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#1 Stephen Hoath

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:37 AM

I was lucky recently to spend 10 days on a beach flying revs with some of the best (and nicests) rev pilots in Europe. One of the teams was new to me though, the Japanese pair Karasu. What stood out for me most was that the first time I saw them fly they performed a ballet to Thriller using two Blasts. This is not something I have seen in Europe before and was a real eye opener.

Prior to this I would have said that the Blast, whilst very fun, was not a team kite. Now I am having second thougths. The very diffferent flight characteristics opens up a whole new range of moves. So, did any one get any video of this routine as I would like to study it a little more closely and does anyone else fly these kites in team?

We were lucky enough to fly with Karasu a great deal during the week and I have nothing but resepect for their skills. They learnt one of our team routines in 10 minutes and then flew it better than we do normaly! I would love to find their email address if anyone has it.

Until then, the Blast and Karasu, the shape of things to come?

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:47 AM

So, did any one get any video of this routine as I would like to study it a little more closely and does anyone else fly these kites in team?

Hi Stephen

It was a sight to be seen, as you've already said, it is unlike anything we usually see: blast ballet! :w00t:

Sadly I was too far away to get any video footage :blue-confused:
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:53 AM

OK so it is not from Berck 2008 but I found this:

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

PS email sent.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:36 PM

deep in the video folder on this forum I found a link to a clearer version of the routine.

http://3433.rocketsp...2006/MOV019.wmv

it is a bizarre sight ;)
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:21 PM

hi stephen
here is my video from Karasu

http://fr.youtube.co...h?v=LnAkRAPvSsA
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:36 PM

hi stephen
here is my video from Karasu

http://fr.youtube.co...h?v=LnAkRAPvSsA

Thanks Alex, you got them on the windy day. They were flying home vented Blasts so the precision was not as good as later in the week.

They had some great little touches that set off the music. It is a real shame you didn't get the first 30 seconds as they are my favourite. Still you can get a sense of the mad change of speed and direction that you can get with these kites.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:12 AM

Hi all,

And here's another pic of Karasu

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:31 AM

Hi Stephen
It is toru hakuhata of karasu.
I do not know English.
The translation software is used.
I'm sorry in strange sentences.

The member was able finally to register.
Please continue your favors toward you.

Thank you for happily doing in berck.
The thing where the demonstration was able to fly with Flying Squad
became a cherished memory for us. :lol:

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 10:22 AM

Hi Stephen
It is toru hakuhata of karasu.
I do not know English.
The translation software is used.
I'm sorry in strange sentences.

The member was able finally to register.
Please continue your favors toward you.

Thank you for happily doing in berck.
The thing where the demonstration was able to fly with Flying Squad
became a cherished memory for us. :lol:


Hello and welcome it was good fun flying with you both in Berck I hope we can do more in the future :lol:
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 12:49 AM

http://jp.youtube.co...h?v=B5kuuEYfJSU

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 01:07 AM

http://jp.youtube.co...h?v=B5kuuEYfJSU

Hello :)
Thank you for sharing your video.

こんにちは

ありがとう。
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 02:38 AM

http://jp.youtube.co...h?v=B5kuuEYfJSU

:)


Thank you thats more like it :D :D
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:11 AM

Looks like Blast Ballet *is* Big in Japan :)

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"Ezo" is another team of 4 x blast fliers from Japan!
You'll find the link from the above link for their routine flown to Ravel's "Bolero".
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:17 PM

We saw Karasu fly in Fujisaki, looooooved the routine with the blasts! And, super nice guys as well. :-)
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:49 PM

Karasu、 go to Uchinada Japan
2008.5.3~4




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