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#41 RAWVEEDA

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:11 PM

Got a fly in today at Liberty State Park.
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I don't know if Al made it. The winds went from almost zilch to full vents then back to almost zilch. (standard liberty type stuff)
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:38 PM

Steve is alive!!!!!!!!!!! Steve is alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 07:05 PM

I got a few air hours in at Long Beach, WA. Flew my black-rainbow mid-vent 1.5 Rev, and my Gallego.

Winds died down to 3? (most kites down on the ground) and gusted up to mid teens at least. First time I tried the mid-vent in gusty winds - what a great flier.

I only saw one other Rev flier on the beach Sat and Sun! Maybe AKA could promote OSOW more (I know, it stepped on the AKA convention time slot this year) - or maybe it has too much of an international flavor for most Americans.

Say, melnsct, is that a black-rainbow in your avatar?
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 07:39 PM

Say, melnsct, is that a black-rainbow in your avatar?

Looks like a REV 1.5 standard, 11 panel, rainbow to me.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 08:38 PM

We had 8 or 10 fliers this afternoon, a beautiful sunny day, though it was a bumpy and gusty breeze.
No Revs were flown though, it was mostly SLKs. :huh:
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:25 AM

We had 8 or 10 fliers this afternoon, a beautiful sunny day, though it was a bumpy and gusty breeze.
No Revs were flown though, it was mostly SLKs. :huh:

well, glad to know that someplace else the condition are more comfortable!

we had a very wet kite festival in Taipei county for the past weekend (also OSOW)
someone posted a video before i recover to make my uploading/editing

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Bell posted the pictures from that weekend... they did a great job (Team 8+)

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love, as if you have never been hurt before.....

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:23 AM

I got in a Giants over the raiders blow out game and then found myself with a little time after the game for about an hour or so to fly by the town high school. A couple late day cool shadow shots from my phone to follow.

"Cya in the Sand!....."

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:02 AM

Didn't do a lot else, drizzly rain sent us inside for a coffee and then we decided to call it a day and went off home... mmm, roast chicken dinner cooking now... :P


Not sure how to break this to you nicely, but the clouds parted and the sun was shining later in the afternoon. :) What a nice wind it was too, with plenty of flying space after the power kiters retired to lick their wounds (wounded pride for the most part).

SiS Bob also taught 2-3 people how to create a larks-neck to attach flying lines to their SLKs when they approached for help.

EDIT: ...sorry, no photos - too busy flying! :P

Edited by andelscott, 12 October 2009 - 04:04 AM.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:53 AM

Some crappy cell phone shots that don't really do the justice of a beautiful late afternoon OWOS fly.

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Edited by quaa714, 12 October 2009 - 04:55 AM.

"Cya in the Sand!....."

"Slack lines are fine lines!"


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Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:54 AM

Bart's hurricane winds arrived in Montreal yesterday. It was blowing between 19-26 mph (30-43 kmh) from 11 - 5 yesterday.

We were out on the field with a couple of dozen people. At the peak, there might have been a dozen kites in the air.

I never unpacked the 1.5

We started out by putting a small slk delta fish up but had to take it down as it would head earthwards every minute or so. Later, when our friends' kids put up their dragons and butterflies, we learned that the slks needed constant tugging to shake the wind out of their sails to keep them flying.

My pal Jim brought out his Hawaiian Team Kite and his Hawaiian Spinoff. On 500# lines, these were pulling like locomotives!! You should have seen the smile on his face! All summer he's been grumbling that we don't get enough wind around here. His Flexifoil was a treat to fly... smooth smooth smooth.

Yvette flew our Snapshot 1.4 for a couple of hours. I kept hearing yips and eeeeks and would see her skittering across the field every time the kite was pulling on a horizontal sweep. Jim was there to give her a hand after she tried to fly like Supergirl. :) All smiles, even now with some of yesterday's fun turned into aches.

I'm the only one who had any trouble with the small foil. Even our buddy's 12 year old son was able to keep that kite under control (his dad held him so the wind wouldn't take him away); he piloted that foil very, very nicely doing figure 8s and sweeps.

Twice yesterday afternoon, I popped 150# lines while flying the Snapshot. The first time it was only one line. The second time, we watched the kite fly off on its own when both of the lines popped within a fraction of a second of each other! Glad to say that young James runs faster than I do and brought that kite back to us without any damage all around.

There were seven or eight Revs sitting on the field. Most of the time, they were all parked LE down, but we'd see one go up every once in a while. Unbelievable how much billow they were developing. I was too scared that I'd break a rod, so I kept my standard in the bag for a calmer day.

Out in the buggy field, I'd see somebody skidding around from time to time, but not often.

They flew the Amnesty Rok most of the day... and the beautiful orange Pyro was in its usual Sunday spot.

It was a giggly day for all of us.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:34 PM

Well I went to the local ball field around 1pm and set up some kites, did line maintenance and some repair, the wind started to to pickup around 3 then would shift back and forth 270 degrees. I did manage to fly my 5-stack of Griffins a total of 45 min in 10 min intervals, so it wasn't a complete loss. I got up this morning to 10-15 mpg winds "Oh what a day makes"
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#52 Love2fly

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:52 PM

Some crappy cell phone shots that don't really do the justice of a beautiful late afternoon OWOS fly.

Hi Rich...
Glad to see you got out to fly! Cool to see that you are "seeing" the shots!!!!

Can you believe, I didn't take a single photo? I thought about it and then got caught up in the shifty, up and down winds and when I realized I wanted a few photos, only Bob and I were left. :blink: So, for the first time (at least I think), no photos....
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:16 AM

and when I realized I wanted a few photos, only Bob and I were left. :blink: So, for the first time (at least I think), no photos....


Laughing!!! To easy to make a comment here :devil: .

On the other hand, I haven't seen any photos taken by you in a long time :o . Wondering if you remember how to shoot and post :blushing: .

"Cya in the Sand!....."

"Slack lines are fine lines!"


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Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:14 AM

Mmmmmmm, think you'd better keep out of this topic wufer lad ;) :P



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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:54 AM

Mmmmmmm, think you'd better keep out of this topic wufer lad ;) :P

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HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

"Cya in the Sand!....."

"Slack lines are fine lines!"


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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:30 AM

I got a few air hours in at Long Beach, WA. Flew my black-rainbow mid-vent 1.5 Rev, and my Gallego.

Winds died down to 3? (most kites down on the ground) and gusted up to mid teens at least. First time I tried the mid-vent in gusty winds - what a great flier.

I only saw one other Rev flier on the beach Sat and Sun! Maybe AKA could promote OSOW more (I know, it stepped on the AKA convention time slot this year) - or maybe it has too much of an international flavor for most Americans.

Say, melnsct, is that a black-rainbow in your avatar?


Hi Howard!

That was Christian :)

Yes, the winds sure were fickle!
I think most of the Rev fliers were at LC Fall Festival.
MUCH more room at Long Beach to fly! :)

Next year the festival will fall on the weekend before Seaside AKA Nationals. Kay and I talked about it....hope to encourage folks to come to Long Beach first, then drop down to Seaside for the convention, only 30 miles to the south :)

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:33 AM

Can you believe, I didn't take a single photo?



me too! I even had the camera sitting on the tail gate! Got too busy flying, visiting, flying, walking up and down the beach, visiting and flying! :)

Dave got some great shots though. I'm sure he'll share them soon.....or in the next KiteLife issue.... :)

Hugs,
T

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 08:48 AM

Mmmmmmm, think you'd better keep out of this topic wufer lad ;) :P



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Funny!!!!
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... let's see what happens in the next couple days!!! :wub:
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