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  1. Sorry to say that Melanie and I will NOT be there this year.
  2. gasbuddy is a great tool for finding the cheapest gas
  3. Ben, can I impose on you/Revolution for a prize or two for Rev Games winners?
  4. jumping back to water consumption...Pre-hydrate. The water you drink the 24 hours before is a major factor in whether or not you get dehydrated. If you are feeling dehydrated on the flying field you are already playing catch-up.
  5. Juice Defender, it's an app to help reduce battery consumption. Wunderground has an app, for getting quick weather info.
  6. It cracks me up that the kids don't ever look at you. By the way, do you know that you almost never turn to your left? Maybe that's just a function of feeling cramped.
  7. I would go 40 and 20 for outdoor, and whatever's left for indoor (maybe a 12' set when all is said and done). Personally, I like 90lb LPG for indoor because the weight helps the line fall away from potential tangles and snags, but since you already have it, you might as well use it.
  8. registration form link: http://www.skyfestivals.com/pdf/WIKF12_reg_form.pdf I will be running rev games again this year. Any requests? Also, is anybody looking to share a room? (either one you have booked already, or you haven't and want in on one)
  9. Happy Birthday Carolyn. I know I'm late, but you have plenty of time left yet.
  10. maybe some kind of sail repair tape incase of a tear. Wayne, I just noticed the new improved forum name. I think it reflects a good turn in attitude.
  11. Love it! My wife would really dig that on a shirt. Maybe I'll get her one for a present....shhhhhh....nobody tell her.
  12. Hell yeah! What she said. Happy Birthday Ant.
  13. We also travel with our roll up bags. The only things taken out are the kite stakes. Like Watty, no problems ever. Closest thing is the ticket desk sometimes thinks you will have to gate check the bag, but when you get to the plane nobody bats an eye. You walk right on and stick it in the back of the overhead where there will still be room for peoples boring carry-ons in front. Sometimes we use an entire overhead compartment, but that's because there are three of us each with his or her own kite bag.
  14. My first attempt to see what it might cost to get the Tennessee Wind Militia there turned up a rather scary per person price. $12726 Economy Japan Airlines TYS JL TYS 7:00a AMS 5:45p7:00a AMS JL AMS 11:55a TYS 3:35p11:55a AMS 5:45p TYS 3:35p 52h 45m 3 33h 40m 3 details pin share 3 sites Jal $12726Check:TravelocityExpediaAmerican Airlines operates flight 7009. American Eagle for American Airlines operates flight 7441, 7440. Finnair operates flight 7071, 7809, 7808, 7070. print
  15. And here is the link to Audacity. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/ It is put out by soudforge. It is free. I have used it for years. You will have to also download the Lame encoder in order to save your work in Mp3 format.
  16. I noticed the same thing but my take on it was that those people were idiots. I guess I'm not as nice a person as you. There were at least as many people watching from the adjacent (upwind) side of the demo field. If the show is worth watching people will cross the sand for it. By the time we landed the 36 kite grid there was a crowd behind us of folks who had to have walked all the way past field B and out onto the beach a ways to get where they were. I don't think the viewing angle so much as the proximity to everything else, and enough room to fly, is important. That's my opinion.
  17. So for example, we're leaving for WSKIF on Wednesday, returning home the following Monday meaning Laurel will miss 4 days of school. I know it's worth it. You know it's worth it. The question is, how can we justify it to the school so they will accept those days as "excused" absences? At WSKIF there are whale bones and the world kite museum. What else? Anything that will work for all kite festivals?
  18. I hope they like revs in field D too.
  19. Happy Birthday Katrina. See you at WSIKF.
  20. Wishful thinking T. We should get to Long Beach around 11pm or so Wednesday night. What's the address where we camped last year, so we can find it without a guide? I only got to and from riding in the back seat while Mario drove.
  21. Our plane arrives around 8pm. If you're still at the airport call us. We're planning on renting a car this time.
  22. Sliding is easier than hovering. The phrase "own thy hover" is not a joke. Lot's of us can hover, but most of us don't truly "own" it. As Bart said you will grow leaps and bounds when you get around a bunch of other flyers for a few days. You won't fly in every fly, but when you do get in there. Nearly everybody there will be happy to help you, and just pushing your limits is often the best help they can give.
  23. Last year's world record flys: 56 on Thursday, 64 on Friday. Saturday was less and low wind.
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