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« on: July 23, 2015, 12:35 PM »

Hey all, I am planning pn proposing to my girlfriend of 5 year in the next few weeks. I am planning on doing so on the beach. Kite flying is a hobby of mine that was passed down and taught to me by my grandfather so I would like to use one of my Kites in the proposal.

My idea is to letter my 12 stack dyna to say "Marry Me?"

My question is how could i go about doing this? I would prefer not to make any permanent changes to the kites. Although if that is a must i may purchase an all white stack and letter them with some sort of fabric marker if i have too.

Any ideas?

Here is a recent picture of my stack for reference
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 02:01 PM »

Perhaps a parachute drop with the ring and note while

the 2 of you are flying.....  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 02:58 PM »

One simple idea would be to use painter's tape to make your letters.  If you didn't leave it on for too long it shouldn't mark your kites and should come off pretty well.  Worth an attempt short of better idea.  Good Luck !!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 03:37 PM »

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I would prefer not to make any permanent changes
every married man reading this is now laughing (and simultaneously shedding a tear)
good luck with that brother
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2015, 04:34 PM »

I proposed with a custom rokkaku...... Why would you not want it permanent? Afterward you can spell other words like "my armer"!
Actually appliqued skins would be simple to do and then also easy to use as decoration at the wedding, babies room etc......
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 04:52 PM »

Don't kid yourself you will want it to be permanent or have new skins made for them because you will be telling this story for a long time to come.

I'm so well trained, my wife didn't even make me type that:D
Congrats and good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2015, 03:40 AM »

 a custom made stack will be a lifetime of memories each time it is even assembled!

the parachuting teddy-bear drop is a very loving nice touch, but you'll need witnesses and a selfie
Her catching that floating bear, discovering the ring, accepting your proposal,... I'm getting' all teary eyed now
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2015, 05:06 AM »

I've used Sharpie on ripstop to good effect. It may bleed a tiny bit, so test it first on an out-of-sight area. And it's very permanent.

As mentioned earlier, tape would also work. Insignia tape (available at http://www.flymarketkites.com/tape/ would hold really well and be very visible. Ripstop repair tape would be easier to remove, but it's semi-translucent so use a dark color. But even good ol' blue masking tape would probably do the job.

Just wondering, if she says no, do you have to cut the strings and let the kite drift away?  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2015, 06:01 AM »

You could get one of those "decorate yourself" rok kits.


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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2015, 06:11 AM »

I ended up ordering a new 12 stack in all white with light blue kites as spaces between words. I will either sharpie on the lettering or have something printed up and stuck on. I would like it to look nice and at this point i am all in on this so I will make it perfect.
A fellow kite flyer friend of mine whom is also a photographer will be there "flying" with me that day so we should get some really great pictures out of this.
 
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2015, 07:04 AM »

you can get the aforementioned insignia tape letters precut for Sailboat sails online in different sizes....   just order the letters you need.

Well done! we expect to see pictures!
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2015, 07:22 AM »

you can get the aforementioned insignia tape letters precut for Sailboat sails online in different sizes....   just order the letters you need.

Well done! we expect to see pictures!

Most definitely will have pictures to share! I see you are also from MA, where abouts? I will be proposing and flying in Newport when this all comes together in a few weeks on one of the scenic beaches.
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2015, 07:54 AM »

well..Brenton Point was my local flying field for 15+ years....now I am up on the North Shore of Massachusetts in Beverly.

There is a gathering At Breton in August you might want to check out:
August 8 Saturday
Ralph J Pecchia Kite and Picnic Day
Brenton Point Park, Newport,  RI Bring food, kites fly and eat.  For details, contact Carl at cpecchia@cox.net

Carl's father Ralph loved kites at Brenton...and so this fly Carl has been organizing is a huge family gathering, but also all kite fliers are invited as well.

have you found Kites Over New England yet or the NEKITE list serv?
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2015, 08:41 AM »

I would most definitely go with the insignia letters Thief mentioned.  They stick on pretty well or you could sew them on.  If you can't find just the letters you can buy the self adhesive insignia stock and some letter templates.
Good luck.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2015, 02:12 PM »

There is a gathering At Breton in August you might want to check out:
August 8 Saturday
Ralph J Pecchia Kite and Picnic Day
Brenton Point Park, Newport,  RI Bring food, kites fly and eat.  For details, contact Carl at cpecchia@cox.net

have you found Kites Over New England yet or the NEKITE list serv?


I wont be able to make the August 8th event as we are leaving for the "pop the question" vaction the following day. I have not heard of kites over ne or nekite. I will have to look into both. Thanks!
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