Sunday, May 03, 2009

Fly a kite

Lady Jane got me a new kite last week (for no reason at all). Yesterday was the first chance we'd had to get it in the air. It is a Zoomer Dual-line Sport Kite. Its name is Chilly (that's her in the pic). All I know is it takes a lot of wind to get this puppy in the air, but once you do... look out! This is a killer kite.

I had never used a dual line stunt kite before. This one is for beginners, and I didn't know if I was ever going to get the hang of it. But after a few tries I was swooping back and forth across the sky, doing loops, and all kinds of fun stuff. Some of it was even intentional! It was a good time. You can't just stand there and let her fly though. You've got to be on the ball because the steering is pretty sensitive.

I am not a professional kite flier, but I think it's good for everyone to go fly a kite every now and then. You can buy cheap plastic ones for little of nothing. And even this one - which is pretty darn sturdy - was under $20. If you need a space to fly it - right behind our house is perfect. Feel free.

Peace out; and in.

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