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#41 quaa714

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:42 PM

I am just hoping you guys will post a video link of the mayhem after it airs!!!! :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish:


Walt,
It's the CBS Early Show this Friday morning. It airs from 7-9AM in each time zone.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:22 AM

It's pretty funny that Jeff thinks he should go practice! You ever seen him fly?
Geeze it's so depressing. Every time I think I've "got it going on" I get another lesson in humility from Burka.

One time he was watching me and said I'd made great strides improving my skills as a quad pilot over the last 17 years. He then looks me directly in the eye and flies one handed throughout the whole conversation, he switches hands back and forth, even flying up-wind or directly overhead, throwing it around (WAY further than a mere flailer like me - using these huge pumping motions), then the kite floats gracefully to his outstretched hand for a catch, like it was on railroad tracks. He NEVER looked at the kite once!!! I wanted to throw all my flying toys into the reflection pond and take-up a new activity immediately.

So yeah Jeff, maybe you should take a whole day off and go practice using both handles! You don't want to embarrass yourself on national TV, do you?

My only saving grace is Ian, . . . you just can't beat "CUTE" regardless of your skills. If conditions are appropriate mister willoughby will be the show, (if not I have Burka who can step-up and fly inside a burning telephone booth.)
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:13 AM

My only saving grace is Ian, . . . you just can't beat "CUTE" regardless of your skills. If conditions are appropriate mister willoughby will be the show, (if not I have Burka who can step-up and fly inside a burning telephone booth.)
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Funny story about Burka!

I told Lisa the other day that the rest of us would only be there to make it appear we knew what was going on and that once the staff met Ian we'd be shuttled off to the sidelines.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:35 AM

It's pretty funny that Jeff thinks he should go practice! You ever seen him fly?
Geeze it's so depressing. Every time I think I've "got it going on" I get another lesson in humility from Burka.


Oh, please. Like you're not a world-class Rev flier!

One time he was watching me and said I'd made great strides improving my skills as a quad pilot over the last 17 years. He then looks me directly in the eye and flies one handed throughout the whole conversation, he switches hands back and forth, even flying up-wind or directly overhead, throwing it around (WAY further than a mere flailer like me - using these huge pumping motions),


I'm still pretty mediocre with just my right hand -- that's why I kept telling you to make sure you practiced with both!

But, yeah, I'll take the blame for the way you flail.

I've never even flown a Sotich in a phone booth (and while I know where I've got some of Charlie's kites at home, I have no idea where I could find a phone booth!). I think this was the smallest space I ever flew in -- not so bad laterally, but the ceiling was really low...

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Hey, Paul -- don't you now have that sail?

(that was my first kite purpose-built for indoor; weighed a hair over 3oz with skyshark 2Ps, 1.5oz ripstop leading edge, narrower bungees and shrunken reinforcements. '94, I think.)

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:17 AM

I'm still not worthy of that kite SIR!

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:23 AM

Funny story about Burka!

I told Lisa the other day that the rest of us would only be there to make it appear we knew what was going on and that once the staff met Ian we'd be shuttled off to the sidelines.



She's concerned her son's ego will get bigger than she can handle though,
you know bigger than Smitty's (his only fits in wheelbarrow since winning MMB at WSIKF) or larger than even the "total kite package".

It will be nice to say someday "I knew Ian BACK when he could be beaten!"

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:31 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if Carolyn finds and posts a link before we're back from the city..... thanks Carolyn!



Hee! I'm always good for a link if I can find one (my google-fu is strong)! ;D Hope to be watching live if I can. Go Forth And Wow Em Peoples!!! :ani_punk:


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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:58 AM

I'm still not worthy of that kite SIR!


Sure you are! Just flail harder!

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 07:10 AM

Sure you are! Just flail harder!


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Posted 24 March 2010 - 07:17 AM

lol.. to funny..

I have heard the phonebooth rumor all the way out here on the West Coast Jeff lol.. so your reputation is wide spread.. All of you actually top notch fliers.. I am sure you will knock everyone's socks off.. and Ian my man, GO GET EM!!!!

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 07:23 AM

lol.. to funny..

I have heard the phonebooth rumor all the way out here on the West Coast Jeff lol.. so your reputation is wide spread.. All of you actually top notch fliers.. I am sure you will knock everyone's socks off.. and Ian my man, GO GET EM!!!!



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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:28 AM

Hate to say it, folks, but with the expected rains in NYC on Friday morning the producers have decided to postpone the segment on kiting.

I imagine there will be some updates when we hear about a new date...

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:40 AM

displaced by the circus?

We're better than some high-wire act indoors!
"Move them elephants outside,... Geeze you're stinkin' up the whole building!"

They want to reschedule but as kite season gets warmer there are lots of long standing events to choose from and commitments already rendered.

Ian probably scared 'em,
I know - I'm AFRAID of him too!

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:50 PM

Hate to say it, folks, but with the expected rains in NYC on Friday morning the producers have decided to postpone the segment on kiting.

I imagine there will be some updates when we hear about a new date...



Awwww, that's too bad. :( I hope they ~do~ reschedule it!



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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:59 PM

displaced by the circus?



Puppet show.

:D

Seriously tho, that's too bad but hopefully they will look at doing it in the future.
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:02 AM

The studio/show certainly put a lot of time into this opportunity, to wind up pitchin' us in the trash. Lisa & Rich were picked up and shuttled around looking at sites, met with the production staff, etc. I actually received the hotel's confirmation data from the studio travel department, 20 minutes later we were called to put it on hold (because of the weather!)

It's the press, you'll never know what happens next!

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:02 AM

The studio/show certainly put a lot of time into this opportunity, to wind up pitchin' us in the trash. Lisa & Rich were picked up and shuttled around looking at sites, met with the production staff, etc. I actually received the hotel's confirmation data from the studio travel department, 20 minutes later we were called to put it on hold (because of the weather!)

It's the press, you'll never know what happens next!


I resemble that remark!
In truth, i saw this coming a mile away. In fact, when Lisa and I were there Monday, it was raining pretty steadily and I said to the producer, the two things that will kill this segment are rain and rain. Sure enough.
The show as planned was to be heavily based on outside segments as a kick off to their "Friday Spring on the Plaza" series. It's likely some other segments as well got postponed, etc.
Some segments die hard, others live to see another day. Guess we'll wait to see how invested they are in making this one happen.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:54 PM

Awwww, that's too bad. :( I hope they ~do~ reschedule it!


Current rumor is that we're back on for this Friday, 4/16/2010. Unfortunately, Paul has a commitment at a festival, but I should be there with Ian and Lisa Willoughby.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:28 PM

Current rumor is that we're back on for this Friday, 4/16/2010. Unfortunately, Paul has a commitment at a festival, but I should be there with Ian and Lisa Willoughby.


Spoke with Lisa earlier this afternoon.
I'll be there as well.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:28 AM

Spoke with Lisa earlier this afternoon.
I'll be there as well.



Wish I could join you rich,
please put on a grand show folks in my behalf, but don't get into Ian's way either!

I'm off to Roanoke with Kitebus Enterprises for the Blue Ridge festival, one of my personal favorites.
-paul




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