Aerial Playa Fishbowl ( ATTN: Kite Flyers)

Aerial Playa Fishbowl ( ATTN: Kite Flyers)

Postby Rev. Trigger » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:19 am

It's late and I just had a cool idea for a fun orginized activity that is family friendly and open to anyone.

I am a fan of flying kites and I noticed during my first year plenty of kite flyers taking advantage of the playa winds. I propose that anyone who is bringing a kite to BM this year should buy/make a fish kite of any kind. We all meet and create a fisbowl in the sky for however long people want to enjoy their kite or when a dust storm hits ;)

Suggestions? Interested?

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Postby topher » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:45 am

Sounds like a plan Rev. Come on by DOTA (dept of Tethered Aviation) and say hello. If there is a kite camp on the playa, we're it. Thursday is the official 4:20 kite flying festival, but if the wind is blowing, you're likely to find a display of kites near camp. Should anyone be in need of tethered aerodynes, come see us. We'll have plenty to share.

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Postby Rev. Trigger » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:03 pm

Sweet, that sounds awesome! I'll definately join you guys for the 4:20 flying on Thursday. Any sugestions on a good type of kite for the playa?
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We got one for you

Postby topher » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:58 pm

I have one for you, compliments of the department.

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If you can't wait till the burn (who can?) here are a few sources I can recommend.

www.intothewind.com

www.worldwindkites.com

The winds can vary greatly on the playa. If you can only have two kites (only two?), look for a design that can handle high winds, such as a Parafoil, and a high aspect single line Delta for late afternoon thermals.

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Fish bowl flying kites ;)

Postby Mariaminina » Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:15 pm

I wanted to build a kite to fly at BM and I was doing some research when I found this forum...it is really a great idea...I'll be there on Thursday at 4:20 with my fish kite. It's my first time at BM...is it easy to find this kite flying festival on Thursday? Do you have a playa address?

Thanks

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Postby gaminwench » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:20 pm

No address, yet...soon....but you can just look up from the esplanade and see those gorgeous kites at 4:20 on Thursday - Thank you DOTA!!!
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Postby Mariaminina » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:34 pm

Thanks! I'll wait for more updates as the day gets closer...
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Postby skeetsh00ter » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:57 pm

my kite is at the top of my list for things to bring with me. See you all at 4:20 on Thursday!
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Kites!!!!

Postby Yoni42 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:26 am

Our address is official.... Department of Tethered Aviation (DOTA)
3 o'clock & Esplanade!!!

see you on Thursday @ 4:20
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Postby Mariaminina » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:33 pm

Great! Thanks! :wink:
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Fishbowl time & place.

Postby Rev. Trigger » Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:07 am

Sorry, I haven't been able to check back here lately, so busy getting ready, as I'm sure most of you are.

So to the point!

The fishbowl kite flying will be happening on Wednesday, the 29th @ 3pm.
We (well at least myself :) . . .) will be meeting at The Temple. Then move accordingly to stay out of the way of structures/people ect. Looking forward to seeing other fish in the sky * fingers crossed* This event has also been listed in the playa events calander, just in time for the printed edition... (just in case you forget about it when you get there).

See you all on the playa I hope!

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Fishbowl time & place.

Postby Rev. Trigger » Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:28 am

Sorry, I haven't been able to check back here lately, so busy getting ready, as I'm sure most of you are.

So to the point!

The fishbowl kite flying will be happening on Wednesday, the 29th @ 3pm.
We (well at least myself :) . . .) will be meeting at The Temple. Then move accordingly to stay out of the way of structures/people ect. Looking forward to seeing other fish in the sky * fingers crossed* This event has also been listed in the playa events calander, just in time for the printed edition... (just in case you forget about it when you get there).

See you all on the playa I hope!

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Postby Mariaminina » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:29 am

I'll be joining you guys with my fish kite for sure...Wednesday, the 29th 3pm! Can't wait to be at BRC...
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Re: We got one for you

Postby STACKflyer » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:42 pm

[quote="topher"]I have one for you, compliments of the department.

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I GOT TO GET ME ONE OF THEM!!
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Re: We got one for you

Postby gyre » Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:02 am

STACKflyer wrote:
topher wrote:I have one for you, compliments of the department.

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I GOT TO GET ME ONE OF THEM!!

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:03 am

You can only thrive in peace because the rest of us don't have bottle rockets.
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Postby Queue » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:45 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:You can only thrive in peace because the rest of us don't have bottle rockets.


Very good point, but the kites are very cool.
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