When the wind is coming from the east, it’s difficult to find a flying location where the wind is smooth.
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But that’s no excuse for leaving the kites in the closet and staying home. Nope! This is when you can adapt to the unstable winds and improve your flying skills. …and so I did!

I found an hour of spare time and spent it on the beach doing the most out of the somewhat unpredictable southeastern breeze that varied in both speed and direction. I had several kites that probably would be just fine given the wind conditions and finally, I pulled the WindVale out of the bag.

This quad-lined kite, the WindVale, is a kite I built about three years ago, and it’s not looking how I intended. For some reason, one of the panels kind of slid without me noticing and I ended up sewing the two panels wrong. But rather than take the panels apart I made the same ‘mistake’ on the other wing half so it at least stayed symmetric! If you look closely at the kite, you can see that the mid area is very short and this will give the kite a quite significantly smaller ‘belly’. But hey! It flies!

The bridle is also a little different, but let’s not get too deep down into the nitty gritty. As said, the kite flies and it’s a fun kite to play around with in lighter winds. Just like yesterday!

A dreamy hour on the beach

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May 13th - 19th, 2023

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