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#121 Felix Mottram

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:37 AM

Sorry Felix

I meant no offence with my use of the term “practice arena”

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Bob,

No problem at all.

The first time at Portsmouth was un-rehearsed. I think that there is plenty to learn from what was done back then and at subsequent events.

There may very well be occasion to introduce fliers to the grid but the opportunity should be taken by the core fliers to fly at length. There is so much potential but we need to get on and 'do stuff', not just repeat the basics...

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 01:21 AM

We see the Rev Arena as a very special part of the Portsmouth Kite Festival - especially as this year for the first time we have managed to secure a " large separate arena" - after seeing that area empty for so many years - we want the space to be used as much as possible - it's not just a staging area for the main arena.

Hear Hear !!


This is what makes Portsmouth such a good festival, The World class single line kites for a beautiful backdrop, The World Class Dual line, Quad Line and Single line arena displays. The Quad area can only enhance that, so lets all make sure we keep as many in the sky as we can everyday. Its a chance for so many to fly together.


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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:03 AM

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:27 AM

I'm still hoping to make it down on Sunday - unfortunately family matters have ruled out Saturday. However I'm feeling VERY rusty this year, having barely flown at all aside from our hols in the States in May (and you may have seen how rubbish I was in the iQuad fly-in :kid_frustrated: ) so I'm tending towards feeling I wouldn't be much use in the mega fly this time...

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:31 AM

We see the Rev Arena as a very special part of the Portsmouth Kite Festival - especially as this year for the first time we have managed to secure a " large separate arena" - after seeing that area empty for so many years - we want the space to be used as much as possible - it's not just a staging area for the main arena.


Thanks for this clear indication of 'intent'. I hope that all the 'Revolution Fliers' will understand how they can contribute to the overall event.

I'm hoping that we will be able to find a 'sponsor' for the PA by the end of today... "EDIT Sorted but contributions welcome via The Kite Society!"

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:43 AM

Hear Hear !!

This is what makes Portsmouth such a good festival, The World class single line kites for a beautiful backdrop, The World Class Dual line, Quad Line and Single line arena displays. The Quad area can only enhance that, so lets all make sure we keep as many in the sky as we can everyday. Its a chance for so many to fly together.


What he says! <grins>

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:47 AM

Thank you Felix.

How many New Haven Flyers Daz. We will have 5 from the North East. I'm looking forward to flying a large grid again.


Vince
We have 5 coming to Portsmouth mate

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Just a few more days to go and the weather is looking good! <grins>

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 11:32 AM

Thanks for this clear indication of 'intent'. I hope that all the 'Revolution Fliers' will understand how they can contribute to the overall event.

I'm hoping that we will be able to find a 'sponsor' for the PA by the end of today... "EDIT Sorted but contributions welcome via The Kite Society!"

Felix


Just in case anyone missed the update...

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:38 AM

Looking forward to it!

Fingers crossed the weather is bright and not too breezy for you all.

Best of luck and safe journeys to and from,


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Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:05 AM

Looking forward to it!

Fingers crossed the weather is bright and not too breezy for you all.

Best of luck and safe journeys to and from,


Chris


Will you be there too Chris ?

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:34 AM

Will you be there too Chris ?


Hmmm! It sounds like Chris will be watching from a distance again unfortunately....

May I suggest the someone/everyone gives some thought to the music/muzak/accompaniment/whatever we would choose in the event that we do a main arena mega fly. The choices made by default over the last few events I have attended have been less than ideal in my view.

I will suggest Mila Repa by John McLaughlin Trio just because that is what we flew with by choice at Sunderland recently. A second choice would be Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio) by Miles Davis from Sketches of Spain.

If everyone turns up with a CD with just their selected track that could be cool. We could put them in a hat...

<grins>

I'm thinking parallel Super Sixteens merging into a single team picking up the extra four fliers along the way in order to hit the nine fours and four nines... Anybody?

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:58 AM

Hmmm! It sounds like Chris will be watching from a distance again unfortunately....

