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by TheBigKiteGuy
Sat, Dec 31 2011, 08:31 PM
Forum: 2012 Kite Festivals
Topic: Cool Fool - New Year's 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3038

Re: Cool Fool - New Year's 2012

I had been thinking of going, but unless the wind speed predictions drop, I will probably stay home. I don't have any big kites I want to risk distroying for a non sponsored festival. 25 - 35 with gusts to 55 could easily make one of my kites a vented kite. Those of you going, stay warm.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Tue, Nov 15 2011, 06:19 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: A new Kite makers retreat
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

A new Kite makers retreat

This is a cut and paste job from the pretty doc file Charm sent me. Obviously, i lost most of her formatting. I will post more info as I get it. Al -------                                                   KITE RETREAT 2012

                                       KITES OVER PERE MARQUETTE,          ...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Sat, Nov 12 2011, 04:13 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick fly - chicagoland - 11/12?
Replies: 14
Views: 1967

Re: Quick fly - chicagoland - 11/12?

Hi, it was nice to fly with you and to get in a quick first flight of the mid sized Shark. I can not believe that I walked off without my phone or a camera. Now it appears that the address of Alan@Gombergkites.com is not forwarding mail to me.
Bummer!
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Jul 14 2008, 09:42 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nominations needed for Regional Director
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Nominations Needed For Regional Director

I was the Region Six RD for six years. I generally made it to at least two events in each state, usually many more. I made it a point to travel to places that did noy often see an AKA rep and literally put several thousand miles on my old Jeep each year. It can be very rewarding meeting people aroun...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Tue, Jul 08 2008, 11:30 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Maybe A Kite Addict
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: I Maybe A Kite Addict

A very nice start, but still amateur standing. :-) Many of us lost count a long time ago.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Wed, Jun 11 2008, 09:48 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly: Saturday, June 28 at Pontiac,IL
Replies: 42
Views: 5756

Re: Club Fly: Saturday, June 28 At Pontiac,IL

I will be in Lincoln City, OR at their Summer Kite Fest. The drive would be prohibitive.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Apr 28 2008, 05:07 PM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: May 3, Mayor Daley's Kids and Kites. Chicago
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

Re: 2008: May 3, Mayor Daley's Kids And Kites. Chicago

I am in Canada for work and won't be back until the day before Grinnell (sp?)

Have fun!
by TheBigKiteGuy
Fri, Apr 18 2008, 09:13 AM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: April 19th, Earth Day and Kite Fly in Oswego, IL
Replies: 62
Views: 9958

Re: 2008: April 19th, Earth Day And Kite Fly In Oswego, IL

Heading out to MO in a couple of minutes, so I obviously will miss this fly.

Have fun!
by TheBigKiteGuy
Fri, Mar 28 2008, 09:19 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 Great Places Around The World To Go Fly A Kite
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: 10 Great Places Around The World To Go Fly A Kite

Berck-sur-Mer in France. non world cup years (more variety). One heck of a show. Literally hundreds of thousands of spectators.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Thu, Mar 27 2008, 08:11 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly--Where, how, why?
Replies: 19
Views: 3256

Re: Club Fly--Where, How, Why?

A few thoughts about club flies. First the upcoming fly. I got sick coming back from Thailand, at first I thought it was a bad cold, it has turned out to be my worst illness ever. I may have been sicker when I was a kid, but never in my adult memory. I am slowly getting better but the thought of lug...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Mar 24 2008, 08:37 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Announcement: A New Section Of The IKE Website
Replies: 14
Views: 2211

Re: Announcement: A New Section Of The IKE Website

A nice new section, bui is it a wiki? We use wikis heavily at work as a means of sharing information and as I understand them the collaborative aspect is key to it being a wiki. Now letting people go in and edit / change everything may not be what we wani, but it is what makes a wiki a wiki. Or am I...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Thu, Mar 20 2008, 08:11 AM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: March 22, Kites Over Sycamore, IL
Replies: 18
Views: 4000

Re: 2008: March 22, Kites Over Sycamore, IL

I won't be making it there. Thailand was great but grueling and I caught a nasty bug from the kid in the row behind me who coughed for 13 hours. I am finally starting to feel better, but I am not up to hauling big kites around. Now I just have to figure out where I am going to lay the Gecko out to r...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Tue, Mar 18 2008, 02:07 AM
Forum: Single Line Kites
Topic: Trains To Archs - Possible??
Replies: 23
Views: 7010

Re: Trains To Archs - Possible??

Pete Dolphin flys an "arch" that is a tether line with five or six full size (11 foot wingspan) ghost deltas. I see no reason that this would not work with short stacks of smaller kites.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Sun, Mar 16 2008, 03:32 PM
Forum: Photos
Topic: IKE'r In Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: IKE'r In Thailand

That is Baew Spaulding, one of the organizers, wife of US ex-pat Ron Spaulding.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Mar 03 2008, 09:31 PM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008: April 19th, Earth Day and Kite Fly in Oswego, IL
Replies: 62
Views: 9958

Re: 2008 -- Earth Day And Kite Fly -- April 19th -- Oswego,

I will be in Longview, MO at a another festival.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Sat, Mar 01 2008, 12:53 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Makr '08
Replies: 36
Views: 8152

Re: Makr '08

I hope you all have fun at MAKR. I won't see you at dinner this year as I will be in Thailand flying at a festival in Cha-am. It was a tough choice: dinner at MAKR or Thailand ;-)
by TheBigKiteGuy
Wed, Feb 06 2008, 08:48 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Madison, KOI Anniversary
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Re: Madison, KOI Anniversary

I spent two hours trapped on I 39 14 miles from the event, a major accident a couple of hundred yards ahead of me. When I finally got to the event the wind was dieing, there had been wind for a couple of hours......

We will leave it at that.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Thu, Jan 31 2008, 06:57 AM
Forum: 2008 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2008 Treasure Island - Jan 18-20 - Treasure Island, FL
Replies: 21
Views: 6434

Re: Treasure Island, Florida

Babbman wrote:Personally, I like A "Murder" Of Revs... :-D


So you want a group of Revs to have the same name as a group of crows?

Maybe a War of Revolutions. :lol:
by TheBigKiteGuy
Sat, Jan 26 2008, 10:48 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Madison, KOI Anniversary
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Re: Madison, KOI Anniversary

Mike wrote:I flew outside a little, but mostly did indoor stuff because it was so dang cold.


Those of us that flew outside all day had a name for those that mostly stayed inside: Workshop Weenie!
by TheBigKiteGuy
Sat, Jan 26 2008, 10:44 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Madison, KOI Anniversary
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Re: Madison, KOI Anniversary

I am planning on heading up there on the 2nd. Craig had a great event that fell victim to the way it was run by others. He deserves a second chance and our support.

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