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25/04/2011 After Berck

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 April 2011 - - - - - - · 83 views

A great week in Berck with mostly light breezes except for the final day, Monday 25th April, when the vented kites came out of the bag for the first time at c9:00am and we stayed with them until leaving the field finally at about 3:30pm. (OK there was a short break for lunch <grins>)I just checked, in so far as I can, and it looks like the team ha...

17/04/2011 Victoria Park

Posted by Felix Mottram, 17 April 2011 - - - - - - · 378 views

The London Marathon takes over our usual pitch at Blackheath so a few of us met at the cricket field area at the eastern end of Victoria Park just the other side of the Motorway from the 2012 Olympic Stadium.At the start there was hardly any perceptible breeze so it was Zens with Race and a Rev1 with Zen spars. Most of the time any wind movement was shift...

10/04/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 10 April 2011 - - - - - - · 444 views

A quiet day on Blackheath in terms of the number of fliers and an easterly breeze that was a little above that was forecast earlier in the week. There was an opportunity for me to check lines and casually compare kites and spars. Today the full sail 1.5 JB Pro with green race rod against the mid vented version with standard race rods. Too many variables,...

03/04/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 03 April 2011 - - - - - - · 487 views

After a late start last weekend due to the start of summertime we did better today and were rewarded with mild and sunny conditions with plenty of evidence of the greening of the trees in Greenwich Park.Standard 1.5 Sails with race rods, to start with (four fliers), and, for us (The Decs that is), the almost complete novelty of flying to music when not...

27/03/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 27 March 2011 - - - - - - · 455 views

Summertime started today so it was an 11:00am start on Blackheath with the first green tinge evident on some of the trees beyond the wall of Greenwich Park.High hazy cloud gave a 'summery' look to the scene but the easterly wind was not exactly warm. It was race rods and full 1.5 sails again. Some consideration in flying planning was given to the...

20/03/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 20 March 2011 - - - - - - · 196 views

10:00am start and the first Spring weather fly with a light south westerly breeze and some warming high cloud broken sunshine.1.5 full sails with race rods were only occasionally stressed or left without direction. The fliers were taking the lazy option as no one could be bothered to call so mostly random flying followed by some silent following. Some int...

13/03/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 13 March 2011 - - - - - - · 254 views

Murky grey start c10:30am gradually resolved into a short spell of rain followed by a lifting cloud base and a moment of spring sunshine.A smooth light breeze so full sails with race rods, plenty of random flying before we fell in to a couple of runs through 'Plan A' the first of which was attempted without familiar team order. That is always a ch...

06/03/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 06 March 2011 - - - - - - · 116 views

Only an occasional glimmer of sunshine through chilly North Sea blown anticyclonic cloud cover today. The sunlit patches scudded across the heath without so much as a warming pause. The current forecast for next weekend is heavy snow...Anyway, another chance today to explore the sparing options for the 1.5 vented Pro. The Green Race Rods seemed to 'sp...

27/02/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 27 February 2011 - - - - - - · 154 views

A low turnout today despite the promise of early morning sunshine. The sunshine proved to be unreliable with a band of high level cloud drifting to the east but regenerating on the upwind edge. Just when you expect the clear blue sky to arrive another band of cloud appears limiting the effective warmth of the sun.Standard vented with race rods fitted the...

20/02/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 20 February 2011 - - - - - - · 131 views

In contrast to the last two windy weekends today was a light wind day with intermittent fine drizzle. Saturated lines tend to magically bind together, locking tight, even without wraps so there were some interesting fire drills today on the muddy field.The seven fliers alternated between flying six and seven and re-visited some of the themes developed ove...

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