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Author: Subject: Flying with little to no wind


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Registered: 3-2-2014
Location: Highlands of Virginia
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Mood: "I live back in the woods, you see... A woman & the kids, & the dogs & me" Bocephus

[*] posted on 3-20-2015 at 03:03 AM

Two & a half years ago I had my kite reawakening after many years of other distractions. Started flying fairly inexpensive kites. My first buy was the little 1.2 Prism SnapShot. It was what I was willing to spend at the time, boy did that change. I was so eager to get something in the air that I actually learned my first light air technique with the little foil. It was all I had. Now I have many more kite choices & fly in inland mountain conditions which are variable to say the least. My current light wind/no wind flying is dominated by kites like the Pro Dancer SUL dualie framed kite. If you have room, long lines are helpful for the reasons mentioned above. Now this is a full sail two line sport kite that weighs 5 & 1/2 ounces. It is a bit fragile. All this discussion of light wind flying is repeated across all the other kite forums & the technique is the same. Big foils just have special considerations that make it tougher to keep them in the air. You all inspire me to get out there & fly these type kites in light conditions instead of using just my little specialized dualies & Revs. Thanks again for broadening my KiteLife. SHBKF
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