Our first team visit to Grand Haven….
May 18-20, 2007
iQuad’s first visit to Grand Haven, Mike Kory’s first time filling in on the team along with John Barresi, Steve de Rooy, Todd Rudolph, JD Fabich and David Hathaway.
We had lots of fun flying around the Gombergs’ octopus, and even did a small mega fly with Lee Sedgwick and Sam Ritter.
“Thanks once again for blessing West Michigan with iQuad’s presence at the Grand Haven Kite Festival. I saw your demonstrations late afternoon on Friday and all day Saturday. I wanted more than anything to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed keeping up with your team over the past year via your website and videos posted on YouTube. If you remember, I wrote you after last year’s Michigan festival (which, by the way, I was so excited that you used my email on your website. I immediately screamed the first time I saw it and yelled for my family to come see it. Thank you!) that 2007 was the first year I’d been to a kite festival.”
“Flying is amazing. As long as the winds are right, I can lose absolute track of time. Once last year, I passed nearly 4 hours in what seemed just a few minutes. It’s so hard to put into words what I feel when I’m flying. And now that I FINALLY have my own kite, it’s even more awesome!”
May 20th, 2007
“I just got home from spending the weekend at the Kite Festival in Grand Haven, Michigan. This is the first ever kite festival I’ve been to. I never knew much about kite flying before this weekend and I can see how one can get hooked on this sport. I was truly and honestly stunned at the amazing talent and beauty of the kite demonstrations, one of my favorites being the iQuad team. I loved watched your team’s demonstrations. Each performance reflected your members’ amazing skill at handling the kites and together, the demos were a mixture of science, art, dance and beauty. I was overwhelmed to the point of tears it was so amazing. My 4-year old son really liked watching your team, too.”
“I just wanted to write and say thank you for helping to make this a magical weekend for my family. I’m going to be attending more kite festivals in the future and hope to get the pleasure of watching iQuad again.”