WILDWOOD INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL MAY 28 - 31, 1999

WILDWOOD INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL MAY 28 - 31, 1999

Post by AhClem00 » Mon, 10 May 1999 04:00:00


WILDWOOD INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL MAY 28 - 31, 1999

The tides are going to be perfect for kite buggying at this event. Low
tides are Wed.11;30 AM, Thur. 12:20 PM, Fri. 1:01 PM, Sat. 1:41 PM, Sun.
2:18 PM and Mon: 2:59 PM. The beach is in great shape and the field that we
have for weekend use will not be graded and has some mini dunes on it.

If you have a wet suit I recommend bringing it so you can run through the
tide pools. Rumor has it that there will be some people with boards and
kite surfers there so if you want to try it make sure you bring a wet suit.
There are surf stores within a few blocks if you want to buy a wet suit.

Circuit racing will take place on Friday at 1:00 PM, a pre race meeting
will happen at 11:00 AM.on the beach. Pursuit racing is scheduled for Mon.
at 12: noon, with a pre race meeting at 11:30 AM. A basic buggy workshop is
listed for 9:00 AM ON Monday. This workshop went over well last year with
buggiers letting a new person try bugging using their kites and buggy and
staying with the beginner through out the workshop. I am sure impromptu
trick and advanced workshops will be organized during the event.

Everone who is going to buggy on the beach must complete a registration
form and pay a $10.00 fee.

Name ______________________________________________________ Phone
_____________ E-mail ___________

Address __________________________________________ City
____________________ State _______ Zip _______

WAIVER: In consideration for the right to participate in this event, I
hereby hold the event( Wildwood International Kite Festival, the East Coast
Stunt Kite Championships, ECSKC, the East Coast Buggy Blast, the World
Indoor Competition), the city of Wildwood, NJ, the Greater Wildwood Tourist
Improvement Authority, the sponsors,the promoters, and all persons
associated with this event harmless and release them from any and all
liabilty in connection with my participation, I futher agree that the Event
may use without payment, permission, or restriction any photographs,films,
or tapes I may appear for any purpose whatsoever. Please note: By signing
on behalf of  participant less than 18 years old, the parent/gardian also
expessly agrees to all of the above. I have read this release of liability
and understand its meaning.

__________________________________________________________________________
______
__________________
Signature/Parent signature
Date

Make checks payable to " SKY FESTIVALS", and mail to Sky Festivals, 232 W.
Trenton Avenue, Morrisville, PA, 19067

posted for the above by me. . .

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WILDWOOD INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL MAY 28 - 31, 1999

Post by Peter C. Hugge » Tue, 11 May 1999 04:00:00

Thanks for the info. Has any thought been given to having novice class
events this year? It seemed like last year's event was for experts only.
I'd love to pay the registration fee if there was something I might
benefit from.

PCH

 
 
 

WILDWOOD INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL MAY 28 - 31, 1999

Post by AhClem00 » Tue, 11 May 1999 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:
>Thanks for the info. Has any thought been given to having novice class
>events this year? It seemed like last year's event was for experts only.
>I'd love to pay the registration fee if there was something I might
>benefit from.

Believe me you can enter this event with no problem.  We encourage everyone to
come out early, play with us and race.  A day of racing is worth months of
practice.  You learn so quick.  Talk to myself, Jeff, Fritz, Dave Arnold,
Travo, or any of the many buggiers there about racing, playing tag, anything at
all.  It really is not hard to get involved.  If you can make it around the
course, you can race.  

If people want to, i know we can have some informal practice racing before the
actual event.  If anyone is interested in this, let me know, i will coordinate
it.  Many of us will be there early just for the buggying as it is usually
better prior to the weekend, since all the kids come to the beach on Saturday.

Wildwood has been a great place to learn from the best the East Coast has to
offer and this year is no exception.  Most of the kiteflyers and buggiers are
like the rest of us and eager to help new flyers.  Ask around, don't be shy.
It's how we learned.

I remember this guy with a silly grin and some real short lines, he kept flying
his kite over his shoulder. . . something about a lady in red. . .anyway
whatever his name is, he sure gave me a lot of advice(some i ignored of course,
being ignorant you see) but most of it real good. So there is always someone
around to help.  Plus this year after we are again going to be giving hands on
lessons on monday if we can.

