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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:57 AM

Well folks, almost a new year...

Who's coming out for our annual New Years Day fun fly at West Delta Park in Portland?

TK and I will be there!

If you're coming, I strongly recommend being prepared to bring rain or warm weather gear, as well as a thermos of something warm and tasty. :)

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:14 PM

The last time we talked about this, you said you would be in San Diego!! :kid_smartass: So, now you're gonna horn in on our fun?? :kid_devlish: Hahahaha!!! Just kidding!!! :) Hope we get a good turnout of Portland fliers!!! :)

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:19 PM

I might be up for a little West Delta action on 1-1-11............ :sign_kitelife:
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 01:56 AM

The last time we talked about this, you said you would be in San Diego!! :kid_smartass: So, now you're gonna horn in on our fun?? :kid_devlish: Hahahaha!!! Just kidding!!! :) Hope we get a good turnout of Portland fliers!!! :)


We were hoping to be in San Diego, but things haven't come together for it, so chances are pretty slim now with only 3 weeks left to go.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:41 PM

Hopefully the weather lets us play and enjoy!!:) Definitely a great way to start off a new year!!:lol:

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:42 PM

I am at the 90% chance of making it.
Had a nice time last year.
Working on an idea to keep the handles off the ground.
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Posted 16 December 2010 - 07:54 PM

Walt : if you get a chance, just come on down!!:)

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:27 AM

I'm interested. Don't know the family commitments for sure yet and I guess we'll just have to hope and pray for flyable weather.

Merry Christmas, everybody!

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:15 PM

I might be up for a little West Delta action on 1-1-11............ :sign_kitelife:


Walt - bring some stakes with you, it's just after Xmas, might be some takers!! Myself included!! :)

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 12:00 AM

I'm planning on it too.

Unless there's a blizzard. :blink:

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 09:58 AM

I'm planning on it too.

Unless there's a blizzard. :blink:

Spence?


You never know here in Portland!!!:kid_smartass:

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:57 AM

Looking at the weather - dry but cold!!! :w00t: Should be something we can handle!!! :) See you there!!!

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 01:51 PM

I'm sure we can get Spence to come. :)

What do you think, if it's dry, maybe around 9:30-10a... ?

If it's wet, maybe 10:30-11a... ?

TK and I can't wait. :)

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:24 PM

Well folks, almost a new year...

Who's coming out for our annual New Years Day fun fly at West Delta Park in Portland?

TK and I will be there!

If you're coming, I strongly recommend being prepared to bring rain or warm weather gear, as well as a thermos of something warm and tasty. :)


Tell ya what...I'll fly HERE and we'll meet in the middle. Bring yer long line sets... :P

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:31 PM

Long lines? Yeah, let's see....


Oh yeah; maybe 12 million foot lines? Might be difficult. Really hard to see what the kite is doing at that distance. Easy to make a mistake and get tangled up.

Also, I suspect it would be hard to get continuous lines that long. I just hate knots or splices in the middle of my lines.

Of course, from here, it is mostly upwind. I'm thinking that doing a 360 with 12 million foot lines might be difficult. (Really a lot of VERY high-speed running involved. Straight through trees and parked cars.)

Ya'll have fun. I don't think I'll make this particular fly.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:24 AM

Time sounds good!!!:) We'll see you there!!!:)

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:12 PM

I'm sure we can get Spence to come. :)


Yessir! Just moved to Vancouver yesterday, so I will be at Delta Park all day! Really looking forward to it!


Long lines? Yeah, let's see....


Oh yeah; maybe 12 million foot lines? Might be difficult. Really hard to see what the kite is doing at that distance. Easy to make a mistake and get tangled up.



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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:02 PM

Welcome to the neighborhood Watty-Man. :)

See you on Saturday!

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:42 PM

I'll plan to be there about 10. I think we have gotten pretty good weather.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:33 PM

I'm shooting for 10ish. Gotta find my long undies and thick-warm socks.

Hope to see ya there.

Ken




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