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#1 HedgeWarden

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:22 PM

Topic says it all.

Any plans for a Mega-Fly at WSIKF this year (2011) ?
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:31 PM

Topic says it all.

Any plans for a Mega-Fly at WSIKF this year (2011) ?


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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:39 AM

How many does it take to be a "Mega-Fly"?

Seems that in the past several years, we have lines of 12-16 Rev fliers. Not planned, it just seems to happen. Sometimes on an hourly basis.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:19 PM

How many does it take to be a "Mega-Fly"?

Seems that in the past several years, we have lines of 12-16 Rev fliers. Not planned, it just seems to happen. Sometimes on an hourly basis.


64 kites (8x8 grid) last year. I think the next day was 10x7 or 10x8 - but as I recall the wind got so raggedy that it was less impressive. I don't remember if that was a newer record - only that I sat out most of the attempt on the ground due to poor low-wind skills. (As I understand the law, at a certain age coming soon for me, I can trade in my current faulty memory modules for brand new guaranteed memory modules - I HOPE.)

Yes, so I guess my question is - any plans beyond the spontaneous group flies for large grid flies?
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:37 PM

Last year's world record flys: 56 on Thursday, 64 on Friday. Saturday was less and low wind.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:38 PM

Spontaneous group flies definitely.

I haven't heard of any formal plans for a larger mega fly but all the rev heads will be there to play.

Howard, the record from last year was the 64 kite fly. The one the next day was 50 something (kind of what I am now).

I enjoyed flying with you last year and I hope to do it again in a couple weeks!


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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:55 PM

I'm sure there will be all kinds of informal megas. Formal, planned megas? Don't know. Hope so.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:49 PM

Now that I've done it once I can be all past the worry stage and into the cocky stage so I expect this is the year I'll cause all sorts of damage to the kites (and the people) around me.... Posted Image

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 06:05 PM

Gonna have to really work on my skills. If I am able to make it, I wanna be apart of the mega fly!!
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:05 PM

I'm not skilled enough to hold and follow, so I'll just stay out of the way for now Posted Image.
Anyone know how JB's doing in Singapore? I'm not on facebook so I haven't seen the pics yet.
See y'all next month.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:03 PM

He (and TK and Stevie D and Watty) are all doing well and apparently having a fantastic time :D

As far as I am aware, there are no "formal" in the fashion of last year. No PA this time out, but, in a better field closer to the main field.

But, it'll be a helluva lot of fun regardless!
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:04 PM

Gonna have to really work on my skills. If I am able to make it, I wanna be apart of the mega fly!!



I'm not skilled enough to hold and follow, so I'll just stay out of the way for now Posted Image.
Anyone know how JB's doing in Singapore? I'm not on facebook so I haven't seen the pics yet.
See y'all next month.


Really, if you get involved in a few smaller grids and build some confidence in those you'll find that it doesn't matter if it is 4x4 or 5x5 or 8x8 or 10x10. The skill set for a basic grid is easily attainable. I wrote all about it at length in a thread here last year and later in a KiteLife article.

I'm sure there will be plenty of time to practice during the week. You'd be surprised how much skill you really have when you find yourself pressed between others with no time to worry about what skill you think you're missing!

Real life example. In the middle of about 8 kites at WSIKF last year doing some crazy close follows led by, I believe, Scott. Scott says, "slide down vertical then inverted slide to the left." I said, "I'm not good with inverted slides." Scott says, "Just do it!" So I did it. No time to think about what I couldn't do.

Which reminds me of the other thing I heard a lot of over the last few years, "Fly, don't think!"

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:44 PM

Really, if you get involved in a few smaller grids and build some confidence in those you'll find that it doesn't matter if it is 4x4 or 5x5 or 8x8 or 10x10. The skill set for a basic grid is easily attainable. I wrote all about it at length in a thread here last year and later in a KiteLife article.

I'm sure there will be plenty of time to practice during the week. You'd be surprised how much skill you really have when you find yourself pressed between others with no time to worry about what skill you think you're missing!

Real life example. In the middle of about 8 kites at WSIKF last year doing some crazy close follows led by, I believe, Scott. Scott says, "slide down vertical then inverted slide to the left." I said, "I'm not good with inverted slides." Scott says, "Just do it!" So I did it. No time to think about what I couldn't do.

Which reminds me of the other thing I heard a lot of over the last few years, "Fly, don't think!"

Bart

Read here
and here
the go to my YouTube page and check out the two videos about the mega-grid. I'm sure you'll see it is possible even if you only have average skills.


the issue is.. I don't know how to do most of the maneuver. And anything inverted, is out of the question. can't even do an inverted hover yet, let alone slides. even an upright slide! LOL!.
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:01 PM

the issue is.. I don't know how to do most of the maneuver. And anything inverted, is out of the question. can't even do an inverted hover yet, let alone slides. even an upright slide! LOL!.


Can you hover in any direction and hold that? You just need one to get you through. Seriously. It is very basic. Try your hardest to get to wsikf and with all the flying going on I'd bet you can do the basic grid before it is over. I was terrified at the thought of even one kite anywhere near me and by the end of the first day I was involved in stuff I had only been able to watch and admire for years previous.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:01 PM

Aye, nothing scheduled or official this year... It's all casual, we'll do some big flies, but only as we have the folks to do it... Lots of mega flies though. :)

Honestly, I want to see Europe break the new record (64) so we can take it up another level from that, I think it's good for everyone that way.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:02 PM

Main focus this year is fun and education, helping and including the newcomers. :)

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:12 PM

Reminder to all newcomers - Get some 120' x 90# lines if you want to join in the fun!!! Standard team length!!Posted Image

PS: How many people can fit on the field at once? Inside the ropes?

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:02 AM

Reminder to all newcomers - Get some 120' x 90# lines if you want to join in the fun!!! Standard team length!!Posted Image


My task of the day....making more line sets :)

PS: How many people can fit on the field at once? Inside the ropes?


Two years ago, shoulder to shoulder..I think we had about 30 before I pulled up the west boundary to make more room. But in a qrid formation.... ??
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:29 AM

the issue is.. I don't know how to do most of the maneuver. And anything inverted, is out of the question. can't even do an inverted hover yet, let alone slides. even an upright slide! LOL!.

Come see me Exile. I'll get you inverted flying in 30 mins.
Just do what I say and stop thinking is all I ask.
Offer stands for anyone else there also with problems with inverted flight.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:29 AM

the issue is.. I don't know how to do most of the maneuver. And anything inverted, is out of the question. can't even do an inverted hover yet, let alone slides. even an upright slide! LOL!.

Come see me Exile. I'll get you inverted flying in 30 mins.
Just do what I say and stop thinking is all I ask.
Offer stands for anyone else there also with problems with inverted flight.

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