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25/10/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 October 2009 - - - - - - · 31 views

It was sunny on Blackheath today as predicted.  Wind speed was probably 15-20mph so at the top end of comfort level with 1.5 vented on 4 wrap.A 'not very scientific' comparison between Bazzer Pro and early iQuad vented indicated that the [EDIT] 'new' kite is easier to hold on a straight line. <grins>Flying the kite consistently ver...

18/10/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 18 October 2009 - - - - - - · 32 views

Martin, Jade, Ashley and I put the four 2 wrap framed ex iQuad kites up when a light breeze finally arrived c12:30 today.They felt crisp and consistent despite our differing selection of handles.  15 inch would be my preference now for sure in light breezes.We flew some simple, but deliberately slow, following moves and had some applause from passers by....

11/10/2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 11 October 2009 - - - - - - · 40 views

The post office has not delivered the iQuad kites yet...No formal OSOW fly on Blackheath today.A good breeze so vented 1.5 on UL spars for me.  Treacle flying looking for straight arms as default.  Habits are difficult to break despite the obvious advantages.  Repetition is good for setting the precedent...Still waiting to hear from LOCOG.Felix  

Blackheath 04/10/2009

Posted by Felix Mottram, 04 October 2009 - - - - - - · 36 views

After the great hospitality laid on in Potsdam last weekend it seemed very quiet on Blackheath at 10:00am today.There was, however, a light breeze (c6mph) and no hard woody stems at ground level!In the interest of an ongoing discussion I set up the Pro B full sail with Race Rods on 13 inch handles and the Pro B  mid vented, also on Race Rods but with...

Potsdam (near Berlin) 26-27/09/2009

Posted by Felix Mottram, 27 September 2009 - - - - - - · 40 views

The team (6) flew to Potsdam on Friday.It was a great weekend, celebrating the 20 years since The Decs first visit to Berlin and our meeting with    Jørgen Møller Hansen.We flew with Team4Fun in difficult low wind conditions but the weather was gloriously sunny so everyone was happy.Felix  

Bristol 12-13th September 2009

Posted by Felix Mottram, 15 September 2009 - - - - - - · 34 views

Arrived on site Saturday morning c9:30am to find the arenas not staked but vehicles parked as anchors in the SLK area.  With the wind in the NE this arena is narrow and with inflatable structures for kids on the North side our traditional location was not viable.  I have to question whether these inflatable structures are appropriate at a kite festival gi...

6th September 2009 Blackheath, Rev2

Posted by Felix Mottram, 06 September 2009 - - - - - - · 43 views

It is a long time since I have flown a Rev2.  I set up the Race framed one kindly loaned to me by Baloo on my c50ft 90lb lines.  I also set up the Red-Orange-Yellow Sedgwick prototype which I have been re-building with contemporary fittings.  Jade lent me his 50ft lines!Both kites felt 'very' light but responded fantastically well to 'long...

29th - 31st August 2009 Portsmouth

Posted by Felix Mottram, 31 August 2009 - - - - - - · 33 views

A great weekend which included getting the 16 JMH kites (8 x 1.5 and 8 x 1) in flight with help from The Flying Squad and Sailor. (Thanks again J)I hope that images will be available somewhere eventually.There was limited space off arena during the festival after the special provision last year but we did manage to get some time between the funfair and th...

23rd August 2009, Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 23 August 2009 - - - - - - · 82 views

A glorious summers day with a rising southerly breeze and mostly clear skies, apart from vapour trails and some semblances of lenticular clouds.10mph plus so JB 1.5 vented from the outset.  Jade, Jacob, Ashley and I worked through some of the Decs routine stuff.  Prior to Jacob's arrival we flew 'ad-hoc' with some great 'present and respon...

16th August, 2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 16 August 2009 - - - - - - · 43 views

After our visit to 'Humber Woodland of Remembrance' on Friday I realised that although 120ft lines were OK on that occasion it might very well be useful to have shorter sets available for tighter spaces in the future.  It is a long time since I flew on short lines.  The Decs were flying on 125ft lines prior to the 2008 events.I ran out a c50ft set...

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