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#441 Felix Mottram

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:02 AM

Hmm! Still waiting to hear from a number of groups, UK and further afield.

Lets hope that fliers take the opportunity to warm up for the WSIKF event in 2013 <grins>

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Sooooo!!!!

Well it looks like we will have 12 fliers so that is good for the four deep Mercedes rather than the Dutch Windmill. I'm wondering if we could do a Brenda on each leg? That would be neat I think <grins>

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:59 AM






Thank you Martin and Felix for your help we have booked our rooms for Fusion.



If we are going for Mercedes I think a "Felix" between rotations might be good.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:30 AM


Thank you Martin and Felix for your help we have booked our rooms for Fusion.

If we are going for Mercedes I think a "Felix" between rotations might be good.


Steady on Vince! Next thing we'll be going for the 3 way sprocket. 'Felix' or blender on the diagonals would be very good indeed! A whole new dimension. <grins>

I'm looking forward to the event 'whatever the weather'. Must get some new wet weather gear...

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

A three way sprocket would look spectacular. Is it worth trying it with sticks first? :)
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

A three way sprocket would look spectacular. Is it worth trying it with sticks first? :)


My immediate reaction is 'no'. Try it in the air first but at this point in time I have absolutely no idea as to the viability of such a move!

It was, obviously a teasing suggestion <grins>

On the other hand, learning how to tangle the lines and then reverse out gracefully is what it's all about.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:17 PM

My immediate reaction is 'no'. Try it in the air first but at this point in time I have absolutely no idea as to the viability of such a move!

It was, obviously a teasing suggestion <grins>

On the other hand, learning how to tangle the lines and then reverse out gracefully is what it's all about.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

Three way sprocket?? Please, please, lets keep it simple! Doing the sprocket with 2 groups of 6 would be enough of a challenge! Posted Image


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

Three way sprocket?? Please, please, lets keep it simple! Doing the sprocket with 2 groups of 6 would be enough of a challenge! Posted Image


It may be simple but I have not visualised it yet <grins>

The first thing is to get the three groups organised in relation to each other. I'm thinking two groups on diagonal spokes and one group on vertical/horizontal spokes.

Drawing that suggests a stepped routine with a contra rotation, or even same way rotation, around the three central kites but that is trivial compared to the cross-over of the sprocket as we know it.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:48 PM

Would you all be referring to something like this: http://johnnmitchell.../FourGears.html

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:57 PM

Would you all be referring to something like this: http://johnnmitchell.../FourGears.html


Are you familiar with the 'sprocket' where the kites switch from one pinwheel to the other?

I was trying to visualise a three way swap but it may be better to think of an accumulation and interlacing of the kites into a central spokes rotation.

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PS The sprocket is at the beginning of this video http://www.youtube.c...&v=Qp0ZUOAA-fU#!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

If anyone is intending to attend the YSP event can they send me a message or post a reply here. (I need names and vehicle registration) so they can be included on the list of particapants and parking spaces.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:05 PM

If anyone is intending to attend the YSP event can they send me a message or post a reply here. (I need names and vehicle registration) so they can be included on the list of particapants and parking spaces.


We are hoping that Romney Johnstone and Johnny Claffey will turn up.

Vaughan Livingstone has not confirmed attendance at this stage so is looking a bit doubtful.

Best wishes

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

Are you familiar with the 'sprocket' where the kites switch from one pinwheel to the other?

I was trying to visualise a three way swap but it may be better to think of an accumulation and interlacing of the kites into a central spokes rotation.

Felix

PS The sprocket is at the beginning of this video http://www.youtube.c...v=Qp0ZUOAA-fU#!


On the cycle ride home this evening it suddenly occurred to me that we should try forming the ball with alternate kites facing in and out and then see what Leaders Benefits/Double Felix variations would work.

How far round the circle would be possible?

<grins>

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

<snip>

How far round the circle would be possible?

<grins>

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Ah! Here we go...



<grins>

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

Ah! Here we go...



<grins>

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Awesome!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

Awesome!


Indeed, but I really think that there are some very interesting clues in there for us 'string limited' fliers.

Strangely, the transition into 3 dimensions was something that I remember from 1993. Something along the lines of receding not-concentric circles. The front line made a circle, the next line closed into the same circle, wrapped around but up-wind, and so on forming a tube of kites... Anyone? <grins>

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:48 AM



We were fortunate to be able to get a taster of the 3D tube today. It will be a great opportunity to explore this further at YSP.

We are aiming to arrive at about 11am to get orientated and help with the arena.


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:08 AM

We were fortunate to be able to get a taster of the 3D tube today. It will be a great opportunity to explore this further at YSP.

We are aiming to arrive at about 11am to get orientated and help with the arena.



I hope that we will arrive soon after.

Lots of ideas to play with <grins>

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:17 AM

Looking forward to flying your ideas Felix. Do you think we will need arena signs for the benefit of the public?
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

Looking forward to flying your ideas Felix. Do you think we will need arena signs for the benefit of the public?


What signs did you have in mind?

'Registered Kite Fliers Only'?

Felix




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