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#21 LS Kite Stakes

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:22 PM

I have a feeling that I will be the least experienced at this clinic, unless someone can claim less than 22 total hours of flight time with a rev.........
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:19 PM

I have a feeling that I will be the least experienced at this clinic, unless someone can claim less than 22 total hours of flight time with a rev.........
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Dont worry Walt, I see some people on the list with similar hours to yours.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:43 PM

Thanks Kysor! My main objective with this clinic is to have fun. Beyond that I will keep a open mind and a closed mouth. I may have developed some bad habits that I need to have pointed out, and I want to be able to say that I have improved my abilities piloting the Rev to the point that I am no longer in danger of being "That Guy" at a Mega-Fly. (good Lord, I was a poet and did not know it)

Checked the LONG range weather forcast, so far it is good news, but that is subject to change..........
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:21 AM

I have a feeling that I will be the least experienced at this clinic, unless someone can claim less than 22 total hours of flight time with a rev.........

I probably flew for more than 22 hours at WSIKF last week, but am still looking forward to learning new things and improving my skill set at the Victoria Rev Clinic.

It's not a race. The important thing is to enjoy yourself and to keep learning and improving your flying at your own pace.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:23 AM

Right on the money Steve... It's all about enjoyment, and most students will be pleasantly surprised at how much they learn. ;)

FYI, only SIX slots left open for this clinic.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 03:33 AM

Right on the money Steve... It's all about enjoyment, and most students will be pleasantly surprised at how much they learn. ;)

FYI, only SIX slots left open for this clinic.



Speaking as one of last weekends students, can I just say how pleasantly surprised I was at how much I learnt!!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:13 PM

Checking the FORCAST for this weekend in Victoria, it looks like its gonna be a sunblock required kind of weekend! :ani_yahoo:
Lets hope the wind decides to show as well!

6 more spots open, come on Dean, you can make it! Just play hooky from work on Friday.......I am, all week! :kid_devlish:

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:48 PM

I have a feeling that I will be the least experienced at this clinic, unless someone can claim less than 22 total hours of flight time with a rev.........
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Hello...
Just a tidbit of info...When I attended the East Coast Rev Clinic in March, I had NEVER flown a Rev or even seen one in person! I had a great time and learned a great deal. Amazingly, I couldn't do many things right after the clinic, but the info I learned (mental stuff) was eventually utilized when my hands "caught up" to it. :sign_kitelife:
Have a great time, everyone.
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:42 PM

Weather report is looking great for the weekend, so we're all ready and waiting for you John :kid_smartass:

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:59 PM

Outstanding, I'm on a plane early in the morning...

Steve will know when I'm getting to the Island, I'm not sure yet.

Can't wait!

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:52 AM

High John,

It's Ginger, did anyone find out for sure if you need a passport to get into Canada? And also, does anyone have a rev to loan out for the weekend, I've only flown a rev for a total of five minutes in my life.

write back soon,
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:57 AM

High John,

It's Ginger, did anyone find out for sure if you need a passport to get into Canada? And also, does anyone have a rev to loan out for the weekend, I've only flown a rev for a total of five minutes in my life.

write back soon,
thank you

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 01:46 PM

As long as you are not flying into the country, no passport is needed, just a birth certificate and some photo id, like a drivers license.



Thank you,

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:39 PM

I am in BC!!!! I arrived on the Coho Ferry this afternoon, and went straight to Clover Point. I just got back to the hotel after spending time at "The Point" with JB, Bazzer, Steve D, Terry W and a couple others I can't remember the names of. (sorry) Had some one on one light wind instruction with John, he has the patience of Job. This weekend is gonna ROCK! I am so looking forward to tomorrow, I will learn so much. :kid_smartass:
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:15 PM

I've been off the Grid the last week, up on Quadra Island, but I'll be down at Clover Point early Saturday morning.
Can't wait! :D

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 12:23 PM

High John,

I[m sorry I couldn't make it to the rev clinic this weekend. I couldn't find my birth certificate anywhere, haven't used it in 19 years. I went downtown to get a copy of it on Friday, but they closed at 4 o'clock, I was pissed! My own fault for waiting til the last minute. I know I missed out big time.

I would like to send you a check to pay for my spot on the list.
Please e-mail me the address to send it to. I hope I will still be welcome at the next clinic, hopefully it will be in Washington, preferrably at Ocean Shores, or Edmonds beach maybe. But in the meantime, I'm going to get a passport. I just don't leave the country very often, but at least I will be prepared next time.

Hope to see you soon,
Ginger my e-mail is: princessginger (AT) rock (DOT) com

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 05:03 PM

Just a quick to note to say "thanx" to John, Steve, Adrian and my favourite possum Bazzer for an incredible clinic. You guys make learning soooooo fun. Thanx again for your patience and knowledge - it's greatly appreciated.

C :blue-music:

p.s.: Bob will be making me a set of 30ft. lines and I promise to practice. Btw, when's the next clinic????

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:55 AM

Just a quick to note to say "thanx" to John, Steve, Adrian and my favourite possum Bazzer for an incredible clinic. You guys make learning soooooo fun. Thanx again for your patience and knowledge - it's greatly appreciated.

C :blue-music:

p.s.: Bob will be making me a set of 30ft. lines and I promise to practice. Btw, when's the next clinic????


Hi Cathy!

Glad you had a great time :)

When I picked John up airport yesterday he told me about his new trick on short lines :)

http://www.thekitesh...t/prod_208.html

With the current schedule full of events into November, it looks like the next clinic will have to wait till spring.

We have a tentative date penciled in for the first weekend in March in Long Beach. Mind the word tentative!
I'm sure John will have more info on the 2009 schedule sometime after January.

Are you going to Whidbey?

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:12 AM

Ya, the axel catch, or the McTasty, as I'm humorously calling it. <grin>

Kite does roughly 540 rotation nearly overhead, and comes down to the flier, left wingtip first...

Bridles and lines come out untangled on the throw back.

I'm hitting it 9 out of 10 times, so it's tried and proven. :)

Honestly, I think I'm calling it a/the Striker, as it most resembles a thunder clap and lightning strike in my mind.

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Will try to get video online at some point, maybe a tutorial in the Kitelife subscribers area?

Hey, on that topic, thought about it a lot, there's just NO WAY I'm going to be able to fit a full length Advanced Rev DVD into my schedule, but it is totally feasible to start putting specific tutorials online in the Kitelife subscribers section, sorted by name, etc... Would anyone be interested in this?

Kite care and handling, assembly, tutorials on all skill levels and many variables of Rev flying (individual, team, dogstake, short line, etc, etc, etc).

Kitelife subscription rates are $2.95 monthly, $16.95 every 6-months and $32.95 yearly... All videos can be downloaded to YOUR computer for viewing anytime, and these would be available in MP4 format, ready for iPod/iPhone usage.

Let me know, I'll go for it if I get enough demand...

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:36 AM

Ya, the axel catch, or the McTasty, as I'm humorously calling it. <grin>

Kite does roughly 540 rotation nearly overhead, and comes down to the flier, left wingtip first...

Bridles and lines come out untangled on the throw back.

I'm hitting it 9 out of 10 times, so it's tried and proven. :)

Honestly, I think I'm calling it a/the Striker, as it most resembles a thunder clap and lightning strike in my mind.


and this is on 90# x 30 feet?




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