MONTROSE IKO CERTIFICATION DAY?!

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MONTROSE IKO CERTIFICATION DAY?!

Postby Like To Kite » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:33 pm

Hello Chicago Riders!

It's great to be back in town visiting with friends and family until July 9th. Hopefully see a lot of you guys out there this Saturday at Blues Fest!

I've had a little interest in another IKO certification day at Montrose. I could do most weekdays and the weekend of June 22/23. Is anyone else interested in getting their IKO certification to be able to ride Montrose Beach? If so, Skysurfer Mike and I will organize another day at Montrose. Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you!
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Re: MONTROSE IKO CERTIFICATION DAY?!

Postby skysurfr » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:58 am

How nice of you to spend a little of your vacation with us offering to do Certs!

Adrien and Amanda can coordinate this. I'd ask that you have 3-4 safety observers along the beach. They should be ready to go out and assist with a downed kite.
If the beach is empty, go ahead with the down kite practice. If it's full, intentionally dropping a kite upwind of the swim area might be asking for trouble? Maybe go down by the pier and do it there?

If Im home I'll be happy to come out.

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Re: MONTROSE IKO CERTIFICATION DAY?!

Postby Like To Kite » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:47 pm

Thanks Mike, sounds great! There's been a lot of interest in IKO certifications so there will definitely be an event. I totally agree about the self-rescue situation. This year, we'll do our self-rescue demonstration on the beach. That way, there is no danger to the public and I can also see/supervise better to ensure correct techniques are being used. More about the event later. I'm heading out the door to get to Blues Fest soon!
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Re: MONTROSE IKO CERTIFICATION DAY?!

Postby FullThrottle49 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:19 pm

Id love to do a cert anytime? ANychance tomorrow the 13th works? was planning on going to michigan city, but looks like there should be wind at montrose and Id love to get this out of the way.

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Re: MONTROSE IKO CERTIFICATION DAY?!

Postby fatdrunk » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:16 am

No sure who does the certification ... but please let me know when you guys have certification day. Call/txt 630-915-1563 tom
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Re: MONTROSE IKO CERTIFICATION DAY?!

Postby skysurfr » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:30 pm

Tom / All-

Amanda does certifications when she's in town.

As a reminder, you need to be certified to PASA Level 2 or IKO level L. We are looking for riders to "able to remain up-wind'.

Note: That's carefully worded... it doesn't say ..."go upwind" or go upwind like a rocket... it's just "remain upwind".

What need are safe riders who will be able to keep themselves and their kites away from the swim area and beach.

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Re: MONTROSE IKO CERTIFICATION DAY?!

Postby Like To Kite » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:34 am

Hello everyone,

I still hope to do certifications the weekend of the 22/23rd. I'll post more information and get back to all interested very soon. I'm hosting a wedding shower tomorrow so been super busy. Thanks and talk soon!
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Re: MONTROSE IKO CERTIFICATION DAY?!

Postby Like To Kite » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:38 pm

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