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Bristol 12-13th September 2009

Posted by Felix Mottram, 15 September 2009 - - - - - - · 38 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 - - - - - - · 50 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 - - - - - - · 43 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 - - - - - - · 94 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 - - - - - - · 53 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...

9th August 2009, Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 10 August 2009 - - - - - - · 43 views

A light wind day with news of the [Edit, no capitalisation] Zen to contemplate.Parallel multiple diamonds with Jade and Ashley came about almost spontaneously.  I can envisage some moves being generated from 'not organised' interactive flying but as with 'the grid' a certain level of capability is required.  We did manage to lock up the th...

2nd August 2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 02 August 2009 - - - - - - · 35 views

Light to start but a Three Kite day on Blackheath, Standard, Mid and Vented.  I was intent on noting handle position and can confirm 'palm down' with minimal grip.  The line pressure holds the handles against the fingers...  I am very conscious of enabling a full pull past legs at thigh/knee level and making an effort to avoid 'body blocking...

26th July 2009 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 July 2009 - - - - - - · 48 views

After Dunstable last weekend, yet another windy Blackheath.  Ashley and Jade followed into some slo-mo flying without issue.I will have to figure out how to loosen up after the concentrated effort in order to avoid fatigue.  It is a bit like remembering to breathe in the mega fly...Felix

12th July 2009

Posted by Felix Mottram, 12 July 2009 - - - - - - · 38 views

Windy on Blackheath, 12-18 mph today.  Flying the 1.5 full vented trying to figure l/r arm transitions.  Keeping the handle set in a forward flight mode I was finding some 'long' movements to maintain altitude with a precise stop without wobble.  I wonder how anyone else can describe this 'snap' stop?FelixPS Please support Bristol 2009.......

4-5th July 2009 Washington/Sunderland Friendship Festival

Posted by Felix Mottram, 06 July 2009 - - - - - - · 62 views

It was a great weekend on the Northern Area Playing Fields at Washington, Tyne and Wear.  We flew eight and joined with Flying Squad/FLIC (Stephen, Susan/Ben, Caroline) and Mike Mossman for a 'mini' Mega Fly using the JMH Rev 1s and 1.5s with one of Mike's custom 1.5s.I hope that some images will be posted soon.

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