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by Elix
Sat, Jul 09 2011, 07:27 AM
Forum: Sewing
Topic: WK100 Foil
Replies: 18
Views: 4379

Re: WK100 Foil

Yeah, you can technically call it an SLK, but that's no schoolboy toy. Awesome work on the kite and the creative tails. Hope to see it in person some day.
by Elix
Thu, Jul 07 2011, 09:25 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/3-7/9
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/3-7/9

With the continued dismal wind for the mid-west this week, and with a 75' LPG Gold set in my near future, I trimmed my no-name 70' lines down to 20' last night. Now at least I can work on some low/no wind skills in my front/back yard. Once I get a feel for the 20' range, I'll decide what to do with ...
by Elix
Tue, Jul 05 2011, 11:01 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Lincoln City Kite Festival Video
Replies: 8
Views: 1481

Re: Lincoln City Kite Festival Video

I loved this video. Now to get my wife to watch it so she'll see this can be a real family activity and not yet another silly male hobby.
by Elix
Tue, Jul 05 2011, 08:39 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/3-7/9
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Who is flying what & where this week? 2011-7/3-7/9

No Flying for me Monday. Actually this whole week's forecast looks the same: 3-4mph winds. Curse you Zen for being above my price range! I'm close to taking my 70' no-name, bulky kite lines and turning them into 20-30' lines. Maybe then their heft will have less impact, they'll serve a purpose, and ...
by Elix
Sun, Jul 03 2011, 05:53 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes

Well, rats... the winds just aren't blowing today. Lifted a full sail off the ground but it just wouldn't stay up without walking backwards. And with the winds coming straight off the water today... well you can only go so far. Nice photos Mikey. Can't believe I didn't think to get a couple shots of...
by Elix
Sun, Jul 03 2011, 02:19 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes

Ended up at the Washington beach in Michigan City. 6 bucks to get in, and the place is great! Lots of parking, a zoo, small dunes to climb, long and wide beach, and lots of pretty girls ;)
by Elix
Sun, Jul 03 2011, 11:23 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes

OK, we're in a line of traffic waiting to get in the park this morning and it's painfully slow going. I am not even sure we'll get in.
by Elix
Sat, Jul 02 2011, 10:29 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes

Well Mikey, Shauri, and I met up for a short little session this Saturday evening on the sands. We went to the Indiana state park area. The breeze was cool, smooth, and slowly varied between full vent and mid vent levels. The crowd wasn't bad and it didn't take long to walk to a good piece of sand. ...
by Elix
Sat, Jul 02 2011, 10:29 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd
Replies: 34
Views: 4442

Re: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd

Had a great flight this evening that I blabbed about already over here:
Dunes Quick Fly
I think that's only 3/7 for me. My Friday winds were too weak again.
by Elix
Thu, Jun 30 2011, 07:36 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd
Replies: 34
Views: 4442

Re: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd

Well, I >tried< to fly tonight. Wind was blowing while I was pulling the kite out of the trunk. Not a lot, but enough to work on my light wind skills. I then stood there like a fool for 15-20 minutes as Mother Nature laughed at me like an older sister that took the batteries out of my favorite stomp...
by Elix
Thu, Jun 30 2011, 07:23 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes

Wow, thanks for the heads-up Mike. I'll report back here on the Saturday crowd, and then make sure our family gets to the beach early on Sunday, though as you say, crowds shouldn't be as bad after the big show has passed. It's still gonna be hot & beautiful weather for the beach. Water temps are...
by Elix
Thu, Jun 30 2011, 12:18 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

QF - July 2nd & 3rd - Indiana Dunes

Hola Clubbers, My family and I will be on the sands North of Valparaiso Saturday late-afternoon and most of the day Sunday. I am new to the club and quad flying and would be happy to meet any members in the area. I'm tech-friendly and will be checking this thread all weekend for anybody looking to m...
by Elix
Thu, Jun 30 2011, 11:06 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd
Replies: 34
Views: 4442

Re: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd

No flying for me last night... dismal winds. Today looks about the same for my region. But I'm always ready if the Anemoi change their minds.
by Elix
Thu, Jun 30 2011, 11:00 AM
Forum: Power Kites
Topic: W00T!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: W00T!!!!!!

Don't forget the camera!
by Elix
Wed, Jun 29 2011, 03:49 PM
Forum: IKE Forum News
Topic: I want....
Replies: 43
Views: 8586

Re: I want....

Jeff wrote:Look at me, Tom!

I'm on your lawn!!

: D

Comment Favorited. :bash:
by Elix
Wed, Jun 29 2011, 01:19 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd
Replies: 34
Views: 4442

Re: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd

We're staying at point A, and I'm assuming at first we'll drive to point B. After that, we're all Dune newbies. Any tips/advice would be welcome if you or anyone else has been there before. (especially if there's a spot that's better for kiting!) http://bit.ly/iVsssA We're open to any advice actuall...
by Elix
Wed, Jun 29 2011, 11:28 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd
Replies: 34
Views: 4442

Re: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd

I'm hoping to meet Darkspark this weekend at the dunes if he can make it. I would make a post about making it a Club Fly, but I just don't know when I'll be flying and when I'll be doing family things like building sand castles with my son & wife.
by Elix
Wed, Jun 29 2011, 09:40 AM
Forum: IKE Forum News
Topic: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...
Replies: 25
Views: 6639

Re: If you have an Android Phone or iPhone...

I tried "IKE" "Illinois kite enthusiasts" and "www.ikeclub.org"

None of those showed this forum on the first page of results on my phone. Could be I got a "Dumbphone" by mistake?
by Elix
Wed, Jun 29 2011, 09:37 AM
Forum: IKE Forum News
Topic: I want....
Replies: 43
Views: 8586

Re: I want....

If a post has XX replies, I'd call that a "Hot Topic"
It could be from a year ago, with no new replies since, making "Active" seem like the wrong word.

I accept returns on all my 2 cent comments if you are not satisfied!
by Elix
Wed, Jun 29 2011, 09:30 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd
Replies: 34
Views: 4442

Re: What did you fly this week? 2011 - June 26 - July 2nd

Can't wait til I have a kite good enough to have a backwards day. My current bird can move about 5 feet in reverse before giving me an unplanned tip-flip. I am getting better at recovering from them though, so hopefully it'll be translatable disaster recovery training for my future Rev. Flew again l...

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