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19/01/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 19 January 2014 - - - - - - · 221 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 - - - - - - · 173 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 - - - - - - · 147 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 - - - - - - · 149 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...

26/12/2013 Boxing Day on Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 December 2013 - - - - - - · 158 views

Headed towards the Blackwall Tunnel it looked as if fog was burning off Canary Wharf and the buildings were emerging into the sunshine.  It turned out that this was the reverse of what was actually happening and the field at Blackheath gradually became enveloped in the fog. It was a mostly steady breeze by way of consolation so the full vented k...

22/12/2013 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 22 December 2013 - - - - - - · 133 views

11:00am on the Heath today after negotiating an A12 closure and using the Crisp Street alternative route.  Full vent with race rods mostly coped with the blustery airstream but by the end of the session it felt like hard work filling the gaps when we were left without airflow when putting team moves together. Bright and sunny most of the time to...

15/12/2013 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 15 December 2013 - - - - - - · 148 views

A late start today, c11:30 as I am still slightly on Florida time.  Did get a last fly last Tuesday on Miami Beach in the super smooth on-shore breeze.  Back to grey skies, intermittent drizzle, rain and a proliferation of worm casts on Blackheath today. Switched back to 120ft lines without issue but noticed a disparity between the bridle c...

After Miami Beach 9/12/2013

Posted by Felix Mottram, 09 December 2013 - - - - - - · 316 views

Thursday to Sunday we did get out on the beach in the morning. On Thursday we set up close to the water opposite our hotel c8:30 and having switched to the shorter line sets started to fly the the full vented 4 wrap iQuad training kites in the smooth onshore breeze.  Rich Comras arrived at about 9:30 and while he was setting up his kite the life...

24/11/2013 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 24 November 2013 - - - - - - · 392 views

It has been an intense week in anticipation of Thursday’s HMRC inspection which was a gruelling four hour meeting. Glad to set off for Blackheath today for a head clearing moment!  c11:00am arrival and Martin and Maggie were changing to full sails with race rods.  The breeze occasionally dropped off or peaked but most of the time it w...

17/11/2013 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 17 November 2013 - - - - - - · 205 views

Anticyclonic murk today with a very slight easterly air movement.  Hard to call it a breeze!  Standard sails with Diamond rods occasionally worked for team flying.  We should probably have got out the Zens and Robertshaws for comparative purposes but all six fliers were content to fly the 1.5 sail as and when possible. I spent quite a...

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