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#1 Mike

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 10:55 AM

Kite Party 7
February 28th-March 1st, 2009
Huntington Beach, California

Dave Shenkman would like to get 100 revs in the air at once!

That's a heck of a lot of kites. It would be amazing though.

Even though the official festival dates are Sat and Sun, most folks show up earlier in the week and leave later.
I'll probably be there from Tues to Tues.

Discuss here, or over at GWTW: http://161.58.176.18...?TOPIC_ID=36422

How about starting a roll call to get an idea of how many fliers we can hope to get.

I'll be there, so that's one...
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 11:07 AM

Kite Party 7
February 28th-March 1st, 2009

Dave Shenkman would like to get 100 revs in the air at once!

That's a heck of a lot of kites. It would be amazing though.

Even though the official festival dates are Sat and Sun, most folks show up earlier in the week and leave later.
I'll probably be there from Tues to Tues.

Discuss here, or over at GWTW: http://161.58.176.18...?TOPIC_ID=36422

How about starting a roll call to get an idea of how many fliers we can hope to get.

I'll be there, so that's one...


I had 100 in mind back in 1993 as a 10 x 10 grid. I think that 10 x 10 would be a tough call but 2 x (10 x 5) should be quite straightforward given our experience at Portsmouth/Bristol.

Just putting 100 kites in the air may not be too problematic either <grins>

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:34 PM

Holy carp.

100 kites?

I'm pretty sure I'll be able to go. Whatever it takes, I'll make it happen...
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:33 PM

This may be a silly question, but where is this?
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 02:18 PM

Huntington Beach, California, USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 02:51 PM

This may be a silly question, but where is this?

About 85 miles north of where I am.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 02:52 PM

Kite Party 7
February 28th-March 1st, 2009
Huntington Beach, California

Dave Shenkman would like to get 100 revs in the air at once!

That's a heck of a lot of kites. It would be amazing though.

Even though the official festival dates are Sat and Sun, most folks show up earlier in the week and leave later.
I'll probably be there from Tues to Tues.

Discuss here, or over at GWTW: http://161.58.176.18...?TOPIC_ID=36422

How about starting a roll call to get an idea of how many fliers we can hope to get.

I'll be there, so that's one...

I'll mark my calendar!

Long John (formerly Mr. R)

STACK International Executive Committee - 6/1996-6/2008
International Rules Book Committee and STACK International Head Judge - 6/2004-6/2008
World Sport Kite Championship Judge - 2004-2005-2006(Chief Judge)
13x 1st - 12x 2nd - 6x 3rd places in 37 overall Quadline individual competitions


Web Site - http://www.johnnmitchell.com/index.html Check it out today!


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Posted 15 October 2008 - 04:39 PM

That's 3 so far...
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 04:56 PM

Lynn and I will be there. Most likely Tuesday to Tuesday as well.

Also, our San Diego friends Tom King (we will have Tom ready by then) and John Mason, San Diego Kite Club.

When Lynn and I visit the San Diego area we fly with a couple of others who haven't been going to Kite Party we will try to recruit.
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 07:33 PM

OH YA I am in too!!
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 04:26 PM

Here's a map I made for IKE club members last year. It may be useful for the rest of y'all too.
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:44 PM

Hi Mike...
Are you familiar with the area? Can you recommend a hotel/motel?
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 05:59 AM

If you look at the map, I listed the hotels that people have used in the past.
Folks who have stayed at these can fill in with more info. But here's a quick rundown:

Ho Jo's (Howard Johnson's): much like Ho Jo's everywhere. A basic hotel in a somewhat commerical area. About a 10 minute drive from the beach. Most fliers stay here so it's easy to catch a ride to the beach, and it's easy to meet up with people.

Best Western: A step up in price and nicer. Right across from the beach. You can walk to the party.

Huntington Surf Inn: very basic. Clean but with some quirks. For example, turn on the hot water for the shower and wait a while before the hot water comes. Small place with only a few rooms.

Hyatt Restort Hotel: Expensive and deluxe hotel. (Dave: get them onboard as a sponsor!)
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 07:28 AM

Dave Shenkman would like to get 100 revs in the air at once!

That's a heck of a lot of kites. It would be amazing though.

Does a revgod have no limits to his omnipotence and ambition ;)

Its a steep target but a worthy one! To get 100 in the air my guess is you are going to need more than just the US fliers, which means Europeans and/or Japanese I guess.

Sounds like Felix is going :kid_devlish: . As an incentive to the rest of us, it will be cold at home but warm in California and Mikes map appears to show a coffee and doughnut shop right next to a free carpark.........

2 x (10 x 5) should be quite straightforward given our experience at Portsmouth/Bristol.

Just putting 100 kites in the air may not be too problematic either <grins>


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Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:14 AM

Stayed at the Hyatt for Kite Party earlier this year, can highly recommend it very nice indeed, 5/10 min walk to pier & Dave's shop.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:46 AM

Sounds like Felix is going


I cannot go to Tokyo Bay 15-16 November (front of house duties on 15th Nov. in Cork Street). I am waiting to see what happens at Tokyo Bay before making plans for 2009.

As had been suggested by others, a European venue may be more realistic for a 'grid' fly in 2009.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:52 AM

As had been suggested by others, a European venue may be more realistic for a 'grid' fly in 2009.

Although they are not necessarily mutually exclusive options....

Just a thought.
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:53 AM

As had been suggested by others, a European venue may be more realistic for a 'grid' fly in 2009.


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Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:07 PM

WILDWOOD "09" (shameless plug) :kid_devlish:


OK, someone has to get the numbers together.. Otherwise it is idle speculation.

I do not see any reason why there could not be a variety of events around the world but.....

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:12 PM

If you look at the map, I listed the hotels that people have used in the past.
Folks who have stayed at these can fill in with more info. But here's a quick rundown:

Ho Jo's (Howard Johnson's): much like Ho Jo's everywhere. A basic hotel in a somewhat commerical area. About a 10 minute drive from the beach. Most fliers stay here so it's easy to catch a ride to the beach, and it's easy to meet up with people.

Best Western: A step up in price and nicer. Right across from the beach. You can walk to the party.

Huntington Surf Inn: very basic. Clean but with some quirks. For example, turn on the hot water for the shower and wait a while before the hot water comes. Small place with only a few rooms.

Hyatt Restort Hotel: Expensive and deluxe hotel. (Dave: get them onboard as a sponsor!)


Which city is this?

What are the room prices?

What are the prices for flights from Europe and Japan?

<grins>

Felix

PS Maybe we should aim for Uchinada 2009 FJM




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