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Title: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: jeepersjoey on October 26, 2012, 02:28 PM
I found a Treasure Island Sport Kite Klub (TISKK) but my email came back undeliverable.

So...I will try this way.

I will be there for work and bored on weekends.  I would like to fly Sat and Sun.

Anyone in the area want to join me or tell me where to go (others than Treasure Island which looks great!)?  Recommendations on kites I should bring (SUL,UL,std, vented)?

Hopefully I can connect with someone.


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: RobB on October 26, 2012, 03:09 PM
You should bring all your kites so you're not left wishing you had the vented or the SUL. You're going to have a great time ! Wish I was there.


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: Imafloater on October 26, 2012, 05:17 PM
Where in Central Florida will you be, might be to connect you with some flyers. Love to have you fly with us at Southpointe Park in Orlando.


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: goestoeleven on October 26, 2012, 11:06 PM
I'd suggest connecting with Kiting Tampa Bay on FB.  I haven't managed to connect with them yet the last two times I was in Florida to see my father.  However, they fly at Treasure Island frequently (and you just missed their KiteOberfest). 


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: jeepersjoey on October 27, 2012, 05:13 PM
I realized that I did not indicate where I would be.

I will be in Brooksville, FL.  1 hr North and slightly West of Tampa.

However, I have a rental car and want to see how far I can go into the surf and still make it out.

Recommendations of any kite stores in Central Florida would be appreciated!


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: flat6nut on November 28, 2012, 02:13 PM
We have been flying there pretty much every weekend.


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: flat6nut on November 28, 2012, 02:16 PM
 Kiting TampaBay on Facebook....


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: Wakeless Kites on November 28, 2012, 04:03 PM
There is a kite shop at Ti and you might want to get in touch with Kiteing Tampa Bay, they fly there alot,


http://www.kitingtampabay.com/index.html (http://www.kitingtampabay.com/index.html)


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: jeepersjoey on November 28, 2012, 06:11 PM
It took a while but I was able to connect.

I flew with them 2 weeks ago and am trying to connect for this weekend and next.

Then, I get to go home.  Yippie!

This Sat I get to fly in St Augustine (Quantum Pro Vented I just bought). Treasure Island on Sunday.


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: Tmadz on November 28, 2012, 06:51 PM
How has the flying been? Low or high winds? How are the beaches in early winter?


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: goestoeleven on November 28, 2012, 10:11 PM
How has the flying been? Low or high winds? How are the beaches in early winter?

Tmadz . . . you going to Florida?  You know there will be some IKE people at TI in January . . . .  :)


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: flat6nut on November 29, 2012, 05:58 AM
How has the flying been? Low or high winds? How are the beaches in early winter?

Our beaches are great year round!! ;)
Winds have been average of 8plus...last weekend the full vents were out (revs).


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: flat6nut on November 29, 2012, 06:02 AM
It took a while but I was able to connect.

I flew with them 2 weeks ago and am trying to connect for this weekend and next.

Then, I get to go home.  Yippie!

This Sat I get to fly in St Augustine (Quantum Pro Vented I just bought). Treasure Island on Sunday.

I was planning on TI Sat and Sun. I have been flying the dark side lately. Staying away from my dulies until I get this Rev thing under control....loving them so far.

I prolly met you last weekend....were you the one with the eat best on Friday?


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: flat6nut on November 29, 2012, 09:51 AM
Dang auto correct....."rat nest" *


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: jeepersjoey on November 29, 2012, 10:15 AM
Hmnm... Rats nest....the only issue I had that I would say was a rats nest is my power kite that is giving me an issue with the string twisting everytime I pull it out.

I was flying the yellow Power Kite (libre brand) and a vented rev and a Quantum Pro.

Bald guy.  Extremely handsome...yup, that was me.

I confirmed I am picking up a harness in St Augustine on Saturday and the fly on Treasure Island on Sunday.  If you are there Sunday, I will see you.



Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: Tmadz on November 29, 2012, 04:35 PM
How has the flying been? Low or high winds? How are the beaches in early winter?

Tmadz . . . you going to Florida?  You know there will be some IKE people at TI in January . . . .  :)
Unfortunately no. I am only trying to live vicariously through others traveling to warmer climates.

Sounds like great conditions. I have to figure out how to live on the coast at some point. Hurricanes and earthquakes keep scaring me away.


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: jeepersjoey on December 01, 2012, 05:29 PM
I will say the beach flying has been stellar.  With winds this steady and predictable I could fly a refrigerator.  Very easy to fly at the beach.

Today the Quantum Pro Vented worked quite well in St Augustine.

My biggest issue is straying from what I Know.  I know Treasure Island is wide and comfee...so why do I keep driving 6 hrs to TRY another beach?

From now on...I am sticking to Treasure Island.


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: tcope on December 02, 2012, 12:22 AM
From what I see TISKK is having a pot luck fly on 12/9. I'm sure everyone is invited.


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: flat6nut on December 04, 2012, 08:02 PM
Nice meeting you Sunday Paul. I am finding the kite community to full of good people.


Title: Re: I will be in central Florida Nov 1 through Dec 15...wanna fly with me?
Post by: jeepersjoey on December 05, 2012, 06:17 PM
Glad that I did not disappoint.  Us fliers have a reputation to uphold.

I will be on Treasure Island on Saturday (and Sunday).

If you want some time to fly...you can join me.