Howdy From Chicago

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robzr
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Howdy From Chicago

Postby robzr » Fri, Jun 06 2008, 04:39 PM

Hello, I'm glad I found this site... I have been flying kites for a couple years, I have a HQ Beamer II 3.6, a PKD Buster 1.4, and I just bought a Flexifoil buggy that I'm looking forward to taking out for a spin. I live in Chicago, and I usually fly up at Horner Park or the Montrose/Wilson lakefront area. I haven't met any other quad line fliers around, tho I have met a few people flying dual line stunt kites here and there. Doesn't seem to be many quad line power kiters around here except for the kitesurfers I see at Montrose beach - which is another thing I'd like to try one of these days. Anyone out there fly or buggy around Chicago, have any tips on locations or newbie tips for the buggy so I don't get myself in trouble?

I took my 1.4 out this morning, I think it was 20 gusting to 30 and it ripped out of my hands. Ya gotta respect the wind!

Rob

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Knoted4ever
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Re: Howdy From Chicago

Postby Knoted4ever » Fri, Jun 06 2008, 05:28 PM

Welcome to the club, Rob! You have to respect high winds!
Tom P.
Illinois_______ (excerpt from E. E. Cummings: "How many winds make wonderful... and is luck The skeleton of life")

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chicagokite
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Re: Howdy From Chicago

Postby chicagokite » Fri, Jun 06 2008, 05:46 PM

Hi Rob Welcome to the club .
There are a few good flyers in and along the lake front . I have a lot of good friend that fly up north a little from you just north of loyola that whole steach has about five guys that fly quad.
If you would like to know more
give me a call or email me

thanks
David
www.chicagokite.com
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Mike
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Re: Howdy From Chicago

Postby Mike » Fri, Jun 06 2008, 05:49 PM

Dave is the guy to hook you up with other traction kiters.
Click on the PM or EMAIL buttons under his post above.

Oh, and welcome to the club!

EDIT: oh, he just added his webpage. That'll work too. :-)

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Frodos Majik
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Re: Howdy From Chicago

Postby Frodos Majik » Sun, Jun 08 2008, 08:38 PM

Welcome Aboard Rob.
May Ol Ma Nature never hold her
breath on you.
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Ken

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Re: Howdy From Chicago

Postby Anne » Wed, Jun 11 2008, 10:17 PM

Welcome to the Club

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Pkrekel
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Re: Howdy From Chicago

Postby Pkrekel » Thu, Jun 12 2008, 10:50 AM

:welcome1: to :LogoRevAni:


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