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by TheBigKiteGuy
Wed, Sep 05 2007, 09:30 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consignment Stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: Consignment Stuff

I need to work at getting one of the brand new Opera Mask kites on consignment, and then forget to try and sell it. :twisted:
by TheBigKiteGuy
Wed, Sep 05 2007, 09:18 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2 More Great Illinois Events To Come DeKalb & Chicago
Replies: 15
Views: 4518

Re: 2 More Great Illinois Events To Come DeKalb & Chic

Dekalb only, I will be at the AKA convention during Mayor Daley's. That is assuming that I have survived being the Chairperson of the Elections committee during what is turning out to be the nastiest election I have ever seen in kiting. :shock: :shock: Oh well, that should be offset by yet another w...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Tue, Sep 04 2007, 08:35 AM
Forum: Videos
Topic: Kite Planes
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Re: Kite Planes

A cool RC aircraft, but not a kite. I have seen the same thing with an UL cellular kite, but then it ceased to be a kite and became an RC aircraft. As far as night flies, I have this vision of someone's line wrapped around the prop. It is somewhat protected, but I bet it could still tangle. It would...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Fri, Aug 31 2007, 08:40 AM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kites Over Lake Michigan
Replies: 77
Views: 18744

Re: Kites Over Lake Michigan

Mike wrote:Ken and I are arriving tonight (Friday). We'll probably be at the hotel late.



Same here
by TheBigKiteGuy
Thu, Aug 30 2007, 10:15 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AKA Elections
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: AKA Elections

I never heard back from the admin. If anyone else has access to the forum Q&A, maybe you could post it here? Odd, Chuck is usually very good about responding, he must be traveling. That's the poblem with these volnteers, they think they should have a life. :twisted: It was already posted at Gon...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Thu, Aug 30 2007, 01:11 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kites Over Lake Michigan
Replies: 77
Views: 18744

Re: Kites Over Lake Michigan

I am also at the same hotel, although I would probably have to strap you on the roof to get you back to the hotel. As you know, I travel light. :lol: :lol:
by TheBigKiteGuy
Fri, Aug 17 2007, 07:10 AM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kites Over Lake Michigan
Replies: 77
Views: 18744

Re: Kites Over Lake Michigan

I was told where I was probably staying, but no confirmation yet.

Day three of the Dieppe festival today, one so-so flying far (ended in rain, packed the octopus wet) and one great day. Time to get moving for today, hopefully a dry day!
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Aug 13 2007, 01:38 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: Rantoul Air Festival
Replies: 12
Views: 2957

Re: Rantoul Air Festival

It was worth the 300 mile round trip :twisted: It's about time we did something near me! All those Chicago / Naperville / DeKalb etc fests are 300 milers for me. This one is only 30 minutes away! :up: I feel for you, but I can't quite reach you. :lol: While I know I am lucky to be sponsored at Diep...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Fri, Aug 10 2007, 09:42 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Beginners Rev
Replies: 34
Views: 7317

Re: Beginners Rev

Just make sure you can let go easily. I would not use a harness until you know what the kite can do. I used to fly a five meter Peel (an older Peter Lynn power kite) on dead man handles with a strap around my back, the handles would release the line if you let go of the handle. I would not want to b...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Thu, Aug 09 2007, 09:38 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: DeKalb Kite Festival
Replies: 98
Views: 23510

Re: DeKalb Kite Festival

Draftnik wrote: I wouldn't be able to stow away in your kite bags, if you were going to Germany this year.


Stowing away in a compression sack could be hazardous to your health. :doc: :nurse:
by TheBigKiteGuy
Thu, Aug 09 2007, 04:46 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: DeKalb Kite Festival
Replies: 98
Views: 23510

Re: DeKalb Kite Festival

This one has to go well now as I just turned down a ten day trip to Germany because I was committed for DeKalb. :shock: Lets hope for a great festival.

Oh, and Chris I will be in Canada for the last festival meeting next week
by TheBigKiteGuy
Tue, Aug 07 2007, 12:53 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: IKE Family Picnic
Replies: 43
Views: 7622

Re: IKE Family Picnic

I was planning on using the picnic to pack for Dieppe, so if the picnic moves to the airshow
I probably will just find a park to pull out the big kites and repack them. 100' ceilings are
unworkable for show kites and not worth the effort.

Later,
by TheBigKiteGuy
Fri, Aug 03 2007, 10:45 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: IKE Family Picnic
Replies: 43
Views: 7622

Re: IKE Family Picnic

It will depend on where I am in packing gear for the Dieppe Canada festival. I fly out the following Tuesday.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Thu, Jul 26 2007, 10:43 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: IKE Quad Team!
Replies: 62
Views: 12103

Re: IKE Quad Team!

Tonight my wife and i had a discussion; she says that i cannot have a tattoo of a kite put on my arm. :( i mentioned something about it being "my body." At the upcoming picnic, please nonchalantly mention to her about how the world is so utterly lacking regarding arms with tattoos of spor...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Tue, Jul 24 2007, 01:31 PM
Forum: Cool Links
Topic: 100x100
Replies: 6
Views: 2285

Re: 100x100

Somewhere in Illinois there is a place that sells one of these out sized burgers. The only person I every shared an office with that I could not stand, finished one. Spent all day on the phone day trading instead of working, but never passed a burger he did not love. He is long gone with all of the ...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Jul 23 2007, 11:42 PM
Forum: Cool Links
Topic: 100x100
Replies: 6
Views: 2285

Re: 100x100

I was thinking about a late night snack, maybe not :shock:
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Jul 23 2007, 11:39 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: *CANDY DROP KITES*
Replies: 8
Views: 2492

Re: *CANDY DROP KITES*

Candy drops use usually done with large lifter kites, not Revs. The problem with revs is lifting enough candy for a lot of children. If there are just a few kids a Rev works fine. Or if you have a lot of time for multiple drops. In the past I have used Roks and Foils to lift candy in buckets filled ...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Jul 23 2007, 05:41 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consignment Stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Consignment Stuff

Hi! Some of you know that I carry a very small amount of consignment gear around with me. As the season winds down I will be getting ready to send it back where it will end up on the Gomberg Factory Outlet page at most 20% off. This year I have the Midsize Caterpillar, a Yellow Shark and will soon h...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Jul 23 2007, 12:37 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AKA Converntion 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: AKA Converntion 2007

Assuming that the layoffs at Lucent have not caught up with me, I will be attending the AKA convention (my 14th convention). However, I splurge at convention and do not share rooms. It is an expensive luxury, but it is only once a year.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Fri, Jul 20 2007, 12:54 PM
Forum: Forum Usage, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Newbie In Davenport Ia
Replies: 9
Views: 3460

Re: Newbie In Davenport Ia

Welcome James,

I too might be said to be hooked on Gomberg. My sponsorship deal officially calls me a Gomberg Associate (GomAss for short).

Hope to see you on the field soon.

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