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South Wales fliers

Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:38 am

Are there any fliers in South Wales area who meet up at any time. Used to be a few fliers on Cowbridge Common years ago, but that tailed off. 
 
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Re: South Wales fliers

Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:39 pm

Andy55 wrote:
Are there any fliers in South Wales area who meet up at any time. Used to be a few fliers on Cowbridge Common years ago, but that tailed off. 


Funnily enough, I stumbled across a post last week about that topic....a twelve year-old post.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11524&p=124417#p124417

Must be a fair few quiet solo fliers about (such as myself) and a fair collection of kites gathering dust,I suspect.
 
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Re: South Wales fliers

Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:59 am

That was interesting, shame the flying up the common tailed off, I did used to enjoy the trips up there, I wasn’t a regular but did manage a couple of days a month. I also raced model yachts, and that took over really.
I have recently wonder if a local kite shop would work, it couldn’t be a shop as such, would have to be online, don’t think kiting would support rent and rates etc. I think most kite shops went down the line of power kites and kite surfing, They dropped the stunt kites and single line stuff due to lack of interest. there are a few specialising in powerkites, but not many on the smaller stuff.
 
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Re: South Wales fliers

Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:00 pm

I moved away a few years ago now, Jim sold all his kites (I bought 2 of them) and not sure what the other guys did/do. Vee and keith still compete AFAIK
 
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Re: South Wales fliers

Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:53 pm

Not compete, but still heavily involved in STACK, and still flying ( not so much this year obviously).
But we moved from Cardiff a decade ago for my job, living in Northants now.
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