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Title: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: Jared on November 23, 2013, 04:25 PM
Join Windworks and the Eastern League in Treasure Island, Florida, January 18-20th, 2014 for the 17th Annual Treasure Island Kite Festival and Sport Kite Competition!

Full details are available on the Eastern League website: http://easternleague.net/TISKC (http://easternleague.net/TISKC)

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Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: photogbill on November 26, 2013, 02:38 PM
Hey Jared! I was just talking to another TI Alumni earlier today about not seeing anything about the TI event yet on the forum. You must have read our minds ....LOL
Hope to be there agin this year!


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: justinpwheeler on November 27, 2013, 03:38 AM
Just moved to the area and this is on my to do list. 

As for the competition, I'm not really into competing but want to do some flying.  Is there an area set up that I can bring my own stuff and fly? 


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: tcope on November 27, 2013, 05:15 AM
The "area" is miles and miles of beach. There are usually 2-3 flying fields that are roped off but other than that, you can fly anywhere... and people do. There is never an issue with room/space and no one should have an issue with you flying.


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: Jared on November 27, 2013, 09:54 AM
Just moved to the area and this is on my to do list. 

As for the competition, I'm not really into competing but want to do some flying.  Is there an area set up that I can bring my own stuff and fly? 

Definitely!  The beach is open to everyone, and the roped off areas are just to A) keep spectators safe from competitors, and B) keep big kites safe from spectators.  If you're a single/dual/quad line flyer and would like the chance to fly a demo for the crowd in the roped off field, just let us know -- you'll have to sign a waiver if you're not an AKA member, but other than that, it's wide open.


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: Imafloater on November 27, 2013, 03:59 PM
Being a local flyer in Central Florida the only limit to what you can fly at TI is the size of your luggage.  We've been able to fly everything from minis to show kites with no problem, beach is very wide and seems to go on forever.  Looking forward to seeing lot's of folks for this great festival.


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: sunsetflyers on November 27, 2013, 06:29 PM
this is a great festival lots and lots of room great weather and great people me and my wife were involved with this festival for about 10 years always a great time a very personal kite festival anyone who has been will atest to that and if tampa bay kiting has anything to do with it you know it will be a great time plenty of room to fly anything from huge show kites to trains arches and anything else in between alot of people used to buggy on this beach it is huge miles of pristine beach and it is very deep when u step on sand its about 1000 ft till u hit water big beach all around great weather who doesnt want to be in florida in january when rest of country is freezing snowin and just not fun to be flying mant times you can fly in shorts and t shirts some days it gets cold low 55 real cold for here but still much better than snow and 25 degrees   

   we will be there steve and sherri


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: tcope on November 27, 2013, 09:46 PM
and if tampa bay kiting has anything to do with it you know it will be a great time

Steve... I almost have to call you on this one.

But I know what you mean.  :)

Truth is... if Steve and Sherri had anything to do with it... it would be great, no doubt.


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: sunsetflyers on November 30, 2013, 03:38 PM
i know todd was trying not to badmou anything or anyone and promote festival it has been awsome in past years and i hope it doesnt fade away they have there problrms but the beach is great and most of people are great to bad my mom cant cook for everybody anymore that was one of the things that made it so personal but joe has put a stop to that


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: John Lutter on December 01, 2013, 09:49 PM
I believe this festival is being completely run by Joe at Windworks (and his volunteers/staff). I'm sure that Kiting Tampa Bay will be there to support, as well as other kite clubs in the area.

It is a great event regardless of who's running it.



Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: photogbill on January 07, 2014, 03:00 PM
I thought someone here might be interested in a post I just made to share the case I discovered for traveling with my kites by plane:

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=10640.0 (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=10640.0)


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: photogbill on January 10, 2014, 07:46 AM
Hmm, dangerous day to get one's hopes up.

I see this is your first post on the forum! It seems a little strange ....of all the subjects/threads you could possibly comment on ....you chose this one? Care to explain why?


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: Steve Hall on January 10, 2014, 10:49 AM
I have removed the post and banned the user. not sure exactly what the game is but people who register and immediately make a nonsense post are inevitably spammers.


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: Jared on January 10, 2014, 11:18 AM
I have removed the post and banned the user. not sure exactly what the game is but people who register and immediately make a nonsense post are inevitably spammers.

At least there's interest in TISKC! 


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: photogbill on January 10, 2014, 06:13 PM
I have removed the post and banned the user. not sure exactly what the game is but people who register and immediately make a nonsense post are inevitably spammers.

Thanks Steve!


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: photogbill on January 10, 2014, 06:17 PM
I have removed the post and banned the user. not sure exactly what the game is but people who register and immediately make a nonsense post are inevitably spammers.

At least there's interest in TISKC! 

