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[*] posted on 3-9-2017 at 06:00 PM


What is the difference between #1 and #2 ?




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[*] posted on 3-9-2017 at 07:11 PM


My son Joey and I have just registered!
I'm not sure what dates exactly, but count us in.
Does the hotel code expire?
Will I have to bring extra tires?
Will Jeff (Bigkid) be available on the way down to pick up the new used quiver?
Should I ski on the way down or just get to the playa?
A few details to work out, but add a couple Wilsons to the list.
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[*] posted on 3-9-2017 at 10:08 PM


Ok so just to verify on the shirts:
#1 is the white art
#2 is the black art
?




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[*] posted on 3-9-2017 at 10:49 PM


#1 - Black Shirt, White Art
#2 - Grey Shirt, Black Art

Room Code expires 3/11/2017 at 11:59pm PDT




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[*] posted on 3-10-2017 at 10:37 AM


Quote: Originally posted by ColinW  
My son Joey and I have just registered!
I'm not sure what dates exactly, but count us in.
Does the hotel code expire?
Will I have to bring extra tires?
Will Jeff (Bigkid) be available on the way down to pick up the new used quiver?
Should I ski on the way down or just get to the playa?
A few details to work out, but add a couple Wilsons to the list.
colin


Colin, we saw your registration come through. Welcome!

The dates are March 27 - 31. It's front and center on the home page and registration page of the web site. You are welcome to come early and/or stay after the event.
Extra tires depends on how good your current tires are and how fast/aggressively you ride. You can burn through a set of tires in an hour or have a set last for years.
Skiing is good if you have the extra time. Lots of snow in CO and UT.
Jeff is not registered for the event.




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[*] posted on 3-10-2017 at 02:43 PM


Morrie I ordered a long sleeve shirt and the charge came through but nothing was added for shipping. Let me know how much I need to send you for shipping. Thanks, Larry.



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[*] posted on 3-10-2017 at 05:27 PM


Colin,

If you are driving through Seattle on the way down I am pretty sure you can work something out with Jeff. He won't be going to IBX though.

The hotel code doesn't save a lot over the regular week night discount. The saving is more on the weekends.

I would snowkite on the way down or home but I wouldn't miss an event day on the Playa for it? The dinner and awards night is Friday so you may want to be there for that?

Great to see others representing the Great White North. Hope you make it over the boarder !




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[*] posted on 3-10-2017 at 09:24 PM


Colin, if you have the time and want to add 300km and a couple of days to your trip go east to Fairview Utah and snowkite Skyline. Macboy and I did it on our way to NABX 2010 and it was an experience to add to the bucket list for me.

Have a great trip.




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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 01:05 PM


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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 08:57 PM


Y'all have fun and be safe,.... still a little longer to wait for JIBE,... much love to the Kite brothers in the country's midsection!!! :wee:



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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 10:51 PM


Once again real life crushes my buggy fantasies. Oh cruel world. Why do you mock me so? Not gonna make guys. Sorry I thought this was going to be a sure thing. I guess I'll just have to shoot for SOBB. Don't have tooo much fun without me...screw that...kick ass & take names... Get it on video and post that #@%$#! so I can live vicariously.



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[*] posted on 3-18-2017 at 12:02 PM


I am flying to IBX and must make a choice in packing.

My check in bag is packed. I managed my Coyotes ( wheels in carry on ) 4 kites and safety pads in just under 50lbs.

At this point it looks like I can manage the wheels and what I need to live for 2 weeks in my ( phantom ) carry on bag.

Having to pack light is killing me. I am used to throwing in every kite I could possibly need, spare bars, lines etc.. It is easy when driving to SOBB. Fortunately packing for high winds is conducive. Living in a low wind environment I feel unprepared without an 18 or 19m + the extra bars and lines that go with them.

Ken #1 is kind enough to squeeze my buggy in his van.

Fortunately this isn't my 1st X. I feel confident I have the bare minimum to have a great time. If I have a breakdown I'll have tiny tools and a spare wheel for the Coyotes but will be at the mercy of the group if my old buggy or kite gear busts. Hope I don't have to go there but I am glad I will have such a great group to back me. :cool:




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[*] posted on 3-18-2017 at 03:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bladerunner  
I am flying to IBX and must make a choice in packing.

My check in bag is packed. I managed my Coyotes ( wheels in carry on ) 4 kites and safety pads in just under 50lbs.

