2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

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

Postby Darkspark » Fri, Sep 28 2012, 10:22 PM

Sweet, I am guessing We will be there around 10-10:30. I also have a bunch of extra spars, and a vented kite you could use for that matter. Going to be a nice relaxing weekend on the beach!

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

Postby illescasd » Fri, Sep 28 2012, 10:48 PM

Hello everyone,

As much as Adventure Dog and I were ready to roll, we won't be able to make it. We have to be responsible and attend to family matters. We're really bitter about this, as we looked forward to flying and catching up with everyone. Take some great pictures, and enjoy,

David & Adventure Dog,
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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Trigger » Fri, Sep 28 2012, 10:51 PM

I really appreciate all the offers.... thanks guys! The story is like this... my mom wanted to see the new rev... i swapped out for the race frame and put it in the clear bag.... she said she would hold it and she went to the car with my 3yo... i thought she put it IN the car.... she put it ON the car.... yep.... i will swing by the field tomorrow, but no telling where it fell off.
A word of warning... she will be coming with us on sunday! Dont give her your spars! :-)

Its midnight and i would do my brakes right now if it weren't for the neighbors, just so i could get there earlier!

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

Postby Trigger » Fri, Sep 28 2012, 10:54 PM

illescasd wrote:Hello everyone,

As much as Adventure Dog and I were ready to roll, we won't be able to make it. We have to be responsible and attend to family matters. We're really bitter about this, as we looked forward to flying and catching up with everyone. Take some great pictures, and enjoy,

David & Adventure Dog,


I hope everything is ok! But, if they are....... the grass and dishes will be there when you get back! :-)

But i really do hope all is ok!!!

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

Postby Mike » Sat, Sep 29 2012, 05:04 AM

David: big bummer!
Jim (trigger): remind me to tell you my story about kite stuff falling from the car.

I'll be leaving soon! The benefits of insomnia? Probably be the first one there--before 9am

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

Postby makatakam » Sat, Sep 29 2012, 06:58 AM

Say (zero1199) can't make it, both kids are sick. There goes my ride! If anyone's going by way of Schaumburg (more or less) and can swing by and pick me up, I'll pay for the gas there and back. Call me at 224.227.0638 if you can.

Thanks, Mark. P.S.-- can go either today or tomorrow.
MARK

"...it's a fair wind blowin' warm, out of the south over my shoulder, guess I'll set a course and go." CSN&Y

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

Postby KiteVoice » Sat, Sep 29 2012, 07:06 AM

Enroute.

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

Postby TMadz » Sat, Sep 29 2012, 07:46 AM

Have fun today. I'll be there early tomorrow. Take pictures. Let's hope the wind is an even medium for tricks and flying?
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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Jeff » Sat, Sep 29 2012, 08:20 AM

Haven't left yet. Probably won't be there until close to noon.

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

Postby Mike » Sat, Sep 29 2012, 09:28 AM

I'm here and the wind is really good!
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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Mike » Sat, Sep 29 2012, 09:52 AM

So what I want to know is:
Why is it that the two guys who live furthest away are the first ones here?

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

Postby illescasd » Sat, Sep 29 2012, 10:52 AM

If it was just grass & dishes, believe me it could wait. My family has been stuck in Argentina for 6 months due to visa issues. They were to arrive today, now they're leaving tonight. Somehow a note on the counter,,, "Adventure Dog & I went to fly for the day, there's some left over pizza's in the 'fridge" won't cut it.

Everyone have ALOT of fun!
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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby Trigger » Sat, Sep 29 2012, 12:23 PM

Well that does take priority! I hope all goes well for them today!

How bout a map to the dunes with the note :-) we'd love to see them too!

Sorry, sick sense of humor.... got it from my mom.

Headed out, should be there in about an hour!

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

Postby Trigger » Sat, Sep 29 2012, 08:12 PM

ok guys... well that was FUN!!!!!!

i was a little nervous when i got there and saw NO kites in the air....No wind anywhere..... but it turned out Perfect!

Just want to say it was nice meeting all of you and you were all very friendly and HELPFUL!

I think I tripled my Rev flying time in those 3hrs! I feel much more comfortable now! Did I mention I dipped her in the lake???? YOUTUBE here I come!!!

See you again tomorrow... and I will have the family with me :) lets see if we can get the wife to fly... it will just make life easier! :)

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

Postby KiteVoice » Sat, Sep 29 2012, 11:21 PM

Great day. Made good time getting home too ... arrived 11:30 p.m. EDT. For those of you who heard me mention my interview with The Decorators, I just discovered it's been published. Have a look! The title has the word, "private" in it. I'm not sure, but that might mean its available only to subscribers.
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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby goestoeleven » Sun, Sep 30 2012, 12:03 AM

Well, day 1 was GREAT! It was really nice to get out and fly some kites today. Plus, it was great to meet some of the new members today.

We had nice smooth wind in the morning out of the west, heading a bit towards the dunes. I put up five or six big SLKs, and really only had one "casualty" when a big delta decided to nose over and head straight for the sand. It'll need a bit of repair . . . . Then the wind died to close to zero for about an hour or two . . . then it came back out of the northeast, with an almost 180 (go) degree change in direction from the morning. I got to fly a bit of rev group fly time, then put the SLKs back up for another show. Pics later . . . . after an hour or so putting up big kites, I got to find out what makes the big kite guys so tired - I spent the next hour and a half or so taking down kites, winding in line, etc. etc. Still, a great day.

Looking forward to tomorrow!

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

Postby goestoeleven » Sun, Sep 30 2012, 12:04 AM

KiteVoice wrote:Great day. Made good time getting home too ... arrived 11:30 p.m. EDT. For those of you who heard me mention my interview with The Decorators, I just discovered it's been published. Have a look! The title has the word, "private" in it. I'm not sure, but that might mean its available only to subscribers.


I'll have to look at that later . . .

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

Postby KiteVoice » Sun, Sep 30 2012, 07:52 AM

KiteVoice wrote:For those of you who heard me mention my interview with The Decorators, I just discovered it's been published. The title has the word, "private" in it. I'm not sure, but that might mean its available only to subscribers.


So I just learned that the article is not yet officially live. It's marked private to make it viewable only to the author (me) and site administrator. John's waiting for a couple things from Felix before it goes live. I'll let you know!
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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby KiteVoice » Sun, Sep 30 2012, 03:52 PM

My photos from Saturday are online on Picasa.
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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Postby KiteVoice » Mon, Oct 01 2012, 07:31 AM

Here's a bit of video I shot on day one.

http://vimeo.com/50501567
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