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Poll: Dunstable attendance 2008 (just for fun) (15 member(s) have cast votes)

Will you be going to Dunstable this year?

  1. You bet! (9 votes [60.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  2. Hope so... (4 votes [26.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  3. What's in it for me? (1 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  4. Unlikely... (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. No way, Jose! (1 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

Will you be flying a Rev there?

  1. Yes - display team member (5 votes [31.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.25%

  2. Yes - public flying (4 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. Maybe - I'll take a Rev just in case (5 votes [31.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.25%

  4. No (2 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

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#41 Simon

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 12:15 PM

So you can ALL have a good time heres the weather station in the cafe on site...

http://www.dunstable...Flash/index.htm

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 01:18 PM

So you can ALL have a good time heres the weather station in the cafe on site...

http://www.dunstable...Flash/index.htm

Simon.


Thanks for this link - do we have to have a whip round to get rid of the "evaluation version" message?
[I've bookmarked the site for future reference!] :sign_kitelife:
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#43 Sailor99

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:03 PM

Oooooo - 8-9mph wind already, and should build a little once dawn has broken properly. Looks like idea conditions for today. Woopee!
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:36 PM

Hope you all have (if you have not left yet) or had (if you have already left) a good time at Dunstable.

I hope to be off to Hereford festival a bit later.

Have a fantastic Day wherever you aRE.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:59 AM

For those of you unable to attend this great event, here are a couple of pictures:

Dunstable Kite Festival Pics

Enjoy

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:34 AM

For those of you unable to attend this great event, here are a couple of pictures:

Dunstable Kite Festival Pics

Enjoy



Thanks! I did enjoy.

Cheers,
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:40 AM

Nice pics - it was a shame we could only stop for an hour or so first thing (hope it warmed up!) - had to go to an interminably dull family gathering... :wacko:

Should have a few pics on the camera myself somewhere...

Hi to G&C, Jeremy & Simon!

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:58 AM

Should have a few pics on the camera myself somewhere...

Hi, good to catch up with those there, (old and new)
and it was a great shame you couldn't stay a little while longer A&K!

simultaneous team flying to "Daydream in Blue" yahoo :blue_wink:
mega fly @ 5pm #17/18 :blush: fun :D

Great flying day :kid_content:
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#49 Sailor99

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:49 AM

mega fly @ 5pm #17/18 :blush: fun :D

... and nobody crashed or made a fool of themselves, experienced or total novice, or in between.

It is becoming a bit of a habit, but only because it is habitually appropriate, but I would like to thank Stephen for his ever-helpful tips and encouragement. Top Banana that Hoath chappy you know. Great also to meet Jade and to say hello to David E. You will all be pleased to hear David's injury is much better although not totally gone, and his kiting skills have now progressed to the level where he is able to fly without training wheels (quad sticks) ;)
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:55 AM

SO I have just finished unloading the car with 5 bags of kites that didn't even make it out of the car today. (c'est la vie!) It's great to see the pictures, they look great.

Anyway, Felix came along today and with Dave Ellison and 10 from The Flying Squad we managed to make some serious progress into "The Grid". The good news is that it will be an unqualified success, the bad news is that we now have to come up with some more figures that look good when flown in the grid. Many thanks to those of you who gave me their thoughts on the system.

The mass fly at the end was great. With the 12 people above we also had Stone in Shoe Bob, Jay, Gee (from Wales boyo) and our very own Force 3 (Sailor 99, Choccy & Groz). Force 3 had been flying pretty much all day and all that air time paid off with some great flying in a difficult part of the window. The other 3 were flying in a mass fly for the first time and just kept flying. Each time I upped the difficulty of the figure they upped their flying. So a big WELL DONE to those 6 :rainbowwave: :rainbowwave: :rainbowwave: (looks a little like the wave we flew today) (if you squint a little and use your imagination). I must also say a big thanks to the rest of the guys in The Flying Squad and Felix and Dave, who flew hard all day and also helped make sure the mass fly was a success.

Oh and the wind....... a nice gentle Dunstable wind (18 gusting 25 mph) full of holes. Imagine roller skating on pebbles.

Only 33 more sleeps until Porstmouth! :clap2:

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#51 Sailor99

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:05 PM

Only 33 more sleeps until Porstmouth! :clap2:

Mmmmm Sleep. Definitely on the agenda for pretty soon. So tir...e.........d................. :blue-sleepy: And who had my piece of lemon drizzle cake?
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:08 PM

Mmmmm Sleep. Definitely on the agenda for pretty soon. So tir...e.........d................. :blue-sleepy: And who had my piece of lemon drizzle cake?



There was CAKE ??
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:13 PM

There was CAKE ??

Of course, but I only got some of Bob's ginger cake and a couple of the cookies he bought along. The lemon drizzle went so quickly.

Didn't you get any Gary? :cat_angelic:
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#54 Felix Mottram

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:18 PM

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Thanks Stephen. I would like to add my thanks to everyone who took part in this very positive incremental step on the grid thing and the mega team fly.

In the Decs we have a saying, 'just do it', and it was evident today that this is not a totally unrealistic notion!

'You did it'!

Cheers

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:45 PM

A Big thanks to everyone today

A brilliant day all round.

Video was rejected by you tube too long so wil cut in half and repost.
1st bit was only 12 mins LOL
Couldn't decide what to cut so didn't cut anything.
Tight Lines
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:07 PM

First two bits of the Grid uploaded
link in pics and vids
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#57 Dean750

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:24 PM

Now I understand why the first viewable video looked so good. Congrats to you all as that was freaking awsome.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:13 PM

NIce photos. Looks like it was a good time. Than again, any time flying is :kid_smartass: ...
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:47 PM

One of the funniest bits was stick practice with Bob's rubber ducks ...

"Ducks up" , "Ducks left"
"Follow Mother Duck"
"quack quack quack quack quack" around the circle
"Beaks in"
"Duck burst"

you get the picture :lol:

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:55 PM

you get the picture :lol:

Oh heck. I missed the 'team duck' as well as the cake. Bummer!
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