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by Darkspark
Tue, Sep 10 2013, 06:18 PM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Blown Cell Repair on Parafoil
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Re: Blown Cell Repair on Parafoil

We really need to do a rok building party this winter. I am itching to give it a go myself.
by Darkspark
Mon, Sep 09 2013, 12:48 PM
Forum: 2013 Kite Festivals
Topic: Milwaukee / Mots Sept 7-8
Replies: 12
Views: 1679

Re: Milwaukee / Mots Sept 7-8

I concur! Nice weather, good wind. Got to meet a couple new people. Flew on the dog stake for an hour or so. Getting a little more comfortable with it.
Was a fun day.
by Darkspark
Fri, Sep 06 2013, 12:43 PM
Forum: 2013 Kite Festivals
Topic: Milwaukee / Mots Sept 7-8
Replies: 12
Views: 1679

Re: Milwaukee / Mots Sept 7-8

I was thinking the same thing Steve. Shoot me a text or an email if you decide to switch to sunday. It is looking like Sunday is the better day for nice wind. It just depends if shari is willing to go Sunday instead. I will let you know if we make a decision.
by Darkspark
Thu, Aug 29 2013, 02:23 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 19995

Re: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd

I will be booking today at some point if Shari has not beat me to it. So we are now 5! And counting.........
by Darkspark
Sat, Aug 10 2013, 11:15 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 19995

Re: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd

pet rabbit we had chewed through it

Did that pet rabbit you had turn into a delicious dinner you had?
The dunes campground is a really nice one. We have camped there before. We also found out the hard way that alcohol is prohibited. OOOPS!
by Darkspark
Sat, Aug 03 2013, 11:39 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Flipboard users?
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Flipboard users?

It looks like something you spent a fair amount of time on. Kids and their interwebs and transistors, what is this world coming to......
by Darkspark
Fri, Aug 02 2013, 05:03 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Flipboard users?
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Flipboard users?

I like it. How long did it take you to put together what you did?
by Darkspark
Fri, Aug 02 2013, 04:59 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wind meter/anemometer ... any value?
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Re: Wind meter/anemometer ... any value?

It would fall into the second catagory. Pull it out a couple times then is would sit at the bottom of the bag. Least it has in my case. Windalert is my goto wind forecast app also. It is by far the most accurate, as long as you pull information off a station that has enough open area to get accurate...
by Darkspark
Thu, Jul 25 2013, 12:51 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Rev II questions
Replies: 17
Views: 2155

Re: Rev II questions

Their "Outside Sales" staff are nice also. And good looking to boot! :c8l:
by Darkspark
Thu, Jul 25 2013, 12:37 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: How bout 7/28 at the dunes?
Replies: 33
Views: 3157

Re: How bout 7/28 at the dunes?

If you are going to go early plan on walking a couple hundred yards down the beach. An there may be a long walk from the parking lot depending if you get lucky to get a spot in the front lot. When you get to the beach turn right and go down past the "no swimming" sign. The crowds thin out ...
by Darkspark
Mon, Jul 22 2013, 10:42 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: How bout 7/28 at the dunes?
Replies: 33
Views: 3157

Re: How bout 7/28 at the dunes?

I may be interested. I have to find out if we have anything else going on.
by Darkspark
Tue, Jul 16 2013, 09:01 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Question on making custom handles
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: Question on making custom handles

Thanks Steve! I do make handles if you are interested in going that route. I have a bunch of different color grips. And I just recently acquired the equipment to powder coat the metal. If you want to make your own I would be more than happy to give you some tips. I use 100lb braided dacron bridal li...
by Darkspark
Tue, Jul 16 2013, 08:55 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 19995

Re: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat?

The past two years have been a blast. More fun than most festivals in IMHO. Mike usually gets this stuff posted and organized, but he has been quite busy and out of town. I believe the weekend above is the plan for now. And I always have a spare rev for someone to use. Chance to drag someone else ov...
by Darkspark
Sat, Jul 13 2013, 10:15 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Was awesome afternoon of flying. Wind of the water at 6 or 7mph. Silky. Sorry I didn't respond earlier. Signal at the beach is not data quality. We always go to the Dunes state park. Straight down 49. So everyone knows, swimming is closed at 6. The beach is pretty packed till then. But after 6 it sl...
by Darkspark
Fri, Jul 12 2013, 10:09 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Shari and I are tentatively planning on heading up to the dunes to fly tomorrow afternoon. We usually go in the afternoon, wait for the heat of the day and the swimmers and general beach folk to clear out. Swimming is allowed till 5 or so. After that the place empties. then we fly till sunset. Which...
by Darkspark
Fri, Jul 12 2013, 10:02 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Revolution frame opinions
Replies: 33
Views: 4215

Re: Revolution frame opinions

I share a kite bag with Shari so I have flown with every spar rev makes. The green rods are industructable. But so are the rest more or less. I have flown a team kite with 2 wraps in it that were bowing so hard from heavy unexpected gusts that they nearly made a "u". I prefer race rods in ...
by Darkspark
Tue, Jul 02 2013, 01:00 PM
Forum: 2013 Kite Festivals
Topic: Michigan City, Indiana?
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Michigan City, Indiana?

I will check when it gets a bit closer. I may be in. Bump this thread mid next week. I should know by then.
by Darkspark
Tue, Jul 02 2013, 12:58 PM
Forum: 2013 Kite Festivals
Topic: Fly-a-Kite Kite Fest 2013, Green Bay, WI, June 29
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Fly-a-Kite Kite Fest 2013, Green Bay, WI, June 29

Looks like it turned out great. Wish is was just a bit closer. Maybe with the turnout this year they will be able to expand next year!
by Darkspark
Tue, Jul 02 2013, 12:53 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Possible Indiana Dunes flying - 7/5 or 7/7
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: Possible Indiana Dunes flying - 7/5 or 7/7

I would be interested. I have to work on the 5th, but could make it up for some afternoon flying.

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