Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

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Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Dhaval » Fri, Aug 31 2007, 08:00 PM

Hey guys,

I am a young professional who just moved to chicago area. I have some experience in flying fighter kites but it's been a while and I m 100% sure that it is greatly different all the kites here.

I want to get started again but for fun..no more fighter kites for me. To be honest, I don't want to learn to build one (tight schedule + impatient) just want to fly.

Can someone help and get me started here.

thanks,
Dhaval

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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Babbman » Fri, Aug 31 2007, 09:05 PM

Dhaval wrote:Hey guys,

I am a young professional who just moved to chicago area. I have some experience in flying fighter kites but it's been a while and I m 100% sure that it is greatly different all the kites here.

I want to get started again but for fun..no more fighter kites for me. To be honest, I don't want to learn to build one (tight schedule + impatient) just want to fly.

Can someone help and get me started here.

thanks,
Dhaval


We can sure try... First off, Welcome!

There are a couple of ways to do this. One of the best ways it to come to a festival and try out a bunch of different kites. We have dual, quad and single line pilots and all of us are more than happy to let you try out our kites and give you some flying lessons.

we also do club flys and general flying as much as is possible. For now, We have a festival going on in Wisconsin this weekend, next weekend we will be at Mots in Milwaukee and probably your best bet would be DeKalb on Sept 16th.

Let us know where you are at in the area and let's see what we can do..

C

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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Dhaval » Fri, Aug 31 2007, 09:22 PM

Babbman,

That sounds great. I am in Gurnee, IL. Seems Milwaukee will be closer but please suggest.

thanks again,
Dhaval

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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Babbman » Fri, Aug 31 2007, 09:27 PM

Dhaval wrote:Babbman,

That sounds great. I am in Gurnee, IL. Seems Milwaukee will be closer but please suggest.

thanks again,
Dhaval


DeKalb is west of Geneva by about 25 miles... Milwaukee would definitely be closer... here's the site for the festival and information...
look up MOTS in google

If you can make it, let us know..


Chris (aka Babbman)



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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby chicagokite » Sat, Sep 01 2007, 09:32 AM

good morning


there is a great fest in chicago oct 6th at montrose beach its the 9th year you can get more info at

www.chicagokite.com

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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Chris » Sat, Sep 01 2007, 12:37 PM

Welcome to the club Dhaval!! There are a few fests left this season, and look forward to meeting you. Like Babbman said, just show up and get a feel for some of the new kites out there today. The next fest on the schedule is MOTS, definitely closer to you. There should be quite a few IKE members up there, and quite a few of the big names in kiting.

Should be a great time, hope to see you there!
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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Roxy » Sat, Sep 01 2007, 06:29 PM

Welcome to the club Dhaval! Looking forward to meeting you. If the weather is good, I'll be at the Milwaukee fest on Sunday.

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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Jeff » Sat, Sep 01 2007, 09:05 PM

Welcome, Dhaval.

Another northern flyer....I'm in Round Lake, myself.

Lots of fun stuff coming up. Milwaukee next weekend, and Dekalb the following weekend, and Montrose in early October.

It's a blast. Wait 'til we get a pair of handles in your hands! :up: :revspin:
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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Frodos Majik » Sat, Sep 01 2007, 11:18 PM

Welcome Aboard Dhaval.

Look forward to meet you out in Milwaukee next weekend, just look for the red shirts with IKE on the back of them and introduce your self. :up:
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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Dhaval » Sun, Sep 02 2007, 10:45 AM

Thanks guys - I checked the link on Milwaukee Fest. I definitely plan to be there (not sure Saturday/Sunday). I love IKE logo - will look u up guys.

~Dhaval

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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Dhaval » Mon, Sep 10 2007, 10:00 PM

Hey! Guys - it was fantastic. I loved it. I really appreciate you guys taking time to show me around and helping me with my first kite.

I am bad with names but I will try. Jeff, Nick, Frodos Majik, Babbman, Chris, Mike thanks a lot. I am sure I have mixed everyone with Name and face, so again thanks everyone.

It was great. Hopefully my logistics work out for Dekalb.

See you guys soon. I will keep posting.

thanks,
Dhaval

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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Knoted4ever » Mon, Sep 10 2007, 10:07 PM

:welcome1:

See you soon in Dekalb! :revspin:
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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Frodos Majik » Mon, Sep 10 2007, 10:14 PM

As from the club "Most Welcome".

Here is hoping you can make it out to DeKalb next weekend. Then you will have more name/faces to try and keep striaght. :rotfl :up:

Not to worry Dhaval, with all the people I have met in the last few months, SO MANY names and faces to piece together. :oops: :roll: But its great to say that I have made tons of new friends. Which you have just joined that list!! 8)
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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby kflyer77 » Mon, Nov 05 2007, 10:18 AM

HI

New to the sport Have one kite dual line live on south side of city near chicago heights .
looking for a place to fly and get parts for my kite.
thanks

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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Mike » Mon, Nov 05 2007, 12:49 PM

hiya kflyer77,
Chicago Kite would be the nearest place to get parts:
http://www.chicagokite.com/

Also, try to make it out to Naperville this Sunday, Nov 11.
We'll have both dual line and quad line fliers for you to meet and learn from out there. Or maybe you can teach us a few things.

We'll be meeting from 10 to 4 at Frontier Park, here.

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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby kflyer77 » Mon, Nov 05 2007, 01:41 PM

thanks

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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Frodos Majik » Mon, Nov 05 2007, 11:34 PM

Welcome Aboard Kflyer77.

Hope you can make it out to Napervillie this weekend. I am from the south side also, maybe we can figure out some where to meet some time in the future. I stepped over to the dark side though.
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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Mike » Tue, Nov 06 2007, 07:40 AM

Frodos Majik wrote:... I stepped over to the dark side though.

For those new to kiting: when people switch from dual-line to quad-line it is called going over to the dark side.
I dunno how that got started. But those quads are pretty cool when you start to play with them.
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Re: Kite Flyer "Newbie ?"

Postby Jeff » Tue, Nov 06 2007, 09:01 AM

Mike wrote:
Frodos Majik wrote:... I stepped over to the dark side though.

For those new to kiting: when people switch from dual-line to quad-line it is called going over to the dark side.
I dunno how that got started. But those quads are pretty cool when you start to play with them.
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