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Kite Land Talk => This Old Kite Field => Topic started by: alanarkk on April 28, 2010, 04:42 PM



Title: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: alanarkk on April 28, 2010, 04:42 PM
I'm just getting back into stunt kite flying, and was wondering if anyone in my area of the country would like to get together and do some flying?
I live in Western North Carolina about twenty miles south of Asheville. 

Perhaps if we get enough folks (and it doesn't take many) we can meet perhaps twice a month for group/club kiting.

If anyone has any interest in this, please contact me via email at, alank1@bellsouth.net.

Thanks,

alanarkk


Title: Re: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: RobB on May 01, 2010, 06:05 AM
I think if you head east, you'll find some people to fly with. What I've found is that two line kite flying is something that you do alone most of the time. I've been looking for years, but can't find anyone who is interested enough to fly on a regular basis. You would think on an island with more than 500 miles of shoreline, and a smooth breeze almost every day, that is would be easy to find others that were into flying. Especially when you consider a population of ~3 million people. But then, look at the number of members on this forum. This is the WORLD we're talking about here... this is probably THE most popular kite forum on the web, and how many registered users ? 1251 ?  :D

People don't know what they're missing, I'm going to fly until I am physically unable, and then I'll tie a single line kite to my wheelchair. Good luck finding someone to fly with, and a good place to fly.
~Rob.


Title: Re: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: alanarkk on May 01, 2010, 06:46 AM
You would think so.

Anyway, I put (it has yet to run) an "announcement" in one of our local newspapers looking for anybody who might have an interest in dual line kiting, so we'll see what happens.  In any event, there is a fellow about two hours (Blue Moon Kites), who may be having (for lack of a better name) a "kite In" this Saturday in the Hickory North Carolian area, and I'm hooping to go.

Alan


Title: Re: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: RobB on May 01, 2010, 07:19 AM
I've only talked with Ken over the phone, but he seems like a great guy. He built 3 kites for me, they are some of my favorites. I consider you a lucky person if you get to meet up with him & fly...


Title: Re: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: adx1592 on May 01, 2010, 07:23 AM
Same here. Flying with ken would be awesome.

Luck luck on your search.


Title: Re: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: alanarkk on May 01, 2010, 08:30 AM
If the "kite thing" happens, and I have the time, I'll write a full report.

Alan


Title: Re: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: xuzme720 on May 01, 2010, 08:40 AM
Call it a "fun fly", because if you can get there, it WILL be!

I hope you can go, and just know that there are a bunch of us here that will be very jealous of you!


Title: Re: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: alanarkk on May 01, 2010, 04:24 PM
Well...if it's on (the fun-fly) I'm going. 

Alan


Title: Re: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: Steven L Hall on May 01, 2010, 06:54 PM
See Alan ... I told you you'd turn up flying buddies here.

I've known Ken for over ten years and have had the pleasure of having him here stay with us here in Chico twice. 

Trust me ... the finest person in the kite business.


Title: Re: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: photomom on May 02, 2010, 06:12 AM
I know we're not exactly in the neighborhood but here on the Crystal Coast (Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach) the Carolina Kite Club flies every Sunday morning in good weather.  We also have a festival in late October on the beach.  If you get a chance to vacation our way, we're here.  Or you may want to make it a vacation to come to the festival.

Also there is a kite club in Charlotte, the WACKOS.  They have a web site which may list kite flys in the area.

Good Luck.

kjm


Title: Re: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: alanarkk on May 02, 2010, 10:30 AM
Hi KJM,

Yes I'm aware of the WACKOS, and they are about two hours from me.  I'm hoping I can get a few folks in my area together for our own "group" of fliers.

And yes Blue Moon Kites is going to have a fun-fly Saturday May 8th., and I'm told there will be a number of folks from the Charlotte group there.  And  :)I am planning to go.


Alan


Title: Re: Looking For Kite Flying Friends
Post by: the*real*stoney on August 01, 2010, 12:13 AM
I'm sure that Ken will clue you in to the Beech Mountain Kite Festival coming up in September. It's an event you don't want to miss and You will be in the company of many kite fliers for the entire weekend and there is a street dance on Saturday as a bonus.
Stoney