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#1 Jay Nunes

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 04:38 AM

Hey Gang,
The Event is March 8th @ Sand key park in Clearwater Florida?

Are there any Rev Flyers attending this event?
There is no Multiline Precision being offered as of Now. Ballet yes..
Tee Cee has stated if there are 4 competitors he will add it.

There were 29 Revs at the TI Mega Fly.. and 9 or 10 more on the beach not in it..
I am sure we can get 4 Flyers for this Competition..

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:00 AM

Good morning Jay,

Sounds like a fun weekend. Im gonna try my hardest to get up there with both dual and quads.
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#3 Jay Nunes

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:50 AM

ok well Maybe we cant..
I guess Competition is not where is At for the Florida Rev Flyers..
Taking notes now...

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#4 DWayne

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:48 AM

ok well Maybe we cant..
I guess Competition is not where is At for the Florida Rev Flyers..
Taking notes now...


Maybe if the AKA added a novice class to multiline they'd get more enteries.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:18 AM

ok well Maybe we cant..
I guess Competition is not where is At for the Florida Rev Flyers..
Taking notes now...



You know I love to fly my Revs :blue-love: but to be honest I have no idea what is involved in competition. I'll come over to that big west coast beach at the drop of a hat if there is going to be folks to fly Revs with.

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#6 Jay Nunes

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 04:45 PM

I am not Posting this to get into the Debate about Novice Multi-line.. :ani_giveup:
It is what it is right now.. One thing is for sure...
If there were more competitiors then we could band together and Make some changes.. :ani_rtfm:

This I can say.. this is a Novice Friendly event and I wish all new Rev Flyers
would come here and try it out.
It's only 10 Bucks to enter and its great experience in competition. :rockon:

I will be here to give an Example of each Precision Multi-line Maneuver and
Show Every Person Exactly how to do it..
We can also talk about the Free style Portion of the Precision and help you with that as well.

What more Can we do to get you here? :sign_welcome:

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:34 PM

I'm sorry Jay. I didn't realize that was a contentious subject. :ani_victory:

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 04:16 AM

I've never competed before, but I'm in. Anybody else wanna play.................

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 05:10 AM

I'm sorry Jay. I didn't realize that was a contentious subject. :ani_victory:

Denny


No appologies necassary Denny. :kid_content:
I do think if there was Novice Multi-Line we might get more Flyers.

Still, I Am Amazed at the Lack of Quad Flyers interested in this competition.. :o
Even After IQuad attended the TI Festival 2 weeks ago.
And there were Sooooo Many Revs on our field... :huh:

I am with you Bob..
Thats 2 We Need 2 More...

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 05:44 AM

Not trying to beat a dead horse or take this thread too far off topic, but I thought about entering some competitions here until I found out I'd have to compete against the likes of you, David, and John. Now I'm thinking if I practice a few hours a day I might be ready to enter a competition in 2012. :P
But I'd jump at the chance to be in a mega fly today. ;)

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 07:17 AM

Not trying to beat a dead horse or take this thread too far off topic, but I thought about entering some competitions here until I found out I'd have to compete against the likes of you, David, and John. Now I'm thinking if I practice a few hours a day I might be ready to enter a competition in 2012. :P
But I'd jump at the chance to be in a mega fly today. ;)

Denny


Everyone here is a "Novice" Eperienced Class flyers accept for me ..
So I will be in Masters Class.. you wont against me at all...

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 04:00 PM

Hi ALL! I am soo new to kiting in general, and have only had my Rev in the air 3 times so I am still working the basics of everything. I plan on coming join you all!! It was a pleasure flying with everyone at TI, I had a blast in wild winds! Can't wait to do it again! :D :unsure: :D :unsure:

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:29 AM

The problem with novice percision is that the figures are made for experienced class fliers. A true novice flier cannot perform the figures that are intended for experienced.



From one who got into Competition by accident, all figures are geared for Masters class - Dual, Pairs, everything. Novice/Experienced Dual & Quad flyers are by definition still learning.

That said - all I really wanted was to improve my proficiency and it's a very 'friendly' competition. Everyone is welcome, and like Nike says 'Just Do It' - that's the most important part! There are many sports where competition is Cut-Throat! This is more about personal achievement. And with luck you improve :sign_kitelife:

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:47 AM

Some of the compulsory figures are crazy hard for a novice. Camelback & Reverse Octagon are a couple examples. Maybe the AKA doesn't want beginners flying in their multi-line competitions. Could be why there's no novice class or novice level figures.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:06 AM

Good point John, that's been my experience also, as a Flyer.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:36 AM

Some of the compulsory figures are crazy hard for a novice. Camelback & Reverse Octagon are a couple examples. Maybe the AKA doesn't want beginners flying in their multi-line competitions. Could be why there's no novice class or novice level figures.

Denny

In most European competitions, only an open class is flown as there are not sufficient competitors for multiple classes to suffice having separate classes.
The open class is officially called Masters Class but anyone can fly in that class. Many have competed for their first time against masters and which in general is a tremendous advantage as they have the privilege of competing with the masters and learning from them. Many have risen to the top as a result of this.
If a Novice class and/or Experience class is not offered the Chief Judge will most likely choose compulsories that are on the easier side. At least as Chief Judge, I would do so.

As for figures being crazy hard. That is what I said when faced with compulsories for the first time. After training for a few hours, I found that they are not that difficult. How well they are flown has a lot to do with how much you train flying them and constantly staying with the training. At one time I was very very good with all of the compulsories which led me to winning many competitions. I was training daily one to two hours then.
As I have not been training much the last few years, I am no longer very very good with compulsories. However, I can still fly all of them "fairly" well as I tend to practice most of them for a little bit when I manage to go out flying.

I along with John Barresi and some others are designers of some of the new compulsory figures. Some of the older compulsories were also designed by me.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:37 AM

Good point John, that's been my experience also, as a Flyer.

I deleted my original text within two minutes of posting. Above is my new text.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:59 PM

Good points John. I think they might draw more new fliers if they made novice classes available where and when there were enough entries. I could be wrong though. :P

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:43 PM

You know what. Just come out and Do it!!.. Show Up!!
Hell I ask Tee Cee for Special Permission to let you Guys Choose the Figures YOURSELVES......
I know he will do it...


If not That then...
How about a Free Rev Clinic? I will Host it the Day of the Festival..
Well Go over the Precision Multi-line Maneuvers and Ballet
Also We can demonstrate and Compile your Own Precision Freestyle..
We can have a Mock Precision Competition..
Figures.. Circle, Square and Figure 8.... All FORWARD direction....
We Will do this in the AM, Wind Willing, and then..
If you so Choose...you can Compete in the Afternoon...

Tell Me... what more Can I do to help you get to where you can Compete and Feel Comfortable.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:03 PM

With an offer like that Jay I wish I lived in Florida. How could anyone not turn up.

Nice one :rainbowwave: :ani_notworthy:
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