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#1 oapbillf

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:57 AM

Just flown my first Mega Fly with only a couple of foul ups! Posted Image

Thanks to one and all for putting up with this relatively inexperienced flyer!Posted Image

How many were flying ? I did,nt get a chance to count! Posted Image

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:10 PM

How many were flying ? I did,nt get a chance to count! Posted Image


I think there were 14 (we split into two balls of seven a couple of times)... :)
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

If you can keep your head whilst all those around you are losing theirs, you're looking at the wrong kite!

I had a couple of moments in the mega team when i was flying someone elses kites, but you did a great job. I'm always impressed at the way the mega team fliers work together to make sure everyone enjoys and gets fully involved in the mega team. It really was a mega TEAM.

Thanks all for a great job.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:24 AM

I have flown with some of "The Team With No Name" for about 5 minutes maximum air time even then I managed to wipe them out a few times!

I tried to follow the advise of "Fly your own kite" and ignore the rest, I found this worked pretty good, well most of the time until I collided with somebody! Twice! Sorry!

It would be useful if somebody had a video so that I could analyse where I went wrong, I need more air time
to practice the basics but I am determined to get there even at my age (old dog, new tricks, not easy)!

With our wet summer it seems that the flying fields are wetter that the beach with the tide in!

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:34 AM

I figured out the cure Posted Image , I just drink heavily before I go out......Posted Image Opp's sorry that is not
the cure that's my other life, what has worked for me is just learning to relax and to listen
to the caller, plus when I come to the line J.B. puts me between him and Steve and they
sort of talk me through it......Posted Image Which brings up another point and this is just my 2 cents,
the caller is so very important, I have to have a J.B. calling otherwise I end up WAY outside
the lines....... Heck maybe I'm just damaged cause I just love making a mess........Posted Image Plus
to be honest I'm not a very good flier for team stuff, something about the voices in my head...Posted Image My biggest advise I have is have fun with it and just enjoy..... Ben Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:07 AM

If you can keep your head whilst all those around you are losing theirs, you're looking at the wrong kite!

Stephen, that's a cracker you have to incorporate that into your signature, it's way too good for a one time showing.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:59 AM

Love ya Ben! :)

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

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I'm always impressed at the way the mega team fliers work together to make sure everyone enjoys and gets fully involved in the mega team. It really was a mega TEAM.

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That is one aspect that I have been particularly aware of since our first efforts in 2008. The will to succeed as a team is quite potent and in my view very special indeed...

<grins>

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:33 AM

Well done today Bill, a Reverse Infinity and a more than passable Blender. If somebody had told me last week that this week I would be calling a Blender with Bill, I would have stayed home this morning and taken my wife out this afternoon, I am truly well impressed.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:54 AM

Thank you Bob, for your patience and effort and thanks also to Andy, Graham and Keith!

I must admit that I was dead tired out when I got home but it was well worth it!


Note to self:- Double check knots on leaders!Posted Image


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:29 AM

It was a pleasure Bill, I know it is pretty much a stock response, but this time it is actually true, best afternoon I've had on the Downs for weeks.

But you do know that now we will have to start calling you Blender Bill.
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