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South Padre Island Kite Festival

06 January 2010 - 01:43 PM

Since there wasn't any real verbiage or official posting about the 10th annual SPI Kite Fest...

10th Annual SPI Kite Fest
Saturday & Sunday
January 30 & 31st, 2010
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On the flats - North of Convention Centre
South Padre Island, Texas

Two full days of kite flying on South Padre Island sponsored by B & S Kites. Spectators from all over North America come to see the spectacular colors in the sky. Sport kite teams, pairs, individuals keep the demo field active with entertainment. There is a teaching field for those who want to learn to fly. iQuad will be demonstrating their skills throughout the festival. There are flying areas for the large single-line kites, medium, and small kites too. The banquet and auction are on Saturday evening.

Rev Clinic w/John Barresi & Team iQuad - Friday - Jan. 29th - on the flats
Kite Making Clinic - Friday - Jan. 29th - Isla Grande Beach Resort
Indoor Kite Flying exhibition- Friday evening
Banquet and auction: Saturday, Jan 30th

For more information - call B&S Kites - 956-761-1248 or visit their website at www.bskites.com

Banquet - Sat. night - Jan. 30th - Advance tickets required! Please contact B&S Kites for more banquet information.
Sponsoring hotels - Please request kite festival rate or rate for kite flyers when booking!
Isla Grand Beach Resort 956-761-6511 (where banquet is held)
Howard Johnson 956-761-5658
Ramada 956-761-4097
Best Western La Copa Inn 956-761-6000
Holiday Inn Express 956-761-8844
Casa Bella 956-761-7700
Comfort Suites 956-772-9020
Travel Lodge 956-761-4744

(cross posted from Kitelife)

Super Blast long vertical replacement options

27 October 2009 - 10:15 AM

I just bought a Power Blast- new, with lines and handles, never been flown, but missing the long verticals. The obvious answer is to buy new long verticals at $12 each plus shipping (my LKS doesn't have the right ones). However, I severely bent my budget getting this kite (and it was a great deal from a very great friend), so anything I can do for cheap or free to get me flying is the top of my list. And I'm a cheap S.O.B. :) And impatient to get this beast up in the air! :wacko:

I have a friend that has a bundle of old Rev rods that were especially created to frame up his North Shore Radicals back in the day (as far as I know, they're the same diameter, I.D. and O.D., as a standard Rev rod). He didn't think he had any that were the required 38.25" long, and suggested we make a 2-piece rod. My questions aren't about strength- it's the most commonly broken spar on this particular Rev (I'm told), so stronger is better. But will stiffer be an issue? Would it negatively affect the flight characteristics? I think these rods are 4-wrap as well- some of them might be 3-wrap. I *might* be able to get some 3-wrap rods real cheap to try this with. This would be the same concept as the travel frame for the 1.5.

I'm looking for any advice/suggestions/experience from Revolution and/or the brain trust that inhabits these forums, and that I have the utmost respect for.

Thanks mucho! :lol: