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« on: June 20, 2009, 02:38 AM »

No text yet. But got some nice shots of the Ichiban and Reprise together starting with hyperlinked photo below: (Goodnight)

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 03:31 AM »

hot, cold, low wind, high wind ... always a good time. not once have i failed to thoroughly enjoy myself.

getting to see the ichiban and reprise flying together was a particular treat. thanks a bunch ian and kent for providing such a spectacle.  Shocked

i wouldn't have guessed it, but man was the geo tracker cool. pictures don't do it justice. nothing 'bout your pics john, but the scale, shape, and overall impressiveness in the sky would be nigh impossible to capture adequately. one needs to see it to behold it.

ahh (sigh), another friday night; she has come, she has gone. yet as always , she leaves me wanting more.

the only regrets i have about friday nights is i never get to spend as much time talking to a few people as i'd like. this week it was ian.  Sad

i'm already looking forward to next week.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 08:11 AM »

Arghhh... that looks like another great fly. I was out there for a continuing ed conference this past Sun-Wed but, because of the economy, I had to shorten the planned trip and flew out early Sunday and home late Wed. I had a couple of Revs with me but, after about 12 hour days ending at 7 or 8, I didn't even get out to Sunset Park this year.  Sad  Last year John was kind enough to meet me there late one night for some air time. As we flew east Wed evening, I was thinking about you guys while I tried to pick out the park area from the air.

Next year it's again in LV. I'll have to try to come out early for Friday night, and bring my Ichibans, too.  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 09:45 AM »

...ahh (sigh), another friday night; she has come, she has gone. yet as always , she leaves me wanting more.

the only regrets i have about friday nights is i never get to spend as much time talking to a few people as i'd like. this week it was ian.  Sad

At least you were there!  Wink
Looks like it was another good time.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 10:54 AM »

MtnFlyer, that would be very cool if you brought your Ichiban and we all could fly our kites together.  Smiley

Dano, don't mean to rub it in but, it was a very fun night flying. The wind picked up big time after a while and it kinda got balistic.

Darren, sorry I didn't get to talk to you last night, but don't worry, I'll be there friday night.  Smiley

And John, hehehe, sorry for giving you a hard time last night. But trying to hold a SLK still in the kind of winds last night wasn't easy. 
I suck at flying a fighter and the Reprise was kinda like one.  Smiley And you're right, the pictures did come out great, thanks for putting up with me and Kent!  Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2009, 11:27 AM »

The Geo Pointer (I thought it was Geo Tracker) is probably the most difficult kite to show it's size and beauty in a photograph.

This was taken of Jon at KP7.
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2009, 12:22 PM »

after looking around a little, looks like you made the best pics of that kite so far. good on ya' j. also looks like it's supposed to point at the ground but i gotta say, i liked it a lot flying as a sled. granted in the near gale force winds we had last night there wasn't an option, but i was diggin it splayed out.

"Mostly sunny and windy. Highs 102 to 104. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the afternoon." - today's forecast (for real)

i wonder if anyone makes a kite which is ALL vents?  Cheesy
shall we bridle a screen door?   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2009, 12:24 PM »

after looking around a little, looks like you made the best pics of that kite so far. good on ya' j. also looks like it's supposed to point at the ground but i gotta say, i liked it a lot flying as a sled. granted in the near gale force winds we had last night there wasn't an option, but i was diggin it splayed out.

"Mostly sunny and windy. Highs 102 to 104. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the afternoon." - today's forecast (for real)

i wonder if anyone makes a kite which is ALL vents?  Cheesy
shall we bridle a screen door?   Grin

Bridle it right and it'll fly.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2009, 04:31 PM »

These might help give you a sense of the size, though I'm not sure how they actually compare to each other...

AKA 2007 Ocean Shores


AKA 2008 Gettysburg
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