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[*] posted on 4-18-2008 at 04:52 AM
Only Kiter in Kansas???


Am I the only guy interested in this sport that lives in the middle of Kansas?

I would love someone to meet up with and help me out a little.




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[*] posted on 4-18-2008 at 08:23 AM


I was thinking you might be the only person who lives in the middle of Kansas :lol: leave alone the only kiter :lol:
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[*] posted on 4-18-2008 at 08:31 AM


A little off topic, but how's the wind in Kansas? I think I read recently that Dodge City is one of the most consistently windy places in the U.S.



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[*] posted on 4-18-2008 at 12:56 PM


Hey Now, there are like 5 other people that live here with me :smilegrin:

I am still learning, but I think the wind is pretty flippin awesome here. I hated it when I first moved out, but maybe now I have found a reason to enjoy it. It is between 8-15 almost every day. Is that good?

Any suggestions on a good kite with that situation? I am about to buy my first. I weigh 210.




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[*] posted on 4-18-2008 at 01:13 PM


8-15mph is my favorite.
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[*] posted on 4-18-2008 at 01:41 PM


What is the diff between the Blaze and the Legend. I am leaning toward a Blaze 3m for my first purchase. MAN, I CAN't WAIT ! ! ! ! !



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[*] posted on 4-18-2008 at 01:43 PM


Ya, I think I should change my name to Wizard of OZ. My last name is Osborn, and was nicknamed Oz growing up n e ways!

Hope I don't blow away though. :( Unless I blow y'alls way and can fly wit you!!! :singing:

Toto, I don't think we are in Kansas any more.




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[*] posted on 4-19-2008 at 10:15 PM


Hey soccerflyer...
Glad to see you mingling with others... The wind your gett'n is fantastic especially if its not gusty...
The Blaze 3m is a great kite and should do well in those conditions, you might get a lil over your head if it gets much more than that, right at first, Till you get a lil seat time...
I was telling you about the Legend 3m that my cuz got... he went out today an had a learning day with a buddy of his who has never flown... probably 15-20's with gusts +/- . well nobody got hurt but they went for some body surfing in a field of grass... just thought I'd share this lil story with you... the one thing they did right was to take a buddy... they even forgot to let go...
Well good luck with your choice, I think your in a decent category of kites that your looS-P-A-M-L-I-N-K-n at...

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How about Windizard-of-Oz...;-)




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[*] posted on 4-20-2008 at 03:26 AM


I don't let go, that's why I flip my bug every other month.



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[*] posted on 4-20-2008 at 08:41 AM


I'm the kinda guy that doesn't let go either.:smilegrin:



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[*] posted on 4-20-2008 at 09:29 AM


I forgot to let go yesterday and got lofted down a hill. :D Good 15 feet up and 10 seconds in the air. Oooopppss......



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[*] posted on 4-20-2008 at 09:33 AM


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[*] posted on 4-20-2008 at 07:43 PM


Well I don't let go either,:D but I did when I was learning... and I'd like them to have all the right info so they can make educated decisions...:thumbup:

I know my cuz doesn't relay info like I do he just says here grab these and hold on...:o




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[*] posted on 4-21-2008 at 08:12 PM


Thanks for the help guys. I feel like I am ready to try it!! Now I just gotta save up and wait till I can get my first kite. :( I hate waiting. :flaming:

I am pretty sure I will let go, at least my first several times out. I need to get some kite killers too, huh.

I learned to let go while water skiing. Man, you only hold on once doing that. I think I drank half the lake :frog:




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[*] posted on 4-22-2008 at 06:01 AM


It's kind of like that on the beach,only grittier :lol:



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[*] posted on 4-22-2008 at 11:43 AM


Hey they are selling Pansh Blazes on e-bay. Say they are new. What is the Lira - dollar ratio?

How much are these in US? Is this a good idea? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PANSH-BLAZE-3m-KITE-Yellow-Blue-GREAT-...




