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#461 Stephen Hoath

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:33 AM

Another awesome day.

No rain today but an extra 10mph just to make life interesting.

Many thanks to all who came and made my weekend so fun. We couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere. So, a BIG thank you to all the coaches who travelled not an inconsiderable distance at their own costs and who worked tirelessly all weekend and thanks to the local fliers( you know who you are) who helped with all the directions and local hospitality.

Not wishing to take Fraser's thunder I will not tell you who won the Anniversary Rev, or the Rev kite bag very generously donated by Kiteworld ( who also flew all day both days). Nor will I tell you who won the Drachen/Rev Anniversary Tshirt kindly provided by Revolution. However, I will tell you that Revolution kindly donated Anniversary patches for all those who attended and some spares kits that went out to some deserving causes.

Big Bri won the prize for the first breakage though (race rods don't like gusts of 30mph - quel surprise?) and Jerremy & Dave Ellison win the award for first kite out this morning.

I was truly impressed by the learning curve that everyone went through this weekend and just goes to show that the Rev is the poeples kite.


Fantastic weekend and many thanks.

Stephen


ps. Thanks to Brian Beasley who kindly donated a large quantity of pork pies although they didn't last long. I wonder, who ate all the pies?

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:44 AM

A big thank you to Stephen and all who made the weekend unmissable.
Particular thanks to Simon Dann who gave so freely of his time also Mike from Kiteworld for his generosity.
Great to meet all the flyers, leaving Fraser to put the rest into words.
Some pics here.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:47 AM

One thing interesting about the weekend, it seemed the less you had on the end of your lines the less you got pulled around.

I was thinking about taking the B off the end and just flying the lines at one time.

Once again a BIG thank you from me to all that helped, nattered, flew etc, as for the draw, well I am just going to have to buy a 20th now.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:49 AM

Can I mention a couple of things guys.

1. Please dont post video of what the "OMEGA" Team flew at the end - we need to work on it for Portsmouth & Bristol and would like those that havent seen to get the surprise

2. Felix, it was a non event for the purposes of being able to fly there :-) If it were organised it might not have happend, if that makes sense.

See you all again soon, Simon.

PS I think I've just names the full Team for Portsmouth & Bristol, its not a mega team - IT's an OMEGA Team (copyright Simon Dann 2008)


:kid_content: Oh actually I just Heard "someone" called it that 10 Years ago....


No No No Simon,

It has to be 'Neots Omega' and that means we need to get permission from someone else. In the circumstances it may be granted.

I might be mis-understanding the bit about the video but surely we want all the other Rev Teams who are potentially involved to 'get the picture'!

See you in Valencia if not before!

Felix

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:19 PM

I was thinking about taking the B off the end and just flying the lines at one time.



ROTFPMPL. Sitting here with shoulders that are aching so much that I can hardly type, I have to say I stopped on the way back and got a legth of copper pipe from B&Q!!
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:21 PM

hi all.
a big thanks to all for making it a superb weekend.
met some really nice people that i have not met before.
big thanks to Mr dave Ellison (top man) the 2 gary,s, paul (woody) Frazer for being Frazer, Mr Stephen Hoath.
sorry if i have missed anyone.
great weekend, great company and great flying.
if the Gorrilla eat all the pies, who ate the gorrilla.
thanks again.
all the best steve (pudsli, pudders).
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:28 PM

ps. Thanks to Brian Beasley who kindly donated a large quantity of pork pies although they didn't last long. I wonder, who ate all the pies?


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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:48 PM

It was just a case of not everyone seeing it, we can get it posted on the web, and send the the link, but not put it on Youtube etc.

BTW, just explained the "idea" to Luca (my Son) and he likes it, and the more I think about I wonder why we didn't do it years ago !!!

No No No Simon,

It has to be 'Neots Omega' and that means we need to get permission from someone else. In the circumstances it may be granted.

