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[*] posted on 5-28-2015 at 12:04 AM
First day back since all the flooding.......


Flooding and severe miserable weather down here for months on end. It's been months since I have been able to fly and we have had 2 days that have had no rain since December, so I decided to head out with a friend of mine to go fly. I brought my 19m Slingshot Fuel and my 16M Best Waroo. It was really to windy for the 19 so I decided I was going to fly the 16.... I wish I had brought my 14m Vegas or my 12m Torch. I was only about 25% powered on this kite and since the winds changed directions every few minutes and were gusting from 10 to 24mph I could not comfortably get on my board. So this happened. LOL! Of all days, I did not wear (forgot) my knee pads and my gloves. I have had higher jumps but I ended up going faster down wind than my little legs could run and I crumpled like a cheap suite. Been doing this a long time and this is kinda embarrassing but funny as hell. :lol:
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[*] posted on 5-28-2015 at 02:21 AM


DID YOU GET THAT! :D
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[*] posted on 5-28-2015 at 06:04 AM


Glad you weren't hurt.
I understand it was good to be standing on a hill during all that rain...:o




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[*] posted on 5-28-2015 at 06:06 AM


Newbie observation / question.
I noticed that the kite was inverted on the ground before take off, similar to launching a Rev in high winds. I thought the safest way to launch a large kite was upright up right near the edge of the window then slowly bring up one of the sides before launching.
Is one method of launching a large kite safer than the other or are both ways acceptable ?





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[*] posted on 5-28-2015 at 06:21 AM


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[*] posted on 5-28-2015 at 08:20 AM


Launching with the kite downwind is dangerous, you can see me shoot downwind rather quickly for a fat girl.:lol: Launching on the edge of the wind window is the safest by far, I have had a few downwind launches that have had a definite pucker factor. I had to launch downwind due to the winds shifting from the south to the east every few minutes or so, so I could not get the kite to sit in one position long enough before I hooked in. I have not been able to teach my friend Carlos (AKA Slim Shaky) how to launch a kite for me. LOL
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[*] posted on 5-28-2015 at 08:22 AM


Consistently inconsistent winds are what we have around here so a lot of flying is sketchy at best. :lol:
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[*] posted on 5-28-2015 at 08:29 AM


The rain has been relentless here. We have had bridges completely disappear, damns almost bursting, the river walk flooded out almost all the businesses......... I fortunately do live on top of a hill so I have been dry...ish... But I think we are finally starting to see an end to it..... I hope!
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