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09/03/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 09 March 2014 - - - - - - · 105 views

Some of us didn’t quite manage to arrive at 10:00am but it was not by much <grins>.
Who would not want to be out flying on this spring like day with the temperature approaching 20C?
Vented kites with race rods worked for most of the session but we switched to full sails with race in order to do some ‘team’ flying...

02/03/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 02 March 2014 - - - - - - · 106 views

It was bright to start c11:45am but the low cloud gradually thickened and the variable breeze rose incrementally.
Xtra Vent kites again but because of the lulls we went for green race which mostly coped except for some of the more sustained gusts.
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23/02/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 23 February 2014 - - - - - - · 126 views

22mph gusting to 38mph* is not really very comfortable for team flying so we did not attempt too much today with the Xtra Vents and 4 wrap rods.  However, a neat rolling ball materialized at one point before a gust prompted a quick but elegant un-winding fire drill…
The Xtra Vents ‘side slide’ and ‘reverse fly’ v...

16/02/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 16 February 2014 - - - - - - · 264 views

Clear blue skies today with a few ‘fluffy white clouds’ in contrast to the gales and torrential rain up to yesterday and meant full 1.5 sails and race rods. 
The occasionally shifting breeze allowed us to ‘perform’ for the passing Blackheath audience who were particularly vocal today.  It is strange, though, to ha...

09/02/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 09 February 2014 - - - - - - · 151 views

Xtra Vents with 4 wrap rods today for most of us but Maggie flew her vented Rev 2.  It was blustery but not quite as extreme as at Washington Tyne and Wear one year when almost all of the single line kites had been brought down but we still went ahead with a demo…
In difficult conditions ‘free flying’ can be the most viable...

02/02/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 02 February 2014 - - - - - - · 130 views

Didn’t travel last Sunday as the rain was due to start at 10am and continue until 3pm.  The forecast was correct. 
Mid Vents with Race Rods seemed appropriate today initially but the increasingly blustery airflow eventually meant that we switched to Full Vents, still with Race Rods.  The low cumulus built up gradually while we...

19/01/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 19 January 2014 - - - - - - · 213 views

Another 10:45am arrival today but it was warmer and drier than last weekend in the light, fairly steady, westerly breeze.  Full 1.5 sails with race rods worked fine except for one short interlude.  We ran through some of the four person routines in anticipation of the Cervia event.  Blackheath is great for watching the clouds and we we...

12/01/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 12 January 2014 - - - - - - · 163 views

It was a bright frosty start in Hackney but by the time we arrived on Blackheath c10:45 the grass was frost free.  On the way the flags were hanging down but the forecast breeze cut in as we walked onto the field.  Mid vents with race and full vents with race worked today. Rowan flew his new sail* and eventually found that inverted hovers w...

05/01/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 05 January 2014 - - - - - - · 138 views

We did not fly on New Years Day but flew six today from soon after 10:30am. Full sail 1.5s with Race Rods and 3 wrap worked most of the time but there were lulls when the Diamond Rods might have helped keep the team work going in the southerly breeze.  The darkness of the weather front approaching from the west, dampness in the air and increasin...

29/12/2013 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 29 December 2013 - - - - - - · 139 views

Clear blue skies today with occasional high cloud out to the west indicating the approaching but still distant weather front.  A SSW breeze was good in the main to put up a mixed set of 1.5 Mid Vents including Rowan’s new blue fade Pro with green race.  A very relaxed fly today with few incidents.  The bright sun was just strong...

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