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Author Topic: Ken Mcneill - Muse Workshop - Keystone Kiters - Harrisburg PA  (Read 4031 times)
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« on: April 30, 2013, 07:13 AM »

From the Keystone Kiters - Harrisburg PA

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Summer 2013 Kite Making Retreat

The Muse Sport Kite

We're a little late in finalizing our Summer Retreat this year, but the wait was well worth it! World famous kite designer/maker Ken Mcneill will be teaching his awesome Muse Sport kite! Learn to build one of the best flying dual-line kites ever made. Complete kits with pre-cut sails and all rods and fittings will be availabe. You'll even be able to choose your own custom color combination!

Join us the 2nd weekend of August for some kite making fun. This years workshop will be held on August 10-11 2013.




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http://keystonekiters.com/events.html
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 12:44 PM »

sounds excellent.  Wish I could attend just for the opportunity to build a Muse... of course I suppose I could just disassemble the one I have and rebuild it, but not nearly as fun (I'm sure) as being in a workshop led by Ken himself. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 01:33 PM »

I think these Kite Builder Retreats need to happen in Florida.  Great weather, windy beaches...  just all perfect place to hold an event like this!  wink wink Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 01:42 AM »

Nothing like a workshop with Ken, if you can get in on it do it. Plus the Muse is a fine kite you'll be happy to have in your bag. Wish it wasn't so far, I'd love to do it even though it would be a second time and a 3rd Muse (We bought one of Ken's the morning he started taking orders).

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 12:22 PM »

I think these Kite Builder Retreats need to happen in Florida.  Great weather, windy beaches...  just all perfect place to hold an event like this!  wink wink Wink


I'm sure it would be a great place to have a kite building workshop or retreat.  The thing is - there is no governing body that organizes these things (nor should there be).  They are organized by local, hard-working enthusiasts like yourself.  If you want an event in your area, and have the number of potential attendees to make it work, make it happen!  You don't need to think on the scale of Ft. Worden, just a few friends with similar interests getting together to learn something and maybe make a kite.

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013, 12:59 PM »

We've got plenty of people in the Ripon group to do something like this.  More if we add in the whole of Northern California.  Hmmm. ...
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 01:04 PM »

Nothing like a workshop with Ken, if you can get in on it do it. Plus the Muse is a fine kite you'll be happy to have in your bag. Wish it wasn't so far, I'd love to do it even though it would be a second time and a 3rd Muse (We bought one of Ken's the morning he started taking orders).

Thanks Mike.  That was a good weekend. Smiley  I know I learned as much from you guys as you possibly could have from me.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 01:22 PM »

Excellent weekend in Chico.

4 dozen pictures of the event start here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2004Kites#5432332587371958738

It convinced me I do not have the patience for kitemaking.

Ken is the MAN.

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2013, 02:55 PM »

Excellent weekend in Chico.

4 dozen pictures of the event start here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2004Kites#5432332587371958738

John, I've saved your "motivational poster" as my desktop wallpaper!  I've told several people in classes over the years about your kite, but mostly about your great attitude about the experience (at least after the fact Wink ).
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2013, 04:03 PM »

I'd so be down for something like this if it were semi-local.. hint hint Ken.   Wink
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2013, 04:14 PM »

Ken,

The poster was made by Paul Shirey (Aerostar), fellow Mechanical Engineer,
using a photo I took of my skills.

The Mojo UL is always in my "A Bag".
You were right, "It flies just like a Mojo."
I never would have finished the kite if Bambi hadn't given me that chocolate
bar and given me a timeout while she ripped out the trailing edge stitching.

Although it has a few more friendship signatures accumulated over the years.
Here is Bob Matteo holding it from June of 2012:



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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2013, 05:01 PM »

I'd so be down for something like this if it were semi-local.. hint hint Ken.   Wink
No need to "hint hint" me.  I'm not an organizer, just the hired help. Wink

Besides, there are a ton of exceptional designers/builders in easy driving distance of you.  Find a venue, find a teacher, invite a few friends, and you've got yourself a party!
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2013, 07:11 PM »

I'd so be down for something like this if it were semi-local.. hint hint Ken.   Wink
No need to "hint hint" me.  I'm not an organizer, just the hired help. Wink
I think he's hint-hinting me and/or the other Ripon group flyers. It's a *really* good idea.
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2013, 07:38 PM »

Yeah it is!  Just need to find a venue...
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2013, 11:32 PM »

How about a westcoast "Muse Workshop Benefit" for Steve. 

I'll bring the Blue Moon beer!
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