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Poll: PLEASE, only vote if you're going to be attending this clinic! (14 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you interested in practicing/learning to fly in a grid?

  1. Yes, I want to fly grid. (14 votes [100.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

  2. No, I (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#21 Watty

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:01 PM

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Golly, over 3 months to go and I'm already getting excited! <grin>


I have to say that I have a very good feeling about this, and I think it will be even better than last year's because of the abundance of structure and organization. It's really turning into a great workshop. I am pleased Posted Image

~Still working on some details before confirming my attendance, but I'm sure I'll be able to make it work.

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#22 Kitelife

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:58 AM

Hope you can make it Watty, it'd be great to have you on "staff" again.

Happy to put you to work. :)

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:03 AM

You can count me in....
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#24 Kitelife

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:43 AM

Awesome, we missed you last year. :)

Keep up on the vitamin C, eh? :kid_content:

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 02:51 PM

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Attendees!

I'm getting a good reading on the grid demand from our poll above, but...

If you'd do me the favor, everyone please post back here again with the things you're specifically looking to learn at the clinic?

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My goals for the clinic include:
- Crisp clockwork and pivot turns with a definite start and stop at each turn,
- Grid flying: what it takes to set up the grid and what type of flying is possible.
- Flying competition figures inverted (Camel Back, Arc Circle, and Bumps). Driving the pointy ends forward is an ongoing challenge.
- Nail an 6-person Blender a few times
- Keep the shoulders relaxed and hands down
- Dare to call
- See some old friends and meet some new ones

That should about do it. ;-)

Dave

Edited by glider, 04 January 2010 - 02:52 PM.


#26 Kitelife

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:09 PM

Great stuff all Dave, noted. ;)

Keep it coming!

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#27 Felix Mottram

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:10 PM

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- Keep the shoulders relaxed and hands down
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Dave


Dave ,

That should be a great starting point in my book.

Figuring out how to do this in a 20mph breeze has been slightly problematical but doable in my view...

Best wishes

Felix

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:11 PM

How could you fly any other way in 20mph?

Letting the weight of your arms set the grade, loading your upper body weight and setting your stance right... Critical, for sure. :)

The same technique works fine for me in the 40-60mph range as well.

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#29 Felix Mottram

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:08 AM

How could you fly any other way in 20mph?

Letting the weight of your arms set the grade, loading your upper body weight and setting your stance right... Critical, for sure. :)

The same technique works fine for me in the 40-60mph range as well.


I meant arms "straight down" <grins>

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 01:42 AM

Not on the twigs I was born with. :)

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:44 AM

Well? Nails in the coffin now guys. My clutch is blowing out on me.... Looking at an $800 repair at least, so I won't be making it to the clinic any way ya slice it. I will however be eating beans and rice for the next 6 months. lol
I still have to get it down the hill to an auto shop, but a clutch replacement is estimated at at least $800 (called around to many different shops), and by the feel of the clutch now, Im mostly sure thats what Im lookin at.
Only good thing about this is that we own the jeep, so I suppose if something goes wrong every couple years that costs us $800 or so, its better than making $3-400 payments on a car every single month.
Theres always a bright side (no matter how dim it is). :blue-confused:
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:18 PM

Sorry Jon. :(

We'll just have to do a Portland clinic this year, and you can ride up with Dean. ;)

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#33 JoneZ

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:20 PM

hehe, that would be a great idea. Perhaps I could help organize it with y'all.
I got the Jeep diagnosed today, and the Clutch Master cylinder is nerfed (so far). Im glad its not the clutch assembly itself, but there still might be some more issues once they crack open the transfer case. So far we're at $300. lol She's gettin fixed, no matter what. Love my Jeep. :)
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#34 Dean750

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:01 AM

Yea, I'll drive. It's been a while since I've gone on a road trip with a ticket watcher outter. I mean some one to help me out with the brakes. (even though as hard as the passenger trys, they're brakes don't help alot) I mean navigator. Posted Image Company anyway. Just let me know. Maybe you'll be able to make this clinic after all.


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:12 AM

Please put me down for two spots:

  • Cameron Altenhof-Long
  • Erin Altenhof-Long
My daughter Erin has only flown a couple of times so I'd put her at "Square 1".

I'd guess I'm somewhere between novice and intermediate as I've never had any formal training or flown with anyone else. Things I'm interested are:

  • Clockwork turns (in place)
  • Bicycle rotations (in place)
  • Slides (up/down/left/right)
  • Basic team maneuvers
Really looking forward to learning from "the masters" and getting a chance to fly with a group!

We'd also be very interested in a Portland clinic if you're starting a separate list ;)

Edited by Major Hostility, 07 January 2010 - 09:59 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:13 PM

Great news Cameron, added you to the list. :)

Portland clinic... Often ends up being a light wind clinic.

I'll start a poll for demand/timing sometime soon. ;)

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:17 PM

FYI, when I do the sign up link, there'll be a drop down menu to select your general self-assessed skill level or focus area based on the information in this topic...

http://www.revkites....ficulty-levels/

By no means will you be locked into one thing or another, but we will be dividing classes accordingly to make the best use of everyone's time and teach as effectively as possible.

Again, it's flexible and we're not looking for that info now... Just something to think about up until I open up registration. ;)

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#38 Dean750

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:29 AM

Light wind clinic Posted Image, in Portland Posted Image, I'm in.


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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:38 AM

not sure who is going to work for me yet, but count me & sarah in...always ready for a good time revving...g
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:08 PM

Awesome Glenn, got you guys added. ;)

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