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#21 Stone in Shoe Bob

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:43 AM

You forgot "Hugh, Pew, Barny McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub".

And I remembered the dance it was I was trying to think of - Doin' the locamotion. And here is the "fabulous Kylie" doing her re-mix of the original, complete with the original hand motions once or twice. watch out for "You got'a swing your hands now" if you want to know how to make your kite "Do the locomotion".

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Try this one.
http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=i1mQwXW2MVg
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:43 AM

Unfortunately "pure evil" is exactly what us little boys were in the 70's - a shame, but true.


70's ? We’re talking 60’s here, early 60’s at that. My guess Wuffer’s photo, Christmas 1964.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:18 AM

That's it exactly Bob! Perfect movements and everything, although I remembered it as having alternative hands, rather than pulling both at once. Still, you have to admit Kylie is better eye candy.

As to Christmas '64 afraid all I remember of that one is that I did a particularly wiffy nappy and was given a rubber duck as a pressie.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:28 AM

Thanks Wufer, I am sure we had wallpaper just like that too. And the picture on top of the telly?? Had a picture a bi like that of my Parents Wedding, Dad in his Grenadier Guards uniforn.

And Gary well what can I say, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I have just had to call my Wife to see the picture. Now she believs me.

I am hopefully flying tomorrow, going to take "The Locamotion" to play to myself. Get that Rev walking if it kills me. (Not actually going to go as far as the killing bit but you all understand)

Best not take the Kylie vid as it might distract me.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:37 PM

Well I took Bluey out for a walk tonight...
more sort of a stroll: gonna have to work on my "pansy pulls" locomotion stylee!
Still he is becoming quite a character, lots of "wiffling" fluttering movements were achieved.
tres cute fun :D

P.S. Not bad for a one week old ;)
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:13 AM

I find Chalky White and Mellow Yellow tend to mince more than wiffle to be honest. Red Adair just swaggers of course!
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 02:57 AM

I find Chalky White and Mellow Yellow tend to mince more than wiffle to be honest. Red Adair just swaggers of course!

:)
How would a purple Peacock fly ?
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:33 AM

:)
How would a purple Peacock fly ?


Well, a bit like a Swallow Tailed Butterfly on steroids really.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:44 AM

Well, a bit like a Swallow Tailed Butterfly on steroids really.

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Ohhhh nice, I'm still waiting for my "Purkle" to hatch.
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:39 AM

Do you listen to music when you fly, Choccy? It can be fun to make your kite 'dance' to the music.
You can make it hop on one wing and then the other, shuffle side-ways, take a few steps forward... whatever strikes your fancy.

I often fly at a local beach that has lots of things to interact with- logs, park benches, sign posts, etc. plus skimming the water, but the drawback is the little weeds that like to catch the brake lines. How is the field that you fly at for Spectra-eating weeds?
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:10 AM

Oh damn! I a sooo jealous having seen that picture. What a flying site.

And you are right about flying to music. Often enjoy popping the ipod on while flying.
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:58 PM

^the park that I often fly at is Piper's Lagoon, a rather oddly-shaped isthmus with a narrow, long straight peninsula that is good for flying at low tide and a SE breeze and a large rocky hill at the other end that curves into a hook with a nice flat field, just right for a Rev.

This photo was taken from the hill, looking at the SE beach as the tide is receeding. It gets sandy once the tide is fully out. The other pic was taken from the end of the hook, off screen to the right.
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:02 PM

Looks like a lot of wood around the beach. Is that as a result of loging operations??

Looks a neat place to fly anyway.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:35 PM

And you are right about flying to music. Often enjoy popping the ipod on while flying.

I took the ipod out the other evening, but wind too low to fly Beeee... so listened and flew "Bai" instead :)

Had a rare opportunity to fly today.
Didn't take the ipod, thinking it would be quiet.
Ended up hearing 2 young lads cursing each other and the wind and the length of their lines, struggling with a small foil.

HaHaHa: they claimed our type of kites were easier because they have "4 strings" not 2 like theirs!

We just flew around painting the skies with colour.
I attempted my first dive-stop today.
Gotta say my style is sooooo non-aggressive, pretty funny for the dive-stops :blushing:
but managed without crashing :D
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:22 PM

Looks like a lot of wood around the beach. Is that as a result of loging operations??

Looks a neat place to fly anyway.

Yes, there is a lot of driftwood along the high tide line. Some is from forestry and logs escaping from booms, but quite a bit is from wind storms too. We had some brutal ones last Winter. A 600 year old tree down the road that had withstood every storm since before Columbus sailed fell last year. :(

It does make for challenging flying when the tide is up, but it's also very good practise for depth perception when attempting to tip stand on a stump.

A wise kiter once told me: "Too much scenery makes for challenging kite flying." B)

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 01:51 AM

Looks real good to me. Thanks for that last picture. Shows the site real well.

Shame about that old tree. Still all things come to an end sometime.

Those log booms must be a sight when they float past. do folks still have to ride them and are here still log rolling contests?

I had a frutrating Day the other Day. Sort of not enough wind to fly a Rev properly (for my skill level anyway) and too much for the Bai.

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 02:54 AM

I had a frutrating Day the other Day. Sort of not enough wind to fly a Rev properly (for my skill level anyway) and too much for the Bai.

I know what you mean.
The Bai seems to work best in zero wind, don't you think ?
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 04:31 AM

"Bluey" has now progressed from crawling, to walking, even some bouncing...
might get him to trot next (if there is enough room) :kid_smartass:

I do hope he doesn't get the "terrible-twos" and starts getting stroppy and stampy on his sybling :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 05:24 AM

"Bluey" has now progressed from crawling, to walking, even some bouncing...
might get him to trot next (if there is enough room) :kid_smartass:

I do hope he doesn't get the "terrible-twos" and starts getting stroppy and stampy on his sybling :rolleyes:


You could always take them to the beach and let them have a splash about. :D



http://video.google....=...22&hl=en-GB




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Posted 08 March 2008 - 05:47 AM

You could always take them to the beach and let them have a splash about. :D
http://video.google....=...22&hl=en-GB

Awwwwww that is soooooo much fun and great flying too.
Thanks for sharing.

That is the dream, to beable to fly smoothly in all directions and having the cuteness factor thrown in :w00t:

Sadly we don't get down to a beach nearly often enough to try that sort of thing out.
Lucky you.....

and SteveB you've got a great flying site too. ;)
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