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12/06/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 12 June 2011 - - - - - - · 223 views

The forecast seen last Sunday was correct. It was wet on Blackheath today meaning that since returning from Cervia it has been blustery or wet every Sunday. Seems like we had Summer back before Easter...At least it was not too windy at c10:30am to put up full 1.5 sails with Race Rods but not much more than an hour later the decision was not to get another...

05/06/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 05 June 2011 - - - - - - · 218 views

A slight respite today, 1.5 Standard Vented 4 wrap was good for a late 11:00am start but thickening high cloud turned to rain early in the afternoon.The current forecast is for rain next Sunday as well, maybe making up for the drought, this Spring, in SE England. I will take the wet weather gear, just to be sure...Just before leaving Blackheath today we d...

29/05/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 29 May 2011 - - - - - - · 187 views

Blustery... the needle is stuck! I remember Bart complaining about local conditions in Canada but thankfully a more seasonal anticyclonic system will be back in place over the UK by next weekend. No doubt the Exmouth contingent will have a good time with my iQuad kite sets in the lighter conditions.Today on Blackheath we saw an 'uncalled' LE e...

22/05/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 22 May 2011 - - - - - - · 172 views

Another blustery day but no question about framing. Four wrap super vented was OK but flying alongside 4 wrap standard vented it was clear that conditions were marginal. Last year at Washington/Sunderland and Margate we experienced summertime conditions where the only viable kites were the ones that we were flying. The SLKs could not cope with English sum...

15/05/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 15 May 2011 - - - - - - · 148 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 - - - - - - · 113 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 - - - - - - · 128 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 - - - - - - · 140 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 - - - - - - · 423 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 - - - - - - · 486 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,...

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