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[*] posted on 12-2-2010 at 11:05 PM
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I am pretty sure there are very few kiters in our area but just thought i would double check.

wind is supposed to be decent sat., still a little far to be certain but should be good.

just looking for other kiters in the area lets freaking get out there!

pleeeeeaaaaase contact me if you live in the area and want to go kiting anytime!
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[*] posted on 12-2-2010 at 11:09 PM


I'm down... I've been itching to get back on the board and ride a bit!



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[*] posted on 12-3-2010 at 10:48 AM


i plan on making up there sometime between the beginning of the year and NABX for a weekend trip. Then we can get food at Be Bops, and the Fong's pizza!



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[*] posted on 12-3-2010 at 11:44 AM


Adam, if I didn't know any better I'd say you were more stoked on eating a bunch instead of flying!!



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[*] posted on 3-25-2011 at 04:16 PM


Woah. Missed this (old) thread.

I used to live in the Des Moines Metro, but just sold our house and am in the Cedar Rapids area now. I still need to find a good place around here to go flying.




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[*] posted on 9-5-2011 at 08:56 PM


let me know man, lets flyyyyyy! (210)896-1931
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[*] posted on 9-21-2011 at 09:11 AM


Headed to waterworks park now
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[*] posted on 9-21-2011 at 03:30 PM


Yeah. I live in Marion, Iowa now... Sorry man!



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[*] posted on 1-16-2012 at 05:22 AM


Any updates on this? I'd be willing to meet halfway possibly!



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[*] posted on 1-16-2012 at 05:48 PM


If you send joeblinky a u2u im sure hell get into contact with you. I know hes always down to fly



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[*] posted on 1-23-2012 at 09:52 AM


@flyjump: Thanks!

@graemelabat: Some of us don't have unlimited funds to travel all over the country, especially those of us still in college! Trust me, I'd love to though... time and money... my two main obstacles.




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[*] posted on 2-16-2012 at 06:44 PM


Hello! I'm in process of relocating to DSM from Davenport and would like to get to know other flyers and areas to fly.
I fly a little of everything. Mostly SLKs but once their up I like to get out the REV or small power kites.
Is there a club in the area? I see Jim Taylor started one???
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[*] posted on 2-18-2012 at 09:29 AM


I live up at the Twin Lakes (30 min west of Ft. Dodge). I snowkite up here and use a switchblade on the ice, but this winter has not been very good for either of those. So I bought a mountainboard to tool around with. Where in Des Moines do people land kite? My in-laws live in Johnston, so I'm down in the area fairly often. It would be great to meet up sometime to share the stoke.
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[*] posted on 3-5-2012 at 07:21 PM


Anyone using the warm south wind that is forecast tomorrow?
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[*] posted on 3-7-2012 at 09:26 PM


Henjj- I use to live in boji before I moved to California. I'll bring my kite to wakefest this yr and do some land boarding!
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[*] posted on 3-7-2012 at 09:59 PM


Sounds good man. I've been scoping out fields around here that will work. When I first got the land board, I thought the harvested bean fields would work great, but the stubble is too sharp for land board tires. That leaves the alfalfa fields and grass fields. I had a pretty good session yesterday down in Rockwell City at the Jr. High playing field.

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[*] posted on 3-19-2012 at 08:36 PM


whoa! haven't been on here forever! flyjump told me people have been posting on here. my number is (210)896-1931. i live in polk city right now and am back in school but feel free to hit me up to go kiting! i am on spring break this week also.

really the only reliable place as far as wind is the field in front of Valley South Woods in West Des Moines.

There is a good field in Ankeny too but they always have people working the soccer complex that decided last year they will kick anyone off the fields not using it for soccer purposes. every now and again i run out there and see if i don't get kicked off lol.

There are a few other fields but all of them add to the already horrible gusts Des Moines has already (I.E. Waterworks Park or the Johnston Library).

DMACC Ankeny Campus has an awesome field if your not using a board but the terrain is too jacked up to board on.
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[*] posted on 4-4-2012 at 01:45 PM


16-25 and nice out... not gonna get much better than that in Des Moines. Hit me up if you want to go out today! I'm headed to Valley South Woods..... PRONTO!!!!

My number is on the post before this.
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[*] posted on 5-3-2012 at 05:56 PM


Joe et al

Nice to know there are some kiters in central Ia. Have been learning on my own here in Ames; still a newby.

Will give a shout in a couple weeks when work settles down a bit.

Thanks for putting out the shout,


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[*] posted on 9-8-2012 at 10:37 PM


I am living in Ames now for school. Hit me up!!!!! Went out today and yesterday. I have been going next to the Lied Fitness Center in the soccer/football area and down on grand and 4th street in that baseball/volleyball/field goal area lol. Know any other good spots where it is mowed and open enough?
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