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#1 Watty

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:49 PM

John Barresi and myself went street kiting in downtown Portland. Having recently moved to town, John showed me some of the coolest and challenging places to fly. We started out on his dock. Wind was awesome, blowing right off of the dock, and fairly consistently.

We then made our way to the market area and flew in and around the fountain. Eventually, we made our way along the river, then set down and packed up. For this entire adventure, I was using a full-sail B-Series with race rods, and 30 foot, 90lb lines. John was packing a full-sail B-Series Pro with race rods, and 30 foot, 50lb lines.

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ijOA67zOVk"]http://www.youtube.c...h?v=_ijOA67zOVk[/url]



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Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:41 AM

SWEET! :D

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:55 AM

Oh that looked like WAY too much fun! :ani_punk:

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:45 AM

More practice...........sigh!!!!!!:huh:

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:25 AM

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:59 AM

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:59 PM

Very nice video, I like it. Not sure what camera you use to record the video, weight . You may think about trying it with PoleAP. Something like I did at South Padre Island Kite Fest. I did stills, video is not as easy. You can get some great angles.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:24 PM

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:52 PM

Hi Watty and JB...

GREAT stuff!!!

One of these days when I get out there, you've got to take me there, pleeeeeease????!!! That looks like sooooo much fun!!!
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:12 PM

Well that was a bit dissapointing if you ask me Spence.

No big 360 on the dock, and a couple of irisponsible hoodies messing about in the nice fountain.

Now then what do I REALY think.

Guys, if only I had HALF the skill you Two have in your little figers I would be a fantastic flyer.

So glad to have been able to see you "grow up" Spence. And to be able to help in my little way.

As for you Barresi, fancy being a role model to so many, just look have you have made Spence in to.

Guys I am honoured to be able to call you brothers in flight, even if I have only just been born. :kid_devlish:

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:39 AM

Hey Baloo: it gives us a reason to get better!!!:)

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:06 PM

Spence is a creature unto himself, I claim only a small part of his inspiration. :)

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