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Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Sun, Mar 01 2015, 10:24 AM
by makatakam
:) is getting closer.

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Sun, Mar 01 2015, 07:03 PM
by goestoeleven
makatakam wrote:Hey Steve, the map link on our calendar page for the fest in Madison, Indiana takes you to Madison, Wisconsin. Hope you see this post.


Fixed.

Funny cartoon . . . if those are not your kites!

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Thu, Apr 02 2015, 05:39 PM
by Mike
basicbill wrote:My tentative 2015 kite festival plans:

    Kites over Hoover Park
    Monee Kite Festival
    Fair Oaks Farm Kite Festival
    Have to miss the Grand Haven event due to the work thing.
    Lake Red Rock Balloon and Kite Fest. (Got the missus going with me to this for a long weekend in Iowa. She's thrilled with my choice of vacation spots.)
    Geneva Kite Fest (Because it's close.)
    DeKalb Kite Festival (It was fun last year.)
    IKE Retreat (For sand in my shoes and smooth wind.)
    That supposed new fest in Sugar Grove.

Bill


Hey Bill,
FYI: I just learned that the Red Rock fest isn't a kite festival. 180Go! will fly for a short while in the afternoon and that's it. Not to discourage you from coming, but just letting you know.

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Thu, Apr 02 2015, 06:23 PM
by basicbill
Mike wrote:
basicbill wrote:My tentative 2015 kite festival plans:

    Kites over Hoover Park
    Monee Kite Festival
    Fair Oaks Farm Kite Festival
    Have to miss the Grand Haven event due to the work thing.
    Lake Red Rock Balloon and Kite Fest. (Got the missus going with me to this for a long weekend in Iowa. She's thrilled with my choice of vacation spots.)
    Geneva Kite Fest (Because it's close.)
    DeKalb Kite Festival (It was fun last year.)
    IKE Retreat (For sand in my shoes and smooth wind.)
    That supposed new fest in Sugar Grove.

Bill


Hey Bill,
FYI: I just learned that the Red Rock fest isn't a kite festival. 180Go! will fly for a short while in the afternoon and that's it. Not to discourage you from coming, but just letting you know.


Thanks Mike. That's good to know. May change our plans.

Bill

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Thu, Apr 23 2015, 07:09 AM
by basicbill
Anyone else bound for Kites Over Hoover Park in West Branch, Iowa this weekend? 180Go is scheduled to perform. And I understand that the date has been moved to Sunday due to weather.

Bill

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Fri, Apr 24 2015, 09:13 AM
by Mike
The Hoover fest is one of the small festivals where they bring in 180GO! to entertain the public. At these festivals there may be no other serious kiters. So if no one else is coming, Bill, you may be the only other sport kiter :)

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Fri, Apr 24 2015, 09:18 AM
by Mike
looking ahead at our 180GO! schedule, these festivals have more kiters to play with:
Fair Oaks (first year, but its looking pretty good)
Wildwood (tons of fliers)
Jamestown
Green Bay
Two Rivers

We won't be at DeKalb, but there's usually a good turnout of other fliers there too.

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Fri, Apr 24 2015, 09:27 AM
by basicbill
Mike wrote:The Hoover fest is one of the small festivals where they bring in 180GO! to entertain the public. At these festivals there may be no other serious kiters. So if no one else is coming, Bill, you may be the only other sport kiter :)


Gotcha. It's not too far and the Sunday weather looks decent. Plus I've never seen 180GO! perform as a team before. I am planning on attending Monee and Fair Oaks, too.

Bill

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Fri, Apr 24 2015, 06:33 PM
by makatakam
I would like to go to Hoover, but I need a ride. I will pay 100% of the fuel cost round trip. If anyone is interested in picking me up, please post up here.

Thank You.

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Sat, May 02 2015, 05:45 PM
by basicbill
Had a great time at the Monee Kite Fest today. The 180GO! team was in attendance.

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Some folks took it easy.

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Some did it one handed.

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Thanks to the 180GO! team for letting me fly for a few minutes with them today. They have oodles of patience.

A couple of higher resolution shots at the 180GO! facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/180GO


Bill

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Sat, May 02 2015, 08:30 PM
by goestoeleven
Thanks for posting. Sorry I missed today . . . just did not get done with tasks early enough, and when I checked the web site at 12:20 . . . I figured out the festival ended at 2 and I'd get there at 1:30 . . . .

See you next weekend at Fair Oaks Farm!

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Sun, May 03 2015, 09:53 PM
by FlyingJim
How was the Wheaton fly yesterday?

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Mon, May 04 2015, 07:12 AM
by goestoeleven
Jim - I stopped in to that one about 1:30 when I figured I couldn't make it to Monee. They were wrapping up when I got there - I think Chicago Fire only had one more demo when I got to the field. The wind was pretty light and variable. I only stayed for a short time as my son had a soccer game at 3 pm. Wind was better on his soccer field . . . but I didn't have a kite out there . . . .

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Tue, May 05 2015, 09:54 PM
by FlyingJim
The missus and I are vacationing the end of the month in Colorado. I'm excited to have our own little Kites in Colo. But I made the booboo of mentioning a certain store in Boulder that happens to be enroute.
Honestly, how a can I pass up visiting in the wind?

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Wed, May 06 2015, 08:03 AM
by Mike
I haven't been there in years. It's a nice kite store, but Boulder is a terrible place to fly kites!

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Tue, May 19 2015, 09:01 AM
by KiteVoice
basicbill wrote:Looks like Grand Haven, the Great Lakes Kite Festival 2015, is May 16 and 17.


Here's a link to some photos I shot during the Great Lakes Kite Festival last weekend.

Also, during the event, I broadcasted a Chicago Fire Kite Team performance live, using Twitter's "Periscope" app. I later posted the video to Facebook (you don't need a Facebook account to view it). I would not normally shoot video in portrait mode, but Periscope unfortunately does not support landscape mode.

And lovely wife Peggy shot this short video of a portion of a performance by the Windjammers International Kite Team. It was the first time in a while that team member Nate (who has some health issues) appeared, enabling historic seven-stack performances.

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Tue, May 19 2015, 09:58 PM
by prairierose
Looks like fun!

Re: 2015 festivals!

Posted: Tue, May 19 2015, 10:07 PM
by goestoeleven
Awesome, thanks for posting. Cool to see the 7 person Windjammers.