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Post by Bryan R. Janis » Wed, 12 May 1999 04:00:00

So Dean,
    What are you telling me.... I can buggy anytime at Wildwood for
nothing..... I am not entering any of the events .... I am here to help show
others what this is all about... i am an AKA member so I have insurance....
what's the $10 for... just to line Roger's pocket

good winds

--
Bryan Janis
Susquehanna Kite Co.
29 Cool Creek Manor Dr.
Wrightsville, Pa. 17368
PH or Fax 717-252-0835

http://www.cplx.net/suskiteco

Quote:
>WILDWOOD INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL MAY 28 - 31, 1999

>Everone who is going to buggy on the beach must complete a registration
>form and pay a $10.00 fee.

>Name ______________________________________________________ Phone
>_____________ E-mail ___________

>Address __________________________________________ City
>____________________ State _______ Zip _______

>WAIVER: In consideration for the right to participate in this event, I
>hereby hold the event( Wildwood International Kite Festival, the East Coast
>Stunt Kite Championships, ECSKC, the East Coast Buggy Blast, the World
>Indoor Competition), the city of Wildwood, NJ, the Greater Wildwood Tourist
>Improvement Authority, the sponsors,the promoters, and all persons
>associated with this event harmless and release them from any and all
>liabilty in connection with my participation, I futher agree that the Event
>may use without payment, permission, or restriction any photographs,films,
>or tapes I may appear for any purpose whatsoever. Please note: By signing
>on behalf of  participant less than 18 years old, the parent/gardian also
>expessly agrees to all of the above. I have read this release of liability
>and understand its meaning.

>__________________________________________________________________________
>______
>__________________
>Signature/Parent signature
>Date

>Make checks payable to " SKY FESTIVALS", and mail to Sky Festivals, 232 W.
>Trenton Avenue, Morrisville, PA, 19067

>posted for the above by me. . .

>         total AoxomoxoA brought to you by. . .
>                          . . . dean jordan
>please buy * jordan air kites * every chance you get!
>                                      13

 
 
 

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Post by Coreyki » Wed, 12 May 1999 04:00:00

Are we asking questions looking for answers???
or just taking  cheap shots at Roger.

I feel that comment was uncalled for.
Perhaps an apology is due Roger.

I know he works quite hard so all can come and play at wildwood.

Accusing him of lining his pockets are the expense of the flyers smacks
of other self-interests.

Please think before making such unsubstantiated accusations again.


 
 
 

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Post by AhClem00 » Wed, 12 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>What are you telling me.... I can buggy anytime at Wildwood for
>nothing..... I am not entering any of the events .... I am here to help show
>others what this is all about... i am an AKA member so I have insurance....
>what's the $10 for... just to line Roger's pocket

Wow, what an incredibly naive thing to say.  Perhaps, Bryan, you are like many
flyers who don't realize the expense or effort it takes to put on a kite
festival.  First off, Roger, whom we owe much to for his tireless dedication to
both sport kiting and kiting in general works full time in a non-kite related
job.  Second, he is far from well off.  Any money he may make from Wildwood or
other Sky Festival events is hard won, and well deserved.  Ask anyone who has
done it, they don't do it for the money, because, at least in the US, there is
little to none.

Second, how is $10 going to hurt?  It's simply saying, hey thanks for the
effort, i want to be a part of this, not sucking off of your efforts, but a
part.  It shows you support what Fran, and Roger are doing.  Believe me, they
both do a lot.

I'm really surprised that you would make a statement like that, but, hey, maybe
you just don't realize what is envolved.  Take a moment to think about it, and
if you are really concerned about how much money he makes, give him a call.
I'm sure he'd love to discuss it.  Of course he may be away in his lear jet,
but maybe his butler can take the call.

clue

         total AoxomoxoA brought to you by. . .
                          . . . dean jordan
please buy * jordan air kites * every chance you get!
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WILDWOOD INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL MAY 28 - 31, 1999

Post by Bryan R. Janis » Wed, 12 May 1999 04:00:00

Well Roger,sorry,I know the amount of work you do at these events and know
you don't get what you deserve, I guess I just misunderstood. After talking
with some others I realize now that this measly ten dollars, which btw
wasn't a ***, goes to help support the event and the insurance.  Guess I
just got up on the wrong side of bed....  :-)

--
Bryan Janis
Susquehanna Kite Co.
29 Cool Creek Manor Dr.
Wrightsville, Pa. 17368
PH or Fax 717-252-0835

http://SportToday.org/


Quote:


>>What are you telling me.... I can buggy anytime at Wildwood for
>>nothing..... I am not entering any of the events .... I am here to help
show
>>others what this is all about... i am an AKA member so I have
insurance....
>>what's the $10 for... just to line Roger's pocket

>Wow, what an incredibly naive thing to say.  Perhaps, Bryan, you are like
many
>flyers who don't realize the expense or effort it takes to put on a kite
>festival.  First off, Roger, whom we owe much to for his tireless
dedication to
>both sport kiting and kiting in general works full time in a non-kite
related
>job.  Second, he is far from well off.  Any money he may make from Wildwood
or
>other Sky Festival events is hard won, and well deserved.  Ask anyone who
has
>done it, they don't do it for the money, because, at least in the US, there
is
>little to none.

