Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - CHANGED -April 26

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Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - CHANGED -April 26

Postby goestoeleven » Sun, Dec 07 2014, 07:38 PM

One day this year (with a rain date on Sunday 4/26).

NOTE - CHANGED to 4/26
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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - April 25

Postby Robbie » Mon, Dec 08 2014, 11:52 AM

Yee Ha, I can make this one. Just a little over 2 hours from me. Is it April yet. :-D
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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - April 25

Postby Mike » Tue, Dec 09 2014, 04:49 PM

180GO! will be there, and it's on my birthday. I expect a fireworks show with 56 (roman) candles. :)

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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - April 25

Postby makatakam » Tue, Dec 09 2014, 08:15 PM

I'll be there, mine's the 10th and I'll need 64. That's 120 between us. So, why is this relevant? It's not, but every now and than I get tired of typing one-liners.
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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - April 25

Postby basicbill » Wed, Dec 10 2014, 06:19 AM

I'm looking forward to attending this one also.

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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - April 25

Postby KiteVoice » Wed, Dec 10 2014, 10:37 PM

Still awaiting confirmation but it looks like the Shipshewana, Ind. festival will conflict again this year. I'm committed to serve as announcer of that event.

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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - April 25

Postby Mike » Sun, Dec 14 2014, 06:13 PM

We tried to move the date so it wouldn't conflict, but they weren't able too.

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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - April 25

Postby Jim Foster » Tue, Dec 16 2014, 09:11 PM

Mike wrote:180GO! will be there, and it's on my birthday. I expect a fireworks show with 56 (roman) candles. :)


Happy Birthday Mike!!!!

Oh, I know I'm a little early, but we'll be out of the country on April 25th, perhaps without communication.

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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - April 25

Postby Mike » Wed, Dec 17 2014, 11:01 AM

:-) thanks Jim & Lynn

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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - April 25

Postby KiteVoice » Mon, Dec 29 2014, 07:59 PM

Mike wrote:We tried to move the date so it wouldn't conflict, but they weren't able too.


Thanks for the effort. If Shipshewana doesn't get scheduled, I'll let you know post haste.

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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - CHANGED -Apri

Postby goestoeleven » Thu, Apr 23 2015, 08:41 AM

Updated - this has been rescheduled to 4/26 due to rain forecast.

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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - CHANGED -Apri

Postby basicbill » Sun, Apr 26 2015, 07:33 PM

As Mike predicted, I was the only other "stunt" kiter flying except for the 180GO! team, of course. Had my spiro standard up first. Then my "heavier" standard as the wind picked up a bit. Although there were periods of near calm when the skies were clear of kites.

Met IKE member "jeepster" who had several large kites up. I believe two of these are his.
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Jeepster and Nemo.
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Local media attention.
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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - CHANGED -Apri

Postby basicbill » Sun, Apr 26 2015, 07:36 PM

And Steve had this neat kite stack aloft for a while.
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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - CHANGED -Apri

Postby goestoeleven » Sun, Apr 26 2015, 07:48 PM

Bill - thanks for posting those shots! Wasn't my best day of flying, but it was good nonetheless. Winds were a bit up and down (welcome to thermal season), but I did get to fly some of my vintage (1980s) stack of Rainbow stunt kites. If I get some smoother wind sometime this year, maybe I'll try to fly the whole stack (which is about double the number of kites).

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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - CHANGED -Apri

Postby Mike » Sun, Apr 26 2015, 09:23 PM

thanks for the photos Bill!

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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - CHANGED -Apri

Postby makatakam » Mon, Apr 27 2015, 12:24 AM

In the photos it looks like the field could have used some mowing. Did you have problems snagging up on the rough stuff? I was planning to attend, but the vehicle I was going to use became unavailable at the last minute.
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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - CHANGED -Apri

Postby Mike » Mon, Apr 27 2015, 06:53 AM

it did need mowing, but we didn't have any problems. I actually used the tufts of weeds to stake my kite. :)

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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - CHANGED -Apri

Postby KiteVoice » Mon, Apr 27 2015, 07:40 AM

You have a really good eye, Bill!
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Re: Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch, IA - CHANGED -Apri

Postby basicbill » Mon, Apr 27 2015, 11:21 AM

KiteVoice wrote:You have a really good eye, Bill!


Thanks. Also, the photos are at a relatively low resolution due to the web site limitations.

Bill


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