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[*] posted on 4-28-2008 at 11:08 AM


I just realized that these cost more than Dlish is selling them for. Rats :-(



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[*] posted on 4-28-2008 at 11:14 AM


Wind question: If I get a Pansh Blaze 3M, and I weigh 215 -

1. What wind do I need to just fly it? What is the minimum wind?

2. What wind do I need to scud or body drag?

3. What wind do I need for it to lift me up?

4. What wind do I need to leave my kite in my bag and live for another day? :D




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[*] posted on 4-28-2008 at 11:30 AM


1. Probably about 8, 10 being better.
2. Drive it hard through the lower window and about 12 should do it well.
3. A gust towards 20 will do it. But a kite that size will not let you down easy. I've been spanked by a 3.5m.
4. Anything over 15 and gusty. After practice you will be fine in 15, 20 more if smooth and predictable air.




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[*] posted on 4-28-2008 at 01:35 PM


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I just realized that these cost more than Dlish is selling them for. Rats :-(


Thanks for your support. Have a done someone wrong that I don't know about ? I don't think you will find a cheaper kite than Pansh and I know you won't find a better price than you can get from me. I think maybe you should be looking for used kites if your budget is that tight.
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[*] posted on 4-28-2008 at 02:47 PM


I am sure you haven't done anyone wrong! I just like to shop! From what I have found, you are the best deal! Plus from what I have heard I trust you more than anyone else.

So I won't be able to even get the kite up in winds less than 8mph?

I just made a sale, and should get a bonus check. I am gonna try to talk my wife into letting spend $130. That should get me a Pansh Blaze 3M, and kite killers?

My next question will be what to do when I get the kite?

From what I gather I need to check the line lengths. And then stretch them? How do I do that?

then tie the strings onto the handles and kite?

Then fly?




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[*] posted on 4-28-2008 at 02:48 PM


Welcome to the forum sucker oh, I mean soccer.:D I say that because now you are caught in the kite trap!! 3m blaze is a great kite to start with you will love it. Are you ready to get another? you will be.:lol:
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P.S. Thanks for helping me guys. I can't wait to feel my first kite in my hands!!!:D



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I feel ya! You will be so hooked It will kill ya.
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[*] posted on 4-28-2008 at 06:27 PM


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Wind question: If I get a Pansh Blaze 3M, and I weigh 215 -

1. What wind do I need to just fly it?


Most of my kites will fly in as little as 3-4 mph, but you have to work it or it won't move around much. At the 8 that Angus is talking about, the kite can be placed anywhere in the wind window without having to "work" the kite. It is where the kite actually starts to fly and is a good wind for a beginner. A little tug of war but you can hold your footing. In 4mph winds, you probably need some experience to keep it in the air. Also, this isn't finite. It is a sliding scale and a generalization of multiple kites. Experience will make clear what I've tried maybe not so well to explain.




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[*] posted on 2-27-2009 at 07:49 AM


I'm back and ready for more!! :wee:
I've gotten really good at flying my Blaze 3M. I can pretty much make it do what I want.

I am still working on flying it blind . . . :wink2:

How is everyone doing?

I am checking into getting a mountain board. Anyone know where I can get an affordable descent used one?

The hardest thing for me is holding on the those handles all day long, and I am thinking of getting a bar and harness. That should help right?

I am thinking my Blaze + Bar and harness + Mountain Board = :wee: :smilegrin: :roll: :eureka:
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[*] posted on 2-27-2009 at 02:27 PM


You're probably going to want to go de-power for board sports. If it's still available, there is an HQ montanaII full set up for sale on the forum for like $325. Send me a u2u with contact info and I'll look you up when I'm in Cheney next month.



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[*] posted on 2-27-2009 at 08:12 PM


You mean there is actually gonna be somebody I can meet up with?! :bigok: This is awesome!
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AHHH! Of course he would be coming in the ONE weekend that I have plans I can't break! :flaming:



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