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Title: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on October 26, 2012, 05:09 PM
Monthly Kite Fly!!!

What: SAKE (Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts) Monthly Kite Fly
When: First Sunday of Every Month from 10am to 4pm
Where: Kite Hill @ Magnuson Park, see  http://www.seattle.gov/parks/magnuson/kite.htm (http://www.seattle.gov/parks/magnuson/kite.htm) for directions

Notes:
   * This is an informal group of kite flyers getting together to fly and have some fun - there are no scheduled activities beyond that.  Come to fly, chat, relax, and enjoy a wonderful view of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier.
   * The park has ample parking right off the kite field
   * Restrooms are within walking distance
   * Water is within walking distance
   * No food is available in the park, so pack a lunch or plan to get something (food is available within a few miles of the park)
   * Generally there are no other activities on Kite Hill, but it may occasionally happen especially during Summer, so check this thread before heading out.


I will post monthly reminders and updates here.  Obviously, this will be more fun during the Summer, but I fly all Winter (and so should you!)  :)


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: dihongshao2000 on October 27, 2012, 12:07 AM
What a great idea!  :)


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: Ca Ike on October 27, 2012, 11:06 AM
One of these days I'll get up there for an event. BE nice to meet all you guys in person.


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on October 27, 2012, 11:21 AM
One of these days I'll get up there for an event. BE nice to meet all you guys in person.

Sounds good!  I have flown with people from all over the world at kite hill.  I wasn't flying then, but when Prism was king, this was one of THE places to fly.  What's odd is that the wind, while often good enough to fly, is not often great.  Still, it's the most consistent I've found in the area.

DiHong, myself, and others have been talking about this for some time.  We decided to post here and see where it goes.  There are a fair number of flyers in the Seattle area now.  I would expect a pretty good turnout once we get some decent weather.

Tom


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on November 02, 2012, 01:41 PM
The forecast for this Sunday (10/4) looks like decent wind from the South at around 8mph, 50% chance of rain.

I have something going on in the morning, but will be there after 1.


-Tom


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: dihongshao2000 on November 02, 2012, 08:14 PM
Cool...will be there. 

Bring your Tekken DOA and your iphone.  Let's get a few footages for VF-25  ;)


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on November 02, 2012, 09:06 PM
Cool...will be there. 

Bring your Tekken DOA and your iphone.  Let's get a few footages for VF-25  ;)

No worries, they both go with me everywhere!  :)


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: Kantaxel on November 03, 2012, 03:42 PM
My schedule dictates that the first Sunday of 2013, I will be available.  Hoping for balmy temps, decent southerly winds and dry skies.  Blue sky and a temp of 60 + F. would be ideal.  ;)   :D


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: Ara Ararauna on November 03, 2012, 03:55 PM
What's the fastest way of getting there from Barcelona?

It looks like such a beautiful & great place to fly! And with all of you guys there...!   :'(

N.   :'(


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on November 05, 2012, 05:16 PM
For the first of the monthly flys, the weather did not fully cooperate! :)  I met a couple of power kiters on the field and we had some good times flying.

I started flying my Transformer vented, then moved to the Fearless Vent and stayed on that one.  The winds started out very gusty and high teens, so it was mostly higher wind tricks and flying.  Near the end of the day, the wind smoothed out and came down to maybe 6-8 or so and I flew the Tekken.

All in all, not a bad day considering that its Fall in the Pacific Northwest.  :)


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: dihongshao2000 on November 05, 2012, 10:59 PM
Traded a few text messages with Tom while he was flying at the field on Sunday.  I was somehow "chickened out" due to high wind and uncertainty weather on possible rain.  I do not have a vented kite of any kind for that kind of wind.  I feel really bad that I have to leave Tom alone at the flying field...will try to do better next time  ;)
 
Part of the reason of my no show is that I tried out Tom's new toy Tekken DOA the day before on Saturday  ;D...what a kite...even in 10+ mph wind.  I had a lot of fun flying it.


