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by Darkspark
Tue, Jul 20 2010, 12:30 PM
Forum: 2010 Kite Festivals
Topic: Two Rivers Fest.
Replies: 24
Views: 5129

Re: Two Rivers Fest.

We booked a room at the Holiday Inn, Friday Saturday, And maybe on Sunday. Looking forward to it.
by Darkspark
Mon, Jul 19 2010, 10:44 AM
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Custom Handle Information
Replies: 49
Views: 13014

Re: Custom Handle Information

Thanks for the compliments. We should rename this thread "bad one liners''. They have a really nice feel, the leather is soft and grippy without being too soft. You still get good feedback from the kite. I like the black ones better, with the threads on the back. The other ones are a little ann...
by Darkspark
Sat, Jul 17 2010, 10:59 PM
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Custom Handle Information
Replies: 49
Views: 13014

Re: Custom Handle Information

I have had some handles half finished sitting here for the last few months, and because of a lost handle at the last fest I had to get a set or two made. I wanted to try something different, and seeing how the steering wheel in my car is my third or fourth favorite thing to hold on two I thought I w...
by Darkspark
Tue, Jul 13 2010, 06:41 PM
Forum: 2010 Kite Festivals
Topic: Two Rivers Fest.
Replies: 24
Views: 5129

Two Rivers Fest.

Shari and I have heard so many good things about Two Rivers we are planning on going this year. Does anybody recommend a hotel that's near by? Anyone else planning on going? I know its a ways away, but Shari is insisting on planning way ahead. :-D
by Darkspark
Mon, Jul 05 2010, 01:59 PM
Forum: 2010 Kite Festivals
Topic: FIREWORKS Kite Festival ~ July 3rd ~ Milwaukee WI
Replies: 37
Views: 10446

Re: FIREWORKS Kite Festival ~ July 3rd ~ Milwaukee WI

I have to say that sat was the most fun I have had in quite some time. Good weather, good friends, amazing fireworks. And a new kite! Minus the small blisters on my forehead it was perfect. Thanks for the invitation, I hope to do this again next year.
by Darkspark
Thu, Jul 01 2010, 09:48 AM
Forum: 2010 Kite Festivals
Topic: FIREWORKS Kite Festival ~ July 3rd ~ Milwaukee WI
Replies: 37
Views: 10446

Re: FIREWORKS Kite Festival ~ July 3rd ~ Milwaukee WI

I have got to ask, what is with the hour gap in the kite flying times. :?:
by Darkspark
Fri, Jun 25 2010, 02:32 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Let's Fly KANKAKEE !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: Let's Fly KANKAKEE !!!

Kids are always welcome, Its always a family friendly environment. There is a playground and a pavilion with shade if she gets bored also. see ya in a couple hours or less.--Mikey
by Darkspark
Fri, Jun 25 2010, 09:44 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Let's Fly KANKAKEE !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: Let's Fly KANKAKEE !!!

Tom-Normally I would chide you for missing, but in this case.....I got nothing. Have a good time. Safe travels. Take some photos. Otherwise none of us would know what were missing.--Mikey
by Darkspark
Thu, Jun 24 2010, 06:51 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member In Kankakee
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: New Member In Kankakee

Thats kinda funny Tom, I was thinking of making a tail for one of my revs that was a matching set of panties. Put a leading edge spar in it to hold its shape. the 12 year old in my head loves this idea.
by Darkspark
Thu, Jun 24 2010, 06:26 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Let's Fly KANKAKEE !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: Let's Fly KANKAKEE !!!

