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#481 Watty

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:39 PM

Here's a picture of the 8x8. Today's world record of 64 revolution kites in formation.
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Posted 21 August 2010 - 02:30 AM

Way to go and congratulations to all!!!

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:53 AM

Great pic....waiting with baited breath of more news everyday......come on for that BIG attempt, I do hope it comes off.

On going Congratulations to all the flyers and organisers......AMAZING!!!!!!!

Looking forward to seeing some more pics and maybe videos as soon as yous all come down from Cloud9 Posted Image

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 05:27 PM

I sure do wish i could have been there to see all of this. But NICE JOB to everyone who made this happen.Posted Image
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Posted 21 August 2010 - 10:44 PM

Several thoughts:

Today, low winds - the kind the good fliers can use, but us wannabe's struggle in. The attempt went forward anyway. Low attendance guaranteed that yesterday's record would be unassailed. At the morning pilot's meeting, there were no new heads to be counted - a premonition that records were not to be broken today.

My feelings are summed up by Tennyson's poem in which "Into the valley of death rode the six hundred." The winds, the attendance... the winds again. The demonstration teams and solos were backing up 100 feet during their performances - there are no 100 feet for the grid fliers to back into.

But it was worth it. The show must go on. Everyone learned very much from the attempt. The experiment was a success - knowledge and experience was gained. We felt good for the attempt. Very good!

Speaking of Tennyson - the Brits were total angels on the field. Beyond their wonderful pronunciation of our purportedly common language, their expertise, energy, and drive was essential. This was not the RAH RAH yankee style cheer leading, but solid, patient, wise, concise help for all us intermediate pilots. Felix Mottram, especially, was unbelievably everywhere on the field at all times.

Thank you WSIKF, JB, Felix and the Decorators, all the pilots I shared some space with (sometimes too close). What a great experience.
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Posted 21 August 2010 - 11:05 PM

I sure do wish i could have been there to see all of this. But NICE JOB to everyone who made this happen.Posted Image


WISCONSIN was REPRESENTED! Posted Image

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then there will be peace"

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 01:37 PM

Congrat's To All! :ani_yahoo:
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:27 PM

So everyones already making plans to make it back there next year, right???? Like a migration thing. I'll have a week paid vacation next year so being there won't even be a question. We're all going to be back right? Felix and team, Stephan and team, JB and team (dumb question for you), Terry, Mario, Willow and team, Scott, Rich, Laura, Lumas's, Mike K. and team...... think the list would read more like a blog. LOL
I'm really sad to have missed such a once in a life time opportunity. I only hope ya all give me, if not 100 a second chance.

I miss ya all as well as love ya all,

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:41 PM

Congratulations to ALL of you who have participated in breaking the Grid Record this week!!! I was away but Verrrry Happy to hear the news and Wowed by the photos I've seen. Quite an amazing feat! Go Team Rev! :ani_punk:

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 09:39 AM

Just a quick note to thank all those at WSIKF for making my visit with the Decorators a flying experience that will be hard to beat !! Posted Image

Things just got better each day as strangers became friends both on and off the field and we broke the record to boot !!

A special thank you to those who gave David such great support in his hour of need - it helped keep him up while he was down

Another special thank you to Scot from Rev Riders - what a star - for doing an oustanding job of standing in while David was receiving "Treatment"

For those of you who flew with us - you know who you are - remember SLOW IS COOL Posted Image

Oh and did I mention the beer?? - Yes your micro brewers have really got their act together - Yum Yum !!

Hope to fly with you again soon

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:03 AM

Just back home and settled in enough to find a keyboard.

We just wanted to add our thanks to all of you for letting us come and play and for having such a good time. Sorry we didn't get to speak to you all as much as we would like but there was just too much flying to be done and so many new people to meet.

It's not possible to thank you all personaly so a big Thank You to you all. John, big respect to you, nicely done. :sign_kitelife:

See you all this side of the pond one day.

Stephen, Susan and the boys.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:28 PM

Hats off to you as well Stephen... You and Felix especially stepped up with coordination tasks, and inspiration whenever I stalled mentally.

Endless thanks for coming out to be a part of it all. :)

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#493 Felix Mottram

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:16 PM

Several thoughts:

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Thank you WSIKF, JB, Felix and the Decorators, all the pilots I shared some space with (sometimes too close). What a great experience.


Howard,

Thanks for your thoughts. We were all winners!

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:57 PM

WOW, I learned from all. Thank YOU
Notables

JB, ( IQUAD ) stepping it up, Wow... for all of u from USA, yes JB stepped it up... imagine that, What NEXT ? Great WORK.

Flying Squad:
Thank you for all ur expertise, pleasure to watch and learn. (videos are not the same) next time, Do I really have to injure one to jump on the line. LOL Only kidding
I watched the core of the Squad win the Dual line team WORLD Championship as "SKY DANCE" 13 years ago....
AMAZIN dedication to sport kite's in general, even with the 4 little ones running around truly a family task to be mentioned..

Decorators:
FELIX, What vision u have Professor Mottram, an honor to be part of a dream realized (let's not stop there)
David, break a leg, no just sprain it, help someone else realize a dream. LMAO... glad you are feeling better. great choreography, simply BRILLIANT !!!
Ashley, You made my time on the line a true peaceful experience, I have learned calling can be b a peaceful journey, (as a caller that is priceless for me)
Martin, One more pint for my new teammate, I had more to drink with u than I've had in many years, an occasion to remember and celebrate.

REV RIDERS:
RICH, LOVE YOU Thanks for helping me make this a reality. u made this possible for me, and I can't say enough.
LAURA, 100 yards more in the soft sand then stand all day and fly. can everyone say TROOPER. thanks for ur dedication. LET'S RIDE

To all my old and new Friends
without all of YOU, none of this is possible. Share the love of the REV so we can make it bigger next year...
THANK YOU ALL
Im overwhelmed that so many of you came together to share MY true passion that is REV flying.. selfish maybe, but true !!!
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remember:
IT's the JOURNEY.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 06:58 PM

Ha, I'm desperately waiting for Bart's overview and recap. :D

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:20 PM

Ha, I'm desperately waiting for Bart's overview and recap. :D


What? You haven't read this yet? :)

http://www.revkites....-fear-the-most/

and day 1 to day 7:
http://www.revkites....=blog&blogid=7

Love it Bart!

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:25 PM

Ha, I'm desperately waiting for Bart's overview and recap. Posted Image



Be careful what you wish for!

I've been thinking of the blog summary for three days.

I have enough "material" to ramble on for months!

So much of this week was so personal to me that it is difficult to put it in writing without sounding like I'm going to burst into tears or something!

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:39 AM

Do it, I'll bring the kleenex and join you. :)

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:43 AM

Dont get me started....

Proud of you bart... what a great week it was !!



Do it, I'll bring the kleenex and join you. :)



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Posted 31 August 2010 - 12:40 PM

Is there any video of the 64 mega grid ? had a look around on the forum & can't seem to find any.

Thanks,
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