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by KiteVoice
Thu, Jul 03 2014, 03:45 PM
Forum: Dual Line Kites
Topic: New Dual-Line Flyer With Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 4323

Re: New Dual-Line Flyer With Questions

makatakam wrote:I wrap a combination of figure 8 and straight, alternating every 20 winds or so. I also like to reverse the lines every now and then by winding away from or towards the handles and occasionally switching the right lines with the left and the top with the bottom.


Sounds just a bit OCD to me! :-D
by KiteVoice
Thu, Jul 03 2014, 03:39 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: kite retreat 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3102

Re: kite retreat 2014

Mike wrote:If we bring a birthday cake for Rose?


Is there a better way to celebrate a birthday than a kite party?
by KiteVoice
Wed, Jul 02 2014, 08:11 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: kite retreat 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3102

Re: kite retreat 2014

goestoeleven wrote:Sept 27-28?


Works for me.
by KiteVoice
Wed, Jul 02 2014, 07:23 AM
Forum: Dual Line Kites
Topic: New Dual-Line Flyer With Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 4323

Re: New Dual-Line Flyer With Questions

Fliers do it both ways. It's a matter of personal preference. I like to unwind from the kite to the flying position, so I can fly as soon as I get there. ETA: But ironically that's just with the duallies. With my Revs, I stake down the handles and unwind the lines while carrying the kite to its laun...
by KiteVoice
Mon, Jun 30 2014, 07:29 AM
Forum: KAP
Topic: First KAP
Replies: 15
Views: 2893

Re: First KAP

Very cool pics!
by KiteVoice
Mon, Jun 30 2014, 07:27 AM
Forum: 2014 Kite Festivals
Topic: FLY A KITE FESTIVAL GREEN BAY WI SAT JUNE 28
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: FLY A KITE FESTIVAL GREEN BAY WI SAT JUNE 28

Without a doubt, IKE was well represented. And 180 Go!'s presence added considerable value (last year, Jynx and Fire and Ice were pretty much the only sport kite performers). People were amazed ... flabbergasted even, by what 180 Go! could do. You should have heard the sound guy's comments. Rick was...
by KiteVoice
Sun, Jun 29 2014, 10:58 PM
Forum: 2014 Kite Festivals
Topic: FLY A KITE FESTIVAL GREEN BAY WI SAT JUNE 28
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: FLY A KITE FESTIVAL GREEN BAY WI SAT JUNE 28

From Sunday morning's Green Bay Press Gazette: http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/2975c5eea55a957f94d37ca13708511aeafd5b76/c=0-695-1687-1963&r=x1443&c=1920x1440/local/-/media/WisconsinGroup/GreenBay/2014/06/28/1403984590000-GPG-Kite-Fest097.jpg Here's a link to the complete gallery . Here's a l...
by KiteVoice
Sun, Jun 29 2014, 10:45 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KOLM Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: KOLM Questions

I've heard great things about this fest and many of my Wisconsin Kiter friends have asked if we'll attend. Unfortunately, it's a 6.5-hour drive for us, which is a bit far just to be a spectator. My friend and mentor Ann Vondriska has been the announcer for this fest for a long time, so they certainl...
by KiteVoice
Sun, Jun 29 2014, 10:39 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: kite retreat 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3102

Re: kite retreat 2014

Mike wrote:How about September 13-14?


Sep. 13 is the annual HKS Merritt Beck Memorial Fun Fly in Muncie, Indiana, so I'd prefer another weekend, if possible. The rest of September looks OK for me right now.
by KiteVoice
Fri, Jun 27 2014, 09:32 PM
Forum: 2014 Kite Festivals
Topic: FLY A KITE FESTIVAL GREEN BAY WI SAT JUNE 28
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: FLY A KITE FESTIVAL GREEN BAY WI SAT JUNE 28

I'm prepping to announce this event. Who all will be flying for 180 Go?
by KiteVoice
Fri, Jun 20 2014, 08:22 PM
Forum: 2014 Kite Festivals
Topic: Michigan city festival
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Re: Michigan city festival

Would like to be there but I'm announcing the Green Bay festival that weekend.
by KiteVoice
Wed, Jun 04 2014, 08:56 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Son of Revolution kite is a bicycle
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Son of Revolution kite is a bicycle

My lovely wife showed me this video today. I'm thinking, "that last name seems familiar." It became clear at 2:32.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjba0kW74MY
by KiteVoice
Wed, Jun 04 2014, 07:47 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Added a vent to my quiver ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

Re: Added a vent to my quiver ...

As I learned at last September's IKE retreat, I really "needed" a vented Rev. (well, as much as any of us really "needs" any kite!). This will be my first and I was happy to get it without spending a ton of money.
by KiteVoice
Tue, Jun 03 2014, 10:57 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Added a vent to my quiver ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

Added a vent to my quiver ...

by KiteVoice
Tue, Jun 03 2014, 08:03 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois
Replies: 58
Views: 7062

Re: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois

You have it right - quads are more in the wrist, but there are some arm motions as well related to holding position and altitude in the window. They're just different - like airplane vs. helicopter. More trick flying with duals, more social flying with quads. I could go on for a long time, but sinc...
by KiteVoice
Sun, Jun 01 2014, 12:04 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Chicagoland
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: Hello from Chicagoland

Welcome!
by KiteVoice
Wed, May 28 2014, 08:47 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois
Replies: 58
Views: 7062

Re: Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois

Welcome, Bill. Don't buy a quad-line kite until you fly a Rev. How? I was surprised at how willing ... no, eager, IKE members are to loan their Revs to newbies. Show up wherever they are and one of them will put a set of handles in you hands. Then, you can decide whether to invest in a Rev. OBTW, wa...
by KiteVoice
Tue, May 20 2014, 12:22 AM
Forum: 2014 Kite Festivals
Topic: Milwaukee?! (and Crystal Lake)
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: Milwaukee?! (and Crystal Lake)

Staying home this weekend. Next planned kite outing is June 28 in Green Bay, Wis., where I will be the "kite voice."
by KiteVoice
Sun, May 18 2014, 08:33 AM
Forum: 2014 Kite Festivals
Topic: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18
Replies: 32
Views: 4615

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Nice dinner last night with DarkSpark, Shari and a bunch of WKC members. Very windy today. About to hit the beach.
by KiteVoice
Fri, May 16 2014, 06:24 PM
Forum: 2014 Kite Festivals
Topic: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18
Replies: 32
Views: 4615

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

View from our room at the Bluewater Inn:

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