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: Kantaxel on November 06, 2012, 01:16 AM
I would have been there rain, shine, hurricane or dead calm had I not been sleeping off the effects of a horrendously busy grave shift at the hospital.  After all, just watching Tom fly a Lam kite is enough entertainment and could have been watched from the comfort of your vehicle.   :o   :(


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: Kantaxel on January 02, 2013, 01:20 AM
Tom,
Is this going' to be a happening this coming weekend?


The Seahawks are playing but they should have won
by the afternoon, right?

Jim :-[




Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: Kantaxel on January 02, 2013, 04:34 AM
Oh!  I jumped the gun badly.  The Seahawks play at 1:00 Pm our time........looks like I'll have to get up early to make it on Sunday.   :(


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on January 02, 2013, 11:01 AM
I'll be there in the morning as well - weather looks good (no rain and sun) at this point, wind looks to be SUL, but that can change in the next few days.

Looking forward to seeing you Jim - I've got a few new kites that you can try out.

-Tom


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: Kantaxel on January 02, 2013, 04:56 PM
Don't think I have anything new for you Tom, but it will be an issue to find a kite to fly.  It's been since Whidbey since I last 'wet' the strings...... :'(

Looking forward to the Tekken........Someday when I get rich   8)

Jim


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: johnguz76 on February 12, 2013, 02:24 PM
  I can show up one of these days to fly with you guys


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: johnguz76 on March 01, 2013, 04:56 PM
I'll be there this Sunday and fly with you guys if weather permits..


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on March 01, 2013, 11:46 PM
Sounds good!  Weather looks about 50% which is about all that you can hope for this early!  I will be selling Girl Scout cookies with my daughter in the morning, but will be at The Hill around 1:30 - hope to see you there.

Tom


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: Kantaxel on March 04, 2013, 07:13 AM
Sounds good!  Weather looks about 50% which is about all that you can hope for this early!  I will be selling Girl Scout cookies with my daughter in the morning, but will be at The Hill around 1:30 - hope to see you there.

Tom


Well we lucked out on the weather..........wind was so-so if existent, but all in all it was fun to see the sun.  Nice to meet you John.....next month?

Jim


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on April 05, 2013, 11:27 AM
This Sunday is the day.

The weather looks bleak - 80% chance or rain with 90% chance of cloud cover.  Wind forecast looks workable.

Luckily, our weather forecast seems to often miss the mark, so we can only hope.

I will be there if its not raining, or just light rain.


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: johnguz76 on April 07, 2013, 10:43 AM
It's dumping here,have to pass this time


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on May 04, 2013, 01:36 PM
Some of the best weather on the planet this last week - another great day tomorrow!

Wind looks good as well - bring your sunscreen!!  :)

I can't fly all day. but l be there a few hours in the morning and also late afternoon. 


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: John Welden on May 06, 2013, 10:25 AM
One of these days I'll get up there for an event. BE nice to meet all you guys in person.

Sounds good!  I have flown with people from all over the world at kite hill.  I wasn't flying then, but when Prism was king, this was one of THE places to fly.  What's odd is that the wind, while often good enough to fly, is not often great.  Still, it's the most consistent I've found in the area.

DiHong, myself, and others have been talking about this for some time.  We decided to post here and see where it goes.  There are a fair number of flyers in the Seattle area now.  I would expect a pretty good turnout once we get some decent weather.

Tom

Tom,

Kite hill was only THE place to fly because its the best least terrible spot around Seattle. And it was in a few of Prism's training videos with Mark flying really well. I think people may have thought it was a good place to fly from seeing that. 

And.... It used to be better years and years ago when the trees were much shorter.

If the wind is light, kite hill can be pretty decent.(as you know) 

Ill try to get out to your fly next month. I didn't see this thread before today.


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on May 06, 2013, 10:47 AM
Thanks John - I look forward to it.

