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28/06/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 28 June 2015 - - - - - - · 171 views

Driving towards Blackheath from Hackney it was apparent that the early morning sunshine was being overtaken by dense high cloud approaching from the north west.
The WSW breeze was fairly consistent under the scenic grey sky with only the occasional slow developing lulls.  Standard vented 1.5 sails with race rods were just right with very slow...

21/06/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 21 June 2015 - - - - - - · 135 views

A late start for me today, I arrived on the heath at about 11:30 am.
The breeze was basically from the west and some of the time it was about 17mph.  Xtra Vents were the kite of choice and by default 4 wrap spars.  It soon became evident that these were too heavy during the persistent lulls so we switched to Race Rods.  Temperatures...

14/06/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 14 June 2015 - - - - - - · 162 views

While other sites might have been in the low clouds today the drizzle mostly held off on Blackheath but the temperature was not summer like.  The mown grass reflected a normal season, as in somewhat brown, but the low grey clouds suggested an entirely different time of year!
The northerly breeze mostly held up the 1.5 vented sails with green...

07/06/2015 Basingstoke

Posted by Felix Mottram, 07 June 2015 - - - - - - · 165 views

Etienne and Veronique Veyres put a small bamboo and paper kite into the Cervia auction which I bought.  Pauline and Frances very kindly agreed to transport it back to the UK and Basingstoke was the earliest venue where we could meet so today we didn’t fly on Blackheath but arrived at the Basingstoke event just before midday.
There was a...

31/05/2015 After Exmouth

Posted by Felix Mottram, 31 May 2015 - - - - - - · 199 views

Driving west out of London on a sunny late May evening can be a bit dazzling.  Turning left at Bristol was a relief!
The slightly re-modelled Exmouth site was the venue for a complete presentation of the team kit, from 1.5 diamond framed to xtra vents with 4 wrap spars.
Along the way we did fly the JMH vented kites with diamond frames...

24/05/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 24 May 2015 - - - - - - · 152 views

A lighter westerly breeze today and given a level of variability it was difficult to choose the most appropriate sail.  Mid vent was about right and race rods made sense but full sail and full vented were also in the mix.
Rowan was back on the line today after the conclusion of the university examination season.  We did a couple of runs...

17/05/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 17 May 2015 - - - - - - · 149 views

Another somewhat blustery WSW airstream today and although it was mostly sunny there was a chill to the air which felt a bit unusual for the middle of May.
Vented 1.5s with green race today.  The closest that I got to re-visiting the longer lines was to locate them in the kite bags.  We were still shuffling old line sets after the Cervia...

10/05/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 10 May 2015 - - - - - - · 165 views

The Hackney ½ Marathon meant that there was only one route out this morning which happens to coincide with the way to Blackheath, more or less. 
A bright morning with a southerly breeze that was mostly just enough for 1.5 vented kites with race rods.  A brief team demo for an ‘interested’ passer by was all the formal fly...

04/05/2015 After Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 04 May 2015 - - - - - - · 206 views

I travelled to Cervia on Wednesday 29 th April arriving in time for some late afternoon flying.  Four full days followed with varying conditions, the highlight day being Saturday 2 nd May when the onshore breeze started early and firmed up sufficiently for a very well received arena performance towards the end of the afternoon.
Along the wa...

26/04/2015 Olympic Park/QE Park

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 April 2015 - - - - - - · 150 views

Blackheath was unavailable today because of the London Marathon so we met at the north end of the park just to the west end of the cycle circuit.  There is a small area of ‘lawn grass’ rather than the plantain infested area that we had used previously and as line preparation was on the agenda this was the better site.
It just happ...

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