>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)
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.