This was the summer of ’17

Our summer season came to an end, now i’m preparing for winter and the next summer.  So lets throwback at a beautiful time and beautifiul memories.

 

  1. Taiki-pus 
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Taiki-pus @Zeebrugge, BE

It is march 2017 i’m preparing to start the new summer season,

 

The first thing that came in mind was: Lets buy a new kite.

I bought a 15m octopus and gave hil the name Taiki-pus. our mascot.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Lentevliegeren @ Zeebrugge ,BE – Spring kiteing @Zeebrugge, BE

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Panoramic view of the kite area @Zeebrugge

The first meeting we participated in was the meeting in Zeebrugge, a small kite festival ideal for testing new things, kites , esuipment and the repairs that i did in the winter.

exept for my stuff there were many other kites to see

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3. Westende kite festival 

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Badges
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Kite,kites and more kites i even need a trailer to take them with me

Between Zeebrugge and Westende we skipped all festivals due to private reasons and weather conditions.

 

But in Westende i was present and i did bring something new.

 

 

 

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Koinobori’s first test flight @Cadzand, NL

May i present, our next big thing my (in the mean time, famous) Koinobori’s

 

I made them espacialy for this kite festival, this because its also the fisherman fair in Westende the exact same weekend.

 

 

bigger festivals means more and bigger kites,

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Octopus line laundry, From Martijn

 

 

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4. Holiday

After the first part of the kite festivals we did tak a break an i got on a holiday. But i didnt sit still, i had my kite and KAP gear with me. First stop, Campsite “De Kleine Wielen – Leeuwarden”

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campsite surrounded by water

 

you have also several smal and pitoresk villages

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the 2 villages: Paesens and Moddergat

 

i even took my gear to the island of texel

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famous lighthouse at the far end of Texel

 

 

5. Rijsbergse vlieger dagen

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Koinobori at night

 

the most special event i did this year, this is because i took my koinobori’s to the next level,

 

Koinobori’s nightfly mode,

some specs:

350 LED’s
30 AA batery’s
125m 2x 0,75mm2 Cu wire
Weight: to much but workable

 

we also had 2 beautiful days full of kiteflying and some rain

 

6. G-Sports Dendermonde

The last summer thing i did this year was G-sports dendermonde, a day of sport an fun for the people with special needs. a friend of mine that helped organised the meeting asked mee to take some aerials from the site.

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7. Ending of the summer season:

overal it was a verry fun season, making lots of new friends, adding a new crew member, buying new kites, doing some repairs,

 

C’ya

Steve

 

 

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