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#1 david ellison

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:09 AM

Here are some videos of the multiline ballet competition at STACK EuroCup '09 last weekend. Sorry about the low quality - a combination of cheap camera, gloomy English autumn day and wobbly cameraman ;)

Guido Maiocchi - first place, flying his homebuilt Rev 1.5 shape with quadsticks and no bridle

Steff Ferme - 2nd place (robbed in my opinion ;) ), flying B series 1.5 with quadsticks and modified bridle

James Robertshaw - 3rd place, standard Rev 1

Carl Robertshaw - 4th place, homebuilt Rev 1 shape - and clearly a fan of the John Barresi school of dance moves :wacko:

Chris Goff - 5th place, homebuilt Rev 1.5 shape

Werther Secchi- 6th place, homebuilt 1.5 shape with quadsticks and no bridle

Steffen Sowade - 7th place, flying his own design, the Knockout

Timo Pepito Petz - 8th place, flying a Ventilator

Edited by david ellison, 25 September 2009 - 02:03 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:25 AM

Here are some videos of the multiline ballet competition at STACK EuroCup '09 last weekend. Sorry about the low quality - a combination of cheap camera, gloomy English autumn day and wobbly cameraman ;)

Guido Maiocchi - first place, flying his homebuilt Rev 1.5 shape with quadsticks and no bridle

Steff Ferme - 2nd place (robbed in my opinion ;) ), flying B series 1.5 with quadsticks and modified bridle


Thanks Dave, outstanding quality from both Guido and Steph. I am proud to say that I have been soundly thrashed in competition by both of them!

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:42 PM

Wow, neither Guido or Steff have lost any of their skills since I last saw them. Excellent work guys, very impressive.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:03 PM

Here are some videos of the multiline ballet competition at STACK EuroCup '09 last weekend. Sorry about the low quality - a combination of cheap camera, gloomy English autumn day and wobbly cameraman ;)

Guido Maiocchi - first place, flying his homebuilt Rev 1.5 shape with quadsticks and no bridle

Steff Ferme - 2nd place (robbed in my opinion ;) ), flying B series 1.5 with quadsticks and modified bridle

James Robertshaw - 3rd place, standard Rev 1

Carl Robertshaw - 4th place, homebuilt Rev 1 shape - and clearly a fan of the John Barresi school of dance moves :wacko:

Chris Goff - 5th place, homebuilt Rev 1.5 shape


Scores seem fair, Guido does a very good routine, there are possible ground touches for others that may be enough to drop a place or mean they dont go higher. Also the scoring of ballet with a degree of difficulty means Guido would score more (imo). Where as James might actually get a high difficulty score based on his choice of music as its harder to interpret. (but I've not scored using difficulty for Ballet so comment may not apply).

I think its interesting to see that 1st & 2nd both use quad sticks????

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:34 PM

Thanks Dave, outstanding quality from both Guido and Steph. I am proud to say that I have been soundly thrashed in competition by both of them!

Now, I know why I retired from competing long ago.
After reviewing all the videos, I would have ranked the competitors the same as the judges.
JB watch out for Guido and Steff.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:07 AM

I think its interesting to see that 1st & 2nd both use quad sticks????


Agreed.
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 02:54 AM

Magic Sticks? NO, they are affectionately called "training wheels" by our peers,... (as folks' skills improve they will learn to drive without them ~HA~)

Hi Steff,
great job as usual.
You and Guido both have some cool moves for me to practice. His "flick-falling leaf-flack" was very exciting to see done in time with the music.

Funky bridles, (or none at all-geeze!), knock-off build quality, training wheel additions, what is the quad world coming to anyway?

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:09 AM

Here are some videos of the multiline ballet competition at STACK EuroCup '09 last weekend. Sorry about the low quality - a combination of cheap camera, gloomy English autumn day and wobbly cameraman ;)

Guido Maiocchi - first place, flying his homebuilt Rev 1.5 shape with quadsticks and no bridle

Steff Ferme - 2nd place (robbed in my opinion ;) ), flying B series 1.5 with quadsticks and modified bridle

James Robertshaw - 3rd place, standard Rev 1

Carl Robertshaw - 4th place, homebuilt Rev 1 shape - and clearly a fan of the John Barresi school of dance moves :wacko:

Chris Goff - 5th place, homebuilt Rev 1.5 shape



Hi David - whatever the quality issues of your camera work there is no doubting the quality of the flying which is what its all about !!

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:12 AM

That's some very creative, skilled and inspiring flying.

Thanks for doing the filming and posting the footage David.

cheers,
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:15 AM

I think its interesting to see that 1st & 2nd both use quad sticks????
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Simon can you explain "quad sticks" for those of us who have not been around for a while !!

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:30 AM

Thank you David ( looks like a typical Weston summers day ) :) is that Chris routine the one that beat you last time ? :P
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:05 PM

I think its interesting to see that 1st & 2nd both use quad sticks????


Simon can you explain "quad sticks" for those of us who have not been around for a while !!


Quad sticks extend from the rear of the kite, they keep the sail tight and enable very reliable flick flacs amongst other moves.

Popularized in Europe a good few years back along with the "french" bridle developed by one of the Crazy Drivers.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:40 PM

is that Chris routine the one that beat you last time ? :P


looks very similar B)

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 04:58 PM

Fantastic routines, and THANK YOU so very much for taking the time to put them online! :D

Re quad sticks, here's the main forum topic for them...

http://www.revkites....hp?showtopic=23

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:14 AM

Photos from the official photographer here.

A disk of pics will be available to buy in the very near future.

Also, a DVD of the event will be produced for sale at cost. As you can imagine this may take a little longer in production.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:06 PM

Steff Ferme - 2nd place (robbed in my opinion ;) )

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Could you say me why?


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Posted 23 September 2009 - 01:28 PM

Hi Steff - just my personal opinion. I felt your ballet interpreted the music very well. Apart from the one small mistake at the end the execution was just about perfect!

Congratulations

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:26 AM

Hi Steff - just my personal opinion. I felt your ballet interpreted the music very well. Apart from the one small mistake at the end the execution was just about perfect!

Congratulations

David


Hi Dave, I would say that from a judging point of view, its not a good idea to compare a live judging of a fly against a sterile video fly. As you know there are lots of factors that going into a routine and being there live and getting the full efect of what a flyer does can never be replicated in video.

Also, that whenever comparing performances its important to remmber and consider the scoring parts as shown in the rule book.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:25 AM

Yes, I've always found video of performances leaves me cold compared to the live performance, but they are better for stealing ^H borrowing moves from ;)
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:58 AM

Understood Simon , and my comments were based on what I saw in front of me on the flying field. As I said, just my opinion




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