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by swannie
Mon, Sep 23 2013, 12:54 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 20189

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

Perfect ... Thanks!! :)
by swannie
Mon, Sep 23 2013, 11:45 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 20189

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

Trigger wrote:count me in on that too... haven't seen Tmadz since last retreat!


Where do you live?

Someone needs to create a mapping of real names to forum names so I remember who's who. :)
by swannie
Sun, Sep 22 2013, 02:58 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 20189

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

Just wanna say it was nice to see everybody, and wish I could be there for today. :( Hope you guys have a Great day today. this retreat mark the one-year point of REV for me. I see and understand where my skill is at, and need to work on( lot of it) Hopefully I'll see big improvement by this time n...
by swannie
Sat, Sep 21 2013, 09:24 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 20189

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

Hey guys, I had an awesome time today. Thanks for being such a supportive group. While I fully acknowledging the fact that I still have lots to learn, my big take-away from the day is that my skills are better then I thought. :) It was good to meet many of you in person. I sent out a bunch of FB fri...
by swannie
Thu, Sep 19 2013, 08:47 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 20189

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

Now for the good, 13mph wind for saturday that mean mid vent. :up: My only vented is my supersonic ... but that's probably enough wind to mess around with my progressive stack if anyone is interested. Maybe Big Mike can persuade me to buy a mid vent to compliment my b-series full sail... (assuming ...
by swannie
Fri, Sep 13 2013, 08:08 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Revolution frame opinions
Replies: 33
Views: 4293

Re: Revolution frame opinions

I'm thinking if ordering a set ... If I get them by Friday I'll bring then with to the dunes. :)
by swannie
Fri, Sep 13 2013, 07:15 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Revolution frame opinions
Replies: 33
Views: 4293

Re: Revolution frame opinions

Has anyone tried these new-fangled "Diamond rods" I've been reading about on the Rev forum?
by swannie
Fri, Sep 06 2013, 09:06 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: I need your help
Replies: 37
Views: 4349

Re: I need your help

Works good here...
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by swannie
Thu, Sep 05 2013, 05:56 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 20189

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

Looking forward to making this! Me too and hoping to see my new STD. :twisted: I am going with all the joy and excitement of a four year old on Christmas morning, but definitely not looking forward to any STD's. Is there something I am missing about the retreat I should know about? Good, I'm glad I...
by swannie
Tue, Sep 03 2013, 08:51 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 20189

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

10 sounds reasonable. People who live closer may be there at 9, others may not show up until noon. The location is on the Maps link that's at the top of every page of the forum. If map isn't clear, post back here, and we'll help you find it. Ha! I never noticed that "Maps" link up there ....
by swannie
Mon, Sep 02 2013, 04:43 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 20189

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

I'm planning on coming down for Saturday only since I'm leaving for Spain on Sunday. This is my first one of these events when do things typically get started on Saturday? Does everyone bring a lunch, or does everyone tear down and pack up to go to lunch? Where specifically at the Indiana dunes does...
by swannie
Sun, Sep 01 2013, 04:30 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: How quick does a new sail stretch?
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: How quick does a new sail stretch?

Swannie, I don't think the sail has stretched, I think the bungy cord was not taught to start with. I have a B series that I got this year and had to tighten the bungies after a few flights. I am learning also and did not know, Mark pointed it out to me that the kite fluttered too much. I think the...
by swannie
Sat, Aug 31 2013, 05:53 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: How quick does a new sail stretch?
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

How quick does a new sail stretch?

Hey guys, I bought a B series 1.5 in June and I've probably got about 20 hours of time on it, mostly in 8-10 Mph wind. Today at the beach I felt the need to adjust the bungees on the bottom of of the sail because it seemed loose to me. Question is, was that a dumb thing to do? How fast do the sails ...
by swannie
Mon, Aug 19 2013, 07:56 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat! September 21st / 22nd
Replies: 195
Views: 20189

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

I don't know if I'm going to be able to make it, but I've decided to buy the EXP anyway. I hope to be able to go. Now that I know Swannie's in my backyard, I'll be able to schedule a fly more often. Maybe even have some skills before the retreat. I'll be happy to teach you all the bad habits I prob...
by swannie
Mon, Aug 19 2013, 07:03 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Rev Flier
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: New Rev Flier

Welcome to the dark side. :) I haven't looked at any of my other kites since I bought my first Rev. I'd be happy to help you with a few things, but I'm far from an expert. Where are you flying at? I tried to fly a bit today but the wind was too squirrely... It is easier to learn from someone rather ...
by swannie
Thu, Aug 08 2013, 06:58 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Belvider Kite fest Saturday August 10th
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Belvider Kite fest Saturday August 10th

Any quad fliers from IKE going?
by swannie
Sat, Aug 03 2013, 08:36 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: And the Addiction begins...
Replies: 12
Views: 2483

Re: And the Addiction begins...

Good for you. I've been toying with buying an EXP for a few months now. Now that I know Swannie is almost literally in my backyard, I think I have more incentive to get one. I just got back in from trying to fly my dualie and Gomberg Ghost, but I missed the wind. Hopefully I'll be able get a Rev in...
by swannie
Sat, Aug 03 2013, 06:26 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wind meter/anemometer ... any value?
Replies: 10
Views: 1525

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

Mytoyz wrote:One is a Small prism stowaway Delta.


Funny you mention that. I just bought one the other day with that purpose in mind... Good kite?
by swannie
Fri, Aug 02 2013, 09:42 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wind meter/anemometer ... any value?
Replies: 10
Views: 1525

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

I use windalert. It is the best tool I can find that comes closest to finding the actual conditions. Swannie I'm sure you experienced how the wind shifts on a dime out here so a wind meter isnt going to help so much. We're right next to Aurora Airport. Yup - that's for sure ... My only complaint ab...
by swannie
Fri, Aug 02 2013, 03:22 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wind meter/anemometer ... any value?
Replies: 10
Views: 1525

Wind meter/anemometer ... any value?

Hey all, A few times when I've been out flying I've thought to my self, "Gee, I wish I had a anom... aneom... aoneme... wind meter." Usually it's at times when the wind speed/gusts/direction etc doesn't seem to agree with my WindAlert app (I wish the WindAlert app updated more often then o...

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