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#21 Felix Mottram

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:52 AM

Don't despair folks. I recall that last year a lot of the rev flying, including the dry run mega set-ups, took place outside of the designated 3rd arena because the wind was cleaner there. We'll find enough room and almost certainly give the dualies something else to whinge about :)


I do not think that there will be anywhere near the numbers that flew last year either so we should be fine. It would be good if everyone arrives 'early' though, as with last year!

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:14 AM

I do not think that there will be anywhere near the numbers that flew last year either so we should be fine. It would be good if everyone arrives 'early' though, as with last year!

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:21 AM

I'll have to 'acquire' some Police cordon tape before Bristol....
No problems getting it up - It's using it properly that's the problem!

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:49 AM

If I'm late you can start without me B)


I thought that you were in Dublin!

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:55 AM

I thought that you were in Dublin!

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#26 Felix Mottram

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:04 AM

I am :lol: :lol:


Already?

I might have to be in Ibiza next week attending another funeral! August was not a good month...

[EDIT] http://www.guardian....anagan-obituary

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Edited by Felix Mottram, 02 September 2009 - 11:06 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:00 PM

I wish I could be there to join in...But work has forced me to miss Bristol :angry: .Hope you all have a great time :P
All the best

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:41 AM

What does this mean exactly? Given the 'problems' experienced by fliers and public alike at Portsmouth does this mean somewhere safe has been provided for Revolution kites to fly at Bristol and if so, is this where Rev' folks and teams could meet and practice?


Hi there, this might be a good opportunity to join STACK, it's well worth it for the insurance alone, but there are other benefits as well. Plus you get to use the safe flying area all weekend.

The team at STACK are a great bunch and don't forget it is not just about competition although why not try it? As far as i am aware STACK have, and can again call on the skills of Mr Robertshaw (x2) and Chris Goff for coaching if there is enough demand. I have also told Keith (STACK National Director) that I would be very happy to do some coaching in the off season if there was sufficient demand.

There are so few kiters out there that we should stick together, no matter how many lines we have. I know that most of us enjoy flying a wide range of kites. Whilst the kite festivals are not organised exclusively for our benefit we musn't forget how much hard work goes into organising these events. My personal view is that I cannot do without kite festivals but they can do without me very easily.

Anyway, give it some thought. You never know when we might need a national body to start supporting us as fliers (think about kite being banned in parks) and STACK are well placed to do that.

Here endeth the sales pitch for STACK

ps. no i don't get a kick back on the membership fees but i might suggest it to Keith :devil:

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#29 Felix Mottram

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 11:48 AM

Thanks Hezz,

I haven't received a reply from the Bristol organisers yet but I guess the F.A. post tells Rev' fliers all they need to know.


I would appreciate it if everyone could take a moment to consider the consequences of 'bad-mouthing' other people on a public forum.

Please desist immediately.

I hope to have further information about arrangements at Bristol soon and will relay them here if possible.

Thanks

Felix

[EDIT] This message was not directed at HippyChippy's post directly. The Bristol organisers are however in the loop and should not really be expected to reply IMHO to the question asked in the context of the FA comment. FJM

Edited by Felix Mottram, 03 September 2009 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:22 AM

Well, it looks like arrangements have already been amended:

http://www.fractured...opic.php?t=9316

Enjoy your time in the arena chaps! and don't forget to support STACK :) they are trying to bring people together not 'factionalise' groups...

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:05 AM

Well, it looks like arrangements have already been amended:

http://www.fractured...opic.php?t=9316

Enjoy your time in the arena chaps! and don't forget to support STACK :) they are trying to bring people together not 'factionalise' groups...

Hezz


I am supporting STACK <grins>

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:57 AM

Well, it looks like arrangements have already been amended:

http://www.fractured...opic.php?t=9316

Enjoy your time in the arena chaps! and don't forget to support STACK :) they are trying to bring people together not 'factionalise' groups...

Hezz


Just to clarify... The Decs will take their traditional corner of the SLK arena as 'invited guests' of the festival. All being well we will converge with the other Rev fliers in arena 3 at the designated times subject to conditions on the day.

Felix

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:34 AM

Just to clarify... The Decs will take their traditional corner of the SLK arena as 'invited guests' of the festival. All being well we will converge with the other Rev fliers in arena 3 at the designated times subject to conditions on the day.

Felix


The weather forecast looks promising at this stage.

See you all 10:00am on Saturday <grins>

Don't be late...

Felix

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:39 AM

I will be there, not so sure about the Saturday though, oh nor the 10:00 am bit.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 11:01 AM

I will be there, not so sure about the Saturday though, oh nor the 10:00 am bit.


The official start time of the festival on Saturday is 11:00am. I usually try to get on the field by 10:00am anyway. The wind direction on Saturday is forecast from the NE which I think is good on all the arenas.

I just looked at the site on Multimap in order to get my head around the actual location of the site after 'how many years' <grins>

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[EDIT I will not be in Ibiza on Friday. It was too complicated...]

Edited by Felix Mottram, 08 September 2009 - 11:02 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:27 PM

I'll be there, just started Rev flying and looking forward to meeting other flyers. Will be flying (my only) rev in my avatar both days hopefully.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 12:24 AM

I'll be there, just started Rev flying and looking forward to meeting other flyers. Will be flying (my only) rev in my avatar both days hopefully.

Jon




Jon ...

Welcome .... look forward to meeting you this weekend.... mind you flying a purple B might make you hard to find as they are common as muck these days .. even I have one :lol:

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 12:26 AM

Welcome Jon - bet you go home after Bristol with another one ;) Looking forward to meeting you

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:11 AM

Welcome Jon - bet you go home after Bristol with another one ;) Looking forward to meeting you


Hmmm! Looks like we may need our running shoes on Saturday morning given the most recent http://www.metcheck.com forecast.

Oh well, it is traditional at Bristol for the early autumn anticyclone to have lodged itself over the whole country.

Looks like Dublin may be under the same spell <grins>

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 03:20 AM

All,

Just a quick update on the third arena, looks like we have a press person wanting to 'have a go' on Sunday morning. I've indicated that it'll have to be first thing and we should be clear of the arena by 10:30. Doesn't really affect Rev fliers but thought I'd keep you in the loop, didn't realise how many of you are here and not in 'that other place'.

This might generate some publicity for EuroCup so it's important to STACK.

Otherwise the timetable is:


Saturday - basic flying day
STACK will be running 1 hour taster lessons for novice fliers, just like we did at Portsmouth. Starting at 11am.
Arena for rev fliers only before 11am, and between 1 and 2

Sunday - trick flying day
This'll be a trick clinic / better flying day ™ in the morning, and our normal Bristol mega trickout from 2pm. I'm sure Bryan will be there to help, and you will all help each other out as normal.

Again arena for rev fliers only from 1 til 2

If you get any grief from two line fliers let me know and I'll (try and) sort it, and vica versa.

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