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#21 Jim Foster

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

We and the Pittmans did a seven flier demo with Too Much Fun at Kite Party in which there were only two words called.  I called one from the right end of the line, and Mark called one from position #3.  But then, Mark is from your side of the pond, and now living on this side, so I really doubt if he cares from where he calls.

 

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

Do the Chinese call from top to bottom, or bottom to top?


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

You can also use a target kite if you find yourself flying without a partner.  Can be colorful fun just to play around. Just be careful not to get mixed up with line that may cut your rev lines. Never had that problem myself, but I suppose it could be a concern.

 

Did you mean something like this ;)

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:04 AM

Hopefully this week I will get a chance to cross lines with my Fellow Perth Flyer.

 

I am thinking of doing some "follow the Leader" through some figure eights.

Taking turns to be leader.

 

I am not expecting much from myself, Just going to give it a go.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:13 AM

slow,

try to turn where your partner did, (the location) not when he turns  

 

try to follow the line drawn by #1 and keep a even speed, so you (the 2nd flier) can set the pace influencing spacing between you.

 

hover or tip land

 

slow

 

breath and relax

 

this is great fun, enjoy



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:56 AM

next time together, you guys are way beyond follow the leader now

 

work on quarter pivot turns (side-by-side, like 2 columns & in unison)

objective is to control/maintain your altitude and match the speed of your partner

 

slow turns, hold each quarter stationary in between movements

 

think "geometry"

 

okay do it again,

but as wing-tip pivot-turns this time, going up or down an imaginary vertical line (side-by-side, like 2 columns & in unison)



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:52 PM

Thanks for the Advice RevFlyer.

 

Going to have a go and have some fun.

See where it goes from there.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:27 PM

Did you mean something like this wink.png

I put the target kite where I could touch it with the Rev, just as though it was someone flying with me.  Don't have to do that anymore.  I'm a very lucky guy with a wife who loves to fly as much as a I do.  She likes Street Rods and Vintage travel trailers as well.  How lucky can one guy get?


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

Myself and West Australian crossed lines this morning and..... it was unreal. Great fun. Even had a couple of tangles but with a bit of a laugh, it took no time at all to fix. Will definitely be doing that again. We were on 80 footers as they were the longest lines we both had. Can't wait to try 120's! It was good to be it that kind of proximity of another kite. To interact with and upon another in the air is a joyous feeling. YOU WERE ALL RIGHT, it wasn't as scary as it looked. Advice for newbies, CROSS THOSE LINES!!

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

Myself and West Australian crossed lines this morning and..... it was unreal. Great fun. Even had a couple of tangles but with a bit of a laugh, it took no time at all to fix. Will definitely be doing that again. We were on 80 footers as they were the longest lines we both had. Can't wait to try 120's! It was good to be it that kind of proximity of another kite. To interact with and upon another in the air is a joyous feeling. YOU WERE ALL RIGHT, it wasn't as scary as it looked. Advice for newbies, CROSS THOSE LINES!!

Oh, dear.....you're hooked now..................

 

Enjoy the ride....


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:56 PM

Myself and West Australian crossed lines this morning and..... it was unreal. Great fun. Even had a couple of tangles but with a bit of a laugh, it took no time at all to fix. Will definitely be doing that again. We were on 80 footers as they were the longest lines we both had. Can't wait to try 120's! It was good to be it that kind of proximity of another kite. To interact with and upon another in the air is a joyous feeling. YOU WERE ALL RIGHT, it wasn't as scary as it looked. Advice for newbies, CROSS THOSE LINES!!

 

It sure was great fun.

Amazing how easy it was to sort out the kites.

I should be getting those long lines soon.

 

We just have to keep flying, we will get better at it.

 

I should put a mesh screen over my top lines though.

Stop you taking short cuts through there ;)  ;)  ;)

 

 

Oh, dear.....you're hooked now..................

 

Enjoy the ride....

 

Oh yeh. I like to fly, just generally.

I try to fly every weekday infact.

 

But Flying with someone, just makes it so much better.

