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09/10/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 09 October 2011 - - - - - - · 50 views

The temperature is still not normal in London but not as hot as last weekend.Full vented with Race just about held up today in the lulls but were sometimes over powered. I'm going to tie some new leaders with close 'figure eight' knots as an Autumn project as I need some extra brake points.Four fliers today repeatedly 'rolled' the ball...

02/10/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 02 October 2011 - - - - - - · 40 views

Back to Blackheath today but obviously conditions were a little unusual for October with the thermometer at 29 degrees Celcius! I left the Heath at about 1:00pm to seek shelter from the sun.Stephen Versteegh has proposed Scheveningen as a Mega Team event for 2012 which is very exciting. I hope that everyone will be able to commit...Today was almost a...

25/09/2011 after Margate

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 September 2011 - - - - - - · 45 views

Margate proved that sometimes the sun can shine on the last weekend in September. We had two glorious days...The forecast southerly breeze arrived on Saturday morning after a brief time when the 'land sea breeze' (northerly) had the upper hand. A good day followed, albeit somewhat turbulent. We were using the Rev 1 sails and our standard 3 wrap sp...

19/09/2011 after Scheveningen

Posted by Felix Mottram, 19 September 2011 - - - - - - · 58 views

It was a very good weekend despite showers on Saturday and Sunday morning. 1.5 Vented sails were all we used, swapping from Race to 4 wrap on Saturday later in the afternoon. Race rods on Sunday!On Sunday afternoon the breeze which had been slightly offshore rather than along the beach gently swung through about 90 degrees to a steady onshore which la...

11/09/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 11 September 2011 - - - - - - · 82 views

Vented 1.5s with 4 wrap in gradually strengthening SW breezes today. We had a visit from a scout for 'Britain's Got Talent' and suggested that a Mega Fly might be a contender. I did mention the 100 number and explained the logistical issues. (NB I am aware that we do not have 100 UK fliers anyway!)On a more practical level we tried a '...

04/09/2011 Bristol

Posted by Felix Mottram, 04 September 2011 - - - - - - · 65 views

Another great weekend. The weather held* and the crowds turned up to the 25th Bristol event. The Decs have, I think, attended 21 times as a team. I missed the 2006 one!With the Olympics taking place next year in the UK the Bristol Kite event is will not occur in 2012. I do hope that it will go ahead in 2013!Felix*We used Rev1, Rev1.5 and Vented1.5...

29/08/2011 Portsmouth

Posted by Felix Mottram, 29 August 2011 - - - - - - · 58 views

A great weekend in Portsmouth even if the promised arena boundaries never arrived and the PA was only 'fully' operational on Sunday thanks to the efforts of Jon and Gill.The 2pm Mega Fly on Sunday drew the crowds and did not 'interrupt' the main arena events especially after the 'prolonged' shower had curtailed the time available....

21/08/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 21 August 2011 - - - - - - · 70 views

Lighter breezes today full 1.5 sail with Race Rods. I had been worried that the tracking moves that I had been working on with the vented kites over the last couple of weeks would not translate back onto the full sail but today I found that everything worked just fine.* Taking it onto the team kites without the JB panelled sail structure will be the next...

14/08/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 14 August 2011 - - - - - - · 70 views

Vented 1.5 with green race today for me. Warmer than last weekend but still the occasional dark grey cloud passing low. No rain or thunder risk today...Ad hoc flying mostly avoiding anything that looked like a follow. With only three kites today we saw some drifting cogs and rotations. Some of those rotating moves can be executed quite passively as others...

07/08/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 07 August 2011 - - - - - - · 75 views

Bright and breezy start so full vented and 4 wrap.Applying 'light wind technique' to flying the vented kites has been my objective for some time now and today was another opportunity to test the concept further. From a practical point of view my 'test' is to fly the kite as slowly as is possible without ending up with 'tired' muscl...

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