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#521 AldenMiler

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:15 AM

There is a disturbing lack of video surfacing from the mega-grid from people outside of the mega-grid.

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I have found this more and more with different festivals.

That's why I gave "cap cam" a try. It didn't do what I wanted because of limited area it would capture though.

On one hand it would be nice to have the video and pictures, on the other hand it indicates that more and more people are getting in their and flying...


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:53 PM

There is a disturbing lack of video surfacing from the mega-grid from people outside of the mega-grid.

Bart


Lynn needs to learn to fly her Rev with one hand like Steve D or Bazzer. Then we would have more photos and video than one could possibly digest. :lol:
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:08 PM

I may have a very narrow POV video of my area of the grid, but nothing overall. Won't be a WOW factor at all, just casual interest to another flyer more than anything.

Totally understandable why it would happen, just figured there would be a bit more. Hopefully more will appear over the next little bit. There were quite a few people about... hopefully...

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:17 PM

Spence? Did Deanie shoot some video???? :)

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:55 PM

Spence? Did Deanie shoot some video???? :)


Deanie was handling Cass and Carol's video camera during the mega fly. It is in the video posted on Facebook by Carol.


Here's a link that hopefully works.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/video/video.php?v=1583193860984&subj=1584000080

Video of the megafly begins around 7:00

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:18 AM

I just found a channel on youtube with a good few videos from WSIKF.
http://www.youtube.c...ser/CAP7371#p/u

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:46 AM

I just found a channel on youtube with a good few videos from WSIKF.
http://www.youtube.c...ser/CAP7371#p/u


Thanks for the link Spence! :)

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:36 PM



My video from the iPod I had on my cap. Means more to people who were in the grid than the general public so I tried to include some notes for non-flyers.

Tough to squeeze it down to under the 15 minutes as there really are a lot of cool moments.

Some of the conversation was funny!

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 04:00 PM

Thank you Bart, that was cool.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:22 PM

My video from the iPod I had on my cap. Means more to people who were in the grid than the general public so I tried to include some notes for non-flyers.



It's actually quite very cool to see this in a pilot's POV! Thanks Bart!!! :clap;

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 03:17 AM

Posted Image .... MY stomach was in knots and I wasn't breathing just watching that !!!!

It was only this weekend that I started flying in the same space as my girlfriend (on 80' lines), which wasn't too bad .... 64 look TOUGH.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:17 AM

Breath dude!

It only looks difficult. Really, a lot of fun and not that bad getting through it. Give it 5 years to evolve and the skill to ramp up and I think then it will be amazing to be in and to watch it! This is just a baby step IMO of something bigger.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:45 AM

LOL ... I'm pretty relaxed flying with my girlfriend, but that's 60+ kites away from what you guys did.

I'm certainly hoping to make it across the pond and do a group fly one day.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:25 AM

Breath dude!

It only looks difficult. Really, a lot of fun and not that bad getting through it. Give it 5 years to evolve and the skill to ramp up and I think then it will be amazing to be in and to watch it! This is just a baby step IMO of something bigger.

Bart


Haha! I love how this is coming from Bart! That is awesome! Actually doing it completely reversed his view on it. He sounds like the rest of us when we were trying to convince him to do it!

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:12 AM

LOL ... I'm pretty relaxed flying with my girlfriend, but that's 60+ kites away from what you guys did.

I'm certainly hoping to make it across the pond and do a group fly one day.


It is worth coming to WSIKF even if you do it only once in your life. That was my plan and now I'm already planning for next year. Just figuring out what to sacrifice to save the money. Does the house really need to be above 50F in the dead of winter...

Haha! I love how this is coming from Bart! That is awesome! Actually doing it completely reversed his view on it. He sounds like the rest of us when we were trying to convince him to do it!


I freely admit that I was so wrong on this and so overthinking it that I must have set a new record for myself analyzing it all for six months. I do did not need to do that! But that is part of my mental process so it is what it is. With one under my belt and time to digest it all I can also tell people what you guys told me - it really is not that hard to wrap one's head around. I was a skeptic, now a believer. I can hardly wait to give it another go!

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:39 AM

Bart

So glad you enjoyed yourself at WSIKF.

We don't even try to keep the house above 50 in the winter. We just hook up our travel trailer and head south.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:55 AM

I freely admit that I was so wrong on this and so overthinking it that I must have set a new record for myself analyzing it all for six months. I do did not need to do that! But that is part of my mental process so it is what it is. With one under my belt and time to digest it all I can also tell people what you guys told me - it really is not that hard to wrap one's head around. I was a skeptic, now a believer. I can hardly wait to give it another go!

