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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 03:05 AM
Your Addicted now what ?


I'm sitting here in the middle of the night happy as can be on T3.
I'm so glad that this sport came about before I became too old to learn it. It is by far the most fun sport I've ever tried and basically things I invisioned as a child coming true! ( I still want the personal jet pack that I was promised ) I hope to take this sport with me into retirement and make it part of my travels. Being set on the side line makes me see it can all be taken away with one minor injury.
I never flew stunt kites even though I now regret passing up the chance. After using the wind to ride I think I'ld go nutty if I couldn't do it.
I'm sure if I couldn't ride I'ld move to static flying.
So my question is ......... If you could only static fly would you move back to Rev's and Delta's or would you stick with tiny foils ?
Quiting all together is NOT an option :tumble:




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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 07:10 AM


I still fly my sport kites at least as much as my foils so if I could only static fly, I would be flying those (and buying quite a few more of them).



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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 07:25 AM


When not power kiting... I like Revs, and the wife likes stunt kites. They are a lot of fun, and allow the imagination to wander while flying them.

I met one guy who's getting on in age at a fun fly. He flys little kites attached to a fishin' pole and is happy with that. Guess it just goes to show that it's not what you fly... it's that you fly.




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And other foils...

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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 08:48 AM


I'd fly anything I could. Revs, foils, and stunt kites, they are all fun :D



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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 09:14 AM


I also still fly my stunt kites. I just discovered youtube I've seen stunt kites do things on there I didn't think were possible with a kite.
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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 10:01 AM


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Originally posted by dlish89
I also still fly my stunt kites. I just discovered youtube I've seen stunt kites do things on there I didn't think were possible with a kite.


go to gwtw-kites.com and join their forum and you will see some excellent vids and turorials from some of the best and most dedicated fliers around.




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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 10:32 AM


I will check it out. thanks :yes:
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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 07:13 PM


If you really want some fun try a single line controllable fighter kite. They are a blast and if you think a four line foil is hard to fly....then wait till you get your hand on a fighter you'll end up :ticking:

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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 07:41 PM


Fly them all!! When I dont have enough wind to move I will fly anything static!! Beef up them arms,See how high you can go, Teather off, Slide on your butt at 20mph.Hang on for dear life. Nothing will stop me. I guess. Except 0 wind. And if something does happen like an injury I am sure someone will pull you behind there buggy I would. You my not be able to fly but you could still feel the wind in your face.:yes:
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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 08:25 PM


If it comes down to it, wifey and I will fly anything.......sport kites, fighters, garbage bags on string.......... hell, we might even dust off the single lines and give them a go again. For us the point is putting something up in the air, enjoying the day, and letting the world pass by.
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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 08:39 PM


I've never flown a single line fighter before, nor have I seen it done. It seems to have its own underground following though.
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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 09:28 PM


Man, I don't know...If I had to fly static and that means no scudding, I think I'd have to say no to foils. Don't make me choose!

I flew stunt kites before getting into traction. Rev Supersonic was my first four line. Still the fastest, most nimble kite I own. No other kite I know that can go from 60+ to 0 and take off in reverse in an instant like that. And all that with just little flicks of the wrist..

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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 09:48 PM


I've never flown a rev its on my wish list. I've seen one flying in person. AMAZING !! The control was unbelievable. The guy landed the tip on a little girls hand.
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[*] posted on 11-5-2007 at 10:16 PM


Ackkkkk... Stunt kites on PKF??? Help me... Im in some, Alternate Internet...



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[*] posted on 11-6-2007 at 12:12 AM


Revs definitely. I just sold a Rev Backtracker a while back. It was the only Rev I've had but I'd definitely get a 'real' one if there was no other option, and money no object. I'll probably get another one at some point anyway, but would rather get some more foils if I had the spare cash ;)



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[*] posted on 11-7-2007 at 06:59 PM


Sounds good to me. I love total control over a kite.
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