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Ferplexed85
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Newly Addicted

Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:04 pm

Morning all,

Thought id introduce myself as ive just joined. My names Matt and im 28, father of 3 (1 daughter, 1 step-daughter and a little boy due 30th September), im from Cheshire, logistics manager for a medical supplier and newly, 110% addicted to kiting.

Im currently flying my first ever kite - Spirit of Air Impact (not sure if theyre good but i love it) - i only started 2 weeks ago and literally have cravings every day to head out.

Ive got the basics down but struggling with stalls at the minute. Ive also got a quad line HQ Mojo in my sights as they look amazing.

Ive definitely got the kiting bug and im pretty sure ive got my 2 girls addicted too as theyre constantly asking to go and fly their kites. Excuse for me to take mine out! ;-D

Anyway, im hopefully youll see me around more and if anyone is nearby, id love to tag along for some hands-on kiting sessions to improve my skill set.

Cheers for reading,
Matt.
 
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Re: Newly Addicted

Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:39 pm

Hi Matt and welcome 8-)
 
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Re: Newly Addicted

Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:41 pm

Thank you Craig.
 
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Re: Newly Addicted

Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:47 pm

Hi Matt, welcome to the forum.

Lots of people here who can help you out with any questions and I think there are a few fliers in the Cheshire area you may be able to meet up with.

By the way, if you're interested there is an HQ Mojo on Ebay at the moment finishing tomorrow ( not mine) - 201150568047

Have fun with your new hobby!
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Re: Newly Addicted

Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:19 pm

Matt, welcome to this forum and to the world of kite-flying. Be aware that more kites will follow the first one ..... Many more in fact, but there are far worse addictions!
 
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Re: Newly Addicted

Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:21 pm

Cheers for the welcomes guys. Im currently the high bidder on that Mojo! :-D

Im already after a few more kites. Its become a slight obsession.
 
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Re: Newly Addicted

Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:38 pm

Ferplexed85 wrote:
Cheers for the welcomes guys. Im currently the high bidder on that Mojo! :-D

Im already after a few more kites. Its become a slight obsession.



Ask around here before you decide on any new kites as we can give advice on what is most suitable.

You might find these helpful too.

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Re: Newly Addicted

Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:50 pm

https://vimeo.com/103595354https://vimeo.com/103595419https://vimeo.com/103595507

This is about as good as i get. :D On the 3rd video please note i had explained to my bro the dangers of standing so close whilst videoing!
 
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Re: Newly Addicted

Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:57 pm

https://vimeo.com/103595842https://vimeo.com/103595863

Two better videos whilst the wind was stronger.
 
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Re: Newly Addicted

Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:23 am

Welcome to the forum.
There is loads of help on here that you will get.
Does the kite you have come with line on halo (round handles where you let as much line out as you want) or lines and wrist straps?
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Re: Newly Addicted

Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:19 pm

Hey Broady.

It can with lines attached to handles. Not straps or halo's im afraid.


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Re: Newly Addicted

Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:32 pm

Having a good set of lines that are the same length are the best start.
I still use a stake when setting up as this also means I can check the line lengths each time I set up.
Did you say you have a hq mojo?
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Re: Newly Addicted

Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:40 pm

Cheers Broady.

Id put a couple bids on but lost it last second. Wasnt chuffed. :(


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Re: Newly Addicted

Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:03 pm

I personally prefer the rev than the mojo. I found the mojo not as stable, twitchy and needed more wind.
But I do prefer the look of the mojo.
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Re: Newly Addicted

Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:03 pm

"cravings every day" - yeah tell me about it ;) lol
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