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by makatakam
Wed, Dec 13 2017, 02:23 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Champaign, IL
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Hello from Champaign, IL

Hi, Crystal. I'm Mark and I live in Schaumburg, IL (NW Chicago suburb). I'm not close to where you are, but I'm sure we'll meet at a club fly or a kite fest next year. I don't care for the cold either, and probably won't be doing any flying until it warms up a bit in April. I'm a Rev flier primarily...
by makatakam
Sat, Aug 26 2017, 12:59 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new from Aurora, IL
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: new from Aurora, IL

Hi, and welcome to the IKE forum. I look forward to flying with you and your dad someday.
by makatakam
Thu, Aug 17 2017, 08:30 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: DuKane area club fly Aug 19 or 20
Replies: 22
Views: 1082

Re: DuKane area club fly Aug 19 or 20

Carbondale, Il. is darn near dead center of totality, and at 2 minutes and 40 seconds almost maximum duration. Also the shortest and most direct driving time from this area. Of course that will probably make it the most crowded also.
by makatakam
Thu, Aug 17 2017, 10:58 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: DuKane area club fly Aug 19 or 20
Replies: 22
Views: 1082

Re: DuKane area club fly Aug 19 or 20

Hello, sorry for not replying sooner . . . . I've been out of touch for a few days. I'd be up for a fly, but I'm probably leaving town early for the eclipse. I might be around on the 19th depending on weather projections & how far I'll have to drive for clear skies on Monday. No need to run awa...
by makatakam
Mon, Jul 24 2017, 11:30 AM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: NYM single vent vs double vent
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: NYM single vent vs double vent

I only have a standard and I do like it. I believe the 180GO! team kites are NYMs, so I think asking some of those on the team will give you a good idea.
by makatakam
Mon, Jul 24 2017, 11:25 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Pontiac Club / Fun fly - July 15th
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Pontiac Club / Fun fly - July 15th

Hey, Rose. Are you flying with any of the New York/East Coast pilots?
by makatakam
Mon, Jul 10 2017, 01:10 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Anyone want to be our AKA region 6 rep?
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Anyone want to be our AKA region 6 rep?

I vote for Steve Anderson.
by makatakam
Mon, Jun 19 2017, 11:00 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Iowa
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: New to Iowa

Hi, Jeff, and welcome to the IKE forum. I don't know of anyone in your immediate area who flies quads, or kites of any kind. I checked the member map on the KiteLife forum, and there is no one in Iowa. One thing that does work is to find a large open grassy area, like a forest preserve, state park o...
by makatakam
Sun, May 07 2017, 10:53 AM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: What goes around comes around
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: What goes around comes around

Hi, John, and welcome to the forum. I look forward to flying with you. Although I tend to fly quads most of the time, I know my way around a dual and how to fly it old-school, but there are some in the club that can trick them too. Where do you live? If you're out in the Chicago burbs we can get a g...
by makatakam
Sat, May 06 2017, 12:21 AM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Lots of hot air in Springfield!
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Lots of hot air in Springfield!

Hi, Goddess, I see you found your way here. There are a few dual flyers in the club, and they surface occasionally at fests and gatherings. Route 66 Kites in Pontiac is a reliable brick and mortar location to get help. Mike and Anne Stephenson are both seasoned flyers and will do their best to get y...
by makatakam
Tue, Apr 25 2017, 06:43 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: a first fly meting ?
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: a first fly meting ?

makatakam wrote:
edmond wrote:nice Mark,you have an indoor now. i think i will buy a new one soon,on the forums nobody let one to go


Call Burlesque Kites, in Pennsylvania. Google them. I can't find the phone number. I think they have one or two more.


I just looked at their website -- all the Revs have been sold.
by makatakam
Tue, Apr 25 2017, 06:40 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: a first fly meting ?
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: a first fly meting ?

edmond wrote:nice Mark,you have an indoor now. i think i will buy a new one soon,on the forums nobody let one to go


Call Burlesque Kites, in Pennsylvania. Google them. I can't find the phone number. I think they have one or two more.
by makatakam
Mon, Apr 24 2017, 02:53 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: a first fly meting ?
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: a first fly meting ?

Cool. I went to Busse for a while with Xay. No wind. Set up my new indoor. Caught Pokemon.
by makatakam
Mon, Mar 27 2017, 02:02 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: fly time Saturday ?
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: fly time Saturday ?

Yahoo weather says it will be 51 degrees and overcast. They are wrong 85% of the time, so the chances are good it will be 75 degrees and sunny, or 23 degrees and snowing.
by makatakam
Fri, Mar 10 2017, 03:23 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving day...
Replies: 10
Views: 1610

Re: Moving day...

Hi, George, and welcome to the forum. I look forward to flying with you someday.
by makatakam
Fri, Mar 10 2017, 03:21 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: IKE in UAE
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: IKE in UAE

Great photos -- thanks, Dave. Bring back some sand. :-D
by makatakam
Thu, Feb 02 2017, 11:40 AM
Forum: 2017 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2017 Festivals
Replies: 13
Views: 1860

Re: 2017 Festivals

Thanks for all your effort, Steve.

One question: Is Chatham, Il, really on Monday, 9-25-2017?
by makatakam
Fri, Jan 20 2017, 10:43 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Bad news - Rich C.
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Bad news - Rich C.

I'm not sure that we ever met, but I'll miss him anyway. I would have liked to fly with him someday in this life. Smooth winds to you, Rich.
by makatakam
Mon, Jan 02 2017, 11:39 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Merry Christmas

goestoeleven wrote:Merry (belated) Christmas and Happy (belated) New Year!


Happy New Year, everyone.

Steve, it won't be a belated new year until 2018. New Year's Day on the other hand . . . . .
by makatakam
Sun, Dec 25 2016, 12:27 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone.

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