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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:25 PM

Just passing on a note from Steve Tisch regarding this upcoming event, mid-April...

Friend and kite maker/ kite advocate Erv Crosby will be honored on the weekend of April 17th & 18th at Tulip Town in Mt. Vernon, Wa. Tulip Town owners are providing a large grass field to fly kites amongst the tulips , the very fields that I-Quad graced a few yrs ago in a spectacular display(kitelife issues 54 & 60). For those wishing to drive into the kite area, you need to be in by 9am before opening. More info is available at the AKA & WKA website calendars. I hope to see a huge turnout & a great display. S. Tisch


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Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:20 AM

Just passing on a note from Steve Tisch regarding this upcoming event, mid-April...


Yanno, I may just pop down for that. I loved the times we went there before, it was a fantastic time.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:25 AM

Yanno, I may just pop down for that. I loved the times we went there before, it was a fantastic time.



Hey Monks!! I think that Island Quad is going to show up there so you can fly with us again if you're not busy counting tulips !!:kid_smartass: :kid_smartass:

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:16 PM

*sigh*

Wish I could make this one, good memories. :)

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:37 PM

Hmmmmmmm...........


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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:28 PM

I did have a chance to talk with Erv before passing. He will be missed. He was a very pleasant man to have met with and talk to. I'm going.
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:18 PM

yes ... we will be making the journey to fly among the tulips ...
see all you there :) :) :) :) :)
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:49 PM

I actually have the last sport kite that Erv ever sewed (and you can tell - bless his heart)... A "NOX", co-designed with Reggie Yaplee.

RIP Erv, thanks for the memories, I'll try and loft this kite for you April 17-18, wherever I am.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:19 PM

Any chance one of you fine outstanding kite flyers have an SLE rod lying around collecting dust or holding up something? I just need one of the end pieces.

Perhaps bring it to the event?

Thanks.

Edited by PNW Flyer, 05 April 2010 - 05:20 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:24 PM

Looking to plant some tomatoes?

Sorry, couldn't resist. :)

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:28 PM

LOL!! Nice.

No I purchased a 1.5 and one of the spars on the end has duct tape on it. I knew about it and all but if I ever want to sell the thing it will be a bit difficult to do.

I'm sure you have boatloads of tomatoes. LOL. Maybe when you're done harvesting(tomatoes that is) you can spare a spar?

Edited by PNW Flyer, 05 April 2010 - 05:30 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:42 PM

No tomatoes here, we use ours for corporal punishment with new team members. :)

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 06:12 PM

Send them all to me! I have 28-30 tomato plants of which 24 will be needing stakes soon. The others are carry plants overs from last season with tomatoes ripening all the time.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:26 AM

No tomatoes here, we use ours for corporal punishment with new team members. :)



Good to see the humor never changes:lol:

Ya might wanna send your spars over to JM though......sound like he needs them more than I would.:matrix::P

Edited by PNW Flyer, 06 April 2010 - 07:27 AM.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:55 AM

I can't wait to fly over the Tulips!!! :kid_smartass:

Island Quad's Terry, Willow, Brad and I will be all the weekend!!!! Steve De Roy (Mutant) and Monks will be sharing some flying with us too :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish: Anybody else available for a mega fly??

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:01 AM

I can't wait to fly over the Tulips!!! :kid_smartass:

Island Quad's Terry, Willow, Brad and I will be all the weekend!!!! Steve De Roy (Mutant) and Monks will be sharing some flying with us too :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish: Anybody else available for a mega fly??

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:28 PM

i'll be up on Sunday.
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Yeah!!! one more to fly with :kid_smartass: Hey are you bringing our Canucks babies????? :kid_loved:

Cheers and see you soon!!
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:18 PM

All right Bazzer! Looking forward to it. Come up Saturday and stay at my place with the rest of the gang if you like.
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:07 AM

My wife and I plan on comming up Sunday. Where EXACTLY is the flying field? This festival seems spread out all over the valley from the official website, and no mention of a kite flying field. Lat/long coords would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.tulipfestival.org/index.php

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:39 AM

The place you are looking for is called Tulip Town, on Bradshaw :

http://www.tuliptown.com/

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