>Second, how is $10 going to hurt?  It's simply saying, hey thanks for the
>effort, i want to be a part of this, not sucking off of your efforts, but a
>part.  It shows you support what Fran, and Roger are doing.  Believe me,
they
>both do a lot.

>I'm really surprised that you would make a statement like that, but, hey,
maybe
>you just don't realize what is envolved.  Take a moment to think about it,
and
>if you are really concerned about how much money he makes, give him a call.
>I'm sure he'd love to discuss it.  Of course he may be away in his lear
jet,
>but maybe his butler can take the call.

>clue

>         total AoxomoxoA brought to you by. . .
>                          . . . dean jordan
>please buy * jordan air kites * every chance you get!
>                                      13

 
 
 

WILDWOOD INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL MAY 28 - 31, 1999

Post by rapt.. » Sat, 05 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Bryan, et.al.,

Bryan, I give you credit for your apology. Although I can relate to
the "wrong side of the bed" theory I have to say I was glad to see
others come forth in Rogers defense.

I'm new to kiting but unfortunately my only contact with kiters of any
skill level was at Treasure Island Festival in Fl and what few kiting
magazines I have been able to find.

In Fla, when I complimented a flyer from the Master's class on his
ability and choreography. I was given a cold, uncaring, ingracious
attitude back......A look like "who the hell are you? You don't know
anything about kite competition!". NOT a good first impression.

Next, I found the kiting magazines to be full of back stabbing and
general "he said - she said" type of articles.  Both my wife and I
have spent much time in competitions unrelated to kites and hoped that
this sport would have broken the mold of negativity which runs rampant
thru such events where humans are pitted against humans for little
strips of ribbon.

Lately, I've found the newgroup and have been following the articles
with much interest. I've been elated to find that the attitude which I
previously encountered has been missing. I have hope yet. LOL

I don't take myself too seriously and don't expect others to either,
But I want to participate in a hobby where I can go, have fun, enjoy
those around me and get e***d for the accomplishments of others in
the sport. You know, happy for me-happy for you type of thing and
leave the day with friends old and new.

This posting shows the most promise for a positive future of all I've
encountered. Please don't let attitudes ruin a great sport. The next
Masters Champion might be out there watching.

Raptor1

On Tue, 11 May 1999 13:49:14 -0400, "Bryan R. Janis?"

Quote:

>Well Roger,sorry,I know the amount of work you do at these events and know
>you don't get what you deserve, I guess I just misunderstood. After talking
>with some others I realize now that this measly ten dollars, which btw
>wasn't a ***, goes to help support the event and the insurance.  Guess I
>just got up on the wrong side of bed....  :-)

>--

 
 
 

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Post by ja.. » Sat, 05 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Next, I found the kiting magazines to be full of back stabbing and
>general "he said - she said" type of articles.  Both my wife and I
>have spent much time in competitions unrelated to kites and hoped that
>this sport would have broken the mold of negativity which runs rampant
>thru such events where humans are pitted against humans for little
>strips of ribbon.

My friend, it is only the new flyers that compete in the fashion that
you describe.  Most people who have been into this for a while
generally evolve away from the competition thing.  In fact, the true
zen of kite flying will always elude those who compete at it (IMHO).

I just put together an 11 foot wing span cody.  I flew it on top of a
bald mountain top near my house in the blue ridge.  I was alone.  It
was perfect.  I took home no ribbon.    

When I go to events, I only go to the larger "festivals" where I will
find others with my mindset (and Roger is usually involved - thank you
by the way).    

Kite competition is generally the same faces flying the same kites
being judged by the same judges over and over and over and over and
over aging (did I mention that there is not much variety in it?).

So don't go over to the dark side Luke..........

--
James Ervin
Blue Ridge Kites
http://www.kites.org

 
 
 

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Post by Peter Betancour » Sat, 05 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> My friend, it is only the new flyers that compete in the fashion that
> you describe.  Most people who have been into this for a while
> generally evolve away from the competition thing.  In fact, the true
> zen of kite flying will always elude those who compete at it (IMHO).

