Lines & Kiters & Gear, Oh My!

Lines & Kiters & Gear, Oh My!

Post by SportKit » Thu, 05 Sep 2002 07:32:15


What are YOUR thoughts about leaving unwound lines; kites attached to said
lines; and gear laying about on well populated, general purpose fields?

If you feel it is okey dokey to practice the above please check one or more:
A) You are a risk taker.
B) You have a weak bladder.
C) You have more money than you know what to do with.
D) You have a territorial nature.
E) None of the Above. (Please Explain)

LOL,
Ellen

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Dougl.. » Thu, 05 Sep 2002 09:22:23

Howdy Ellen-

I like to leave my lines stretched out and attached to my inactive stunt
kite (laying flat on its back) when not flying. I guess I'm just a lazy
butt. Rarely someone will tangle a foot briefly on them but no big deal and
I don't get upset. I've seen folks stake their lines and have their kite
propped up on its wingtips. Now that looks scary to me. Just my take.

Dave

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> Date: 03 Sep 2002 22:32:15 GMT
> Subject: Lines & Kiters & Gear, Oh My!

> What are YOUR thoughts about leaving unwound lines; kites attached to said
> lines; and gear laying about on well populated, general purpose fields?

> If you feel it is okey dokey to practice the above please check one or more:
> A) You are a risk taker.
> B) You have a weak bladder.
> C) You have more money than you know what to do with.
> D) You have a territorial nature.
> E) None of the Above. (Please Explain)

> LOL,
> Ellen


 
 
 

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Post by croket » Thu, 05 Sep 2002 10:37:13

Actually, I've had more problems having a kite on its back than on its wing
tips.  If it is on its wingtips tilted back, the air will flow over the kite
and force it down into the ground. When one of my kites is on its back, the
wind tends to pick it up.  If you really want to be safe, put the kite on
its belly, nose into the wind.



Quote:
> Howdy Ellen-

> I like to leave my lines stretched out and attached to my inactive stunt
> kite (laying flat on its back) when not flying. I guess I'm just a lazy
> butt. Rarely someone will tangle a foot briefly on them but no big deal
and
> I don't get upset. I've seen folks stake their lines and have their kite
> propped up on its wingtips. Now that looks scary to me. Just my take.


 
 
 

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Post by Dave » Thu, 05 Sep 2002 17:22:52

crokett uttered

Quote:
> Actually, I've had more problems having a kite on its back than on its wing
> tips.  If it is on its wingtips tilted back, the air will flow over the kite
> and force it down into the ground. When one of my kites is on its back, the
> wind tends to pick it up.  If you really want to be safe, put the kite on
> its belly, nose into the wind.

Unless it can dead launch that is...  In which case make sure no-one
trips over it twice - in quick succession! ;)

Hehe

Davey

 
 
 

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Post by CoyoteBo » Thu, 05 Sep 2002 21:39:26

I stake out my 4 line power kite by its brake lines - makes sense to me,
although it can reverse launch its hard (unless the wind is high) without
moving the lines. It is annoying when people get attached to it though, but
thats my fault, and really you cant expect people to notice the lines til
they are close up, its when they STILL get tangled that its interesting.

JB


Quote:
> crokett uttered

> > Actually, I've had more problems having a kite on its back than on its
wing
> > tips.  If it is on its wingtips tilted back, the air will flow over the
kite
> > and force it down into the ground. When one of my kites is on its back,
the
> > wind tends to pick it up.  If you really want to be safe, put the kite
on
> > its belly, nose into the wind.

> Unless it can dead launch that is...  In which case make sure no-one
> trips over it twice - in quick succession! ;)

> Hehe

> Davey

 
 
 

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Post by David Brown :o\ » Thu, 05 Sep 2002 23:14:32

I'm with you here Ellen,

I'll stake my kite only in designated areas of empty beaches or on totally
empty fields or at festivals but always only for short periods while sorting
it out.  Staking your kite where the public walk is selfish and
irresponsible.  It takes no time to wind up the lines, so just do it and
don't let us kiters stoop to the depths of dog owners.

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Post by James Hodso » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 00:03:18


Quote:
>What are YOUR thoughts about leaving unwound lines; kites attached to said
>lines; and gear laying about on well populated, general purpose fields?

>If you feel it is okey dokey to practice the above please check one or more:
>A) You are a risk taker.
>B) You have a weak bladder.
>C) You have more money than you know what to do with.
>D) You have a territorial nature.
>E) None of the Above. (Please Explain)

>LOL,
>Ellen

You're extremely evil, Ellen, asking that question and offering only
those options >:-)

But as I have to choose, I'll plump for E.

I like to stop flying every now and again for a rest, a cigarette or
possibly a sip from can of beer. Unfastening a kite from its lines or
laying the kite flat seems a little unnecessary, although I know from
experience that it isn't. For the past three August Bank Holidays
(public holidays) I've had a spar broken on my old-style Illusion -
two LEs and one spine. People are certainly not the problem because I
sit near my ground stake and can see when someone is coming close to
my lines. I give either a polite warning or launch the kite.
Unfortunately, dogs either deliberately ignore my polite requests or
my reflexes are too slow to cope with onrushing balls of fur.

