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15/05/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 15 May 2011 - - - - - - · 118 views

It was Lee Sedgwick who suggested that we tighten the bungees back in c1990. 'More brakes' was a consensus which arrived very early on. Hovering horizontally with the leading edge up should never be easy... <grins>Today on Blackheath the breeze was variable in that confounding inland summer way. Vented 4 wrap one minute, full sail race the...

08/05/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 08 May 2011 - - - - - - · 91 views

After the relative calm of Berck and Cervia it was a blustery day on Blackheath to the extent that the Revolution Mega Vent had an airing with the 4 wrap frame.Earlier the standard JB vented 1.5 4 wrap frame had proved to be a bit of an arm aching handful in 'arm straight down' mode.Steve from Chicago found his way to Blackheath from his Hotel on...

02/05/2011 After Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 02 May 2011 - - - - - - · 94 views

A great week in Cervia following on from Berck. Two weeks of intensive kite flying has been a great start to the year.Mostly light breezes in Cervia, apart from the first evening we were there, the vented kites were not used. The Zens helped us keep kites in the air, particularly on the final day!The team first visited Cervia in 1997 following up in 1...

25/04/2011 After Berck

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 April 2011 - - - - - - · 93 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 - - - - - - · 395 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 - - - - - - · 456 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 - - - - - - · 495 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 - - - - - - · 462 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 - - - - - - · 209 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 - - - - - - · 267 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...

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