I will second the rev sticks, it will help IMMENSELY with learning the routine. I really recommend FMRS/GMRS radio with a headset. Only callers need transmit capabilities, and having one with a bug in your ear will make flying in team much easier. Brett had a setup where he played the music in his transmission while he called, made it easy to get the key points of the routine timed to the music.
Good Job Bri!!!! I will be there all week to help anyone with the routine, or even getting started flying along side others.
And if anyone needs a kite stake............
Thanks for the clarification on the radios Walt, I kinda glossed over a few facts, didn't I?
A few notes about radios:
Brett, Katrina and I have GXT 1000 radios for calling, but they may be a little larger/more expensive than people want to handle. They will accept standard 3.5mm headphones (but mono only) for those just in receive. It's nice to be able to use something more comfortable than what they give you sometimes.
Motorola radios require a specific headset but are otherwise great radios.
The Midland LXT models are also good choices and they're only around $20-30/pair and take normal headphones (mono only again)
There are a ton of other brands/models out there, we've just barely scratched the surface. Find something you like, can afford and will do FRS channels and you'll be fine!
There's also some good information in the forums:My linkhttp://www.revkites.com/forum/topic/3782-lets-talk-about-radios/page__st__20__p__88289__hl__radio__fromsearch__1&#entry88289
Please note that I'm not a radio expert, I'm just pulling from the forum and a discussion we had before the team clinic. I'm sure Brett will have his fancy circuit with him so anyone on channel can hear the music as well as his calls.