The Super Sixteen is, in my view, a focus for the practicalities of large scale grid flying and the more regular fly ins. It may be that 25 - 30 fliers can turn up at an event which can result in a dramatic presentation for a short time but that there may be not much 'depth' in the type of moves that they can do or the links between them. Building a repertoire of moves/transitions with which all the fliers are familiar is going to be the way to develop this project.
I think that you have to challenge So-Cal to get its act together in this instance.
We'll see who shows up for the New Years fly in San Diego.
I think Kite Party 9 will most likely be the next opportunity to get that many Rev fliers together in So-Cal. There just doesn't seem to be a large enough number of Rev fliers here to get together for a 16 grid. The most I have have seen at any one time, except for KP, has been eight. Eight is great, but only half a grid.
Perhaps a little more push on the part of us So-Cal fliers will help. We'll see. Desire may be another issue. Grid seems to be a bigger thing on your side of the pond. One little problem is that we usually leave So-Cal in May and don't return until October.
We are looking hard at a trip across the pond in 2012. Berck, perhaps Cervia, UK for sure. Depends on dates for Berck. Hope it's not during Easter week again.
Anyway, sure enjoy the grid posts.