It does not matter if you are in the same patch of sky or spread out in the field.

Just having someone else out there to share it with. Sweet.....


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

Hook, line, and sinker!! The addiction is now complete!! ani_giveup.gif


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:58 PM

The only thing to do now, is to try to infect others....


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:16 AM

Hi, did you see the published team standard for newbie team flyers? A pair is a team http://www.revkites....-flying-manuals
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:31 AM

you "hook a team" by going to the same place, on a schedule,.... then just keep repeating yourselves.  Eventually folks will see you, try it, some get interested and some go so far over the top that it is considered a serious addiction.  (Those are the folks you're seeking!)  Someday soon, a whole club of various kite fliers will be with you and you 2 guys are the grand pookas!

 

As founding fathers of a new kite club it is your true purpose to spread the joys of all styles of kiting!  Your particular focus is to assemble a team of quad-heads and actually look like you have done this stuff before (together!)  Many pilots will come and go before you are finally satisfied, remember though,... we were all the new guys once and, the journey is more pleasurable than the destination.  There are lots of ways to get there!  Which route is going to become your style?



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:45 PM

Hi, did you see the published team standard for newbie team flyers? A pair is a team http://www.revkites....-flying-manuals

Thanks mate, that's a great resource.

 

 

you "hook a team" by going to the same place, on a schedule,.... then just keep repeating yourselves.  Eventually folks will see you, try it, some get interested and some go so far over the top that it is considered a serious addiction.  (Those are the folks you're seeking!)  Someday soon, a whole club of various kite fliers will be with you and you 2 guys are the grand pookas!

 

As founding fathers of a new kite club it is your true purpose to spread the joys of all styles of kiting!  Your particular focus is to assemble a team of quad-heads and actually look like you have done this stuff before (together!)  Many pilots will come and go before you are finally satisfied, remember though,... we were all the new guys once and, the journey is more pleasurable than the destination.  There are lots of ways to get there!  Which route is going to become your style?

Thanks for the Encouragement.

Perth West Oz used to have a bigger stunt kite scene years ago.

It is mostly kite surfing out here now. Hopefully that will change.

I will be happy to help it change......


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:49 AM

Did you mean something like this wink.png

 

I just had to smile when I saw this. The one time I staked out an SLK to fly my Rev around, it was a purple Prism stowaway parafoil just like that one. And that kite actually belongs to my 5 year old daughter. :)


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:04 PM

Does anyone have any advice on Pair flying for a Rev Rookie?

 

My advice is fly with someone much, much better at it than you are. :)

 

My first pairs experience came at Kittyhawk last fall after the OBSKC. Dennis Smith was kind enough to show me the ropes, and thanks to his calling and flying I managed to not crash either of our kites. I almost looked like I knew what I was doing, but I knew it was all Dennis.

 

It was about the most fun I've had flying since I first picked up a Rev. I highly recommend it.

 

Last Sunday at a club fly, a buddy and I were flying two of my Revs with dual tails on them. We hadn't planned on pairs. These kites had different venting, different line lengths, even different SIZES. He hadn't flown quad in years. We just kind of gravitated into the same space in the sky and started playing. It was a blast. And even our impromptu antics looked cool enough with all those tails that people were putting down blankets to watch.

 

I'm hooked.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:35 AM

don't build up "the smith" too much Brian, he needs a wheelbarrow to hall around his ego,..... luckily for him, I'm the still totting his luggage.  He beats-up on me every time.  Usually by double digits & he's been doing it for almost a decade now (in MMB).  Nobody on earth ever flew a TC Ultra like MJ's guy either in case you imagine he's one dimensional!

 

As a "soul flyer" I have little chance of victory against an excellent musician who can also craft superb choreography, even if I do know how to use my THUMBS!  We have had some epic battles together and I enjoy his company

 

..... just don't let on that we all admire him



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:24 AM

..... just don't let on that we all admire him

 

Oh, um, right. Ok. How about "Dennis and I flew together. It was kind of cool."  wink.png


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