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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:07 PM

Hi gang,

 The Washington State International Kite Festival is coming up fast... http://www.kitefestival.com

 Revolution will have their learn to fly field in place, and at the same time, our own team will be set up right next door... iQuad is organizing a huge mega Rev team for the whole week of WSIKF! At this time, it looks as if we'll have an average of 10-20 kites/fliers going at once.

If you'd like to play with the team, please feel free... We're all too happy to share our experience and even give a bit of training.

To participate with iQuad, please review this page:

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Hope to see you there!

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 07:52 AM

Hi John, so in order to play with I Quad I need to have 120' lines and a rev 1.5?

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 09:34 AM

Indeed... With so many kites in the air, the Rev I simply takes up too much space... And the 120' lines provide a much larger window for all kites to operate in.

Here's an ongoing discussion about it on the Kitelife Forum...

http://kitelife.com/...?showtopic=1046

Also, an article in the latest issue...

http://www.kitelife....ons49/index.htm

We might have some extra 120' sets on hand, but no promises... Best to come prepared.

Should I add your name to the list?

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:18 AM

lift up your head iQuad is on the way to WSIKF. I look forward to meeting all who are able to come.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:40 AM

OK, OK  so being a Rev I flier I didn't have a Rev I.5. The problem has been resolved and I look forward to joining the group fying effort with iQuad. I only hope I can live up to your standards. We will be in Long Beach on Sunday for the week and I'm wondering  where to find you for the pre flight stuff. Is there a designated time and/or place to meet or do we just look for a sky full of Revs? See you in the sand,  St.Even

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:47 AM

Indeed, just look for a sky full of Revs. ;)

More or less, "open session" will be Monday through Thursday... We'll be training, working with newer fliers, putting on a general show, etc.

Then on Friday and Saturday, whoever "makes the cut" will go on to do the big mega flies and more complicated/difficult maneuvers.

We'll have a 22' iQuad banner... As well as a dozen 3' white and black banners marking off the team area... Not sure exactly where on the beach yet, but it'll be close enough to the main entrance for spectators to gather.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:13 PM

ohoh i cant wait i cant wait, im so excited :D  :D  :D   Berkeley was such a blast!!! now our team alone is bigger than what we had there, Thanks man now I won't be able to sleep tonight.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 06:47 PM

I WILL BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm guessing the flting area will be near or at the same spot as last year. If I'm correct, anyone that stays at the Thousand Trails RV park can follow me there, and even play around on the beach near the park once everything is done for the day (If you just didn't get enough play time in). I can't wait for this year. Last year was the best experience of my life! I met many amazing people, and learned a LOT (this is where I got turned on to revs). You can put my name on the list in big capital letters John!

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 06:27 AM

well john i just ordered an i quad t shirt now that i found it in a 3 x so im st for wildwood my man ;)
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 08:33 PM

I saw that, at least you'll be 45% sexier! ;)

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:35 AM

45% ???? why not 100% ;)
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:35 AM

John and the boys, you know this, but for the not so locals attending Long Beach.
Here is a Long Beach guide from someone who actually flies the arse out of the wind at WSIKF!
Park your car (if you are driving) in the top car park and walk down to the beach. Getting a pass and parking further toward the beach just isn't worth it as you cannot leave until the end of the day.(not that you would want to)
Coffee and pastries available not far from street entrance of beach.
Also durring the festival an ok coffee stand half way down vendors.
Beer tent also.
The rev area is usually at the end of the roadway and to the left.
Make sure you get the water side of the Rev area!.
If it is in the usual place the wind gets squirly toward the board walk and end of the roadway.
All old folks and clubs jam into the board walk area.
Crap wind. They should know better.( Some of those guys will be up at 4.30 in the morning to reserve thier spot next to the porta potties.)
I call them the "Prostate Club"(one day the younger members will get that)
There is a reason that we take the walk and fly closer to the water!
Much easier durring the weekend to enter the demo field from that point.
The wind gets real silky. With 20 of you guys flying it will be gravy.
The evening wind when everyone is feeding their faces is s... hot and it gets super smooth in the sunset.
A first for any of you East Coast guys coming over. It's all the wrong way round. North is right not left.
When the crowd arrives (friday onwards)it gets people heavy and people stupid.

Most of the lard arses won't leave the back of thier trucks or use the four wheel drive that they just have to have for driving on the freeway!
It could be an idea to do like old man Ray and see if you can't do rope area for just you.
Parents will park them selves and thier adorable children in the most stupid places.
As for being away from the crowd. Whats the line in Field of Dreams" if you build it they will come"
I'll box in the back of you to keep the idiots with flow forms flying through you.
The pictures attached are from one such evening the others were feeding.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:08 AM

a beer tent wildwood needs that at the festivals too ;)
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:59 AM

Getting a pass and parking further toward the beach just isn't worth it as you cannot leave until the end of the day.(not that you would want to)

Bazzer


I'll be asking Evonne for a pass again this year!

iQuad gear will be piled in the back....and most of the time the boys are riding on my tailgate LOL!

Get in early and stay LATE! Sometimes we're the last to leave the beach.

See you on the beach!!!! :)

T

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:49 PM

John

Lynn and I will be there all week again this year. Looking forward to flying with you guys. Way too much fun.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:56 PM

eeek.. I cannot wait...

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:13 AM

I've been looking forward to this since the one last year ended!

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:54 PM

a beer tent wildwood needs that at the festivals too ;)


Why don't you come out to Long Beach this year Ant.......it is a blast. I owe a couple of these guys a few beers and I'm sure I could throw a few extra (cases) of Miller Lite in the truck for ya!!!!!

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