Purse strings tied, dare say a familiar story for many ...but still as you say I live vicariously, yet again :)

...music/muzak/accompaniment/whatever we would choose in the event that we do a main arena mega fly.

Great idea ...with that in mind, had a quick glance through some of my current shuffle playlist (only seem to use it for kiting purposes these days)

Of course don't want to be filling the thread up with track listings so copied it here instead.

Any help?! just let me know.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:28 AM

"...music/muzak/accompaniment/whatever we would choose in the event that we do a main arena mega fly".

Well the rev mega team is in the timetable each day at 17.00 for a megafly in the main arena and a mini mega fly 15.15 on the Saturday and 12.00 on the Sunday - so there is no getting out of it now;)

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:30 AM

Purse strings tied, dare say a familiar story for many ...but still as you say I live vicariously, yet again :)


Great idea ...with that in mind, had a quick glance through some of my current shuffle playlist (only seem to use it for kiting purposes these days)

Of course don't want to be filling the thread up with track listings so copied it here instead.

Any help?! just let me know.

Chris


Thanks Chris,

Needless to say from within my 'little bubble' I don't recognise any of that! Pulling it out of a hat does seem 'almost sensible' in the circumstances...

I'm thinking theme music for the event as in a distant memory of the pre Olympic Barcelona event where Pat Metheny was played comprehensively before I personally knew his genre.

Summer music with the attached euphoric notion (almost) that we had decided not to compete the following weekend at Western Super 'Night' Mare in the two line competition...

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:37 AM

"...music/muzak/accompaniment/whatever we would choose in the event that we do a main arena mega fly".

Well the rev mega team is in the timetable each day at 17.00 for a megafly in the main arena and a mini mega fly 15.15 on the Saturday and 12.00 on the Sunday - so there is no getting out of it now;)


I was certainly not looking to get out of it... <grins>

I hope that 'the team' will be able to decide accordingly! I'm wondering if the mini mega flies might be in the Super Sixteen format or a variation of that?

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:46 AM

See you all tomorrow. Safe journey to everyone who is or will be travelling.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:10 AM

I am booked for sat and sunday, I could only be there on Monday so will have to give it a miss.

I was looking forward to it this year.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:28 AM

I am booked for sat and sunday, I could only be there on Monday so will have to give it a miss.

I was looking forward to it this year.

Keith


Here is the agenda <grins>

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Saturday:-
10:30 Altitude Sprint—Race against time to be the highest kite in the sky.

10:45 Close Encounters—Husband and wife team Allan and Marilyn Pothecary flying dual line kites to music.

11:00 Inflatable Time—All sorts of weird and wonderful inflatable kites. No sticks re- quired!

11:15 The Flying Squad—One of the UK’s leading multi line display teams do their stuff!

11:30 Air-4-ce—Sports kite team from Holland with synchronised kite flying to music.

11:45 Art Kites—The opportunity to see some of the spectacular and artistic kites from some of our invited guests.

12:00 Kite Wave—Open to all kite fliers a series of staged mass launches of different kite types—Deltas, Cellular and so on.

12:30 Team Spectrum—Father and Son team Bryan and Carl Wright with many dual line routines including “One Man—Three Kites”

12:45 The Decorators—The first UK Revolution team with amazing sculptures built with these four line kites—plus synchronised aerial displays.

13:00 Carl Robertshaw—National and International dual line kite champion struts his stuff.

13:15 Team Bolau. Three person team from Spain bring their own style of multi line kite flying to the festival.

13:30 Close Encounters—Husband and wife team Allan and Marilyn Pothecary flying dual line kites to music.

13:45 Children’s Fly—Children are welcome to bring their kites (workshop or other) into the main arena. Children must have an adult with them.

14:00 Air-4-ce—Sports kite team from Holland with synchronised kite flying to music.

14:15 The Decorators—The first UK Revolution team with amazing sculptures built with these four line kites—plus synchronised aerial displays.