Hey Jared, it's less than a week now ....I'm getting psyched! Really looking forward to it! I'm glad the cold wave was affecting 90% of the country has passed! Do you have any idea ...based on those who have contacted you ...how many people are planning on attending this year? About same as last year?


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: Jared on January 10, 2014, 09:23 PM

Hey Jared, it's less than a week now ....I'm getting psyched! Really looking forward to it! I'm glad the cold wave was affecting 90% of the country has passed! Do you have any idea ...based on those who have contacted you ...how many people are planning on attending this year? About same as last year?

For competitors, we're in line with the last 3-4 years, should be a good turnout.  I'm also getting more emails & phone calls from people coming to watch than I received last year.  I'm getting excited!


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: photogbill on January 10, 2014, 09:36 PM

Hey Jared, it's less than a week now ....I'm getting psyched! Really looking forward to it! I'm glad the cold wave was affecting 90% of the country has passed! Do you have any idea ...based on those who have contacted you ...how many people are planning on attending this year? About same as last year?

For competitors, we're in line with the last 3-4 years, should be a good turnout.  I'm also getting more emails & phone calls from people coming to watch than I received last year.  I'm getting excited!

That's good news! The more the merrier! It's a big beach!


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: John Lutter on January 14, 2014, 09:49 AM
I've been posting this around lately... Here is a video I did back in 2009... just to wet your appetite for this weekend!

Treasure Island Kite Festival 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7VYs6MuubY#)


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: photogbill on January 14, 2014, 10:15 AM
I've been posting this around lately... Here is a video I did back in 2009... just to wet your appetite for this weekend!

Treasure Island Kite Festival 2009 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7VYs6MuubY#[/url])


Mission accomplished!  ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: Jared on January 14, 2014, 10:57 AM
Great article from the Beach Beacon about the upcoming event: http://www.tbnweekly.com/editorial/local_entertainment/festivals/content_articles/011314_lefest-01.txt (http://www.tbnweekly.com/editorial/local_entertainment/festivals/content_articles/011314_lefest-01.txt)


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: thief on January 14, 2014, 11:24 AM
ooo...some BAD typos in that article...
Great article from the Beach Beacon about the upcoming event: [url]http://www.tbnweekly.com/editorial/local_entertainment/festivals/content_articles/011314_lefest-01.txt[/url] ([url]http://www.tbnweekly.com/editorial/local_entertainment/festivals/content_articles/011314_lefest-01.txt[/url])


Some bad typos in that article...

Quote
....are Dennis Smith of Jew Jersey....


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: Jared on January 14, 2014, 11:30 AM
ooo...some BAD typos in that article...
Great article from the Beach Beacon about the upcoming event: [url]http://www.tbnweekly.com/editorial/local_entertainment/festivals/content_articles/011314_lefest-01.txt[/url] ([url]http://www.tbnweekly.com/editorial/local_entertainment/festivals/content_articles/011314_lefest-01.txt[/url])


Some bad typos in that article...

Quote
....are Dennis Smith of Jew Jersey....



I had to double check what I had sent, and it's definitely not my typo!  Guess we're getting some idea how Floridians view the north?


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: Jared on January 14, 2014, 12:26 PM
Just a quick reminder for everyone; one of the big points of contention with the festival this year is "no cars on the beach."  In order to keep our good relationship with the City of Treasure Island and the state of Florida, we will be honoring their wishes to keep all motor vehicles off the beach.  I sincerely appreciate everyone's cooperation on this matter, since we want to keep coming back to TI every January for years to come!


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: justinpwheeler on January 15, 2014, 12:16 PM
Looks like the wind will be kicking this weekend.  This cold front coming through tonight is not ideal. 


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: justinpwheeler on January 15, 2014, 12:24 PM
If anyone is around Friday, I might sneak out of work early and come fly if I can. 


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: Jared on January 15, 2014, 08:44 PM
If anyone is around Friday, I might sneak out of work early and come fly if I can. 

I'm getting in tomorrow early afternoon, and I plan to spend all of Friday on the beach.  See you there!


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: justinpwheeler on January 16, 2014, 01:22 PM
Looking at the forecast I will likely come out Friday.  Out behind the Thunderbird right?  It's been maybe 18 months since I've flown.  Gotta shake the rust out.


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: John Lutter on January 20, 2014, 08:32 AM
It was great to finally meet everyone at TI this weekend... Finally can put faces to names now! Thanks everyone for coming out!

If you are on Facebook, make sure you shoot me a friend request (if we aren't friends yet), and also take a look at the photos I posted on the AKA Region 4 Facebook : http://ow.ly/sLfRH (http://ow.ly/sLfRH)


Title: Re: 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition & Kite Festival
Post by: Jorge Gouverneur on January 23, 2014, 07:33 PM
Had a great time at T.I.  :) Have to go there more often.  :)