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Starting again

Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:49 pm

Since I have trashed my Transfer, I have been thinking about bhuilding up a kite bag again. So far I have found a gemini which was the first ever serious kite I owned, and therefore have to have one. I'd like a transfer so either get mine repaired or find a used one somewhere. I'd like a third so that i hbave some choice and also something less precious maybe as a large proportion of what little skill I had has long since departed. So this third kite probably wont be pride and joy, just something to hack around with on the beach.....(and could be easy to repair)

I had made up a shortlist based upon availability and price, but there might be something else to consider maybe?

HQ Jam session or maybe even a Tramontana - I always wanted one in the early days, possibly somehting to do with the heritage
Prism E3 - have flown one for a few hours and clicked reasonably well with it
Flexifoil Pulsar - because there is one on the bay at the moment. Had a dot matrix once and it was manic, but fun.
Benson DS - bit expensive as a hackers kite, but one for the future maybe

I really would appreciate any comments. FWIW I only got as far as managing axels (full / half and cascade), flic flac, 540, and the occasional 2 rungs of a jacobs ladder (which is what I am trying to master).
 
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Re: Starting again

Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:36 am

I don't think the Pulsar will be like the dot at all. But anyone who has any definitive knowledge feel free to correct me.
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Re: Starting again

Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:50 pm

shame, I had a Tram in my bag at Newgale last week!
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Re: Starting again

Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:20 pm

I (OK STACK) may have a pulsar not getting any air time, I'll check at the weekend, they are in my other house :-)
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Re: Starting again

Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:40 pm

uktotty wrote:
shame, I had a Tram in my bag at Newgale last week!


When are you next in Pembs?

I'll be there sat afternoon hopefully hacking the gemini about with as much style as a swansea drunk.... :roll:
 
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Re: Starting again

Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:08 am

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I'll be there sat afternoon ...


High tide about 5:30 pm but I wouldn't fancy the forecast 14-15mph winds :-(
 
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Re: Starting again

Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:00 am

Stan Doff wrote:
SteveR wrote:

I'll be there sat afternoon ...


High tide about 5:30 pm but I wouldn't fancy the forecast 14-15mph winds :-(


Yeah not good....though will be there in the morinig now not afternoon so hopefuly a nice empty beach. If its windy it will be a couple of hours with a board instead.
 
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Re: Starting again

Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:46 am

Well remembered Keith, there are indeed pulsars in your "other house"
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Re: Starting again

Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:20 pm

Vee / Keith, do you ever fly at Heath like the (good?) ole days?

I havent heard a whisper from Jim, nor Adam. Just trying to figure out when you might be somewhere where we could meet up. I have ordered a Sky Dog Dream On as I liked the look of it and after talking to kiteworld I thought is worth getting at the price as a general kite for me and also for my boys to learn to fly with. Unless I can find a used example, then a DS might follow in a custom paint job......
 
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Re: Starting again

Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:26 pm

Jim isn't allowed to play with kites any more, Adam is still working for Dave at SOA but is more into power kites these days.

Heath never was that good a site to fly, and once you lot disappeared we went back to Cowbridge or (for team practice) Tewkesbury!
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Re: Starting again

Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:34 pm

so cowbridge it is then! Sometime soon afore I depart these shores permanently..
 
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Re: Starting again

Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:42 pm

But I have already departed these (those?) shores Mon-Fri, soon to be permanent as well :-(
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Re: Starting again

Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:54 pm

which sub continent are you now? I am heading west to Dublin maybe.....
 
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Re: Starting again

Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:50 pm

SteveR wrote:
uktotty wrote:
shame, I had a Tram in my bag at Newgale last week!


When are you next in Pembs?

I'll be there sat afternoon hopefully hacking the gemini about with as much style as a swansea drunk.... :roll:


Probably August 2011
May be a long wait :lol:
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Re: Starting again

Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:45 pm

Vee wrote:
I don't think the Pulsar will be like the dot at all. But anyone who has any definitive knowledge feel free to correct me.


No correction needed (I have both). The Pulsar is something I don't mind letting complete newbies have a go on and crash. The DM is a nice kite.