John Barresi

15' Inflatable Caterpillar

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We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way.

A 15' Inflatable Caterpillar by Peter Lynn, from Gomberg Kites, roughly a $400 value!

The Caterpillar is a great ground bouncer! First of all, it is big – really big! The giant size from New Zealand is larger than a school bus. The ones made by GKPI are ten feet tall and fifty feel long. (Shown here.) That’s nearly the impact of a giant Octopus while still at the mid-sized price levels.

Second, the Caterpillar is designed to be children/abuse tolerant. There is nothing to grab hold of! We even let kids inside to look around!

You can sign up here.

Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/263, and will be drawn on July 1st, 2009!

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Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!

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Ahh, the micro bug ... 3 feet in diameter and 15 feet long. That would look cool on the festival field. And, if an IKE member won it, I'd get to enjoy it without the fuss of setting it up, taking it down, storing it, etc.. Wonder what my new odds are? Oh, but I've got a 4 1/2 year old grandson (insert violin music here) who'd go bonkers over it!

Thanks for the chance John.

Cheers,

Tom

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Neat prize.

How do I find out when my subscription expires ?

cheers

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Choccy, should be in your PayPal record, but I'll check tomorrow when I'm back in the office. :innocent:

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Kites like that make me smile, heck what am I saying, ANY kite makes me smile.

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dont have a ground bouncer yet .. i could use one

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PM sent Choccy. :innocent:

and email sent as your mailbox is ful :w00t:

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Response sent, made some room in the mailbox too.

Thanks.

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Very cool bouncer. After seeing all the cool nylon out at Grand Haven I realize how cool these are. The kids love them!! (I do too)

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interesting.... My 3 year old would be in love with this haha! Good thing I just subscribed B)

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Very cool Zack said if I don't win it I need to buy him 1.... B)

Mike

Fantastic!!! Win or loose, I'll get to see one on the flying field. Way to go Zack!!!

Cheers,

Tom

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I think Zack wants the giant size one.... B)

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Not very much, think a mid-sized parafoil... Breaks down pretty light. B)

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Not very much, think a mid-sized parafoil... Breaks down pretty light. B)

Three feet in diameter and 15 feet long with a full cover at one end and a partial cover at the other yields about 18 square yards of material ... add about 20% for the eyes, legs, etc and the total material should equal about 22 square yards. It's probably made out of 1.5 oz per square yard material ... the weight is not for a a true square yard, but close enough for an estimate ... so, that yields 33 oz. Add a little for thread, heams, rigging and it should weigh somewhere between two-and-a-half and three pounds.

Okay John, how close is that?

Cheers,

Tom

psst, the post office has a good scale ...

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I'll take it. I'm about due to win one! ;)

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getting close to the drawling .. i hope i win :)

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getting close to the drawling .. i hope i win :kid_drool:

Will you crawl inside it if you win ? :)

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getting close to the drawling .. i hope i win :kid_drool:

If I'm reading it correctly....we still have a month to go!

DARN! :)

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choccy . if you really want me to.. sure why not?? :)

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oooooo...droool!

Keeping everything crossed for another month is gonna hurt, but so be it!

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