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[*] posted on 5-8-2007 at 04:17 PM
Kite crazy!


Is it normal to be always watching the weather? When I go outside all I do is look at trees. :rolleyes: My wife thinks I am crazy. My kids think I am cool. And I just dont know anymore. But I do know I want another kite and I am kite crazy!!:lol:
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[*] posted on 5-8-2007 at 05:45 PM


I Spoke to a number of kite enthusiasts this last weekend. One major topic was where do you get your weather reports from? I find that I have 4 or 5 ways online,....or I have the tendency to look at flags often.
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[*] posted on 5-8-2007 at 08:20 PM


Join the club. We all do that.

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[*] posted on 5-8-2007 at 08:47 PM


Today, sunny, warm, wind 25-35mph, me stuck in a stupid union meeting looking out through a crack in the blinds watching a tree branch whipping back and forth, hoping the meeting would be over in time to catch some wind.

Get used to it.




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[*] posted on 5-9-2007 at 05:56 AM


I pretty much only watch the weather report to see if it is going to rain or be windy.

I get up first in the morning and when my wife gets up and asks the weather for the day, all I can recall is that it will not rain and the wind is expected to be blowing at X miles per hour.

I fly at lunch time and when I get back to the building on nice days people always ask, "is it nice out? or warm out? etc.?" That always throws me. I guess it was nice out. I know it was definitely a good wind day.

Kiting, like any hobby you're passionate about, will change your life and perspective on things.




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[*] posted on 5-9-2007 at 09:55 AM


When asked how I'm doing I usually respond with , no wind today or great I should be getting out today.



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[*] posted on 5-9-2007 at 12:27 PM


Freind = How's the weather today?

Me = Great, probably about 3m weather.




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[*] posted on 5-9-2007 at 03:44 PM


Thanks you all are cool.
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[*] posted on 5-9-2007 at 06:42 PM


Not only do I find myself watching the trees & flags as I drive down the road, I get very concerned when we get those crazy wind days and the wind starts gusting over 30+

I see people at the park carrying out porta-shades when the wind is that crazy and I just cringe wondering if I should turn and look the other way or head over and try to convince them not to open it up.

Flying power kites sure does give you a new found respect for the wind.




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[*] posted on 5-9-2007 at 07:12 PM


two words...www.weather.com

You'll learn which trees and flags show the most correct wind direction and speed in your area.

There is one flag in the area that blows in the direct opposite direction from the true wind direction. This is probably because it is right next to a high rise condo building.
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[*] posted on 5-9-2007 at 10:30 PM


Mmmmm, another smoking wind day, 6mph gusting to around 8mph, fully lit on the 13m Century. Today's the first time I had trouble doing my transitions though, every time I tried to change directions I was getting a couple feet of air by accident.



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[*] posted on 5-10-2007 at 01:36 PM


.... hmm I glad somone asked that question, but i'm even happier to see i'm not alone...
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[*] posted on 5-10-2007 at 06:05 PM


This is an outragous, never ending string on the topic. A never ending laugh !!!
Seabreeze is a great forum.

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3938




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[*] posted on 5-10-2007 at 06:27 PM


My wife simply knows, when the trees outside are swaying, I'm out the door, it's just better that way. She used to try and stop me, but hated me moping around the house more than me being gone kiting for a couple or five hours.

I know travel to work with a trunk full of kites and have ordered an ATB just small enough to get locked in the trunk with my kites.




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