I might be mis-understanding the bit about the video but surely we want all the other Rev Teams who are potentially involved to 'get the picture'!

See you in Valencia if not before!

Felix


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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:53 PM

Back in Devon safe and knackered.
"Awesome" time had amongst the UK contingent of this truly dysfunctional family!
Lots of wind, lots of venting, lots of fun.

Good to put faces to many new friends and great banter catching up with the old reprobates (you know who you are!)


....apparently at some stage the gorilla ate the pie, but we all know who did it first (at least 20 years ago) ;)

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:57 PM

It was just a case of not everyone seeing it, we can get it posted on the web, and send the the link, but not put it on Youtube etc.

BTW, just explained the "idea" to Luca (my Son) and he likes it, and the more I think about I wonder why we didn't do it years ago !!!


Simon,

Do you know if anyone has Video?

The 'Idea' appears to work if we give it some time...

Felix

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:58 PM

Mystery Music competition...

Can anyone suggest some music to use for the "St Neots Omega Team" Routine or SNOT for short :kid_content:

Stepehn suggested about 6 mins long & copyright free. Over to you lot.


Oh and apparently he invented the Pork Pie

....apparently at some stage the gorilla ate the pie, but we all know who did it first (at least 20 years ago) ;)


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#472 Bryan Beasley

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:58 PM

Great day out. Nice job, and good to catch up with y'all.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 01:14 PM

Hi all,


Great weekend and nice for Kiteworld to play and not work !

Just started going through the pics and will send to JB in the next couple of days

Here is a couple to get going though :)

Seemed a relegious weekend with so many holey Revs

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Regards



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Posted 20 January 2008 - 01:21 PM

Simon,

Do you know if anyone has Video?

The 'Idea' appears to work if we give it some time...

Felix

Ian4C took some I think.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 01:22 PM

Mystery Music competition...

Can anyone suggest some music to use for the "St Neots Omega Team" Routine or SNOT for short :kid_content:

Stepehn suggested about 6 mins long & copyright free. Over to you lot.


Oh and apparently he invented the Pork Pie


Dum, dum dum
dum, dum dum

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:02 PM

I had already suggested that together with " I dont drik, I dont smoke, I just Fly kites, edited together... with Revolution by the Beatles [BTW Past Masters Vol 2 release year on CD 1988 (Yes 20 Years ago!!! spooky)] & Children of the revolution by Marc Bolan, and best of all Revolution Deathsqaud by Dragon Force (a bit fast but a great name !!) Or how about Revolution 1993, by Jamiroquai

Dum, dum dum
dum, dum dum


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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:29 PM

I had already suggested that together with " I dont drik, I dont smoke, I just Fly kites, edited together... with Revolution by the Beatles [BTW Past Masters Vol 2 release year on CD 1988 (Yes 20 Years ago!!! spooky)] & Children of the revolution by Marc Bolan, and best of all Revolution Deathsqaud by Dragon Force (a bit fast but a great name !!) Or how about Revolution 1993, by Jamiroquai


Mr Hathaway is preparing something all being well...

Maybe he should get in touch with Andy Preston who did IDD IDS IJFK

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:35 PM

Big thank you to everyone and especially Steven & Bruce for letting me fly their vented kites, and more so for not showing their nerves as a complete novice clattered around the skies.....

More seriously, I came away having learnt a great deal and inspired to practice more often after seeing what Jeremy achieved in such a short time scale.

Their are numerous other people who deserve thanks including Gary, Rob, Bob and nameless others. Your help and input was much appreciated and I hope to see you all again at various festivals.

For those that need longer handles given the increasing wind speeds, I can offer my pipe bending services.


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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:37 PM

Simon,

Do you know if anyone has Video?

The 'Idea' appears to work if we give it some time...

Felix


I did come across this.

http://video.google....=...23&hl=en-GB


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Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:32 PM

Call off the hunt we've got the music....

I did come across this.


http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=...87&hl=en-GB

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