We love to FLY…
Remember when you didn’t know how? Then one day, someone shared the phenomenon we call "Kiting" with you, and your world changed — for the better.
Most of us started with one line. Now, not just one, but two, three and four lines feed our passion as well. I cannot begin to explain the overwhelming joy that I feel from the entire flying experience.
Back to when you didn’t know how… The person who inducted you into this incredible sport took a brief moment to share the joy. When I started flying, I didn’t get much help, though. I kept saying to myself, "Gee, when will it fly?" "Why do I keep crashing?", "What’s a bridle?," "Why is the sky blue?" Some "Experienced" flyers saw what I was flying and decided they had no time for me.
After a few years of struggling (and fun!), I hooked up with a group of people who gave me the gift of "Unconditional Kiting". Their knowledge, patience, and general kindness made me remember why I got into kiting in the first place – The Zen…Being Outside…you know the rest. There is not a Flowform big enough to express my gratitude to these people.
Along the way, you find more places to fly. You go to festivals and meet other flyers that let you fly their kites, or better yet, SHARE PARTS!!!
At our Fly Spot, Out-of Towner’s are mesmerized (more so than the flyer) the first time they see a 250-square foot Patchwork on 500-pound line with Sky Garbage, or a Dual Line making mincemeat of the sky. We love hearing their reactions and tell them about how our community has grown from newsprint & balsa to ripstop & wrapped graphite. They scream when we allude to OUR secondary liability policy of $100K and the concept of Indoor Flying. Then we bring them back to reality by reminding them that it’s all about enjoying life – Doing whatever makes you happy.
Remember your roots! Take the time to hand your lines to a curious bystander. Show a beginner who’s having trouble with a "K-Mart Special" a better way. Remember, WE know how exciting and rewarding this is. That’s a gift that deserves to be shared.
When you do, you’ll feel as good as you did when your first kite took to the air.
Best Wishes & Winds.
Glen E. Rothstein
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