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New member from Indiana

Postby KiteVoice » Tue, Jun 26 2012, 09:48 AM

After meeting part of :Logo180GO!: in Shawano, Wis. last weekend, I decided to check out the IKE forum. I'm a beginning dual-line flyer (been flying somewhat seriously for about three years), member of the Hoosier Kiteflier's Society, member of AKA and frequent spectator at kite festivals and competitions. Recently, I began serving as announcer at kite festivals in Shipshewana, Ind. and Shawano, Wis. (as of today, I've announced at three events).

Currently, I fly a Flying Wings Alpha+ (my first "big" kite) and just acquired a Skyburner Ocius UL. I'm interested in quads and did Ben's demo at GLKF this spring but have decided to become more skilled on duals before I seriously consider adding a quad to the kite bag.
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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby Mike » Tue, Jun 26 2012, 10:21 AM

Welcome!
We'll get you flying those quads sooner than you think ;)

p.s. You did a good job announcing at Shawano, I hope to see you at more fests. In fact, come by the Michigan City festival and we'll put you on a mic! This festival is new and I'm pretty sure there's no DJ or announcer, so a little volunteering would be great and maybe get you a gig for the next years event.

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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby prairierose » Tue, Jun 26 2012, 10:53 AM

:welcome:
Welcome to the club!
We had a blast flying to your music in Shawano (and thanks for all the great PR on the mic :up: )
Hope to see you around at more festivals!
-Rose

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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby KiteVoice » Tue, Jun 26 2012, 10:54 AM

Thanks, Mike. It was great to meet you and the others at Shawano. The proliferation of "Mikes" reminded me of the Bruces sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus. Good thing you didn't name Rose "Mikaela!"

Peggy & I have tickets for a concert here at home Saturday night, so if we come to Michigan City, it'll have to be Sunday. Won't know until Sunday whether that will happen but I'd like to show up, if only to support another Indiana festival.

If you hear of any festival organizers who are looking for help on the mic, feel free to give them my email address. Peggy and I have both found that festivals are even more fun when we're doing more than spectating.

Mike wrote:Welcome!
We'll get you flying those quads sooner than you think ;)

p.s. You did a good job announcing at Shawano, I hope to see you at more fests. In fact, come by the Michigan City festival and we'll put you on a mic! This festival is new and I'm pretty sure there's no DJ or announcer, so a little volunteering would be great and maybe get you a gig for the next years event.
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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby KiteVoice » Tue, Jun 26 2012, 11:41 AM

Thanks, Rose. When I created that collection, I never imagined it would be used at a kite festival. This week, I started adding some more contemporary tunes to the mix (choosing the ones that might be good to fly to), in case any future festival ever needs me to provide music.
prairierose wrote:We had a blast flying to your music
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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby KiteVoice » Tue, Jun 26 2012, 11:51 AM

OBTW, I forgot to mention that I'm also a bit of an amateur videographer. You can see some of my work (including several kite pieces) here. One of my favorites is, "2 Kites, 4 Lines, 1 Tail, 1 Flier."
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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby Jynx » Tue, Jun 26 2012, 12:41 PM

I TOO :welcome: you to the club!

...and with all your additional skills... how WINDerFULL to have you aboard! :up:
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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Jun 26 2012, 09:05 PM

Welcome to the club! Posting from the phone so this will be brief. Hope to see you at a club fly soon or at mich city (although i think I can only make Saturday )

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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby prairierose » Wed, Jun 27 2012, 07:22 AM

KiteVoice wrote:OBTW, I forgot to mention that I'm also a bit of an amateur videographer. You can see some of my work (including several kite pieces) here. One of my favorites is, "2 Kites, 4 Lines, 1 Tail, 1 Flier."


Cool! I can't believe we never thought of tying our kites together :-P

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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby Mike » Wed, Jun 27 2012, 07:27 PM

That is a cool trick. I wonder if Ray Bethel ever tied his three kites to one tail! ? :)

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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby KiteVoice » Mon, Jul 02 2012, 09:03 AM

Mike wrote:In fact, come by the Michigan City festival and we'll put you on a mic! This festival is new and I'm pretty sure there's no DJ or announcer, so a little volunteering would be great and maybe get you a gig for the next years event.


Just curious ... did the Michigan City event have an announcer?
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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby Mike » Mon, Jul 02 2012, 10:15 AM

Not unless you count Steve, Me, Shari and Rose! In other words, nope.

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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby KiteVoice » Mon, Jul 02 2012, 10:37 AM

OK. I'm sure you guys did great. Perhaps I'll reach out to the organizer to see if he plans another event next year and if he'd like a volunteer to handle those duties.
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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby Anne » Tue, Jul 17 2012, 04:32 PM

Welcome to the Club!

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Re: New member from Indiana

Postby KiteVoice » Sun, Jul 22 2012, 03:23 PM

Anne wrote:Welcome to the Club!


Thanks!


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