If tomorrow afternoon will work for you Ryan, I will make it official and call it a quick fly :clubfly: tomorrow afternoon at limestone/Hawkins park. I can make it by 4:30 or so, and stay for a couple hours. I left you my contact info in the message I sent ya. The weather is suposto be nice with goo...
by Darkspark
Thu, Jun 24 2010, 02:19 PM
Forum: 2010 Kite Festivals
Topic: FIREWORKS Kite Festival ~ July 3rd ~ Milwaukee WI
Replies: 37
Views: 10446

Re: FIREWORKS Kite Festival ~ July 3rd ~ Milwaukee WI

Shari and I are planning on trying to make it up there for this one. It sounds like a good time. Anyone else thinking of trying to make it? Any Hotel recommendations Jynx? something within walking distance would be nice but not necessary.
by Darkspark
Wed, May 26 2010, 10:04 PM
Forum: 2010 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2010:May 29-30, Family Kite Festival -Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 18
Views: 3567

Re: 2010:May 29-30, Family Kite Festival -Milwaukee, WI

I will be up on Saturday, Shari can't come with but I think a buddy of mine is coming up with me. Looking forward to it, see ya then. :lol:
I can't find any info on place and time. Any idea if there is a website with all the info. Or can someone give me the lowdown. Thanks
by Darkspark
Mon, May 17 2010, 11:33 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Graduation/Kite Fly - Saturday, June 12th
Replies: 23
Views: 2599

Re: Graduation/Kite Fly - Saturday, June 12th

Me and Shari are planning on coming, I might bring along a couple friends also. Would you like us to bring some food? I could get some macaroni salad from JR's or make something. Rice Crispy Treats.....those funny little miniature hot dogs....Brisket....
by Darkspark
Fri, Apr 30 2010, 02:11 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking For Friends To Fly With - New To Kiting
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

Re: Looking For Friends To Fly With - New To Kiting

Kids are always welcome, Most of the festivals are geared towards kids and have a lot of activities for them. The club flies are usually at a location that has a playground, And depending on their age I have some single line kites, and a few dual line kites they could play with. And I am sure I am n...
by Darkspark
Tue, Apr 27 2010, 09:19 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking For Friends To Fly With - New To Kiting
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

Re: Looking For Friends To Fly With - New To Kiting

Hello Scott, Welcome to the club, :welcome1: I am sure you will be able to find someone fairly local that would be happy to fly with you on here. We also have club flys once a month or so. You might have to drive a while, but I guarantee its worth it. There is also a festival in Dekalb in the fall. ...
by Darkspark
Sun, Mar 21 2010, 04:37 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly--March 27th
Replies: 22
Views: 2384

Re: Club Fly--March 27th Or 28th

Come-on people, What could possibly be more fun than hanging out with a bunch of guys named Mike, let alone flying a kite. :revspin: :lol:
by Darkspark
Fri, Mar 19 2010, 06:49 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly--March 27th
Replies: 22
Views: 2384

Re: Club Fly--March 27th Or 28th

Have to double check, but I think Shari and I are free both days, we are in either day as long as the weather cooperates. Been itching to fly, wish I could have made it to kite party. Looking forward to it!
by Darkspark
Tue, Oct 27 2009, 06:11 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Nov 1st, Club Fly
Replies: 23
Views: 2967

Re: Nov 1st, Club Fly

Pontiac is actually nicer, Very large. Only downside, close to 500 or so crazed inmates. Although there is alot of fences between us and them.
by Darkspark
Wed, Oct 21 2009, 09:20 AM
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Custom Handle Information
Replies: 49
Views: 13014

Re: Custom Handle Information

Hey Tom, Thanks for the compliments. The good thing about making the jig out of metal, it can be easily adjusted. The first set up didn't bend them enough, I heated and readjusted the jig, and it still wasn't exactly what I wanted so I grinded the profile a bit to make the bend even. It still isn't ...
by Darkspark
Tue, Oct 20 2009, 09:03 PM
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Custom Handle Information
Replies: 49
Views: 13014

Re: Custom Handle Information

Adding on to this one, Attached is some photos of some handles I am making. Started with 3/8 6061 aluminum. Turned the grooves, rounded the ends, and polished them up. Then bent them on a jig I made. The only thing left is to get the grips, powder coat them (maybe), and make the leaders. Couple ques...

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