It’s Been A while

I’ve gotten behind in writing this blog.  The weather was not cooperating and there have been other activities which have kept us from the beaches.  The last day we flew was Memorial Day.  Fort Macon State Park had finally opened so there was the weekly community kite fly on the holiday weekend.  And it was a busy weekend.  The park was crowded which made the kite fly somewhat of a challenge.  More fishermen, more sun bathers and more people walking along the shore.  This gave us a greater audience to view the kites but it also cut down on the space to fly.

Because of the holiday, we chose to only fly red-white-blue kites.  And we only carried a couple as our kite cart is still in need of repair.  We put up the handmade Painless Parafoil and our new Killip foil.

For the first time in a long time, I brought out a dual line stunt kite.  The red-white-blue Window NG.  I had forgotten that noise that this kite can make as it circles in the sky.  It drew a lot of looks and comments.  Especially with the twenty-five foot tube tail following behind.

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I particularly enjoyed flying the Painless Parafoil as it is one of the first kites I had built.  Although few people who see it recognize the stylized eagle I appliquéd on the bottom panel.  The creator of the Painless Parafoil, Stretch Tucker, was supposed to give a workshop this summer in Pennsylvania but, in light of current events, he is unable  come.  However, I have his plans for the Flowform 16 and will be starting that kite soon.  And, if I’m lucky, I will still be able to attend the workshop and finish the construction there.

The weather is not looking good for a community kite fly this weekend.  So, for now, I will have to clean up the kite room and begin planning for the Flowform.

Fair Winds All