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How come there is no power kite forum?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:25 pm

I am probably unique in I like to fly kites no matter which type.I like to fly stunt kites when the wind is right and foils when the wind is strong enough.So I get the best of both worlds.Why is'nt there a power kite forum on the site,maybe put it up for a vote or something too see if there is enough interest.
 
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:51 pm

www.flexifoil.com

is v. extensive... FA is geared pretty much towards sticky kite fliers...
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:57 pm

www.seka.org.uk/forum/ is mainly powerkites. There's already plenty of PK forums around.
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:25 pm

There's already plenty of PK forums around

Quite right. Why do we need another?
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:45 pm

That was entirely the point. There were at least two large PK forums when we started, and only GWTW in the USA, and NOTHING dedicated to sticky kites. Sorry, but I have no intention of introducing a PK section in this forum.
 
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:34 pm

Ever try flying sticky kites whilst all around you are power kites? I guess we are afraid we'll get overwhelmed just like we do on the field. Sticky kites need hemispheres, power kites need corridors (runways?).
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:43 pm

Also try www.ipka.info for the powerkite squad in Ireland......they are an odd but decent crew.
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Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:12 pm

Vee wrote:
Ever try flying sticky kites whilst all around you are power kites? I guess we are afraid we'll get overwhelmed just like we do on the field. Sticky kites need hemispheres, power kites need corridors (runways?).
I like that explanation - never thought of it like that.

I do this quite a bit at SEKA get togethers you get a fair mix of kites, though mainly traction as Roy said. Generally the guys flying traction do tend to launch then clutter off so I fly at the set-out area and it's not too much of a problem. A lot of them fly Revs anyway, but oddly there's only a couple of us who fly two line sport kites for some reason.
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:36 pm

All right I can see why now!I'm not mad about the flexiforums but that seka one is great.

Why can't we all just get along?
 
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:04 pm

This is a huge improvement. Look at previous threads to see last year's attitude!
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:27 pm

What? You mean power kiters and stunt kiters talking, sharing, laughing and loving???

By damn - it just might work!


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Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:58 pm

You'll be surprised how many power kiters are lurking on here - just that we also like sticky things!!
as to the various groups talking - it is beginning to happen, just a bit!!
 
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Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:03 pm

Get your buggy out on those v windy day's and your stick kite out on all other lol

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Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:45 pm

Got myself a new toy this weekend :D a Parastorm Typhoon II and had a good play with it today at Stopsley:
http://www.aeolian.co.uk/kites/features ... hoon2.html