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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Tue, Jan 31 2012, 09:27 PM
by goestoeleven
quaa714 wrote:Just me as far as I know for now.


Does that make you guys Rider Go!s? Glad to hear you will be there.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Tue, Jan 31 2012, 09:37 PM
by goestoeleven
Jeff wrote:Working that out still. I'm assuming that I'll travel Thursday, or possibly early Friday, and leave on Monday.


I know you are up north (and therefore likely to be flying out of Ohare). I found LAX to be quite a bit less expensive than Orange County for airfare. If you fly into LAX, I'd share a rental car with you. I was planning to take a shuttle van to the beach (and hopefully catch a ride back with someone flying out of LAX Monday afternoon), but I'd split a rental car if you're flying into LAX. If you're interested, I'm flying into LAX on Friday morning (very early for me - takeoff from MDW at 6am, arrive LAX 8:30am) and flying out Monday night around 6 or 7 pm. I'm currently staying at the HoJos . . . but contemplating a move to one of the other hotels on the beach. May depend on how much my check engine light and other car maintenance issues cost to resolve . . . .

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Tue, Jan 31 2012, 10:10 PM
by Jynx
quaa714 wrote:Just me as far as I know for now.


I believe Laura is also attending.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Tue, Jan 31 2012, 10:57 PM
by goestoeleven
So here's a KP noob question. Dave's guidelines say 75ft maximum lines, 50-60 recommended. What are you bringing? I don't currently have a set shorter than 75 feet. I've thought about cutting up two lines from one of my crappy 120 sets to make a 40 foot set - maybe I'd make a 60 foot set out of the 3rd & 4th lines.

What will most people be flying? What do you use for team flying at KP?

I'm also planning to bring a couple sets of 120's (light & heavy wind) - is there room away from the roped off areas to fly on 120's?

Side note . . . I spent most of last year on 120s, but lately I've been enjoying flying on the mid-length lines again (I think 75s or 85s) - more responsive flying and less to wrap up when you're done. :up:

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 01 2012, 07:48 AM
by Mike
I'll be flying on 75's on Saturday & Sunday. I'll probably be on 120's outside of those days. Most of the Rev fliers will do the same.
There is room outside of the field to fly on 120's. Few people fly outside of the field though, so you'll' be on your own.

Some years he had a 50' limit, but that was before there was a lot of team flying, or a lot of Rev's for that matter.

He's been slowly increasing the number of demos during the day (I wish he wouldn't), and if someone does a demo, they' can fly on 120's.

The number of sport kiters has increased over the years, but the space hasn't. So that's why the need for shorter lines. Also, each flier has to be good enough not to bring down any nearby fliers, thus the new, stricter, registration rules.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 01 2012, 07:51 AM
by Mike
Oh yeah, be prepared to wind up your lines when you bring your kite down and go eat lunch. Leaving the lines across the field, even along the edges can cause problems in the crowded field. Either wind them around your handles or keep a winder in your back pocket.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 01 2012, 08:04 AM
by Mike
Don't forget to wear your IKE shirt on Saturday morning. The group photo will be right after the morning announcements (Pilot's Meeting)

Dave, our host, getting into the picture:
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This one has some faces we haven't seen in a while:
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The one year that I missed:
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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 01 2012, 08:17 AM
by Jeff
Mike wrote:For sure! We've got 3 members of the "GO" part of the team coming so far. How many of the "Riders" are attending?


Last I knew David's planning on coming too, so we have 4.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 01 2012, 08:25 AM
by goestoeleven
Glad to hear 75s are Ok. I will bring those for sure. Maybe I will get another set made. Pix look great and I'm getting fired up to go!

BTW, over on gwtw Dave said he has over 60 registered! Also, they redid the kp registration site again so it looks much better and the navivgation is better too (no weird scrolling).

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 01 2012, 09:54 AM
by Mike
The new site is better.

Another thing to bring: it would be nice if everyone (even 180GO! members) would bring their own radio to listen to calls. FRS radios are pretty cheap; just get one that you can plug a headphone into. And an extra set of batteries. You can find the radios at WalMart or sporting good stores.

I'm doing carryon luggage so I won't be bringing extra equipment.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 01 2012, 09:56 AM
by Mike
Jeff wrote:
Mike wrote:For sure! We've got 3 members of the "GO" part of the team coming so far. How many of the "Riders" are attending?


Last I knew David's planning on coming too, so we have 4.

Cool! Get registered David!
And Mikey, you might want to tell Dave Shenkman you're on 180GO! so he can list it on the registration page.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 01 2012, 11:08 AM
by Darkspark
I did put 180GO! on the registration. Not sure why it didn't make it up on the list. I cant wait to get to a nice beach, and enjoy some kites and friends.
Mike: What is the weather usually like temperature wise. SO I know how to pack.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 01 2012, 12:00 PM
by Mike
It varies of course, but the temps are roughly 50's in the morning, low 70's in the afternoon. Mostly sunny the whole time. I've had an hour of sprinkles a couple times, but not on the weekend. It doesn't rain on weekends in Southern California.
Basically, I usually wear a sweatshirt in the morning, but I'm in short sleeves by lunch.
The wind is light and off the city in the early morning, then mid morning it switches off the ocean to a wonderful and steady breeze.

Actually, if you look at the few photos I posted above:
It's taken at approximately 10 am on Saturday morning. The locals are wearing long sleeves or a sweatshirt, the foreigners are in short sleeves--even me.

p.s. for those of you who don't' know: I grew up in Huntington Beach, so I know it doesn't rain. :) It did hail once though. More trivia: Scott Weider also grew up there.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 01 2012, 01:01 PM
by Jynx
Mike wrote:The new site is better.

Another thing to bring: it would be nice if everyone (even 180GO! members) would bring their own radio to listen to calls. And an extra set of batteries. .


FYI ~ I'll bring my two radios!

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 08 2012, 08:05 PM
by cadguy
hey kids, if you have not already noticed, I'm about #75 on the RSVP list! IKE club fly - west coast style. I get into LAX thursday about 11:30, rental car-ing to HB, maybe hold some kite strings for a few days, then out LAX monday noon.
Can't wait to see someones surprise -that's all I'm gonna say about it.
Popcorn time-later.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Wed, Feb 08 2012, 08:52 PM
by Mike
That's great David, see you on the beach on Thursday!

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Sun, Feb 19 2012, 04:42 PM
by Jeff
My travel is booked. I'm arriving Friday morning about 10:30 at John Wayne airport. Should be on the beach near noon. :)

Leaving Monday around 5pm.

I haven't arranged lodging yet.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Mon, Mar 05 2012, 02:23 PM
by Jeff
I booked the Sun N Sands for a really low rate. If anyone is looking to cut their expenses, I could take on a roommate.

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Tue, Mar 06 2012, 12:17 AM
by Jynx
Jeff wrote:I booked the Sun N Sands for a really low rate. If anyone is looking to cut their expenses, I could take on a roommate.


Yeah-But... What would Susan say?????????? :oops:

Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Posted: Tue, Mar 06 2012, 12:40 PM
by quaa714
When will folks being showing up on the beach?
Lucky me....I should e on the beach by 9AM Wednesday morning.......
Anyone else by then?