2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Centhion » Sat, Aug 18 2012, 09:07 AM

Just booked a room! :up:

Looking forward to a good time and excited to meet everyone!!

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby makatakam » Sat, Aug 18 2012, 09:24 AM

I'm looking for someone to ride and room with who can pick me up in Schaumburg.
MARK

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Shari » Sat, Aug 18 2012, 10:36 AM

Sweet Eric super cool you can go.

Mikey and I are booked as well. Looking forward to it.
Everything seems so much better when the sky is filled with beautiful colors.

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Mike » Sat, Aug 18 2012, 06:21 PM

Centhion: cool, a new face! (at least to me)
Mark: Schaumburg is a bit out of my way, hope you can make it though.

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby illescasd » Mon, Sep 03 2012, 12:35 AM

Hello everyone,

I've been reading this string w/interest as this event last year really confirmed my addiction. I am 80% sure of making just the Sept 29th for the day (family committments).

If so, Mark, we can drive out for the day. Meanwhile I was in Santiago del Estero, Argentina last week and wore my IKE shirt flying on the banks of the Misky Mayu, AKA, Rio Dulce, AKA, Sweet River. Missing is Adventure Dog who forgot to get a passport in time.

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Mike » Mon, Sep 03 2012, 07:04 AM

Wow, great photos. Maybe we should start a new thread with people wearing their IKE shirt in different locations.
Different landmarks, countries, the opera....
Don't need a kite, just the shirt.

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Mike » Tue, Sep 04 2012, 08:28 AM

Tell everyone you're going by clicking on "Going" on our facebook events page!
https://www.facebook.com/events/518150978210886/

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Jeff » Tue, Sep 04 2012, 10:46 AM

Did anyone see the Facebook event in their Newsfeed? I couldn't see anywhere to invite people from the club page. Seems like an obvious thing one would want to do. You can send invites as an individual, I just couldn't see how to do it from the page, not from me.
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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby KiteVoice » Wed, Sep 05 2012, 08:00 AM

Mike wrote:Tell everyone you're going by clicking on "Going" on our facebook events page!


I might come for a day. Depends on what the wife ends up doing that weekend. I don't have a Facebook account so you won't see me on the events page.

Just ordered a new Premier Widow directly from Jon T's shop (he will have made any needed adjustments to the stock factory version), so I'll probably be flying that, or an Ocius UL if the winds are light. Could probably be talked into trying someone's Rev., if they're brave enough!
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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Mike » Wed, Sep 05 2012, 09:22 AM

Jeff wrote:Did anyone see the Facebook event in their Newsfeed? I couldn't see anywhere to invite people from the club page. Seems like an obvious thing one would want to do. You can send invites as an individual, I just couldn't see how to do it from the page, not from me.

I didn't get an invite, but I saw other's responses to it.

I invited people from my list, perhaps other folks can do the same:
Go to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/518150978210886/
In the upper right, if there's a "join" button, hit that first.
In the upper right, click on "Invite Friends"

I don't think it lets you invite people who've already been invited.

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Shari » Wed, Sep 05 2012, 09:49 AM

Mikey invited me, wasn't that nice of him... :)
Everything seems so much better when the sky is filled with beautiful colors.

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Mike » Wed, Sep 05 2012, 04:06 PM

Shari wrote:Mikey invited me, wasn't that nice of him... :)
What a sweetheart

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Jeepster » Wed, Sep 05 2012, 05:45 PM

Shari wrote:Mikey invited me, wasn't that nice of him... :)


Oh oh, now we have a problem Shari. See, Mikey invited me also ... and I thought I was the only one!!!

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby goestoeleven » Wed, Sep 05 2012, 05:51 PM

KiteVoice wrote:Could probably be talked into trying someone's Rev., if they're brave enough!


You bet, I have a couple "beater" revs for exactly this purpose. Any chance I can get some time on a beater dualie (but one that's better than my mass market dual line)?

. . . brave . . . I'll just stand outside the reach of the lines :)

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby KiteVoice » Wed, Sep 05 2012, 09:18 PM

goestoeleven wrote:
KiteVoice wrote:Could probably be talked into trying someone's Rev., if they're brave enough!


You bet, I have a couple "beater" revs for exactly this purpose. Any chance I can get some time on a beater dualie (but one that's better than my mass market dual line)?


I'm too new to the hobby to have yet relegated any kites to "beater" status. But you're welcome to fly anything in my trunk, including the Flying Wings Alpha+ that's been my go-to kite for the past couple years, the Premier Widow that's on its way from Jon T's shop as I write this, the Ocius UL, the Snapshot foil or one of the cheap X-Kite DC-Sport kites I carry to give away to interested kids.

. . . brave . . . I'll just stand outside the reach of the lines :)


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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby goestoeleven » Wed, Sep 05 2012, 10:59 PM

KiteVoice wrote:I'm too new to the hobby to have yet relegated any kites to "beater" status. But you're welcome to fly anything . . .


Thanks!

KiteVoice wrote:I was less concerned about your personal safety than about your kite's safety!


About the kites - I've learned that I don't need to be too worried about the revs as they can take a bit of a beating. So far the worst casualties have been torn leading edge mesh on a couple old used kites, one broken race rod due to a big gust, and some fraying on the leading edge ends - all caused by me, not by new pilots. All this is after two years with lots of flying, including lending kites to new pilots. I'm not nearly as prolific as Jynx at lending out kites to newbies, but I have had a fair number of people try them out. Buying several used kites has caused me to relax a bit . . . if they were brand new, I probably would be a bit more uptight. At some point, I'll reduce the "old kite" contingent in the main bag and get some nice crispy new sails . . . but for now, the ones I have are fine. It's better to loan them out . . . and get more dark side converts :twisted: than have them sit in the bag unflown.

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby illescasd » Thu, Sep 06 2012, 09:34 AM

Don't drug dealers use the same strategy? :)
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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby goestoeleven » Thu, Sep 06 2012, 11:11 AM

illescasd wrote:Don't drug dealers use the same strategy? :)


Yes. That's why I call your first Rev your gateway kite. . .

Don't worry, it's fine. All the kids are trying revs these days....

And we have cookies on the dark side.

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Mike » Thu, Sep 06 2012, 12:54 PM

I'll be bringing plenty of quads....and cookies.

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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby makatakam » Thu, Sep 06 2012, 01:07 PM

Mike wrote:I'll be bringing plenty of quads....and cookies.

Got milk?
MARK

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