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Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Wed, Apr 02 2014, 05:20 PM
by TMadz
My wife is apparently in a spectacular mood and was talking about the whole family going up with me for this festival for an overnighter. I warned her that I would be flying most of the time.

Is anyone else planning on making this festival? I know Milwaukee is the weekend after, which I won't be able to make.

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Wed, Apr 02 2014, 06:56 PM
by Mytoyz
my wife and I go up every year for the weekend prior and stay thru the weekend of the kite festival. I dontbthinkyoull find any camping slots as they were all booked last I checked. Good luck and we are on the first pop up site by the check in station, feel free to stop by.

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Wed, Apr 02 2014, 09:09 PM
by Trigger
I'll be there with the family. We just got a room at the days inn. Its nice. We called last weekend and they still had rooms

See you there

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Sat, Apr 05 2014, 10:35 PM
by KiteVoice
As usual, lovely wife and are are spending the Friday night and Saturday night at the Blue Water Inn across the road from the beach.

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Sun, Apr 06 2014, 07:27 PM
by Darkspark
I think we are planning on going. Not sure if the whole family is going yet, but Shari and I probably will.

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Fri, May 09 2014, 08:20 PM
by Trigger
ROLL CALL!

Trigger and family is a go

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Sat, May 10 2014, 10:22 AM
by illescasd
We are booked at the Days Inn,,, not sure if Adventure Dog is going. I have to ask her.

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Sat, May 10 2014, 06:50 PM
by Darkspark
We will be there. Friday noon to Sunday afternoon. I have to work Sunday night so we will probably leave a bit early.

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Sun, May 11 2014, 03:26 PM
by goestoeleven
Not sure if I can make it. Will be checking up on my father this week, don't get back until late Friday. Might make it one day . . . .

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Sun, May 11 2014, 04:25 PM
by swannie
Sigh, I've been trying to go to this for 3 years now, and I just don't think it's in the cards this year either...

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Sun, May 11 2014, 08:41 PM
by Trigger
sorry to hear that Steve. Hope he is doing ok. We will meet up again sometime.

sorry Swannie... it is a great festival!

We too will be at the Days Inn. Probably getting in friday about 6ish and leaving sunday. I will be flying friday and saturday night for sure.

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Thu, May 15 2014, 10:58 AM
by Mytoyz
Dress Warm if your coming to GLKF this year!! we had two days of 70 degrees and the rest of the week is reported to be in the 50's with a chance of rain fog mix. we have had flyable winds just no cooperative sun. Saturday and sunday we have been promised sun by the weather man.

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Thu, May 15 2014, 11:12 AM
by Mytoyz
Got the new Bol Flying. 34' of massive pull

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Thu, May 15 2014, 01:01 PM
by swannie
Mytoyz wrote:Got the new Bol Flying. 34' of massive pull


Nice! How do you anchor something like this? I don't mess around with SLK much...

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Thu, May 15 2014, 02:34 PM
by goestoeleven
Mytoyz wrote:Got the new Bol Flying. 34' of massive pull


Massively . . . . . AWESOME!!! :up: :up: :up:

I really like those Bols - they are real crowd pleaser pieces. I'm guessing you are on the show kite field.

swannie - I think it's probably a BIG sand anchor - i.e. a big bag you fill with wet sand. Some people use the big tent stakes (with a second for safety), but they can be dangerous if they pull loose.

Or you could use the anchor they use for this 26 meter bol

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Thu, May 15 2014, 02:38 PM
by goestoeleven
And here is what happens when you don't have enough anchor:

Not enough anchor . . .

Fast forward to about 1:20 if you want to see what happens . . . . .

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Thu, May 15 2014, 03:18 PM
by swannie
goestoeleven wrote:And here is what happens when you don't have enough anchor:

Not enough anchor . . .

Fast forward to about 1:20 if you want to see what happens . . . . .


Nice. I have a great new idea for a towing service now...

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Thu, May 15 2014, 03:35 PM
by Mike
goestoeleven wrote:And here is what happens when you don't have enough anchor:

WOW!

I won't be at Grand Haven this year, but it's usually better when the weather is cooler. The cool weather means no one is tanning on the beach and much more room for kite fliers!

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Thu, May 15 2014, 04:52 PM
by prairierose
goestoeleven wrote:And here is what happens when you don't have enough anchor:

Not enough anchor . . .

Fast forward to about 1:20 if you want to see what happens . . . . .


Woah :shock:
Thank goodness they were filming!

Re: Great lakes Kite Festival May 16-18

Posted: Fri, May 16 2014, 08:24 AM
by illescasd
Thank goodness I checked. Sand Anchors,,, I need to bring some extras.... We will be late Friday night & storming the beach Sat. mid morning.
Adventure Dog is NOT coming. She has a previous engagement, I forgot to check with her ADMIN.
David