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#121 Jonesey

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 06:55 AM

Great pics and video Ant .... its always good to have video evidence of just how bad ones abilities are!





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Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:47 AM

Another excellent Rev fest at Portsmouth. Many thanks to John and Gill from the Kite Society for dedicating a field for the Rev frolics. It enabled the many Rev fliers to fly and combine into teams safely. The mega flys would not have been possible without that space to rehearse the grid.

Thanks for the video Ant. The 30 grid on Saturday was superb considering the strong bumpy wind and the 25 on Sunday was a credit to all who were willing to give it a go in even stronger and bumpier winds! It was their first grid fly for quite a few and Roy/Fungus I'm glad you took the leap with my son Mark's kite and got stuck in. Your big daft grin afterwards was a joy to see :)

Sorry I had to duck out with out a fly this morning - hope you had fun.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 08:38 AM

I have to add my big thanks to Felix for asking for the Rev area and John and Gill for letting us have one - I hope we made it worth the effort! It certainly looked like we drew a lot of audience and quite a few fliers made a special effort coming down to Portsmouth because they knew we would have a separate arena. It was certainly the best festival I've been to, by far. Let's hope Portsmouth makes this a permanent feature! Also, the difference from the other years was that this time all the arenas stayed up and marked all the way through Monday - it gave us all a chance to fly undisturbed for an additional day and have lots of fun socialising, learning, teaching and just having fun. I was really happy to meet so many new people, put names to faces etc. And as for the grid, I would say that was the most organised grid I've ever flown in. It was put together quickly and efficiently, the flying was nice and neat (for most part!) and the public seemed to really enjoy it. Great job, everyone :) See you next year!

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 09:11 AM

I've just realised the audio is messed up on the video - after spending ages tweaking the dubs into place, the second track got bumped right into the first just before I did the final render :(

I'll try and sort that out and upload a new copy...

#125 Felix Mottram

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 11:26 AM

<snip>Also, the difference from the other years was that this time all the arenas stayed up and marked all the way through Monday,snip>


Hi Yrna,,

The arenas were set up on Saturday morning between 9 and 10am.

When we arrived on Sunday morning some of the tapes and stakes for the Rev arena were down.

We re-set as well as we could and everything was still in place on Monday morning.

Seems like Saturday night may be the source of the problem <grins>

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:45 PM

Video updated!



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Edited by Ant-, 31 August 2010 - 09:45 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 11:18 PM

Great video
saturday was a lot more complex than sunday, wish i could have been therePosted Image
any video of sunday ?
Thanks again to Mark and David Ellison, for loan of kite and encouragement

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#128 Felix Mottram

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 03:50 AM

I have to add my big thanks to Felix for asking for the Rev area and John and Gill for letting us have one - I hope we made it worth the effort!
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I, in turn, have to thank everyone for turning up and using the Rev Arena. It seems that we created a virtuous circle which led, maybe in part, to the 'Kite Flier of the Festival Award' (in memory of Herman van den Broek) being presented to me at the end of Sunday afternoon.

Please see the other thread about Margate 2010 and let us know if there is sufficient interest for a Rev Arena there as well.

Thanks again.

Felix

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 04:51 AM

Arrgh! And now I discover the video says October 2010.... I give up! Posted Image

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 05:11 AM

and Daz larsen supplying the eyes



Still think this photo's better Daz Posted Image

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 07:55 AM

What a great weekend. As ever its all over too quickly, but there is always the memories and those good times spent with old friends and new. Many thanks too everyone i flew with and the warm welcome to us northerners (who apparently live in the dark). Hope to see everyone again soon.

Edited by sponsored flier., 31 August 2010 - 07:56 AM.


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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:03 AM

What a great weekend. As ever its all over too quickly, but there is always the memories and those good times spent with old friends and new. Many thanks too everyone i flew with and the warm welcome to us northerners (who apparently live in the dark) public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif



I have to say I was impressed with how many of you made the effort to travel so far South ... even some from as far as North of Winchester and the lands beyond (sorry my maps get a bit vague after there) .... hope the modern technologies like Electricity and sanitation wernt too confusing for you Posted Image


OK OK in all seriousness ..... Great weekend wish I had made the Monday but there was a 'domestic' in progress at our house hope you all make it next year and bring some more Northerners with you ...

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 09:43 AM

Hi,
Many thanks to all of you putting up with me, a new flier, over the weekend. It was good to put faces to the names that I have read here. I really enjoyed myself and spent almost all of my time in the rev arena, even if I was late start starting each day (thanks for noticing Chris) except Monday.

Thanks to those who gave me a few pointers over the weekend. I was still rather intimidated but by Saturday afternoon felt able to fly within a few metres ( yards)of the other fliers rather than standing 20-30 metres away which was how I flew on Friday. I think that over the weekend I have trebled my flying time and noticed thinks starting to become easier - except the figure of 8's.

I look forward to flying with you again and hope to get good enough to join in a grid next year - providing I stop translating many of the rev figures into square dance terminology.

Cheers
Stephen

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 09:53 AM

Hi all, just wanted to add my thanks to the organisers for letting us have so much of their valuable space. It is a big thing and is appreciated.

Nice job to all of you in the mega team, I was really impressed by the can do attitude of the group especially from those fliers who had not done this sort of thing much or indeed at all. I think we are nearly ready for a choreographed Grid Routine. Any volunteers to write it David?

I was sent this picture from Phil a Rev flier who was watching. It is my favourite so far of the Revosaurus. Thanks Phil.

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#135 david ellison

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:05 AM

I think we are nearly ready for a choreographed Grid Routine. Any volunteers to write it David?


Funny you should mention that sir - I'd been thinking much the same. Perhaps it's a project for the post-festival period and then something we could play with if/when we get a winter-gathering together. Dunstable perhaps?

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:25 AM

Funny you should mention that sir - I'd been thinking much the same. Perhaps it's a project for the post-festival period and then something we could play with if/when we get a winter-gathering together. Dunstable perhaps?


And there I was, just thinking, as I was cycling home, how we were just getting to the point of giving the 'moves' some 'names' and stringing them together! I wonder if it would be good to start with a 'super sixteen' format as in the pre-Bristol 2008 and WSIKF 2010 examples?

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:49 AM

Hi all, just wanted to add my thanks to the organisers for letting us have so much of their valuable space. It is a big thing and is appreciated.

Nice job to all of you in the mega team, I was really impressed by the can do attitude of the group especially from those fliers who had not done this sort of thing much or indeed at all. I think we are nearly ready for a choreographed Grid Routine. Any volunteers to write it David?

I was sent this picture from Phil a Rev flier who was watching. It is my favourite so far of the Revosaurus. Thanks Phil.




He He twas fun playing with the dino !! Posted Image A great weekend thanks all


GARY




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Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:28 AM

Thankyou to every one for making it a great weekend, having a designated Rev arena was a bonus and is something I believe other festival organiser's are looking into for the future, special thankyou to jonesey for organising the weather, helps to have friend's in high places Posted Image

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 12:36 PM

Just to echo previous comments what a great weekend. Good to meet old friends and make new ones.
The mega fly's on Saturday & Sunday were great fun

Having the dedicated arena made the 500 mile round trip worth while, many thanks to the organisers for providing it, hope some of the other big festivals take notice & follow Portsmouth.

Hope to see you all sometime soon.

Dave

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 09:44 PM

Ok, 3rd and last time....

New version of the video up - fixed the date, fixed the music... and added some small segments of revcam - but unfortunately the alignment was out so it wasn't pointing at the team like it should have been. I was still attaching it when the display started!



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