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#61 Felix Mottram

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:46 AM

Well, we have managed to get a REV Arena for Portsmouth, it is in the same place as the Rev Arena was in 2008 (down by the bouncy castle) However..... The Rev Arena will be quite close to the tail of the Dinosaur (see previous post) , so it might not be quite rectangulat in shape, with a bit of a dog leg around the dinosaur's tail -thats one sentence I never thought I would write!


Great news!

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:16 AM

A dedicated rev arena Posted Image That means no people walking through the lines,like last year.A big thanks to the Kite Society and every one else for organising this Posted Image Not long now!!!!Has anyone organised a meal or get together for the friday night before the festival....if so where,and what time
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Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:22 AM

A dedicated rev arena That means no people walking through the lines,like last year.A big thanks to the Kite Society and every one else for organising this Not long now!!!!Has anyone organised a meal or get together for the friday night before the festival....if so where,and what time


It also means that we need to keep it constructively occupied at all times <grins>

Apart from the time, that is, when we all trek over to the main arena to do a 'mega-fly' by way of thanks for providing the dedicated arena...

I wonder how many fliers will be there? The Decs should be 8 <EDIT or should that be 9?>

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Edited by Felix Mottram, 06 August 2010 - 10:23 AM.


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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:58 AM

Sounds good Felix. Obviously good for any Mega practicing that is needed.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 12:21 PM

Sounds good Felix. Obviously good for any Mega practicing that is needed.


That was the idea. We fly Mega Team in the dedicated area as a warm-up for those that have not done it before. We also have a space for the 'performing' teams to get up to speed ahead of arena presentations. Individual fliers should also have the opportunity to fly together without risk of general public walking through their lines.

I hope that we can all meet if needs be, early and informally, on Saturday/Sunday mornings to ensure that everyone is comfortable with the 'ad hoc' arrangements.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:55 PM

I would think that Mega fly practice should take pride of place. Working out who is best placed where on the grid. (standing well away with hands in pockets best for me. I volunteer myself as ground crew)

If individual fun fliers are able to make use of the area might I suggest that they bring shortish linesets so as not to interfere in the bigger picture.

Of course being able to crack on with longer lines when the area is not being used for more "serious" practice.

Anyway, my twopennieworth. I will not be there too early, and at the moment plan on Sunday only.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 01:22 AM

I will not be there too early, and at the moment plan on Sunday only.


Plans that could be modified? Not sure we can bear to be without you on Saturday, Chris!
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:45 AM

<snip>
I volunteer myself as ground crew
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Hey Chris,

Always good to have ground crew but I'm not sure that we will accept your excuses for not joining in for very much longer. <grins>

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:00 AM

Ask Daved E and Sailor how good I am at crashing thier kites, wouldnt want the reponsibilty for taking the whole grid down :)

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:01 AM

Oh, sorry Andy, should have replied to you first.

Got a fairly long standing commitment on the Saturday, however you never know!!

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:55 AM

If we make it down to Portsmouth I'd love to have a go in the Mega Fly - but I've never flown team before, just a bit of one on one with Kathy and we've not had much luck twisting lines yet....

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:40 AM

If we make it down to Portsmouth I'd love to have a go in the Mega Fly - but I've never flown team before, just a bit of one on one with Kathy and we've not had much luck twisting lines yet....

Ant


<grins>

You have to start somewhere...

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:58 AM

Just join in,were all pretty twisted <grins>
All the best

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:34 PM

Just join in,were all pretty twisted <grins>


Thanks to The Kite Society of Great Britain we have the opportunity to get twisted without too much risk to anything other than reputation. <grins>

Whereas two years ago, the emphasis was on the best teams from around the world and an entirely new concept in mega-team flying, we should now all be very relaxed in flying together.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:55 PM

Thanks to The Kite Society of Great Britain we have the opportunity to get twisted without too much risk to anything other than reputation. <grins>

Whereas two years ago, the emphasis was on the best teams from around the world and an entirely new concept in mega-team flying, we should now all be very relaxed in flying together.

Felix




Hi Felix, there are still quit a few are not too relaxed about flying in big groups.  However, with some gentle persuasion we should get a good group going.





PS Thanks Jon & Gill 




PPS Dear ALL, if you are on ANY other kite forums post that we need as many Rev flyers as possible at Portsmouth


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Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:20 PM

Hi Felix, there are still quit a few are not too relaxed about flying in big groups. However, with some gentle persuasion we should get a good group going
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This will be an opportunity to gain some experience for those who are prepared to try!

Felix

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:54 PM

I hope to be at Portsmouth and as early as pos.
and would like the chance to fly team , maybe if space allows, a nursery for newbies to assess our skills Posted Image

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:56 AM

I hope to be at Portsmouth and as early as pos.
and would like the chance to fly team , maybe if space allows, a nursery for newbies to assess our skills Posted Image

fungus





That's a good idea, also another use for the dedicated Quad area.  When the "teams" are displaying those a little nervous can get together for some fun.





No doubt Jonesy & Yarna will be up for a few friends to play with and can lead the way 


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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:18 AM

You know us too well, Simon :) I'm really looking forward to it too! Are you guys coming down for Friday afternoon? I'm thinking I will pop over to Portsmouth straight from work on Friday to see who's around ...


No doubt Jonesy & Yarna will be up for a few friends to play with and can lead the way




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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:23 AM

Well, we have managed to get a REV Arena for Portsmouth, it is in the same place as the Rev Arena was in 2008 (down by the bouncy castle) However..... The Rev Arena will be quite close to the tail of the Dinosaur (see previous post) , so it might not be quite rectangulat in shape, with a bit of a dog leg around the dinosaur's tail -thats one sentence I never thought I would write!



A Dinosaur with dog's leg's ? don't remember seeing that one in my Ladybird book of Dinosaur's, talking of Ladybird's we had to fly through a swarm of them at the weekend and I can report that 999,999 out of a million prefered Daz's Lime/Black B serie's, could hardly take off !! Posted Image

Edited by Wobbly, 09 August 2010 - 10:25 AM.





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