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#1 LS Kite Stakes

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 05:06 PM

This is the best field to fly near my home. This is a brand spankin new park with several acres of grass to fly on. Located in a old gravel pit right next to Puget Sound. Don't let the gravel pit designation fool you, this place is HUGE! I did a quick measure/guesstimate with Google Earth and the grass field is nearly 1/4 MILE across! Bazzer or myself will be posting pictures soon! The satellite photo in Google Earth does not show the grass field, it is too new.

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6320 Grandview Dr., University Place, WA, 98467


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47deg 12' 06.41" N
122deg 34' 31.88" W
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:08 PM

Wow.. is all I can say.
I have spent all of this year going from one flying site to the next.
Who would of guessed that of all of those I would be posting one 6 mins for my door step.
So Local land owners took a disused quarry and built a golf course.
Chambers Bay.
At the start of the year the lower section has been mud and a place to put land movers.
They have done some work. Even left some off the old building structures to play on.
The grass is cut by the golf course.
Bathrooms at the end of the field. (heated)
Enough parking for about 90 cars.
Here are some photos of today. Prevailing wind...yep... you guessed it!.... straight off the water.

It's not so bad,
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:15 PM

What a sweet flying spot! I can just imagine the smooth breezes... ah! : :blue-cool:

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:15 PM

Wow.. is all I can say.
I have spent all of this year going from one flying site to the next.
Who would of guessed that of all of those I would be posting one 6 mins for my door step.
So Local land owners took a disused quarry and built a golf course.
Chambers Bay.
At the start of the year the lower section has been mud and a place to put land movers.
They have done some work. Even left some off the old building structures to play on.
The grass is cut by the golf course.
Bathrooms at the end of the field. (heated)
Enough parking for about 90 cars.
Here are some photos of today. Prevailing wind...yep... you guessed it!.... straight off the water.

It's not so bad,
Bazzer

Wow, sounds great, so Tacoma area????
With wind like you described, it's worth the drive from Bellevue.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:35 PM

WoW....do you have to yell "FORE" before lunching your kite ?

Nice view, and nice photo of the Night Revolution flying in the sun.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:38 PM

drools.. holy cow Bazz..

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:54 PM

<snip>nice photo of the Night Revolution flying in the sun.<snip>


That is the first flight for that particular kite, I finally had some wind! Over a week of dead calm, or it was breezy while I was at work. That has to be the new kite curse, in action!!


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Bazzer and I will be at Chamber Creek tomorrow, (Sunday, November 23rd) having a bit of a fly. Late notice, but if you can make it, come join us!
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:54 PM

Bazz, I bet a couple of of your Comets would make a great backdrop to that place really nice spot.
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:10 PM

Hey bazzer...
Good for you... It's always a bonus to be able to be at your flying spot in minutes; and to have such a perfect one.... how cool is that!
The second row, second photo looks like a water color painting; very nice.
Have fun flying.
BTW... looks like a great spot for some KAP :kid_devlish: .
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:35 PM

I did another distance check. In the first photo there is a building in the foreground, the bathrooms, and the concrete columns structure in the background. The distance between these two structures (straight line) is 1100 feet, or .21 miles, or for those up north or across the pond, 335 meters. It is nothing but pristine grass between these two structures! I estimate the height of the concrete column structure at around 75 feet+, and 100 feet wide. (22X31 meters)
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:01 PM

Looks like it would make a good place for a festival!!

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:02 PM

Sweet, can't wait to check it out. :)

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:36 AM

It sure does have festival site written all over it.
The main problem living here is the 2.5+ hour drive to the ocean for the really clean stuff.
I know that looks like the ocean in the back ground but it is a chain of islands that run all the way up into Canada known as Pudget Sound.
Will try and get some shots flying in the big toy..or Chambers Henge!
Fog this morning so will wait for it to burn off.
Should come up to 10mph.
Kim and I will be heading down there around mid day 1ish
Will check out the club house for meals with Kim tonight.
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:43 PM

Another perfect day at Chambers Bay Meadows. Or as it is becoming know ...Chambers Henge.
Great fly to day with Walt, Sarah and myself and Kim.
Sarah broke out her or is it Glens B Series pro.
God that thing flies nice.
Anyway a big thank you to Glen and Sarah for My new ground stake, Miss Melonie. ( eat your heart out Dugard)
Shown here against the back drop of Chambers Henge.
Wind in completely the other direction today. No problems still as smooth as a babies bum.
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:00 PM

Was a great day for sure. the wind was out of the north this time, and varied from 2 mph to 15 mph at the most all day. I actually tried to do bicycle turns today, still waiting for the click/ah ha! moment there. It was nice to finally getting to meet Bazzers better half. My arms are sore from all the flying I did today, Where are those Canadian Honkers I have stashed........somewhere.....
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:19 PM

You, you... Man, I want to beat you with a stick! I'm so jealous!

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:52 PM

hey bazzer
sweet .... now we have a definite reason to come to seattle and play with you all
a short hop across the water... way to easy :fish:
glad you've found a great place to fly
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 08:49 PM

Today was amazing, unlike the usual inland wind and weather for the Seattle area - so un-monsoon like. Bazzer, thanks for initiating the Rev gathering today. I'm glad that you are enjoying your new kite stake :0). Walt, Mona, and Kim, it was a pleasure to meet you all and I hope to see you again soon. Walt, next time we fly, I'll show you some stretches which will prevent kite flying aches and pains. This too is a sport and its important to know how to take care of yourself; plus, thinking about body awareness and body mechanics too.

Best regards,

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 04:59 AM

With all that Pink that B Series Pro looks like Antman's new kite!

Sounds like some fun flying!

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:04 PM

Hi Bazzer,
Nice photos... Of course, the bottom two on the left caught my eye. She looks sweeeeet as she glows in the sun B) .
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