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#141 big bri

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 09:54 AM

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What a Fantastic day.Again thanks everyone for ther company and a weekend i think we wont ever forget.Stayed dry all day.Quite cold,wind was less than yesterday.WHO CARES,It was a superb experiance.

ENJOY THE PHOTOS.



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Posted 18 November 2007 - 10:07 AM

Brilliant weekend!

Weather did us good didnt it? Rain just about managed to hold off despite severe weather warnings for parts of the North West.

Ive definately got a taste for team flying now! Rubbish as I am! At least I managed not to cause anything too bad, like permenant damage to anything or anyone!


Thanks to the Hoath Family and everyone else who made it a really good fly.

More pics??????????

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 10:26 AM

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Nice ball, not a hint of a potatoe ;)
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 10:27 AM

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Just a couple more.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 10:32 AM

Nice ball, not a hint of a potatoe ;)

You mean like this BobAinsdale_nov_07_lads_from_rev_021.jpg

LOL,we could do the Spud

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 10:53 AM

hi all.
i must agree with my pall,Big Bri.
what a great 2 day's.
big thanks to the Boss and his lovely wife (Mr and Mrs Hoath).
who taught us a lesson in Rev team flying (head still buzing) that much info to take in.
Frazer (top man) for driving all that way.
and to everybody else that made it a superb 2 days.
once again thank's to Stephen +Susan.
all the best steve (pudders).
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 12:46 PM

Well I had an excellent time - learnt loads, met some greate people and generally had good fun. OK it was cold - but it was OK. So thanks to Stephen and family for coming up to spend a weekend on a cold windswept Northern beach (OK not as Northern as it could have been - but still Northern!).

I will sort out photos and the like later (like tommorow...ish...)


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Posted 18 November 2007 - 01:56 PM

Just wanted to say thanks to Steve and everyone else who came for a great weekend, even though i did only manage to make just saturday. I will also upload some photos soon, and also post a link to some video footage of satudays training (as soon as i get time to edit it and upload it).

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 02:18 PM

You mean like this BobAinsdale_nov_07_lads_from_rev_021.jpg

LOL,we could do the Spud

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Once or twice I'm sure we managed the "mashed potato". Take years of practice that one....

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 02:49 PM

Just got back having driven through blizzards (please bear in mind I am a Southener!) most of the way down.

What can I say......WOW......

What a beach
What weather
What fliers
What a great time

Oh and I can nearly feel my toes again.

A massive thank you to all those who made it this weekend and who worked hard all day. (Especially Fraser who drove down from another country :P (curse those English road signs)) We all were made to feel very welcome by the local fliers and that made the weekend even more fun. I will post a few more details tomorrow but here are a couple of photos from the weekend.

Once again, a massive thank you and give yourselves a big pat on the back.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 03:11 PM

Just a few photos from me:
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 06:53 PM

Ohhh, too fun... Great photos and highlights guys, definitely wish I was there... Cold and all. ;)

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:41 PM

Some fantastic pics!

Still photos make me look almost like I can fly this kite! So deceptive!


If anyone has any more pics can you please e mail them to me or let me have the links to hosting sites etc? Even if you dont think they are any good? My camera is broken and I have none of my own!

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 01:09 AM

Congratulations folks - looks and sounds like you had a great time. And Fraser's roundtrip makes my hesitation at driving up from Devon look decidedly wimpish!

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 01:31 AM

Looks great fun, super pics too, we were flying in light rain down south on Saturday, cant believe a word those weather folk say. Spect Fraser's Taxi is knackered now :P

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 02:40 AM

So, I didn't sleep too well last night because I kept thinking about all the great things everyone achieved at the weekend and about how to make the experience even better when we do another Rev day early next year.

I hope some of the other guys will write a brief report of the event but here are few highligts from me:

I was impressed by the attitude of everyone there. I was a cold weekend but I didn't hear a single complaint the entire weekend. Everyone worked really hard and I was constantly having to move onto the next level of difficulty becuase everyone was progressing faster than I had thought possible.

Dave, Brian and Steve had done a fair bit of team flying before and it was clear from their general flying. They have some great ideas and will certainly give The Flying Squad some competition if they continue to progress at such a prodigious rate that we saw this weekend. Some times flying in isolation means that you come up with something new and original and this is something I saw in the routine they showed me.

Kite Jan is a very skilled individual flier and does some of the flattest axles I have seen (what's worse is that they were with my kite!) Jan wanted to have a go at team flying and was up there with the others within a very short time frame. I hope that he will be able to take his new found experience and persuade a few more Rev guys from his neck of the woods to have a go at team flying.

Clare (I'll put the kettle on) had one of the steepest learning curves of the weekend. A very new flyer who wanted to improve her individual skills a little but was flying in a six person team by the end of the day. (ps thanks for the tea)

Fraser drove down from Scotland for the day and proceeded to fly pretty much non stop until it got dark. Fraser is a natural flier and responded really well to suggestioins on how to fly more and more complex figures. By the end of the day Fraser was able to hover upside down pretty much as he wanted. No small achievement in the limited time available.

Andy again made some significant progress in individual skills and is another natural flier. Very laid back and takes everything in his stride.

Daniel moved onto extended handles and made some real stides into understanding how to make the kite do what he wants rather than reacting to what the kite does. (not bad for a 5yr old)

And finally Susan made a commanding team leader as she practised calling for the six person team. This is the first time she has done this and it was a challenge to think about your own kite, where everyone else is, what the next move is etc.

Basically I am really proud of everyone who went and can't wait to get started planning the next weekend.

Many thanks.

Stephen

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 02:41 AM

I was thinking of you all when it started to Snow here on Sunday. Looking out the window still have a good covering.

Typical I had Friday and Today off but couldn't get the weehend off to join you.

Even more envious now I see the pictures. Well done all.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:41 AM

Still photos make me look almost like I can fly this kite! So deceptive!


So does the short video I took on Sunday when you were flying as a trio. I think, in short, it means you CAN fly that kite.

If I get time I will sort something out with the video.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:47 AM

Anyone up for writing us an article from this little event? ;)

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:48 AM

Fraser drove down from Scotland for the day and proceeded to fly pretty much non stop until it got dark. Fraser is a natural flier and responded really well to suggestioins on how to fly more and more complex figures. By the end of the day Fraser was able to hover upside down pretty much as he wanted. No small achievement in the limited time available.

Congratulations mate :rainbowwave:
I remember, not too long ago, you thought I was crazy when I asked if you could do that. :clap2:
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