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10/03/2013 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 10 March 2013 · 351 views

No sign of spring today.  Low grey clouds, wind north easterly with light precipitation, not quite sleet!
 
Full vented 1.5s, (my frame was green race) but it sometimes felt that the Xtra Vent would have been the warmer kite to fly given more movement on the ground.
 
Once again a mix of uncalled free flying with called episodes thrown in occasionally.  Of course it is easy to measure the capability to fly recognised moves but it can be much more interesting to improvise 'in the air' and find the space... As long as the fliers 'get the idea' the flying can be much more complex with a greater dynamic range. <grins>  Once again some of the close rotational moments were particularly inspiring.  Rolling the group of kites and rotating individually seems to really hit the mark.
 
We finished with a look at the four person 'sprocket' which is an interesting level of abstraction from the six or eight person version.
 
Felix
 
 
 
 




Sounds like a great day out.

You are so lucky to have a team to fly with regularly.

Keep it up Bro.

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I'm not actually sure if 'luck' comes into it.  In the 1990's the team turned up on Sundays quite often as I recall.  In the 2000's quite a few of them were based away from London so it became a bit more difficult.  I flew solo, mostly speed series.

 

Towards the end of the 2000's leading up to the 2008 events we began to get some new fliers on board who appreciated that weekly flying was 'a good idea'.

 

I very much appreciate the contribution that the fliers make by turning out most weekend, whatever the weather...

 

Felix

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