tough for a beginner. Sounds like you are flying at Kitehenge, also known as Chambers Creek Central Meadow. Do not expect low wind flying to be easy with a Rev, you will need a bit of time on the handles and maybe some help from an experienced flier before it "clicks". A good learning wind would be at least 5mph, and not much more than 15mph. Flying on a 2mph breeze is not impossible, and can be done with ease by a experienced flier with a kite that has been tuned for those conditions. A B series full sail (I have one and fly light wind with it) is a very capable kite for light winds.
  11. A few more, all from Lincoln City. The Day iQuad got some tail! And the day JB actually looked lost with a pair of handles in his hand.....
  12. Thought I would add my 2 cents with my recent travel. Southwest airlines had no problem with the Revolution Kite Bag as a carry on. I put the kite stakes (I had about a dozen stakes on my return trip!) in the checked bag. Kites, line-sets, handles, spars were all in the kite bag. I just made like I knew what I was doing, and did not ask any questions about whether it was OK or not. Technically the Rev bag is not approved, it does not "fit" in the box used to check bag size on the concourse. It does fit with room to spare in the overhead bins on both the 737-300 and 737-700 aircraft Southwest flies. Be courteous and diplomatic if anyone questions you about the bag, and if the flight crew objects, be REALLY diplomatic and ask if it would be possible to have it placed in the coat closet for the flight. (this last bit is from JB)
  13. The kite scepter has a new home! Gayle Woodul of Texas bought it while I was at SPI. Thank You Gayle! Now to make another........
  14. LS Kite Stakes- +3 (10) I bought a set of B Pros from Watty, blue/gold/black center, FS/MV/FV. Now once I get caught up on product orders, maybe I can get a chance to go out and fly them! OMG! I have TEN Revs?????? I am finally above average!!!!
  15. Having a great time here at SPI! Saturday weather was PERFECT!!!! Thunderstorms waited till late afternoon to roll in so a good day of flying, sun and gentle wind!
  16. OMG! Less than a week and I will be in SPI!!!!!!
  17. I would love to hear what Polo thinks of the Snagless Pro Handles when he gets a chance to use them......
  18. There were many there that had never seen indoor kite flying before. To be introduced to it by seeing a routine like this.......
  19. I choose to go to SPI instead.........
  20. It will be going in checked baggage. The top and rod are threaded together and separable. I can put the "marble" in a box wrapped up in bubble wrap to protect it, and the rod will be in the suitcase.
  21. It is not April first, and I am not pulling your leg. I have a new kite stake! It is made with a glass "marble" that has glow in the dark bits in it. Now the other thing that makes this special, the "marble" is a 3 1/2 inch paperweight! The stake is over 2 feet long! In the photo below, it is next to a Davis Marble Kite Stake with a 12 inch long rod. This stake is huge! I will have it with me at festivals and other gatherings, and JB and the members of iQuad are welcome to gang up on it with their handles, I am sure it will not pull out of the sand......
  22. When not only do you think of a bigger, better kite stake so the iQuad fellas can gang up on it with their plethora of handles, but you follow through and actually make it. Details to follow........
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