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28/11/2010 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 28 November 2010 · 50 views

The snow that was forecast for today earlier in the week did not arrive but the Canada Geese made their first appearance close to our regular field.

It was another 2mph day so the Zens were put through their paces again along with a Rev 1 with Zen spars.

Once again I was surprised by the way the Zen can fly to the top of the window and with some care, in rising air, beyond the zenith. Even though the temperature was below zero (celsius) in the shade the sun had a warming effect and was obviously generating thermal air movements. This was also manifest in the 90 degree 'wind' shifts we felt at ground level.

It is quite dis-orientating looking up vertically and hanging onto a thermal by circling around but it is an amazing sensation. Falling off the top may mean a walk to untangle a kite that has looped itself in an unrecoverable way but is by no means a walk of shame <grins>

Felix




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