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#21 play365

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:07 AM

Oh ok then lets just leave all our gear on show for any scally to walk off with Posted Image
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:09 AM

This is something orgainsers really ought to consider, if they are supposed to be kite festivals seeing the kites would be an advantage.
The view at Bristol 08 for folk as they entered from the car park is an example, tents, shelters and vehicles along the full windward arena edge.


Thanks for posting the image. Exactly the scenario I was referring to. However, I think that it is the 'Kite Fliers'(?) who are doing this, not Joe Public. I also do not think that the festival organisers are endorsing this for a moment.

I think that this is a 'collective responsibility moment' and a great 'New Years Resolution'.

Thoughts?

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:14 AM

Oh ok then lets just leave all our gear on show for any scally to walk off with Posted Image


A secure place to leave kit is a 'serious' possibility.

I am sorry if you have lost kit in the past... obviously, but this does not justify building castles of rip-stop or whatever that do little realistically to prevent theft.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:49 AM

To add to this, Dieppe banned cabanas, tents etc a number of years ago from the arenas. Equally though they do have better barriers for some security. It's a thorny problem, best options is usually to allow tents on the side of the field the public don't frequent. The other option is as was done at Sunderland, a corridor for the public to get in front of the tents, I liked that but it did need extra space. It also meant that the pesky rev fliers didn't leave their kites littering the arena all day :-)
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:52 AM

The tent in the first post would tick the boxes though.

You just have to laeve all the doors un zipped so the wind can blow straight through :)

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:04 AM

To add to this, Dieppe banned cabanas, tents etc a number of years ago from the arenas. Equally though they do have better barriers for some security. It's a thorny problem, best options is usually to allow tents on the side of the field the public don't frequent. The other option is as was done at Sunderland, a corridor for the public to get in front of the tents, I liked that but it did need extra space. It also meant that the pesky rev fliers didn't leave their kites littering the arena all day :-)


Interesting to learn that Dieppe banned cabanas. The Washington set-up with corridors has been like that since 1988 in my recollection. There has been an accumulation of constructions at the audience end in recent years.

In more recent years also I believe that Revolution fliers spend more time in the air, not on the ground. <grins>

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:06 AM

The tent in the first post would tick the boxes though.
You just have to laeve all the doors un zipped so the wind can blow straight through :)


Flags significantly disrupt airflow, people disrupt airflow, what is this magic tent you talk of?

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:03 PM

Its not so Magic.Baloo for once is incorrect.Ther are only two sides that fully unzip on that model.

Parking and tenting in and around the arenas ive been guilty of,but hadnt thought realy,what effecy we all may have.Certainly will consider this more in future.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:29 PM

Its not so Magic.Baloo for once is incorrect.Ther are only two sides that fully unzip on that model.

Parking and tenting in and around the arenas ive been guilty of,but hadnt thought realy,what effecy we all may have.Certainly will consider this more in future.

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Thanks Brian,

I am not intent (grins) of pointing fingers but let's address this before the festival organisers surround us with 100ft inflatables and then ask us why we cannot fly our kites.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:08 PM

And you should know better...

There is no such thing as a 'humble Rev Flier'.

They are all 'especially gifted'....

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Sorta makes you proud, don't it???

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:18 PM

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Sorta makes you proud, don't it???


And...?

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:22 PM

I feel THAT guilty about disturbing all the fliers wind by pitching my tent at the edge of the arena that I am putting all my tents etc on E-Bay
any takers ?

Edited by BAZ, 01 January 2010 - 01:23 PM.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:28 PM

I feel THAT guilty about disturbing all the fliers wind by pitching my tent at the edge of the arena that I am putting all my tents etc on E-Bay
any takers ?


Hey Baz,

Just keep them for the 'not festival' days. No problem then...

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:30 PM

Hey Baz,

Just keep them for the 'not festival' days. No problem then...

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I dont think I could live with myself if I kept them

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:36 PM

I dont think I could live with myself if I kept them


Well, each to his own... If you you want to live like that we probably cannot stop you!

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:37 PM

I feel THAT guilty about disturbing all the fliers wind by pitching my tent at the edge of the arena that I am putting all my tents etc on E-Bay
any takers ?


G'day cobber, next time could you ring after dark, we were right in the middle of some tricky team stuff when Daz's phone went off.....yeh....no bloody phones on the flying field either...that'ud do for the New Year stuff.


Putting them on Ebay eh...quite right too, you should have done it ages ago........ummm ......have you got one around 7ft tall and about 12 ft wide with a safe built in? Could be interested in one like that for going back up north, I want to fly from the inside next time.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:45 PM

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Putting them on Ebay eh...quite right too, you should have done it ages ago........ummm ......have you got one around 7ft tall and about 12 ft wide with a safe built in? Could be interested in one like that for going back up north, I want to fly from the inside next time.


Do you need a safe built in up north? I thought they were civilised up there or do you know something different?

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:50 PM

Do you need a safe built in up north?

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No I need the safe built in before I leave, I came away from the North with quite a lot more than I went with, they might have noticed and attempt recovery.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:52 PM

G'day cobber, next time could you ring after dark, we were right in the middle of some tricky team stuff when Daz's phone went off.....yeh....no bloody phones on the flying field either...that'ud do for the New Year stuff.


Putting them on Ebay eh...quite right too, you should have done it ages ago........ummm ......have you got one around 7ft tall and about 12 ft wide with a safe built in? Could be interested in one like that for going back up north, I want to fly from the inside next time.


Hiya Bruce
sorry to have interupted your team flying today - hope you had a good one,give Colin my best
BUT
(i'll whisper this) I am trying to get one of those wind interupters for Daz from Decathlon - I was just keping him informed
When I go tomorrow I will see if they have a 12 foot wide super wind interupter in stock
let ya know tomorrow
Cheers all

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:57 PM

No I need the safe built in before I leave, I came away from the North with quite a lot more than I went with, they might have noticed and attempt recovery.


OK, Does make the tent a bit heavy though, I presume....

Felix




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