14:30 Art Kites—The opportunity to see some of the spectacular and artistic kites from some of our invited guests.

14:45 Team Bolau. Three person team from Spain bring their own style of multi line kite flying to the festival.

15:00 Team Spectrum—Father and Son team Bryan and Carl Wright with many dual line routines including “One Man—Three Kites”

15:15 Mini-Mega Rev—Some of the Revolution Kite teams get together to give a taste of what is to come for the record attempt.

15:30 Women’s Half Hour. Celebrating women kite fliers and kite makers. Men are only allowed as assistants!

16:00 Chris Goff—Showing off the skills involved in Trick Flying with dual line kites. 16:15 The Flying Squad—One of the UK’s leading multi line display teams do their stuff! 16:30 Rokkaku Challenge Japanese style fighting kites battle in the sky for supremacy

16:45 Spirit Fly—these ethereal kites provide a moment to reflect and remember.

17:00 Mega Rev Record Attempt—Can we beat the 2008 record of 47 revolution kites fly- ing in formation?

Sunday:-


10:30 Altitude Sprint—Race against time to be the highest kite in the sky.

10:45 Close Encounters—Husband and wife team Allan and Marilyn Pothecary flying dual line kites to music.

11:00 Art Kites—The opportunity to see some of the spectacular and artistic kites from some of our invited guests.

11:15 The Flying Squad—One of the UK’s leading multi line display teams do their stuff!

11:30 Inflatable Time—All sorts of weird and wonderful inflatable kites. No sticks re- quired!

11:45 Air-4-ce—Sports kite team from Holland with synchronised kite flying to music.

12:00 Mini-Mega Rev—Some of the Revolution Kite teams get together to give a taste of what is to come for the record attempt.

12:15 Chris Goff—Showing off the skills involved in Trick Flying with dual line kites.

12:30 The Decorators—The first UK Revolution team with amazing sculptures built with these four line kites—plus synchronised aerial displays.

12:45 Team Spectrum—Father and Son team Bryan and Carl Wright with many dual line routines including “One Man—Three Kites”

13:00 Team Bolau. Three person team from Spain bring their own style of multi line kite flying to the festival.

13:15 Carl Robertshaw—National and International dual line kite champion struts his stuff.

13:30 Art Kites—The opportunity to see some of the spectacular and artistic kites from some of our invited guests.

13:45 Air-4-ce—Sports kite team from Holland with synchronised kite flying to music.

14:00 Women’s Half Hour. Celebrating women kite fliers and kite makers. Men are only allowed as assistants!

14:30 Inflatable Time—All sorts of weird and wonderful inflatable kites. No sticks re- quired!

14:45 Team Spectrum—Father and Son team Bryan and Carl Wright with many dual line routines including “One Man—Three Kites”

15:00 Children’s Fly—Children are welcome to bring their kites (workshop or other) into the main arena. Children must have an adult with them.

15:15 Team Bolau. Three person team from Spain bring their own style of multi line kite flying to the festival.

15:30 Rokkaku Challenge Japanese style fighting kites battle in the sky for supremacy

15:45 The Decorators—The first UK Revolution team with amazing sculptures built with these four line kites—plus synchronised aerial displays.

16:00 Kite Wave—Open to all kite fliers a series of staged mass launches of different kite types—Deltas, Cellular and so on.

16:15 The Flying Squad—One of the UK’s leading multi line display teams do their stuff!

16:30 Close Encounters—Husband and wife team Allan and Marilyn Pothecary flying dual line kites to music.

16:45 Spirit Fly—these ethereal kites provide a moment to reflect and remember.

17:00 Mega Rev Record Attempt—Can we beat the 2008 record of 47 revolution kites fly- ing in formation or even Saturdays record!



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Posted 25 August 2011 - 12:02 PM

Who will be there Monday too ??????

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 12:14 PM

Who will be there Monday too ??????


Some of The Decs will be there on Monday morning as in previous years...

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