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Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators

09/01/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 09 January 2011 - - - - - - · 49 views

A cloudless day on Blackheath today.Jacob led six fliers through parallel Leader's Benefits/Felix and threaded 180 linear moves. We looked at some developments to the 'Ladder Up' start move which leads directly into the threaded column moves. Starting from the centre seemed to be quite effective. I must remember to follow through to the equiva...

02/01/2011 Dunstable

Posted by Felix Mottram, 02 January 2011 - - - - - - · 108 views

Arriving slightly ahead of schedule we had to wait a few minutes before the Cafe opened at 10:00am for 'breakfast' for some and a quick 'expresso' for others.Out on the field there was one thing missing, as in, the 6-8mph breeze that had been forecast. However, in the circumstances a valiant effort was made by everyone and we did get to fl...

26/12/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 December 2010 - - - - - - · 42 views

On the Blackwall Tunnel approach the flags were static, as if frozen.There was a slight air movement on the heath, even at 'c1 degrees Celcius below' hard to discern but at least it was mostly consistent. Although the bright sun did have a warming effect prior to high cloud filtering the effect there was little or no rising thermal circulation.I g...

19/12/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 19 December 2010 - - - - - - · 39 views

Arrived soon after 10:00am to find Martin already beginning to feel the chill. It may only have been 1 degree below freezing but it was a lazy wind.Full sail 1.5s with Race rods were just about at their limit but we flew some neat 'wrong order' following moves after extensive 'free for all' flying.For the uninitiated 'wrong order'...

12/12/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 12 December 2010 - - - - - - · 34 views

Managed a 'soon after 10:00am arrival' to find Martin flying his Zen. Set up in line but as the sun came out there was a distinct change in the wind speed so we switched to full 1.5 with Race Rods for some!We flew four and looked at the ways that a four block could be formed and the possibilities that follow from a 'different' order of...

05/12/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 05 December 2010 - - - - - - · 37 views

The remains of the snow that arrived in London during the week was still lying on Blackheath today.1.5s with Race Rods was the set-up today and we flew mostly 'randomly' with the occasional 'following line' and the odd call.It is interesting to learn how to watch the other kites and to move to the appropriate 'space' in the sky, in...

28/11/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 28 November 2010 - - - - - - · 49 views

The snow that was forecast for today earlier in the week did not arrive but the Canada Geese made their first appearance close to our regular field. It was another 2mph day so the Zens were put through their paces again along with a Rev 1 with Zen spars. Once again I was surprised by the way the Zen can fly to the top of the window and with some care, in...

21/11/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 21 November 2010 - - - - - - · 26 views

More worm casts underfoot with a northerly breeze and low cloud never quite breaking to brighten the scene. Martin lined us up with the church spire as the centre of the window and two lamp posts as the edge of the frame.Having started with Race Rods and the full 1.5 sail there came a point where the Standard Race Rods were looking stressed but the Green...

14/11/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 14 November 2010 - - - - - - · 25 views

Another 'soon after 10:00am' start and dry to begin with Zen focused day. We tried the Zen spars in the Decs JMH Rev 1s and they added a further twist to the range of kite/spar possibilities. With lightweight handles the lines transmitted a significant buzz from the kite, quite electrifying...Flying 5 in 1-2 mph was working well today with paralle...

07/11/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 07 November 2010 - - - - - - · 41 views

A bright start with cooler breezes from the North, light to begin with (soon after 10:00am) today. Forgot the sunglasses again!It was one step up from Zen conditions at the outset today so the sequence has been broken. At this stage there is nothing special to 'show' (as in video) for the Zen flying. They have the capability to carry on going...

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