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About BillLamm

  • Birthday 04/06/1966

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    the corner of Lake Michigan and Wisconsin
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    Quad line stunt

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  1. give me the info as to when and were for Friday nights... I suspect she will want to take 89 north from flagstaff if we go to Salt Lake City but you never know when you are on a road trip with my mom
  2. Heads up.. my 70ish yr old mother wants to road trip from Illinois to Arizona and she picked me to be her driver (her name is not Ms Daisey) I am not sure what route she wants to take but its through Missouri, Kansas, (maybe a little Oklahoma/Texas) New Mexico then Arizona.. maybe Salt lake City to see my sister then east for Chicago (she likes the small roads) Long story longer.. any body in that general path who might want to tug on some kite line between 16 Oct to 30 Oct PM me with info or just post good places I may want to stop and fly at... Thanks
  3. the time it takes to learn quads is a little different for everyone.. your 'learning to drive' analogy is very good.. how long before you could keep it between the lines, how long before you could drive with out tension in your neck and mild panic in your head.. I have had my rev for almost a year and even though I can tell it where to go and it does.. I cant always stop on a dime and back up as smooth as team flyers... inverted low glides are hard, I don't "own my hover" yet... so I know I am better but I know I have a lot to learn.. I can 'drive the car' but I am not ready for formula one racing yet..
  4. I didn't make it the first time I tried... nor the second... etc. its worth it in the end my friend.. keep trying (you too Bazzer
  5. Welcome home and thank you for your time in...
  6. welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of quad kites... If I had the money I would look at a zen for low wind. the SUL has a lighter Leading Edge and bridle lines (if I am not mistaken) so IMHO it is not that much lighter than the SLE .. the key is the 2 wrap or race rods being lighter.. I know the seasoned experts will chime in with opinions based on more experience but my lurking and dreaming has concluded that a standard SLE with 2 wraps and 3 wraps will serve you better because you can put the lighter rods in for low wind and put the heavier rods in for higher winds.. at that point one is thinking the B series that comes with two sets of rods is not such a bad deal.. arguably better sail design, two sets of rods and It seams to me every one eventualy buys the B series standard and full vent (race, 2, 3 and 4 wrap) before its all over so you might as well take the plunge and skip the middle men.. then your EXP is for converting new victoms to the dark side if John could clarify something he said at MOTS in Milwaukee about race rods verses 2 wraps.. I think he said the race rods are about the same weight as the 2 wraps, strong as the 3 wraps but not as stiff as the 3 wraps?? this leaves me (mr no budget) wondering if I would be better served with race or 2 wraps to complement my SLE with 3 wraps.. either one could be slipped in with the 3 wraps for heavy winds but I suspect my next sail will have venting and 4 wraps for the high wind issue..
  7. the Zen is a little bigger than the 1.5 (if I remember correctly) so that would count for some of the weight and that against the bigger sail area would make for more lift plus more LE weight to throw around only 3 unicorn hairs?!?! they must be getting expensive
  8. Looks like a really fun day but looks like you have the same lazy winds we have here...
  9. How big a stack did he fly at the pole???
  10. LOL... my wife made quail the other night... my son (18 yrs old) asked were we got the seagull being served.. I said 'the lake' he asked if I used my pellet gun or my quad kite?!?!
  11. I thought I posted in this thread?!?!?! I will be there (even if I have to push the car down the alley to sneak away)
  12. BillLamm

    End of Lines

    I have hooked them either way.. the line doesn't seem to care..
  13. BillLamm

    not again

    I think I would respond about the same if my lines were cut.. putting my self in the other persons shoes... if I heard that I would try and offer more than a sorry,,, we all fly with the risk of damage to our gear... so if I was the victim and compensation was offered I would probably only take a portion of the full cost..
  14. http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/vote/register.shtml go vote
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