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When the Wind Leaves Your Sails?

Posted by bartman, 20 June 2012 - - - - - - · 1,073 views

It may be the weather (endless rain, cold howling wind or no wind) or it may be exhaustion (on-going basement renovation, garage being built and more landscaping using up every spare minute of my days) but lately I've found it extremely difficult to even work up the desire to put a kite in the air let alone actually do it.I went out once in the usual...

I Want to Ride My Bicycle...

Posted by bartman, 30 September 2011 - - - - - - · 577 views

The "Tumble" or "Cartwheel" but more accurately called the "Travelling Bicycle" kite maneuver is an interesting thing to wrap my head around.  This blog is more for my own mental clarification of the goal than to "teach" anyone anything or relate and interesting story.  It gives some insight into how my mind works for those...

WSIKF - 2011

Posted by bartman, 14 August 2011 - - - - - - · 687 views

Summary: It's been just under three weeks now since WSIKF finished up for 2011 and I've had lots of time to let everything sink in.Like hearing too much about a blockbuster movie and having all sorts of expectations only to be disappointed by the final film is sort of how I felt things may go this year. I'd been looking forward to this trip fo...

Windscape 2011

Posted by bartman, 11 July 2011 - - - - - - · 623 views

Wow, what a festival!June 25 and 26 in mostly 30 - 50 kph winds both days.  Saturday was sunny with partial clouds whereas Sunday was mostly cloudy with a couple rain storms moving through and cold winds. As someone said, as everyone huddled in a shelter during one one of the wind/rain storms, "Better more wind than no wind."Saturday probably...

2010 - the year in review

Posted by bartman, 19 December 2010 - - - - - - · 484 views

My season starts, ideally, in March but realistically, and lately, in May.  This year was the worst start yet with weather (read snow and torrential rain well above normal amounts) that did not suit my fair-weather flying.  We didn't really see the rain slow down until the day before our Windscape festival which is mid June!  All in all I had only...

WSIKF - 2010

Posted by bartman, 16 August 2010 - * * * * * · 469 views

Summary:      Wow.  I had considered this festival and this trip more of a,"I'll do it once for the experience, but that's it" sort of deal.  I didn't realize how many emotions and levels of thought with new ideas and new friends would be invoked.  Frankly, it is difficult to even put it all into words without just saying,...

Who/What Has Inspired You to Fly?

Posted by bartman, 22 July 2010 - - - - - - · 506 views

Was it something or someone that got you into this Revolution obsession or did you pick it up on your own and just love it?  Let's hear your story!My story was long in the making with my initial exposure to the Rev based strictly on seeing an ad in some magazine (maybe Kitelines ?) when I was still flurting with my short lived interest in dual lin...

Windscape Kite Festival 2010

Posted by bartman, 22 June 2010 - - - - - - · 334 views

I'm not sure how the organizers pulled this off, but over the last 50 days here 40 of them have had either snow or rain, but the festival weekend was rain free during the day!  Winds were up and down, but overall more kites were in the air than on the ground so that's always great and the nice weather also brought out record crowds!Friday...

“The universe is uncanny at serving up what we need the most, in the guise of things we fear the most.”

Posted by bartman, 08 April 2010 - * * * * * · 256 views

"The universe is uncanny at serving up what we need the most, in the guise of things we fear the most."   A friend of mine told me this (you all know him as JB) during a private discussion regarding WSIKF.  This blog will be a bit different than what I normally would write about.  A little bit more personal and a bit less about Rev flying per se b...

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