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« on: July 18, 2014, 05:48 PM »

I'd say the last 15 years of service, knowledge, advice, this forum, and friendship from GWTW has been solid gold.  Oh, did I mention kites?

Steve and Chris, thanks for all you've done for us.

All the best,
Steve

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Feel free to add to the superlatives  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 06:13 PM »

Understatement.... Steve and Chris have grown a wonderful following!!!!
You guys rock even if you are not selling kites!!!
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Kites kayaks & corgis again!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 07:09 PM »

Maybe for us newbies you could explain... who are "Steve and Chris"?

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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 07:48 PM »

hit the link posted by Steve (Stapp) above  for a clue Otherwise 2 REALLY NICE,  GENEROUS ,HELPFUL  and great all around kite folk
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 07:48 PM »

Maybe for us newbies you could explain... who are "Steve and Chris"?

Bill

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2014, 08:09 PM »

Steve and Chris are the bosses!
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014, 08:30 PM »

long ago on a planet far far away ...
there was a guy (Dan) that ran a really, really popular online kite store (Gone With the Wind Kites) and wanted to get out of the business
He turned it over to his friends (Steve and Chris) that really didn't want to work for a giraffe any more
So December of 2001 they loaded up the GWTW store and Forum into a Ryder rental truck and moved it lock stock and ground stake to Chico (home of Sierra Nevada Beer)
The couple ran GWTW (some say into the ground) for quite a few years, along the way introducing North American kite flyers to a number of really cool kites (most notably some cutting edge kites from Europe and Blue Moon).
In January of 2013 the new guy (Steve) had a stroke and eventually he and the girl (Chris) closed up operation and moved to Orangevale to live with family.

hopefully happily ever after
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2014, 08:31 PM »

Thanks Steve and Chris for all you have done over the years for me personally and for the kiting community.   It's been a great flight.  Smooth winds.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2014, 09:08 PM »

A big thanks to you & Chris (and DanW) straight from the heart.
Some of my happiest times have been spent 75' from one of your kites.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2014, 09:50 PM »

Steve, you and Chris have been good friends over the years, from the beginning when you guys took over from Dan and still are.  I'll never foeget the only time we ever met at the the 2003 Long Beach festival.  That was a blast.Things have changed since then -- a LOT OF CHANGE in fact.  You  two are still good friends and on my list of special people.  Your help, advice, service, friendship, integrity and support are much appreciated.
May you and Chris realize and enjoy the ''happily ever-after years.'' Gardner
 






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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2014, 11:00 PM »

I cannot say enough nice things about Chris and Steve.
Their knowledge of kiting is unsurpassed, be it high end kites imported in and sold here (Nirvanas) or boutique kites made in the us (blue moon)or production kites (Prism,  I don't think people realize how much Steve has Mark from prism's ear and how much Steve had helped grow prism's  business.

Long live gwtw.
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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2014, 12:22 AM »

Simply...   Thank You Steve for everything!!  Wish you guys the best!!  Look forward to hearing from you here in the forum!!


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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2014, 12:43 AM »

thanks for house where everyone hangs out.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2014, 04:03 PM »

Steve & Chris - you guys are the best. Thank you for your knowledge, service and friendship over the years. Here's wishing you all the best going forward.
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2014, 07:11 PM »

my kite collection wouldnt be half what it is without this forum , thank you , ray
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