Flying for the zen of it hasn't escaped me from the first moment I took
the lines in hand at the Verrazano Bridge in New York City. The choice
to compete looked like fun, not a replacement for the magic I also
experienced in solitude.

Quote:
> Kite competition is generally the same faces flying the same kites
> being judged by the same judges over and over and over and over and
> over aging (did I mention that there is not much variety in it?).

Granted, I did consider the fact that competition was a way to test and
prove my kite designs as well as share them with other flyers. However,
in my case, after working up the ranks and competing in Masters with a
modicum of success, it was my decision to retire. I agree that there are
many who continue to compete at the Master's level year after year.
That's their decision, and I'm not the one to judge their motives.

AKA comps do not offer a purse. They appear more geared more towards
growth in skill; belonging to a club; and yes, perhaps even marketing to
some degree. But let's not put them down here, James, alright? After
all, AKA kite comps are currently the only way to compete in a league
type situation. We don't criticize those who are active in bowling,
golf, volleyball, frisbee, softball, archery, etc. type leagues.

I would personally like to see "Stunt Kite Opens" with purses; requiring
no points to participate and held in public arenas with the genuine
potential of a great number of non-kite spectators. It appears that we
are a ways off from that yet. If the US kiting industry, the AKA and the
flyers make it clear that this is a worthy pursuit it can happen. I know
I would come out of retirement if my participation didn't require
chalking up points to enter an Open type format competition. In fact, I
think it might even help in creating an atmosphere more condusive to
"growing the sport".

Master the Wind,
Peter Betancourt

 
 
 

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Post by Elle » Sat, 05 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I'm new to kiting but unfortunately my only contact with kiters of any
> skill level was at Treasure Island Festival in Fl and what few kiting
> magazines I have been able to find.

First of all, welcome welcome welcome, from one sorta Newbie (don't you
hate that word...lol) to another. Great to have you posting here,
filling us in on your experiences. Please never hesitate to share your
observations! I can't speak for anyone else, but I love to hear from
other's joining in the magic of kiting, in whatever form it is
manifested.

Quote:
> In Fla, when I complimented a flyer from the Master's class on his
> ability and choreography. I was given a cold, uncaring, ingracious
> attitude back......A look like "who the hell are you? You don't know
> anything about kite competition!". NOT a good first impression.

I must admit my first experience in attending a comp was a little
different than yours. I was sittin there in my little sand chair, not
knowing what to expect, when this amazing pilot started his program. The
music swelled, he launched his Prism, and from then on the kite took me
soaring to places I'd never been before. I remember being moved to
tears. I WAS that kite. I was dipping and tricking and floating on the
wind to some of the most incredible music I had ever heard. Saddened
when it ended, I kept my eyes on this stranger that had the ability to
set my heart on edge. He walked up behind me, on his way to the
announcer's booth and I simply could not restrain myself. Slightly
embarrassed, glad I was wearing sunglasses so he couldn't see my
reddened eyes, I blurted out, "WOW, you were great!!!" He smiled broadly
and said "Thanks. I had fun". His name is Steve LaPorte. And I gotta
tell you, we've had brief conversations since then, (he's a busy guy)
but I'll never forget how absolutely humble and sweet he was to me. If
you ever have the opportunity to watch him fly you will know what I
mean. And I have no doubt that there are many, many others out there who
will be tickled to know that you enjoy their art in flight.

Quote:
> Next, I found the kiting magazines to be full of back stabbing and
> general "he said - she said" type of articles.  

Grab as many back copies of KiteLines as you can get your hands on. Read
Valerie Govig's editorials. She tells it like it is, without losing one
iota of her depth of love for kiting. I've been richer for her words.

Quote:
> I don't take myself too seriously

Good. You are a true Kiter!

Huggs, Ellen

 
 
 

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Post by Collette Lemon » Sat, 05 Jun 1999 04:00:00

We have fun in Tulsa most every weekend. I dont know how many people Larry,
Dave and Brett have taught to fly. I have to mention Doc too since he taught
Brett to fly. We always make people feel welcome and invite them to play.
Some come back for more and others dont. But for that moment we all have a
good time.

I like to think we are not the minority and that most clubs do the same. We
keep old kites to get out - we call them crash kites- so beginners can fly.
Cliff and I learned to fly with Larry's kites. Now we simply pass it on.
Course, none of us compete any more, I judge now and then to be a good sport
and give the others a break. We just sit around and have a few beers and a
few laughs and a great time.

Collette