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Title: Kite/Trick Clinic at WSIKF on Thursday
Post by: tpatter on August 08, 2010, 12:05 PM
Folks,

Lam Hoac will be at WSIKF (Long Beach, WA) and has offered to do a clinic while he is there if enough people are interested.  Due to all the sport kites events on fri/sat/sun, I am thinking that Thursday (the 19th) would be the best day for the clinic.
 
There will be a very reasonable cost. Post here and PM me if you are interested in attending or have questions.  Once we get an idea of how many are interested, we can go from there.

It's a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the best flyers/teachers/designers/builders in kiting today and to also have alot of fun.  Dual line, quad line, indoor, routine advice - he's an incredible knowledge resource on any kiting topic.


-Tom


Title: Re: Kite/Trick Clinic at WSIKF on Thursday
Post by: Kantaxel on August 08, 2010, 01:01 PM
Tom,
I'm hoping you mean Thursday the nineteenth............ :-\..........the beach should be wide open after the 22nd...........

Jim


Title: Re: Kite/Trick Clinic at WSIKF on Thursday
Post by: tpatter on August 08, 2010, 01:25 PM
Right you are Jim, the 19th!  :)  I will edit the original post.

I had better also check my hotel reservation dates!   ??? ???


Title: Re: Kite/Trick Clinic at WSIKF on Thursday
Post by: Kantaxel on August 08, 2010, 03:44 PM
So maybe Lam could have the clinic up north by Ocean Park?.............that way not interfering with any of the going ons?


Title: Re: Kite/Trick Clinic at WSIKF on Thursday
Post by: MtnFlyer on August 08, 2010, 04:20 PM
So maybe Lam could have the clinic up north by Ocean Park?.............that way not interfering with any of the going ons?

I think Mike was probably referring to the timing of the clinic, not necessarily the location.


Title: Re: Kite/Trick Clinic at WSIKF on Thursday
Post by: mikenchico on August 08, 2010, 10:19 PM
yep timing, some events I won't miss. I may be primarily a sport kite flier but I won't miss the SLK showcase on Thursday. That's why you go to WSIKF.

Any new kites this year Bob? Always a pleasure to see your new creations.



Title: Re: Kite/Trick Clinic at WSIKF on Thursday
Post by: Kantaxel on August 08, 2010, 10:32 PM
So maybe Lam could have the clinic up north by Ocean Park?.............that way not interfering with any of the going ons?

I think Mike was probably referring to the timing of the clinic, not necessarily the location.

No problem with that.............just thought that it might be easier not to try and figure out how one would know ahead of time what fields would be the easiest and have the easiest access to.........As far as I'm concerned it would be cool to have an assigned couple of fields and go with that.......I'm in, for sure, should it happen ;D

Jim


Title: Re: Kite/Trick Clinic at WSIKF on Thursday
Post by: aland on August 12, 2010, 06:55 PM
I'm going. Haven't decidied what day yet but a clinic with Lam would help me decide.


Title: Re: Kite/Trick Clinic at WSIKF on Thursday
Post by: tpatter on August 17, 2010, 02:42 PM
An update to the kite work shop.

We will meet Lam on the beach near the Bolstad approach (WSIKF site) around 10:45-11:00am.  He usually starts with some chatting so everyone gets introduced and he can gauge the work shop to our needs.  The work shop lasts to mid afternoon (say 4:30 or so) and he will cover most any kite-related topic.   

If you haven't met Lam, he will be the guy doing all the hot tricks with the Fearless or Transformer.

Several folks have already confirmed that they will be there, but there is still room.  I am going to try to make it myself as well, but may have family commitments that I can't put off.


-Tom


Title: Re: Kite/Trick Clinic at WSIKF on Thursday
Post by: tpatter on August 17, 2010, 05:02 PM
Another update.

I just chatted with Lam - he gave me some more details including some ideas for a clinic hot tricks shoot-out with some prizes!  (I won't say what they are).   The winner gets to take on Lam, but he has to stand in one place on only one leg during his tricks. :)

Who knows, with this restriction, perhaps we can get him to play for pink-slips!  I would imagine that he has some pretty nice kites in his bag.  I know he will be bringing 2 new Transformer models (the SUL and Vent) as well as another new Fearless specialty model.


-Tom


Title: Re: Kite/Trick Clinic at WSIKF on Thursday
Post by: tpatter on August 18, 2010, 09:04 PM
See you at Bolstad approach (WSIKF site) around 11:00am tomorrow, Thursday.

The wind and weather look good!  :)