At this point it looks like I can manage the wheels and what I need to live for 2 weeks in my ( phantom ) carry on bag.

Having to pack light is killing me. I am used to throwing in every kite I could possibly need, spare bars, lines etc.. It is easy when driving to SOBB. Fortunately packing for high winds is conducive. Living in a low wind environment I feel unprepared without an 18 or 19m + the extra bars and lines that go with them.

Ken #1 is kind enough to squeeze my buggy in his van.

Fortunately this isn't my 1st X. I feel confident I have the bare minimum to have a great time. If I have a breakdown I'll have tiny tools and a spare wheel for the Coyotes but will be at the mercy of the group if my old buggy or kite gear busts. Hope I don't have to go there but I am glad I will have such a great group to back me. :cool:


Ken(2) - I've got some metropolis SUV frames and wheels collecting dust in my garage. I'll bring them with me to IBX (getting there Monday). They can be a spare for you if you blow out your Coyotes. I'm not looking to sell them; just want to help out a fellow tribesman!

Here's a pic of them: http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=32322




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[*] posted on 3-18-2017 at 11:17 PM


Ken (blade runner)
Joey and I are driving to ibx. Leaving this Friday the 24th.
Will have extra room in the back of the pickup if you want us to haul some gear.
I am actually in Vancouver this weekend ( shipping my elder son to Thailand), so I can pick up tomorrow Sunday mar 19. If you'd like.
Probably best to email me. Address should be in my profile. If not, post here pls
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[*] posted on 3-19-2017 at 09:39 AM


Thanks Guys,

Steve, I have packed one complete spare wheel. I will be good for 1 blow out. I hope to think I am covered but if you have room and don't mind throwing them in as insurance that would be cool!

Colin,

Thanks for the offer. We have a history here of people taking advantage of those driving down. I KNOW Ken 1 would have taken anything I left with him. I just don't want to be " that guy ". I know from experience that my 18 and 19m kites would get almost no use. I would think twice before using my SA on the playa if I wasn't sure it would stay up. I have had folks take down stuff I never used and felt terrible about it.

I am pretty sure I have my bases covered. I missed the last couple of years on Ivanpah and was just kind of in in shock at the whole having to travel light thing again. My big adventure starts Tuesday!

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[*] posted on 3-19-2017 at 12:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bladerunner  

Steve, I have packed one complete spare wheel. I will be good for 1 blow out. I hope to think I am covered but if you have room and don't mind throwing them in as insurance that would be cool!

WoopWoop KiteLoop



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Consider it done Ken.




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Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 3-22-2017 at 01:29 PM


Anyone swinging through Sacramento on their way to IBX? Haha, longshot I know but figured I'd ask. I am trying to figure out a way out there, but won't be able to use the truck so it may not be in the cards this year. There's no way my buggy will fit in the car. ;)

Looked into flying too but then there's the logistical nightmare of getting all the equipment out there.




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[*] posted on 3-22-2017 at 10:02 PM


Dirk Henza will be heading to IBX from Livermore. He is ScrewyFits on here. You might be able to take some stuff down to him if he has room.



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[*] posted on 3-24-2017 at 07:59 AM


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Yup, I'm getting worked up. Slept for about six hours and then up and into my office at about 3:30 AM. I laid out and organized all of my gear in my garage yesterday and now I'm thinking, thinking, thinking! I just went out in the garage and moved where I'm tethering my safety leash to my harness (again), that sort of thinking. I haven't had a kite in the air for about six months and I haven't actually flown any of my primary kites that I'm bringing with me as they are all brand new upgraded models of former loves. They've all been out of their bags and checked over but it just isn't the same. That has me thinking too...

What can I say? You should see me the night before a big powder day. I'm 56 years old, but I'm still up at 0:dark:30, all excited like a kid on Christmas eve. ;)

One piece of good news (at least in my book). Some decent (but not too decent) winds look to be blowing into Ivanpah Monday. Latest predictions has the 30+ mph wind gusts that had been in the long-range forecast for Monday now not showing up until Tuesday. Monday's winds now looking more like teens and low 20's. This is a relief to me. I'm not ashamed to admit that I was getting a little "puckered" at the thought of coming out of the chute and launching a brand new kite in 30+ winds (on the playa no less) after half a year out of the saddle. :o

Way beyond the fun of the kiting and buggying (which will surely be a blast) I most look forward to spending time with friends old and new. What an event! A huge shout out to Sean, Kelly, Dirk, Brian, Mike, Bobby, Jimmy, and of course Morrie! Gentleman, thank you so much for pulling this together (again)!




