Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby prairierose » Thu, Sep 25 2014, 05:56 AM

What time are people going to be out on the beach Saturday morning?

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby Mike » Thu, Sep 25 2014, 07:52 AM

It's a long drive for me, so I'm guessing late morning.

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby basicbill » Thu, Sep 25 2014, 08:10 AM

Between 9 am and 10, I reckon for me. Central Daylight Time is in that area, I believe.

Forecast winds still on the light side.

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby makatakam » Thu, Sep 25 2014, 09:03 PM

I'll be flying sometime between 7 and 8 a.m.
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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby KiteVoice » Thu, Sep 25 2014, 09:36 PM

prairierose wrote:What time are people going to be out on the beach Saturday morning?


Depends on when I pry myself out of bed. It's about a 2.5-hour drive for me (finally, a reasonable amount of driving for a kite event!). I'll probably shoot for a 9 a.m. CDT arrival.
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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby Shari » Thu, Sep 25 2014, 11:00 PM

Rose....
Still need to figure that out.
Everything seems so much better when the sky is filled with beautiful colors.

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby TMadz » Fri, Sep 26 2014, 07:43 AM

Hoping to get out there by 9am or sooner.
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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby Mike » Fri, Sep 26 2014, 04:30 PM

It turns out I do have a few more T-shirts, no hoodies.
I'll bring them tomorrow.

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby Trigger » Fri, Sep 26 2014, 09:05 PM

Mike, just saw you have my shirt... Awesome!

I hope to be there about 9 your time.

It'll be great to see everyone!

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby illescasd » Fri, Sep 26 2014, 10:35 PM

Car is packed, Adventure dog is ready and so am I. We'll see everyone around 10. What is final wind guestimate?

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby yepits » Sat, Sep 27 2014, 11:35 PM

wind forecast

not too great mid day...
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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby basicbill » Sun, Sep 28 2014, 07:08 AM

Wind was fantastic after about 11 am. Everyone was flying. One photo. Many more over at the IKE facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... tif_t=like

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby Mike » Sun, Sep 28 2014, 07:14 AM

As soon as the wind switched off the lake, late morning, we had really good winds for the rest of the day--smooth and consistent. Ignore the forecast! Come and play!

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby makatakam » Sun, Sep 28 2014, 09:08 PM

Bill gets my vote for official IKE/180GO! photographer. Just has a great sense of composition.

REALLY AWESOME PICS, BILL!
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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby basicbill » Mon, Sep 29 2014, 06:56 AM

Thanks Mark. But the goal is to get good enough flying to hang in the Rev line with you guys. Maybe less time for photos.

I had a great time BTW. It was nice to meet everyone.

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby Mike » Mon, Sep 29 2014, 10:12 AM

There's also some great photos by Shari, but you may have to friend her to see them on Facebook.
edit: the photos are public, see them here.

And this showed up on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFPvvOop6ks&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby Mytoyz » Mon, Sep 29 2014, 10:39 AM

it looks like one kite was a hater! kept attaching the bottom row!!
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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby goestoeleven » Mon, Sep 29 2014, 08:42 PM

He's not a hater, he's a lover. His kite just is highly attracted to the other kites!

BTW, I know you are kidding - but this is why we get together - to give everyone an opportunity to get to fly together. Being so spread out, it's a challenge to learn to fly as a group, and about the only way you can learn is to get on the field with a bunch of other flyers. Then you realize (as I do pretty much every time I fly with others) that there are always things you need to work on to get better. For instance, Jynx was nice to "remind" me that I'm supposed to stop messing around when I'm on the line . . . . :shock:

I know I had a great time seeing everyone, and wish we could do it more often.

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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby TMadz » Mon, Sep 29 2014, 09:16 PM

It's a tough weekend for me, but I already cleared at least one day for next years retreat. Maybe I take off Friday and go early. Probably should start a new thread for it.
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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Postby makatakam » Mon, Sep 29 2014, 09:37 PM

I'll be back! Just call me Arnold.
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"...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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