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

Posted: Thu, Sep 19 2013, 01:01 PM
by zero1199
Now for the good, 13mph wind for saturday that mean mid vent. :up:


By the way, NO SLK for me this Saturday time to REV it up :twisted:

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

Posted: Thu, Sep 19 2013, 01:55 PM
by Mike
cadguy wrote:no retreat for me this year. sat is a charity golf outing and sun is honey-do list.

come down to the Treasure Island, FL fest in January, 18-19. a lot of kiters of all types.

Bummer.
But I already have my airline tickets and a room for Fern and I in Florida.

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

Posted: Thu, Sep 19 2013, 03:39 PM
by Jynx
cadguy wrote:no retreat for me this year. sat is a charity golf outing and sun is honey-do list.

come down to the Treasure Island, FL fest in January, 18-19. a lot of kiters of all types.


:-| :mad: :-|

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

Posted: Thu, Sep 19 2013, 03:41 PM
by Jynx
Mike wrote:
cadguy wrote:.........come down to the Treasure Island, FL fest in January, 18-19. a lot of kiters of all types.

Bummer.
But I already have my airline tickets and a room for Fern and I in Florida.



:-) :-D 8-) :up:

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

Posted: Thu, Sep 19 2013, 05:51 PM
by KiteVoice
cadguy wrote:no retreat for me this year. sat is a charity golf outing and sun is honey-do list.

Sorry to hear

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

Posted: Thu, Sep 19 2013, 08:47 PM
by swannie
zero1199 wrote: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 he brings any ... I like blue, btw) :jester:

Wx forecast: 3rd annual IKE Kite retreat!

Posted: Fri, Sep 20 2013, 08:48 AM
by KiteVoice
From the NWS website, the forecast as of 8:02 a.m. CDT Sep. 20, 2013:

  • Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
  • Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. North wind around 10 mph.
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

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

Posted: Fri, Sep 20 2013, 10:32 AM
by Mike
Nice! That looks like great weather for both days!
Looking forward to hanging out with everyone on, and off, the beach.

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

Posted: Fri, Sep 20 2013, 11:40 AM
by KiteVoice
Agreed. If you have an unsold IKE hoodies, you might want to bring them along, That breeze will probably be pretty cool in the morning. The temperature probably won't get up to the forecast high of 64 until 2 p.m. or so.

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

Posted: Fri, Sep 20 2013, 11:48 AM
by goestoeleven
Awesome! Shorts and t-shirt weather! Plus what sounds to be great wind for flying.

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

Posted: Fri, Sep 20 2013, 12:27 PM
by Trigger
IKE merchandise....... Sign me up! I'm gonna be sporting a Florida kite club shirt cuz i don't have "red". My florida connection would also like a "red". i wouldnt send him a "hoody" though... he does live in florida and they are Banned there.

till tomorrow
jim

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

Posted: Fri, Sep 20 2013, 12:56 PM
by KiteVoice
Scored my IKE t-shirt off of Mike (er. Bruce) Kory at last year's retreat. Guess it was an extra from a previous order at the screen printer. Dunno if he'll have any extra merch this weekend. Also, check out this thread from Shari from earlier this year.

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

Posted: Fri, Sep 20 2013, 02:13 PM
by Mike
No hoodies, but I'll bring what t-shirts I have.

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

Posted: Fri, Sep 20 2013, 06:13 PM
by Trigger
Thanks!

what time are we getting there tomorrow? i was thinking 9ish

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

Posted: Sat, Sep 21 2013, 06:37 AM
by KiteVoice
Leaving now, ETA 9:15-ish CDT. Safe driving everyone!

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

Posted: Sat, Sep 21 2013, 06:50 AM
by illescasd
Leaving in 15 min MAX, Adventure Dog is sleeping in, & sends her regards to everyone! She has a schedule conflict & won't make it today.
:piratecap:

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

Posted: Sat, Sep 21 2013, 06:53 AM
by Mytoyz
Just walked out to beach and wind is an easy 10-15 knots straight off lake. Going back to get something that flys and set up to right of creek. Oh wait, after breakfast! See you all when you get here. Park opened at 7 and not a soul around. :-P

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

Posted: Sat, Sep 21 2013, 09:24 PM
by swannie
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 friend requests to people, but I'm sure I missed a few since I'm bad with names, so you can find me here: https://www.facebook.com/swannie

Thanks again!!!

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

Posted: Sat, Sep 21 2013, 11:07 PM
by KiteVoice
Got home at about 10:40 p.m. CDT (11:40 my time). No problems. Had a great time, enjoyed seeing you all. Hope those of you who stayed enjoy the second day.

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

Posted: Sat, Sep 21 2013, 11:23 PM
by Trigger
great pics Jay!

It was a great day with PLENTY of wind!!! It was great seeing everyone today, sorry not everyone could stay for tomorrow!

Here's to another great day tomorrow!!!!

jim