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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 11:02 PM

Yes folks, I'm at it a bit early... But, it's for one heck of a mission.

Let's do what we can to put 30 or more kites in the sky at this year's WSIKF!

The most Revs that I can confirm have been in the air at once is 42 (in Japan)... While don't think we can reach that, we should still have a TON of Revs at WSIKF.

With around 30 Revs, we can actually spell out 2-0-0-7, and then W-S-I-K-F in the sky with all of our kites, making a truly monumental presence in the sky.

The dynamics are getting it done are really simple... Each kite doesn't generally have to do much movement in order to get in position, and holds a hovering position, trying to stay in one place, within a 5' variance, give or take.

There's no checking in required, although you should feel free to post your participation or leave words of encouragement... To get involved, just show up at the event with a Rev 1.5 and 120' lines.

I imagine we'll make the attempt on Friday or Saturday... Just let us know you're there and keep an eye out for the mega fly when it starts.

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Even if we don't make it, we'll fly a whole lot of kites, learn a bunch and have tons of fun doing it!

If you'd like some practice before hand, feel free to jump in with the general team gathering any time during the week if you're up for it, or talk with many of the experienced pilots who will be there... I think I can speak for most of us in saying that we really enjoy sharing information about tuning, use of frames, techniques, etc... Just chat us up during downtime between our flight sessions.

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For the weekday sessions, I encourage pilots to take a good look at these resources:

Rev Team Manual by Mike Kory
Essential Skills for Rev Team

Here are some sites for Long Beach info:

Long Beach Peninsula
WSIKF Home Page
World Kite Museum

Nearest major airport is Portland, Oregon (PDX)... Long Beach is roughly 1-1/2 hours west to the ocean, then just another 15-20 miles north from there... Notoriously good wind, TONS of beach, friendly spectators, friendly kiters, a killer night fly, awesome concessions, a beer tent and international guests, to mention some highlights.

Hope to see ya'll there. ;)

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#2 Jim Foster

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:47 AM

John

Lynn and I will be there, ready to fly. Last year was so much fun I kept looking around for someone wanting us to buy a ticket. ;)

See you there!

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 05:11 PM

http://www.theflying...html/WSIKF 2006 Here are some pics from last year's WSIKF.

I'll be there! My g-ma already booked a spot at the Thousand Trails Camp Site over there.

I'll have my Rev 1.5 (with my brand spankin' new sail) and Rev Indoor (in case of rare light wind moments.)! I want to be able to fly a rev in all occasions!

I will be in Long Beach all week. I'll be over at the Revolution section teaching random people most the time, or trying to fly with iQuad.

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 05:59 PM

we must do 32 or more kites in wildwood to i hope
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 09:23 PM

Well, John, there were 16 at WSIKF last year. We only need 16 more. Lynn will join us this year, so we need 15. If Lam comes, we need 14. Ben didn't get in the act last year, if he flys we need only 13 more. I've been working with a couple from Clear Lake and a fellow from Napa. If they will fly that leaves 10 more.

32 isn't as far fetched as it might first seem. We all just need to work with a few people.

I think W S I K F would be great.

Jim ;)
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 01:17 PM

I've also been encouraging people from other parts of the country to come out for WSIKF, if they're looking for a real quad party... Should be a great turn out.

Although the Japanese seem to have successfully done 43 Revs up at once, we can still make this a Long Beach to remember. ;)

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 01:45 PM

John

How would you give instruction to 32 kites to form W S I K F ? Would you perhaps split into five groups, each with a leader? Would you put yourself in the center? It seems that it would be difficult for one person to watch out for 32.

Do you think any will come from the east?

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 08:05 PM

well im trying to tlak my parents into letting me go all week... but with this whole thing of my dad getting another job and my mom cant work if we fo its not looking to good but im trying really hard!!! i keep bugging them every chance i get!


well i will have to keep trying!

iquad mad it the best time of my life last year and i hope it will make other peoples life this year!!!


love always,
jen

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 11:21 PM

John

How would you give instruction to 32 kites to form W S I K F ?


I have no doubt that John can do this!!

Besides, he's got a fog horn in his bag. :rolleyes:

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 11:24 PM

well im trying to tlak my parents into letting me go all week... but with this whole thing of my dad getting another job and my mom cant work if we fo its not looking to good but im trying really hard!!! i keep bugging them every chance i get!
well i will have to keep trying!

iquad mad it the best time of my life last year and i hope it will make other peoples life this year!!!
love always,
jen


Jen, I hope it works out for the week for you! Bring a tent and your sleeping bag and get a camp space at Wildwood! It's less than $100 for the whole week!

Hope to see you this weekend at OS.

Luv ya!
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 07:21 AM

Exactly, five groups... Five captains. ;)

We'd have a meeting before-hand.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 01:33 PM

Sounds like fun! can't wait!

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 04:39 PM

well with all the revs at that event whay not go for 50??
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 04:44 PM

We'll try and include everyone who shows up!

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 09:04 PM

We'll try and include everyone who shows up!


I think Theresa will have to invest in an automatic 120 foot 4 line making machine. Been practicing and will be there.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 09:12 PM

I think Theresa will have to invest in an automatic 120 foot 4 line making machine. Been practicing and will be there.


Yeah, her superb lines are going to sell like hot dogs!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:22 AM

I have my vented.. and have been practicing... so I will give it another go this year...


put me on the bottom of the 7.. heheh... I now OWN my hover ....

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:32 AM

This event is quickley approaching! I've been practicing my quad line ballet since last year ended, But I still don't feel ready enough!

That Mega-Fly thing will be a sight to behold! I'll be sure to get many pictures and some video of WSIKF for all of those who can't make it. I'm not pointing any fingers (Antman).

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 07:38 PM

well im still hopeing to make it still havnt got the for sure ok by my parents but i have already taken the week off from work :). so im trying but who knows its been a ruff couple of mounths so im working on it :)

love always,
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:06 AM

I hope you can pull this off.... send me the pictures and the video....




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