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Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 3-25-2017 at 06:25 PM


Hello fellas,

I'll be traveling to IBX as a first timer and will be bringing my 4m & 6m peak 2's along with my landboard. With that said, I was wondering if anybody has any experience in regards to air travel and tire pressure. I read a few articles and people have recommended that I should partly deflate the tires as the psi could increase with the higher altitude. Does anybody agree with this? I'll probably bring my electric air pumper as well. Thanks.
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Quote: Originally posted by matt_a_s  
Hello fellas,

I'll be traveling to IBX as a first timer and will be bringing my 4m & 6m peak 2's along with my landboard. With that said, I was wondering if anybody has any experience in regards to air travel and tire pressure. I read a few articles and people have recommended that I should partly deflate the tires as the psi could increase with the higher altitude. Does anybody agree with this? I'll probably bring my electric air pumper as well. Thanks.


Altitude can certainly increase tire pressure. It takes only seconds to reinflate so why take the risk? I'm heading down Monday morning and will have an air pump. For the forecasted wind conditions those are two great kites.

Do you have good padding, helmet and gloves? As a first timer please know that the playa is as hard as concrete and as rough as 40wt sandpaper. I've kite skated on it in what amounted to body armor and was glad I was wearing every speck of it.

I've got a hip girdle that I was planning to bring down which if you don't have you might want to borrow.




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Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 3-26-2017 at 07:13 AM


Dang, I'm getting psyched! :wee:

Winds look to be great all week, along with the sun and temps. Hot damn!

1st world problem: if the wind forecast holds I won't likely be able to try out my new 12m P3. :D




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Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 3-27-2017 at 06:48 AM


2 more days at work and we will be heading off for the Playa.
I'm guessing we get there some time around midnight to 1am.
The buggys have been serviced and the wheels are rolling fast.
Looking at the weather it is gonna be small kite fun




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[*] posted on 3-27-2017 at 08:19 AM


Naw. You will definitely be able to use it exactly once.

Then your wife will be selling all your stuff at an estate sale.

But, being the friend I am...I will hold your beer.

Paul

Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
Dang, I'm getting psyched! :wee:

Winds look to be great all week, along with the sun and temps. Hot damn!

1st world problem: if the wind forecast holds I won't likely be able to try out my new 12m P3. :D
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Mark and I will be there. Join us if you can!

Primm Valley Casino. 830 am. Pancake House. Tuesday.

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[*] posted on 3-28-2017 at 04:44 AM


So Day 1 was EPIC! Winds were shall we say, brisk. My wind meter maxed out at 53 mph and I didn't measure the strongest ones that came through. Lots and lots of gusts in the high 40s. A few beasts came through that created "brown out" conditions and pretty much cleared the deck, much like huge waves can do in a crowded surf line. I just made up that expression "brown out" but it actually works surprisingly well. Brown out like a white out with snow but instead with sand, and brown out (Code Brown) if you were riding or sailing when it came through.

I made the mistake of not tying down my buggy for one of these (I was parked at base at the time) and it took off and went down wind about a mile or so. Amy Alden almost caught it twice and a great fellow named John eventually drove down and picked it up in his pickup. Crazy day!




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Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m, 5.5m, 7.5m, 9.5m, 12.5m);
Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

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Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 3-28-2017 at 06:29 AM


Well now the juices are flowing.
We'll see you either this evening or in the morning.




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[*] posted on 3-28-2017 at 07:36 AM


Great 1st day. A new 1st for me. 1st time ever that my kite has been ripped out of my grip. Thanks Steve for chasing it down.

Looks like another code brown day!

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Kites: 2.5m Profoil , 4.9m QuadrifoilXL kitesurfer, 9m Flexi Blade II, NPW 5 Danger.
Flysurfer : 19m Speed 2 SA, 7m Pulse
Peter Lynn :18m Phantom, 15m Synergy, 10m Synergy, 1200 Farc, 460 Sarc, 130 Tarc, 5m Peel, 4.2m , 6.4, 8.5 C-Quads

Rides: Flexi / P.L. Frankin'Buggy , Shaped + straight skiis, sand skis, Coyote blades. Core 95 ATB. RKB R2 ATB .

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