I don't leave a kite that I'm not intending to fly for a while
attached to its lines as I'd probably trip over them myself - contact
***y Nourse for details!

So, E and possibly options A and D; certainly not choice C, at least
not when I last looked at my bank balance. Option B is entirely my own
busi ... please excuse me for a moment ... ness.

James

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Post by Stan » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 01:17:26

Ellen,

Your options are funny.

Some of these kiterage turfwars posts are interesting.
Why fly in crowded places at all, let alone with high-priced gear? I stay
clear of crowds, but realize some fliers enjoy an audience.  On occasion, I
do fly with other kiters, and if I set it down, someone else can start
flying it. Since I love dogs, they don't bother me much even when they
sometimes run over my kite and lines. Really.
As regards to risk, a flier in our little group had his line cut, setting
his big single line kite free. Oh yes, he got the kite back, but sadly,
without the remote-controlled video camera he had attached. He was quite
civil about losing it to the ocean.
I always thought kiting was a break from the type A, territorial  rat-race.
At least that's why I fly.

Stan


Quote:
> What are YOUR thoughts about leaving unwound lines; kites attached to said
> lines; and gear laying about on well populated, general purpose fields?

> If you feel it is okey dokey to practice the above please check one or
more:
> A) You are a risk taker.
> B) You have a weak bladder.
> C) You have more money than you know what to do with.
> D) You have a territorial nature.
> E) None of the Above. (Please Explain)

> LOL,
> Ellen

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Style » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 02:48:01


Quote:
> Ellen,

> Your options are funny.

> Some of these kiterage turfwars posts are interesting.
> Why fly in crowded places at all, let alone with high-priced gear? I stay
> clear of crowds,

Nice if you can. Where I live there are literally NO empty spaces  within a
50 mile raduis that are completely free of people

 but realize some fliers enjoy an audience.  On occasion, I

Quote:
> do fly with other kiters, and if I set it down, someone else can start
> flying it. Since I love dogs, they don't bother me much even when they
> sometimes run over my kite and lines. Really.

How about when the dog bites your kites and rip them or***on your kite
bag ?

Dave

 
 
 

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Post by Stan » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 03:34:11

Dave,
I knew the line about dogs would charm someone..
I'll try to be more angry in the future.
Stan
 
 
 

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Post by The Gilhooley Famil » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 04:04:25

My take on this is that I will only have 1 or at most 2 kites on the go at a
time. if I'm flying the 3.2 C-Quad for a while I like to swap to something
less 'straining' for a rest - in which case I leave the C-Quad out & go for
the others. However I only do this where I'm with other flyers, or very much
by myself!

i have learnt the hard way that having loads of stuff lined up is not good -
one day I crashed the delta on the Rev (which was flat against the ground) -
and put a hole in the sail (same day I broke the C-Quad & the Delta - not
the best day I've had - both these unrelated to leaving them out, by the
way... i think....).

So I now compromise - move the kite to where it's staked down & put a bag or
something to stop it lauching. Less lines lying around as well........ And
as say only have (at most 2 kites).

Also discourages people 'having a go' without me knowing.

Jan

PS. I guess it's E) then.


Quote:
> What are YOUR thoughts about leaving unwound lines; kites attached to said
> lines; and gear laying about on well populated, general purpose fields?

> If you feel it is okey dokey to practice the above please check one or
more:
> A) You are a risk taker.
> B) You have a weak bladder.
> C) You have more money than you know what to do with.
> D) You have a territorial nature.
> E) None of the Above. (Please Explain)

> LOL,
> Ellen

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Style » Fri, 06 Sep 2002 06:02:47


Quote:
> Dave,
> I knew the line about dogs would charm someone..
> I'll try to be more angry in the future.

Oh no - I fell for it .... :o)

Dave

 
 
 

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Post by Pb » Sat, 07 Sep 2002 06:17:37

If I'm with the kite then it's staked-out by the brake lines. Otherwise it's
in the bag and I'm on my way home <g>.

Paul

Quote:
> What are YOUR thoughts about leaving unwound lines; kites attached to said
> lines; and gear laying about on well populated, general purpose fields?

> If you feel it is okey dokey to practice the above please check one or
more:
> A) You are a risk taker.
> B) You have a weak bladder.
> C) You have more money than you know what to do with.
> D) You have a territorial nature.
> E) None of the Above. (Please Explain)

> LOL,
> Ellen

 
 
 

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Post by Windthin » Sun, 08 Sep 2002 10:43:03

I gotta say E If i want to leave my kites out all day thats my option and I
should exrcise good judgment and be responsible for my actions
I live near a beach that can be driven on and I generally have a few power
kites out.I contantly watch for traffic and place my toys out of harms way.
   The general public has not a clue as to what holds up that colorful cloth
thing they just wanna look.if we install barricades it only attracts more
people.
   ultimatly,There my kites...my responsibility...my burdon
      God bless,Rick