Bart

Bart and I spoke of this late Saturday, after the record was set, and WSIKF was winding down... I admitted to him (and others) and now to the (kiting) world that in the early days of this forum stream I was so excited to see all the kiters signing-up... then it got technical... and I began doubting myself and wondered why I (who flys solo 99% of the time) was about to spend the time and money to travel to Washington to sit and (probably) just "watch" this whole thing take place! Yes, I lacked faith in myself and the whole process.

I then made-up my mind to "delete" (without reading) the entire stream... and go for bust! ...and I'm so GLAD I did!

Between John and Felix... they made ALL of us, no matter how mega-fly experienced, challenge our doubts, and Just Do It! Though I didn't understand all the forum tech stuff, THEY knew what had to be done and were more than ready for it. The attempt was so totally organized, with Felix's preplanning and John's calm voice directing us, and many of the Greatest Skilled Rev'ers unselfishly standing-out to assist us... we did it! We achieved not only the record of 64, but achieved something much more important to me... a feeling of Self-achievement and Team Camaraderie.

It was totally AWESOME! …Words cannot express!

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:52 AM

Breath dude!

It only looks difficult. Really, a lot of fun and not that bad getting through it. Give it 5 years to evolve and the skill to ramp up and I think then it will be amazing to be in and to watch it! This is just a baby step IMO of something bigger.

Bart


Hi Bart,

At the beginning many fliers were sceptical about the possibilities. That was two and a half years ago! There was a 'leap of faith' at Portsmouth/Bristol 2008. What was achieved at that point was extraordinary.

I agree with your notion that in another two and a half years it will be at a different level. <grins>

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:16 AM

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Between John and Felix... they made ALL of us, no matter how mega-fly experienced, challenge our doubts, and Just Do It! Though I didn't understand all the forum tech stuff, THEY knew what had to be done and were more than ready for it. The attempt was so totally organized, with Felix's preplanning and John's calm voice directing us, and many of the Greatest Skilled Rev'ers unselfishly standing-out to assist us... we did it! We achieved not only the record of 64, but achieved something much more important to me... a feeling of Self-achievement and Team Camaraderie.It was totally AWESOME! …Words cannot express!THANKS to ALL of YOU who made this possible for US!


Jynx,

Thanks very much for your post.

I think that I did have a mandate to line the fliers up on the ground as I saw fit though I do not recall precisely when this was invoked.

Anyway, I have to thank all the fliers for accepting the directions on the day and also for the level of discipline exhibited by all the participants.

'Just Do It!' is a catchphrase used by The Decorators over the years when new fliers doubted their own ability.

There is plenty of opportunity to take skill levels higher and I hope that everyone who took part will be prepared to 'up their game' in the future.

Thanks again

Felix







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Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:56 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=0gnl8PdFrq0

My video from the iPod I had on my cap. Means more to people who were in the grid than the general public so I tried to include some notes for non-flyers.

Tough to squeeze it down to under the 15 minutes as there really are a lot of cool moments.

Some of the conversation was funny!

Bart


Bart, thanks for taking a video of my personal kite in the Megafly. :lol:

Guess that happened by accident when I flew in the column next to a very inventive videographer. :P

Interesting aspect of aging, I confused the three days (Thur, Fri, and Sat). I remembered being the first casualty of the 64 grid, having to set my Lime B on the ground when my eyes rebelled against the bright skies by watering up until I was flying almost blind. Very early in the flight, but I chose to wimp out rather than risk taking out other fliers.

However, that happened, luckily, on the first (Thur) Megafly. The biggie on Friday was fine for me - I found some dark clip-on sunglasses to go on top of my prescription sunglasses, which saved my eyes on Friday and Saturday. [Hint: Friday kite was not Lime.] :)

So your video refreshed my memory and allowed me to see my contribution to the 64 Megafly. Thanks.

I'm glad you found you were more comfortable in the Megafly than you anticipated (over-thought). Heck, you did a better job than I and a lot of other fliers.

It was a blast. Again, thanks to JB, Felix, Peter (no, no, that was Steven or Stephan), and Baz, and all the other master fliers who all were fantastically patient with, and even more helpful to, us bottom fliers. I can hardly wait until next year - 81 definitely, 100 maybe!
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