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#81 Felix Mottram

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 11:17 PM

Yes, we were there one year. It is on the record as we found a team flier there.

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It was one of those years. Tom Greenfield was flying at Basingstoke.... He joined the team in 1998!

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  • 24/4/97- Cervia, Italy

  • -4/5/97 Ostia, Italy

  • 17-18/5/97 Dunkirk, France

  • 24-25/5/97 Brasilien , Germany

  • 31/5-1/6/97 Basingstoke, England

  • 19-22/6/97 Verdun, Canada

  • 19-20/7/97 Brighton, England

  • 2-3/8/97 Knokke, Belgium

  • 16-17/8/97 East London, England

  • 23-24/8/97 Jammerbugten, Denmark

  • 6-7/9/97 Bristol, England

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 01:32 PM

Hi Felix, was it Basingstoke?, I thought it would have been Brighton? Mind you it could have been Basingstoke, if my memory is correct when Tom joined it was at a STACK Quad line event, cos he then dropped out of the competition for the rest of the year.


It was one of those years. Tom Greenfield was flying at Basingstoke.... He joined the team in 1998!

  • 28-31/3/97 Berck Plage, France

  • 24/4/97- Cervia, Italy

  • -4/5/97 Ostia, Italy

  • 17-18/5/97 Dunkirk, France

  • 24-25/5/97 Brasilien , Germany

  • 31/5-1/6/97 Basingstoke, England

  • 19-22/6/97 Verdun, Canada

  • 19-20/7/97 Brighton, England

  • 2-3/8/97 Knokke, Belgium

  • 16-17/8/97 East London, England

  • 23-24/8/97 Jammerbugten, Denmark

  • 6-7/9/97 Bristol, England

  • 20-21/9/97 Marseille, France


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#83 Felix Mottram

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:21 PM

Hi Felix, was it Basingstoke?, I thought it would have been Brighton? Mind you it could have been Basingstoke, if my memory is correct when Tom joined it was at a STACK Quad line event, cos he then dropped out of the competition for the rest of the year.


I talked to Tom at Basingstoke and suggested that he fly in with the team at Brighton. I was not at Brighton and did not actually mention my suggestion to the rest of the team. <grins>

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 01:28 PM

I talked to Tom at Basingstoke and suggested that he fly in with the team at Brighton. I was not at Brighton and did not actually mention my suggestion to the rest of the team. <grins>

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So does that make my reply just a little weird .......

Anyway, I get to pick my new kiteS up this weekend :blue_wink:

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 01:40 PM

Anyway, I get to pick my new kiteS up this weekend :blue_wink:

hello Simon,
Nice, fancy a team photo line up with your new kites ???? ;)
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 03:29 PM

So does that make my reply just a little weird .......

Anyway, I get to pick my new kiteS up this weekend :blue_wink:

Simon,
Is yours the Grey, Blue White and Black one?
*grin*
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 06:15 AM

Simon,
Is yours the Grey, Blue White and Black one?
*grin*
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:35 AM

Mine is lol



No, no, no, no. That's mine!

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:39 AM

No, no, no, no. That's mine!



He He mines the .....?
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:16 PM

No, no, no, no. That's mine!


I have just spoken to Lolly and arranged my own solution... <grins>

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

I have just spoken to Lolly and arranged my own solution... <grins>

You sly fox - still waters run deep ;)
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:22 PM

So does that make my reply just a little weird .......

Anyway, I get to pick my new kiteS up this weekend :blue_wink:


It was a little weird actually.

I have gone for a different solution regarding current kit and will report back in due course.

As an advocate of the speed series kites I am waiting for fliers to step up to the mark....

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:18 AM

No, no, no, no. That's mine!

If the Hampshire Hoverers 'ambush' the area while Stephen is on PA duties this w/e the new kites could all be ours for a few hours <joke> :lol:

Looking forward to seeing the new line up. ;)
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:00 AM

I had my chance but I was too kind to 'steal' Stephen's new kite. :lol:

The new team kites looked great together in team formation.
And especially in pairs "kissing" :)

Piccies to follow soon.

ThanX to Stephen and Simon for making the festival weekend run smoothly with lots of interesting kites in the air (PA job) ;) :clap;
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:43 AM

I had my chance but I was too kind to 'steal' Stephen's new kite.
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Thanks for letting me have the opportunity to steal kites!

It is always interesting to see how they are 'set up'.

I have to wait a few weeks before new kites arrive... (for the team and for me individually)

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:55 AM

ThanX to Stephen and Simon for making the festival weekend run smoothly with lots of interesting kites in the air (PA job) ;) :clap;



Here! Here!. The guys did a fabulous job, and I don't think anyone noticed when the Swiss kites were described as being made of orgasma ;)
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:18 AM

Here! Here!. The guys did a fabulous job, and I don't think anyone noticed when the Swiss kites were described as being made of orgasma ;)



Have you not come across Orgasma before then Sailor?

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It was good practice for the nice clean winds at Bristol

Felix, I'd be interested in your comments about kite setup?

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:02 PM

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It was good practice for the nice clean winds at Bristol

Felix, I'd be interested in your comments about kite setup?


That is a scary request.

As I said to TC today every kite will 'feel' different!

I have had to fly with more 'reverse' than my heavier team mates over the years so have invested more effort in finding ways to make the kite 'move forwards' when needed without having any further 'scope' with the handles.

'Long Arm' movements and moving on the ground helps...

Watching TFS today I was aware the one or two fliers were without further 'scope' in certain situations.

That being said when the 'wind window' suddenly shifts dramatically or a rising draught becomes a descending one there is very little one can do whatever type of kite is being flown. I was flying a small rokaku today and sometimes it was finding the holes in the breeze!

With the Revs the precise angle of the handles makes a significant difference to the feel of the kite as does the sail size/type. In team flying we need an 'overlap' of capability rather than a rigid specification of setup 'in my view'.

Does that make sense to you Simon?

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:15 PM

Have you not come across Orgasma before then Sailor?

:blue_wink:

I have, but the Rear Admiral says that she is not sure she has come across it.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:31 PM

That is a scary request.

As I said to TC today every kite will 'feel' different!

I have had to fly with more 'reverse' than my heavier team mates over the years so have invested more effort in finding ways to make the kite 'move forwards' when needed without having any further 'scope' with the handles.

'Long Arm' movements and moving on the ground helps...

Watching TFS today I was aware the one or two fliers were without further 'scope' in certain situations.

That being said when the 'wind window' suddenly shifts dramatically or a rising draught becomes a descending one there is very little one can do whatever type of kite is being flown. I was flying a small rokaku today and sometimes it was finding the holes in the breeze!

With the Revs the precise angle of the handles makes a significant difference to the feel of the kite as does the sail size/type. In team flying we need an 'overlap' of capability rather than a rigid specification of setup 'in my view'.

Does that make sense to you Simon?

Felix


I was surprised today by how my kite was flying, I've now checked the set up and I think (hope) it was a combination of

New Lines (guess there was some creep going on from last time flown which I hadn't checked!)
New Race rods, I need to get used to them, and have preffered more give in the kite so maybe SUL would have been a better choice
New Skin, nice, it does actually fly differently, which was a good thing but its slightly heavier

I should be at Blackheath next Sunday so will have checked all these by then !

Oh and the race rods are slightly shorter than ultra light rods so some tension difference on sail.. need to look at.

It was also fun to use Stephens extra long handles, (15 inch) Tried then Saturday night they are good, but again will take some getting used to, but should be good for v light days.

(BTW I've already posted on The Flying Squad forum to apologise for being crap today :blue-confused: )

End of the day I need to fly more !!

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