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#41 mousieo

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 08:41 AM

The evil flying Monkey kidnapped me and flew off into the sunset..... ???

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 09:19 AM

I see, so was it something like this mousieo?

The mouse and the monkey went to fly a beautiful pea green kite.
The took some money and plenty of honey so Baloo would feel alright.
For mile after mile Monkey galloped in style, but the kite never once left the ground.
You're traveling too slow said a passing crow, try reaching the speed of sound.
So he put on a spurt, my God how it hurt!
The soles of his feet caught on fire.
There were great clouds of steam as he raced through a stream
But the kite didn't get any higher.
Racing on through the night Monkey's knees caught alight,
smoke billowed out from his rear!
Then quick to his aid came the Fire Brigade,
who chased him for over a year.

Many moons passed, did Monkey ever fly,
did his kite reach for the sun?
Well, I just heard today
that he's well on his way.
He's passing Albuquerque at one!
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Posted 19 April 2008 - 09:20 AM

I now expect that everyone involved should get their acts together and deliver a presentation based on the grid flying proposal.

Ha, someone must bring a bullwhip and matching bullhorn for Felix. :blue-cool:

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#44 Felix Mottram

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 02:50 PM

Ha, someone must bring a bullwhip and matching bullhorn for Felix. :blue-cool:


Well, where have you been all this time? You have had the best part of twenty years to get up to speed. I cannot wait for ever!!!!

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 05:24 PM

Ha ha! This is gonna be fun. ;)

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 11:50 PM

Ha ha! This is gonna be fun. ;)


What!! ......a shoot out between iQuad and the Decorators? ....something from Deliverance on the PA.....the crowd of good ol' mountain boys leering over the rope getting to call it....bring it on....what a hoot. :ani_yahoo:

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 01:11 AM

I see, so was it something like this mousieo?

The mouse and the monkey went to fly a beautiful pea green kite.
The took some money and plenty of honey so Baloo would feel alright.
For mile after mile Monkey galloped in style, but the kite never once left the ground.
You're traveling too slow said a passing crow, try reaching the speed of sound.
So he put on a spurt, my God how it hurt!
The soles of his feet caught on fire.
There were great clouds of steam as he raced through a stream
But the kite didn't get any higher.
Racing on through the night Monkey's knees caught alight,
smoke billowed out from his rear!
Then quick to his aid came the Fire Brigade,
who chased him for over a year.

Many moons passed, did Monkey ever fly,
did his kite reach for the sun?
Well, I just heard today
that he's well on his way.
He's passing Albuquerque at one!




Hahaha.. what dey said.. oh too good. Ever thought about writing some children's books? lol Either that, or share what your drinking lol.. big hugs.
Truly that ws great.
Mousie

#48 Felix Mottram

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 04:08 AM

What!! ......a shoot out between iQuad and the Decorators? ....something from Deliverance on the PA.....the crowd of good ol' mountain boys leering over the rope getting to call it....bring it on....what a hoot. :ani_yahoo:


It was Robbie Sugerman who turned up at Blackheath (as I recall) with a 'Neots' Omega that started 'our' interest!

I could never cope with figuring out or remembering routines so relied on the rest of the team to look after those details. Same now as it ever was <grins>

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 04:16 AM

Hahaha.. what dey said.. oh too good. Ever thought about writing some children's books? lol Either that, or share what your drinking lol.. big hugs.
Truly that ws great.
Mousie

Can't claim originality I am afraid. It was two or three other people's work with a few edits to make it fit - mainly the late Spike Milligan. A man of truly galatic talent IMHO, and whose grave I am not worthy to pay my respects at.

Oh and BTW, it was a rather cheeky little Merlot from California of all places; I am trying not to get old, just well marinated.
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Posted 25 May 2008 - 06:03 AM

The first time i saw a Rev was at the Bristol kite festival back in the early 90's, and seeing them fly was amazing..

I flew Delta's for a while then one day at a kite shop i found a second hand RevII, so took the plunge.....not the best one to start with!!!! Lots of crashes and getting frustrated i was about to give up.
I was a a local Kite club meeting and i asked someone to take a look, and they flew it no problem at all, so i stuck with it, and then there was an article in a kite mag about making adjustable handle bridle, and that transformed my ability to fly it.
Then i bought a REV 1.5 SLE last September, and love it.

Flying the REV is just so relaxing, what more do you need???? Apart from more REV's :lol:
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#51 Felix Mottram

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 06:27 AM

The first time i saw a Rev was at the Bristol kite festival back in the early 90's, and seeing them fly was amazing..

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Flying the REV is just so relaxing, what more do you need???? Apart from more REV's :lol:


In the early 90's The Decs were at Bristol!

Which graphic did you see?

We've never been more relaxed, just about falling over.....

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 11:24 AM

In the early 90's The Decs were at Bristol!

Which graphic did you see?

We've never been more relaxed, just about falling over.....

Felix



Now your asking???? Too many years ago to remember that :lol: , i just remember saying "i'm getting myself one of those kites" and now i got two B)

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#53 Felix Mottram

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 01:21 PM

Now your asking???? Too many years ago to remember that :lol: , i just remember saying "i'm getting myself one of those kites" and now i got two B)

More on the horizon.......


Was it team flying that you saw?

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:22 AM

when did the mainly white sail with single coloured dashes debut ?
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#55 Felix Mottram

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:48 AM

when did the mainly white sail with single coloured dashes debut ?


I think that will have been 1995!

I think that the images on the site were taken when the kites were new...

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Bristol, England 1995
100 festivals celebrated with new graphics from Jørgen.The yellow kites landed first, the red and blue kites landed either side and the other two landed on the lines!

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:05 PM

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:50 PM

Difficult to see where one Rev ands and the other begins. Like it. Would make a wonderfull archway.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 09:57 PM

100 festivals celebrated with new graphics from Jørgen.The yellow kites landed first, the red and blue kites landed either side and the other two landed on the lines!

thanks Felix.
this is exactly what I saw online a few years ago.

my first 'meeting' with the concept of rev ground sculpture, Dec style :)

oh to be that photographer: right place, right time :lol:

great.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 02:00 AM

thanks Felix.
this is exactly what I saw online a few years ago.

my first 'meeting' with the concept of rev ground sculpture, Dec style :)

oh to be that photographer: right place, right time :lol:

great.


I think it was the 'official photographer' as arranged by Avril!

http://www.felixmottram.com/ has some other images of those sails!

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 02:27 PM

Was it team flying that you saw?


Yeh i think so, but there were a few guys playing around with single one's too. Remember seeing one of the robertshaw brothers flying one on short lines...
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