Yesterday was pretty decent all in all.  I was only able to fly from 10 until 1, but it was sweet UL weather during that time.   The kind of wind where you could easily hold a steady fade without much tending (at least in parts of the window) which as you say, is very good wind for Kite Hill.

I did meet up with a few of the kite hill regulars, but you really needed a lighter wind kite in order to have too much fun on Sunday.  Being on of the early nice weekends so far in the Seattle area, it was packed with all sorts of other kite flyers as well - a good time.

I flew on Sat for an hour or 2 as well and met some new people that I had not seen before.  A woman, can't recall her name now, had a few E2s and  was teaching a 4 year old to fly which was pretty cool.  He was doing very well for a beginner - picked it up quickly.  I had no idea that the E2 was so tough.

Tom


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on June 01, 2013, 11:58 PM
Weather, if not the wind, looks good for tomorrow.  I'll be there around 2 tomorrow.   

I think that we will have wind, just a bit westerly which is often not ideal, but workable.  In other words, typical kite hill afternoon winds.


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: sugarbaker on June 02, 2013, 12:51 PM
Almost 1:00 now and the wind is scarce. Even the prism vapor at the top of the hill is having trouble.  That being said, it was a fine chance to fly my newly completed Pink Sul... Flies fine, and would look more capable in someone else's hands, I'm sure.  I did manage the occational axel and to keep it in the air for more than a few minutes at one point!  Anyway, I'm off to grab a bite and I'll head back to the hill around 2 or 2:30.


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on June 02, 2013, 01:07 PM
I'll get there around 2:30.  Bring that MXS if you would - I want to try that one out if we have the wind.

Thanks,
Tom


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: Cyphert on June 09, 2013, 07:59 PM
ohh nice!! ill come to this whenever i have a sunday free. i shoot all the kite festivals so mostly im at other kite events.  ill have to bring my 50 micron stack out to play.


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: sugarbaker on July 04, 2013, 10:15 AM
July SAKE fly at kite hill this Sunday the 7th.  I'll probably head out after I eat lunch... to be there by 1:30.  Hope to see some folks there.


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: Kantaxel on July 06, 2013, 04:17 PM
Hope to see some folks there.
Me too!
Gotta warm up Windriders next weekend.


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: sugarbaker on July 07, 2013, 12:22 PM
Headed to the field now... slightly earlier than planned. Looking forward to seeing all who show!


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: Kantaxel on July 08, 2013, 11:11 AM
Twas a good time for sure.  I got to fly both Tom and Stephen's Sixth Senses.  :-\
Fun kite and a JL machine for sure...nice flat rotations on the Taz too!

Thanks for the fun guys!
Jim


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on July 08, 2013, 02:29 PM
For sure, Jim!

It was great wind, good company, and several new kites to fly!   It's nice when the wind actually shows up for a planned fly.  :)

I had so much fun, I had to sneak out for a little more flying this morning.

Tom


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: sugarbaker on July 09, 2013, 10:22 PM
I agree, it was quite a good time.  Looking forward to next time!


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: dihongshao2000 on July 09, 2013, 11:16 PM
Enjoyed the gathering very much :-).  Maybe we should do this more often during summer, say every other week?

Steven, I saw you took some videos with your phone while we were trying out different kites.  Would you be able to post them?


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: John Welden on July 11, 2013, 09:05 AM
I'm planning to fly at the hill this Sunday.  I hope to see some other kiters out there doing all the new fancy flying (Tom).  Ill be doing axels and side slides.... Lol

(If the weather is bad or wind is high I won't be there)


Title: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: tpatter on October 05, 2013, 06:43 PM
I'll be at kite hill this Sunday (tomorrow) and with my new ATM Light! :)

My schedule is a bit wonky, so likely either 10am to 1 or later afternoon, 3-5. 

Tom. 


Title: Re: Re: Seattle Area Kite Enthusiasts Monthly Kite Fly
Post by: trigger on October 05, 2013, 07:57 PM
Let me know how you like her!  i am waiting on mine. Was hoping to see it this week. It has a quick stop to make first

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