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Title: WSIKF 2009
Post by: MtnFlyer on August 25, 2009, 08:29 PM
I finally got my shots compressed and uploaded tonight. They start here...

clickable
(http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/44667/2372311400064770744S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/album/574323231fhLKdz)

Hope you enjoy them.


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: KaoS on August 26, 2009, 02:13 AM
Great pics, Bob. 

Wow, Rob Brasington had an awesome collection of kites there, didn't he?


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: ko on August 26, 2009, 08:25 AM
thanx bob now i know what i missed in the surrounding scenery D_ _ _  .. truly breathtaking


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: indigo_wolf on August 26, 2009, 09:45 AM
Nice Marconi, Bob  :)

+1 on the Brasingtons

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: Sketch on August 26, 2009, 10:24 AM
GADS BOB!!!!! :P
Simply speeeeeeechlessly great photos...
Carol and I are saddened that we couldn't get down to Longbeach to our work schedules..
We are headin down for Cannon in the morning again for another beach and kite fix!!!

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Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: MtnFlyer on August 27, 2009, 04:07 PM
Wow, Rob Brasington had an awesome collection of kites there, didn't he?

That he did. And looking at your avatar reminded me that I somehow missed getting a front-on pic of your awesome trains, Kevin. Great sense of humor.  :D

Hope you don't mind but I put together a little grouping of the soft kites so others could see them.

click for larger image
(http://inlinethumb34.webshots.com/41313/2833748450064770744S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2833748450064770744EGUfxx)


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: KaoS on August 27, 2009, 04:37 PM
Don't mind at all  ;D

You can add this to your album if you like

(http://www.ozfeathers.com.au/kaos/pics/train1.jpg)


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: MtnFlyer on August 27, 2009, 07:15 PM
You can add this to your album if you like

Thanks! Done.  8)


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: Hal on August 30, 2009, 10:24 AM
Great pictures Bob.  I made it to Long Beach a week late  :'(  Flew there last Wednesday, just enough wind for the Ichiban and a roller.  Great beach, great fun - sorry I missed all the excitement of the festival.  Maybe next year.


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: MtnFlyer on August 30, 2009, 07:34 PM
Hal, we tried for an Ichiban fly on Sat, but the darn Rev world record fly got in the way.  ;)  The closest we got was during the cellular mass ascension, but Boomer was the only one with a true BMK Ichi up. SKB and I flew our QISC Ichis. I didn't get my "real" one out until the cody fly.

If you make it out next year, we'll really have to give it a try!  8)


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: Hal on August 30, 2009, 08:38 PM
If you make it out next year, we'll really have to give it a try!  8)

I hope to be there.  Again, will depend on my daughter's going to school.  I think school will be later next year, so will try to make it work out.  The Ichiban is a fantastic kite, Ken really out did himself with this one!!


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: fidelio on August 31, 2009, 04:25 AM
awesome set of pictures. really looks like those of us who couldn't attend, missed something pretty spectacular. thanks for sharing. i love seeing those big show kites. now that someone has flown one of those dragons states side, my chances of seeing one fly just went up, yay. i'd only seen pics of them flown in europe so far (but could just be my ignorance too).

so nice also it appears the wind and weather cooperated beautifully for the event.  :)


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: mikenchico on August 31, 2009, 11:43 AM
The wind was great ... for those show kites. Us dualy's sat on the sidelines and enjoyed the SLK show for the most part. One of the best WSIKF's in a few years with a big turnout all week long. The far North end was a little sparse at the end of week after Barry & Susan blew the transfer case out on the truck & couldn't pull the trailer down to get everything up. Russ & Diana kept a pretty good anchor up there and helped Barry & Susan get what they could in the air.

I forgot the persons name with the Dragon, he also had the 4 octopi with rainbow tenticles out along with more. Everybody put on a great show, one for the books IMO.



Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: EBGB on August 31, 2009, 12:25 PM

I forgot the persons name with the Dragon, he also had the 4 octopi with rainbow tenticles out along with more. Everybody put on a great show, one for the books IMO.


Dale Ray possibly - although I never got over that way to talk to him.


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: chilese on August 31, 2009, 12:48 PM
Thanks for the excellent photos. I have got to get up there one year.


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: MtnFlyer on August 31, 2009, 04:52 PM
...I have got to get up there one year.

Now those would be some shots to see!


Title: Re: WSIKF 2009
Post by: mikenchico on August 31, 2009, 07:58 PM

I forgot the persons name with the Dragon, he also had the 4 octopi with rainbow tenticles out along with more. Everybody put on a great show, one for the books IMO.


Dale Ray possibly - although I never got over that way to talk to him.

I believe you are right, he was there Monday & had to leave, was back for the end of the week. Those rainbow tenticles on the Octopi really worked, guess he had to do a bit of fanagling to get those made, and worth it IMO.