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by Grant L
Fri, Dec 15 2006, 06:53 AM
Forum: Single Line Kites
Topic: So Whats It Like Fying Big Kites
Replies: 17
Views: 5372

Re: So Whats It Like Fying Big Kites

I thought it would be fun to have a giant. I have just a medium gecko and now have LOTS of respect for the giants and whats involved. I always thought it would be fun to be a sponsored flyer until I went to visit with Rick Agar and Jerry McGuire while they were flying at Kites On Ice in 2005. It was...
by Grant L
Sun, Nov 26 2006, 01:55 PM
Forum: Single Line Kites
Topic: New flow form
Replies: 19
Views: 6148

Re: New Flow Form

Hi Chris, I don't have a floform but I do have a Lynn Pilot that I made at MAKR this year. The anchor depends on where you are going to fly it. At the beach, sand anchors work great and are easy and small to carry around, ( my sand anchor did get dragged down the beach last year in Grand Haven but i...
by Grant L
Sat, Nov 25 2006, 11:14 PM
Forum: Not Kites
Topic: Candlelight & Carols
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Candlelight & Carols

I lived in Yorkville for about a year or so in the early 1990's. While I lived there I played in the American Legion big band :-D
by Grant L
Sat, Nov 25 2006, 02:13 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: MAKR
Replies: 14
Views: 4066

Re: MAKR

I forgot, HERE is an article I did for www.kitelife.com about MAKR 2006. And HERE is a gallery of photos. If you can at all make, it is a really great time :-D Mike is in one of the photos and so id Draftnik, ( I believe.) Can you spot them?
by Grant L
Sat, Nov 25 2006, 01:56 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: MAKR
Replies: 14
Views: 4066

Re: MAKR

registration open sometime in mid Dec. The registration info and form will be on the web page but you still have to mail the form in to register. This will be my fourth time going and my first year as an instructor :-D It is a great weekend. Don't forget to bring stuff, ( and $$$, ) for the auction....
by Grant L
Tue, Nov 21 2006, 10:37 PM
Forum: Fighter Kites
Topic: Fighter kite
Replies: 15
Views: 12280

Re: Fighter Kite

Indian fighter. You can get them very cheaply here. One of these days I'm going to order a bunch and bring them to a club fly to play with. I have some of those and they are a great deal, ( and do fly nicely :up: ) What I would get though would be a Fusion Fighter These were designed to meet the ne...
by Grant L
Mon, Nov 20 2006, 11:46 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: circle hemming
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Re: Circle Hemming

Hemming circles is tuff. If it kite ripstop, I would imagine that just hot-cutting would be enough :-D
by Grant L
Mon, Nov 20 2006, 11:04 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: Great Lakes Kite Festival
Replies: 18
Views: 3107

Re: Great Lakes Kite Festival

Great Lakes Kite Festival Here is an article I did for http://www.kitelife.com for those who want a taste of what Grand Haven is like. HERE is a gallery from that same issue with some more photos. :-D I did a bit of butt surfing myself that Sunday morning with my three-stack of Speedwings. Mike saw...
by Grant L
Mon, Nov 20 2006, 10:57 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spousal Support
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: Spousal Support

My wife will fly a stunter if I set it up for her. She has finally gotten good enough that she rarely crashes and she can manuver the kite on the ground enough to re-launch herself :clap . She isn't into talking about kites or listening to me talk to others about kites . She did buy me a 46' gecko f...
by Grant L
Mon, Nov 20 2006, 10:42 PM
Forum: Not Kites
Topic: Chris's non-kite hobbies
Replies: 22
Views: 4048

Re: Chris's Non-kite Hobbies

The 36" was cool but a whole different feel. It had a lot of mass and you couldn't just pop up on it like a 20" or 24" It took a bit to get it moving and also a bit to slow it back down again :-D
by Grant L
Mon, Nov 20 2006, 10:38 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Grant L
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: Grant L

Is that the one where Mimi made a break for it? :rotfl The best part of the story was that I was asking Mike if he had reinforced the edge around MiMi's mouth and he was just saying :smartass: " No I didn't, but I don't think it wil need iittttt ...." Riiippp. Wooooosh :shock: There goes ...
by Grant L
Mon, Nov 20 2006, 10:33 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Grant L
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: Grant L

Welcome Grant... Where did you live in Aurora? At first I lived in the appartments across from Waubonsie high School, then in the neighborhood at the corner of Ogden and montgomery, then in Yorkville, then in downtown Aurora in the Riddle Highlands Historic District just north of Rt 31 and finally ...
by Grant L
Mon, Nov 20 2006, 09:25 PM
Forum: Not Kites
Topic: Denny's Non-kite Hobbies.
Replies: 27
Views: 5900

Re: Denny's Non-kite Hobbies.

Lots of musicians here :up: I have played drums for 37 years :shock: ( man does that make me feel old.) Played lots of styles and even quit college my senior year to go on the road with a group for nine months. :-D
by Grant L
Mon, Nov 20 2006, 09:20 PM
Forum: Not Kites
Topic: Chris's non-kite hobbies
Replies: 22
Views: 4048

Re: Chris's Non-kite Hobbies

Wow! That's incredible. In Chicago, I had a guy try to fly my rev while on a Segway. He couldn't do it, you need a spare hand to operate the Segway. So I guess I'll never get a Segway. :-D Either that or I have to learn to fly like Ken (one-handed). My sister-in-law has a Segway. I'll have to try i...
by Grant L
Mon, Nov 20 2006, 09:17 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Grant L
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Grant L

Hi All , I saw the post by clrizz over at the froum at http://www.kitebuilder.com about the new club so I thought I would come here and check it out. My name is Grant Lovett and I am 44 years old. I live just west of Indianapolis and have been an air traffic controller for 17 years. Before that I ta...

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