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#1 oldflyer

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:44 PM

My First Video - be gentle!

I have loved watching other people's videos on this site. I thought it was about time I tried to do one of my own - so...... here it is!

I was in Cornwall a few weeks ago at my favourite beach and the wind was blowing around 20mph. My vented Rev was the only real option. Although the wind was strong, it was beautifully smooth. The sunset was gorgeous, the beach was desserted and I had just perfected the throw and catch move so I was very happy.

I hope you enjoy it.



Thanks for watching

Nigel B)

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Edited by oldflyer, 18 June 2009 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:56 PM

Well done Nigel! Good quality video!

Next time though, stop by Exmouth and lets have a fly together.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:21 PM

Well done Nigel! Good quality video!

Next time though, stop by Exmouth and lets have a fly together.

Ian


Ian - I may well do that the next time I am heading south - glad you enjoyed the video B)

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:37 PM

Super enjoyable, like a Sunday afternoon. :)

Nice 3D catch and throw, love the intro/exit too.

Thanks for sharing Nigel!

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:17 PM

Wonderful Job, Nigel!!! Hehehehe! Sublime is definitely the right word to describe that evening, you lucky man! :clap;

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 05:52 PM

WOW! Easily one of the best I've ever seen! I love that song so your choice of music gets a special nod as well!

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:11 PM

Excellent vid!

Great flying.
Beautiful sky.

Editing and music very well done.

thanks for sharing!

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:33 PM

Nice Vid and some good flying there.

Always loved Cornwall.....
First ever try of a power kite there (Loo)
First time I broke a bone flying a power kite (Loo, same kite, beach, time and rock) (didn't think of letting go until I hit about 30 feet in the air, fractured my skull on a rock)
First time I ever stepped on a Weaver fish (Ouch)
First time I did a water impact parachute jump (with kit)

Oh, the memories (yet i still go back)


ps, what length lines are you using there??
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 09:22 PM

Nigel ~ NOW THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!

What FUN... Not to mention, Incredible flying... Not to mention, Awesome scenery!


W O W ! :clap;

Thanks for putting a smile on my face! :ani_yahoo:

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:59 PM

Enjoyed that Nigel,,,,ta very much

Must try and fly on that spot myself.Next time im down Sowth

Have a great weekend everyone

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 12:39 AM

Well done nigel - I always drop the catches!
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 03:31 AM

Hi Everyone

Wow! Thank you all so much for all your feedback. It has really lifted me and made my day! I was feeling a bit low this morning but your positive feedback has really uplifted me!!!!! Thank you!

I love flying my Revs and, thanks to your comments, I feel more inspired than ever now to practise and shoot more videos!

Bartman - The music track is 'Mr Blue Skies' by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). It is one of my favourite tracks for flying. It's such a great uplifting song.

Tim W I was flying on a very short line set. I guess around 50 feet? I can't do the 'throw and catch' move on anything longer.

I genuinely wish you could all have been with me that evening when I shot the video. The beach was gorgeous and totally deserted. I felt like I was the only person alive on the planet. The wind was silky smooth and the sunset was gorgeous.

I promise I will shoot some more footage this summer and try to come up with something a bit different next time.

Thank you all again!

Good winds to you wherever you are!

Nigel B)

Edited by oldflyer, 19 June 2009 - 03:33 AM.


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Posted 19 June 2009 - 05:05 AM

Fifty foot lines for the catch and throw? I have a set of 50 foots, but figured they would be way too long. hmmm.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:11 AM

I can catch/throw pretty easily up to about 50-60 feet. :)

Sometimes more if the wind is up, makes the throw easier.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:22 AM

Great stuff, love the catches, Nigel. :clap;
The sky was absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

hmmmmmmm.... catches and throws.... well...I can pull it out of the sky real well, :lol: the catch part, nope, never, always too far in front and no running for me. The throws aren't bad, though. B)
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:39 AM

So what is the proper way to bring it down? Fly to the top and yank the top lines in?

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:20 AM

So what is the proper way to bring it down? Fly to the top and yank the top lines in?

Bart


That's how I do it - I fly to the top, hold both handles in one hand, grab the upper lines a few feet up from the top of the handles and then just pull sharp and hard. Give it a go - it's great fun when you get it right. Try shorter lines to begin with - that may help :D

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:29 AM

Nigel, Where abouts do you normally fly??
Asking because I visit Weston-S-Mare quite often, and if your out with a Rev and i'm passing, i'd be interested in hooking up and learning (or stealing lol) some techniques from you.
I'm in Swansea, so if your ever passing this way, pack a Rev if you have time and i'll show you some decent sand to fly on. (will even try my hand at filming for you)

Cheers
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:25 AM

mmmmmm that's a stunning day on constantine beach . . . . . thanks for the vid nigel

Bart - I learnt on 20' lines and regularly use 40' lines, although in higher winds i always find myself running to make the catch!!!

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:06 PM

Bart, yeah, pretty much. ;)

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