Father's Day at Perry Farms

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Re: Father's Day at Perry Farms

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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby SkyWalker » Fri, Jun 22 2007, 08:00 PM

Fun time at Perry Farm, despite the heat. Enjoyed meeting some of you 'new' guys n hanging out. Also, a big :thanks: to those who lent a hand with packing up the banners on Sunday!!!

Pretty burnt out after that event & then pulling 12hr shifts at work all week. Fortunately, my week off started last night & so this guy had nothing better to do than sleep all day. Didn't get my hairy kiter butt outta the sack until 4pm this afternoon :twisted:

More kiting this weekend... With 3 different venues, I'm not sure where I'll end up at. Will probably skip Scott's event at Oshkosh & either head down to Madison to fly with Paul Fieber & the old Guildworks groupies...OR...head to the beach at Two Rivers / Manitowoc (UFO / Unique Flying Objects kite shop is located there).

Right now I'm playing around with different color combinations for another Peter Lynn octopussy (already have a yellow 46ft model in my collection). Might just break down & get a BIGGGGG one too seeing as the Killips & Rymaszewskis & Sparling each have one now. Hmmmm...that'd make 4 full sized octopie in the WI / IL area alone. Octo Pile anyone?

PS: nice photo of ya'll hanging out around the picnic table

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Re: Father's Day at Perry Farms

Postby Mike » Fri, Jun 22 2007, 08:07 PM

It was nice having dinner with you Jeff.
3 different fests to choose from. Not bad.
(those big octopuses are pretty darn cool--my favorite of the mega kites)

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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby SkyWalker » Fri, Jun 22 2007, 09:16 PM

Mike,

If conditions are decent, I may break out the 'train' of penta-cows this weekend & try flying it. Will take photos & send any good shots to you & Sarah for next year's Perry Farm Kite Festival (advertising media). Would've been fun to attempt it at Bourbonnais this past weekend, but the wind was just too funky...when there was any wind at all.

As for the big inflatables, my favorites are:

1) Trilobyte (PL)
2) Octopussy (PL)
3) Horny Devil (by Pedro and Esteban Gonzalez of Spain)
4) Mega Legs / giant Scubadiver (Martin Lester)

I'd like to get a full sized horny devil by the Gonzalez bros, but it seems that owning a large octopus is the way to go these days. The big question is....a full sized or the mega sized OLO?!?!?

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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby SkyWalker » Sat, Jun 23 2007, 07:48 AM

hey ya'll,

For next year's Perry Farm Kite Festival, what do you think of these cow hats for the kids? Goes along nicely with the theme of the event. Perhaps Sarah could bring in a local clown / balloon artist. Just a thought....

Plans at: http://www.balloonhq.com/column/dewey/feb04/

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Re: Father's Day at Perry Farms

Postby Babbman » Sat, Jun 23 2007, 08:09 AM

that's funny... I'd even wear one...lol

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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby Draftnik » Sat, Jun 23 2007, 07:58 PM

SkyWalker wrote:Right now I'm playing around with different color combinations for another Peter Lynn octopussy (already have a yellow 46ft model in my collection). Might just break down & get a BIGGGGG one too seeing as the Killips & Rymaszewskis & Sparling each have one now. Hmmmm...that'd make 4 full sized octopie in the WI / IL area alone. Octo Pile anyone?



:shock: :idea: :wink: Wonder what festival would have enough room to fly that many :?: :lol:

I like the yellow. I've not seen an OLO, only in pics and then someone had to point out to me which one it was.
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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Sat, Jun 23 2007, 08:16 PM

That is why you stack them.

Draftnik wrote:
SkyWalker wrote:Right now I'm playing around with different color combinations for another Peter Lynn octopussy (already have a yellow 46ft model in my collection). Might just break down & get a BIGGGGG one too seeing as the Killips & Rymaszewskis & Sparling each have one now. Hmmmm...that'd make 4 full sized octopie in the WI / IL area alone. Octo Pile anyone?



:shock: :idea: :wink: Wonder what festival would have enough room to fly that many :?: :lol:

I like the yellow. I've not seen an OLO, only in pics and then someone had to point out to me which one it was.
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Re: Father's Day at Perry Farms

Postby Mike » Mon, Jun 25 2007, 06:52 PM

I actually have all those different kinds of balloons in my basement (we like toys at my house).

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I'm not crazy about this style of balloon hat because it has a lot of popping/cutting balloons to length. But maybe a modification could be done to simplify it.

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Re: Father's Day at Perry Farms

Postby Babbman » Mon, Jun 25 2007, 07:48 PM

wow... frightening

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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby Hector Herrera » Mon, Jun 25 2007, 08:17 PM

frightening all right... :shock:

this guy looks more like one of those warriors from Irak or Afganistan. :rotfl :rotfl :blink2: :rotfl
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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby SkyWalker » Mon, Jun 25 2007, 11:31 PM

Mike wrote:I actually have all those different kinds of balloons in my basement (we like toys at my house).


Wayyyy cool hat!! :rotfl Geezem, almost choked on my burrito when I saw that!!! (stopped at Taco Hell tonight after spending the afternoon flying 'art kites' with a buddy of mine, here in Neenah. A nice change of pace from flying the bigger stuff)

First rate job Mike. Just outta curiosity, approximately how long does it take throw one together?

For those of you into 'crazy hats'....a few weeks ago I picked up my own cow hat here:
http://www.mikefeinbergcompany.com/cowheadhat.html[imglr=left]http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/mikefeinbergcompany_1953_77186939[/imglr]

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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby SkyWalker » Mon, Jun 25 2007, 11:35 PM

Here's another cow themed crazy hat (nearly X-rated):

http://www.themadhatter.com/cowbomber.html

[imglr=left]http://store1.yimg.com/I/themadhatter_1675_1359071[/imglr]
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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby SkyWalker » Mon, Jun 25 2007, 11:37 PM

another 'down on the farm' favorite:

http://www.villagehatshop.com/cow_tipping_championships.html?source=bizrate&kw=201505

[imglr=left]http://www.villagehatshop.com/media/thumbsup.php?image=All-Star/cow-tipping.jpg&width=375[/imglr]
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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby SkyWalker » Mon, Jun 25 2007, 11:43 PM

and the sexiest for last:

http://www.halloweencostumes4u.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?

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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby Invis » Tue, Jun 26 2007, 08:21 AM

After seeing Mike in that hat we should change his title in the club from Grand Phooba to Grand MooBa! I know...this is utterly rediculous.

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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby Mike » Tue, Jun 26 2007, 08:37 AM

SkyWalker wrote:First rate job Mike. Just outta curiosity, approximately how long does it take throw one together?


A few minutes. It would get quicker with practice, or if done by a pro.

By the way, nice collection of hat photos. They look kinda hot to wear at Perry Farms, but it would be fun if all the IKE folks or at least the quad team wore cow-hats next year.

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Re: Father's Day at Perry Farms

Postby Babbman » Tue, Jun 26 2007, 08:44 AM

I'd rather wear udders.

:rotfl


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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby Mike » Tue, Jun 26 2007, 08:44 AM

Hector Herrera wrote:frightening all right... :shock:

this guy looks more like one of those warriors from Irak or Afganistan.


Some soldiers do wear balloon hats!

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Re: Father's Day At Perry Farms

Postby chicagokite » Tue, Jun 26 2007, 10:21 AM

SO IS THIS THE NEW TEAM
:rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl


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