And so said the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. And that’s just the way I felt at our most recent kite club fly. Thankfully, I had brought a cooler with water and drank all that I had. Otherwise i probably would have become just a puddle in the sand.
It was scorching hot but the wind was up and too good to miss. I finally had the opportunity to put the complete Xelon collection in the air. I love these kites. My only problem is that HQ did not put a tube tail on the fourth kite in the series. I added a streamer tail to match the two side streamers but it just doesn’t seem right. I’m thinking that sometime over the winter I’m going to construct a tube tail to match the other three and add it to the fourth Xelon.
While the Xelons were flying, I put up my new Peter Powell stunt kite. It was a perfect day for this kite. The diamond stunters need a little more wind to fly well and to have the long tails stream out behind them. The Peter Powell flew slowly across the wind window, doing graceful swoops, dives and circles. The tail tracing the kite’s path around the sky. My favorite type of stunt flying. Unfortunately, there was no one available to photograph this kite in the sky. So we have to settle for a landed Peter Powell. Nonetheless, it is still a good-looker.
Fair Winds All.
(And try to stay cool!!)