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I'm back after a 20 year break

Introduce yourself as a new member to the kiting community. This well tell all of us who you are and very likely you will make new kiting buddies in your area or from visiting kiters.


Uncle Jimmi
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Kiting since: 1988
Local Beach: Palm Beach / Jupiter / Ft Lauderdale
Favorite Beaches: Any long wide warm beach with a stiff breeze will do
Style: Aggressive Freestyle power monger
Gear: Peter Lynn Twister 5.5 and much more soon
Brand Affiliation: Bright Lee Polished Metals (owner)

I'm back after a 20 year break

Postby Uncle Jimmi » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:44 am

I last flew 20 yeas ago in Palm beach on Singer Island.
I had several Hawaiian Team kites that I would stack 3 deep and fly in near hurricane winds.
I was a pioneer at jumping, sitting on heavy beach chairs and loading up enough pull to jump volleyball nets and sand skiing for miles. That was all before foil type kites.
I am re-entering the sky with a Peter Lynn Twister 5.5 and will be getting a 12 or 15 meter Charger as soon as I get used to modern kites.
I'm very excited and have been watching all the videos and will begin adding a few of my own starting next week when my kite arrives here at my new home in Michigan
Special thanks to Big Mike's Kites for helping me get back under a kite again.

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soul19
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Local Beach: Prov
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little current
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Location: Northern Ontario

Re: I'm back after a 20 year break

Postby soul19 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:19 am

Well let me be the first to say welcome back! Look forward to the videos!

Jimmy

Uncle Jimmi
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Kiting since: 1988
Local Beach: Palm Beach / Jupiter / Ft Lauderdale
Favorite Beaches: Any long wide warm beach with a stiff breeze will do
Style: Aggressive Freestyle power monger
Gear: Peter Lynn Twister 5.5 and much more soon
Brand Affiliation: Bright Lee Polished Metals (owner)

Re: I'm back after a 20 year break

Postby Uncle Jimmi » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:54 am

soul19 wrote:Well let me be the first to say welcome back! Look forward to the videos!

Jimmy

Thank You
This is what I've been up to and I'm still at it but don't get to ride enough during winter
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-IJXVc ... D038BFCB2E[/youtube]
I can't seem to get the link to work but if you google Uncle Jimmi you will get the idea.

Dave_5280
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Re: I'm back after a 20 year break

Postby Dave_5280 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:39 am

Welcome back!

The Hawaiian Team kite was my first 2 line stunt kite and was a lot of fun to fly with its 6 foot wing span. I bought it after reading an article about it in Sports Illustrated, and I still have it.

I didn't know it at the time, but it was great training for when I took my first lesson on Maui in the new sport of kitesurfing, also on a 2 line kite, metal bar, leash velcroed on the wrist, alligator roll to uncross the lines, fixed bridle and no depower. There were only 2 students on kite beach and no one else on the water.

The equipment has improved a lot so you are getting back in at the right time!

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Toby
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Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
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Location: World (KF Admin)
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Re: I'm back after a 20 year break

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:43 pm

Welcome back Jimmi !

Did you go already onto the water back then?

Pls email me the link for above video and I will insert it correctly!
Info a t kiteforum.com

Uncle Jimmi
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Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1988
Local Beach: Palm Beach / Jupiter / Ft Lauderdale
Favorite Beaches: Any long wide warm beach with a stiff breeze will do
Style: Aggressive Freestyle power monger
Gear: Peter Lynn Twister 5.5 and much more soon
Brand Affiliation: Bright Lee Polished Metals (owner)

Re: I'm back after a 20 year break

Postby Uncle Jimmi » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:48 pm

Toby wrote:Welcome back Jimmi !

Did you go already onto the water back then?

Pls email me the link for above video and I will insert it correctly!
Info a t kiteforum.com

Search youtube "Uncle Jimmi" and pick a bicycle video you like and insert that one please ( I had picked my rider demo v2)
Thank you
Image
Hey, I got the picture to work

Uncle Jimmi
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Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1988
Local Beach: Palm Beach / Jupiter / Ft Lauderdale
Favorite Beaches: Any long wide warm beach with a stiff breeze will do
Style: Aggressive Freestyle power monger
Gear: Peter Lynn Twister 5.5 and much more soon
Brand Affiliation: Bright Lee Polished Metals (owner)

Re: I'm back after a 20 year break

Postby Uncle Jimmi » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:02 pm

Oh yea, to answer your question, I never was able to go in the water under the right conditions but was convinced my 3 pack had enough pull in winds above 30.
I tried in a lake with safety boat (heavy ski-master) but the wind wasn't strong enough that day.
I flew from the boat with my feet on the back rest and laying on the floor until being yanked into the sky as the boat turned into the wind. The boat can go 30 down wind leaving 10 for the kite but do a U-turn and 30 + 20 means I'm FLYING

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Re: I'm back after a 20 year break

Postby Bain » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:21 pm

Wow, Coleman eh!
We have family reunions there. Probly in that same park in the picture you posted.

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Toby
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Re: I'm back after a 20 year break

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:36 pm

Wow, any video of that boat jump?

Uncle Jimmi
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Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1988
Local Beach: Palm Beach / Jupiter / Ft Lauderdale
Favorite Beaches: Any long wide warm beach with a stiff breeze will do
Style: Aggressive Freestyle power monger
Gear: Peter Lynn Twister 5.5 and much more soon
Brand Affiliation: Bright Lee Polished Metals (owner)

Re: I'm back after a 20 year break

Postby Uncle Jimmi » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:23 pm

Bain wrote:Wow, Coleman eh!
We have family reunions there. Probly in that same park in the picture you posted.

Wow, what are the odds of that?

Here is a link to the ramp in action, still having trouble with the youtube button

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDoLSW8r7cU


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