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#41 Sailor99

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 08:57 AM

Great beach flying rob. :D
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 01:49 PM

Sailor, it snot Hugh Pew, its Pew, Pew etc. PS why is it only the on eguy with a beard gets his full name ?????


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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Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:44 PM

Cuz folks with beards are special.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:16 AM

Your Kidding! I have spent the last (ahum) 21 (ahum) years thinking it was HP not PP. That's my childhood totally destroyed - I though hugh and pew were lovers not brothers!

And I hear Barny managed to negotiate full credit for himself because he is a so much better actor than the rest. I mean, haven't you seen him on screen - he smolders. The man's a diva!
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 01:37 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.

OMG! It is totally exhausting flying to music.

We popped on "At the River" Groove Armada on our ipods yesterday (after 3 hours of flying and practice), thinking this track would be nice and mellow with its slow beat. (The Flying Squad like to use his when they have their mega team flying).

It was exhilarating but totally shattering.
Mind you the wind was blowing 15 mph gusting to 25 mph and we had not had a proper break in the flying first.
Too much fun.
This hobby is getting us soooo fit!

The Shuffles, walking, fluttering and bouncing are hilarious to do too.
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 01:44 AM

OMG! It is totally exhausting flying to music.

We popped on "Down by the River" Groove Armada on our ipods yesterday (after 3 hours of flying and practice), thinking this track would be nice and mellow with its slow beat. (The Flying Squad like to use his when they have their mega team flying).

It was exhilarating but totally shattering.
Mind you the wind was blowing 15 mph gusting to 25 mph and we had not had a proper break first.
Too much fun.
This hobby is getting us soooo fit!

The Shuffles, walking, fluttering and bouncing are hilarious to do too.


Sound like you and Groz have too much fun flying minus a proper breakfast. BY the time you done flying, you can almost eat a big pizza for sure.
Any pictures of your divestop flying ??
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 01:51 AM

Sound like you and Groz have too much fun flying minus a proper breakfast. BY the time you done flying, you can almost eat a big pizza for sure.
Any pictures of your divestop flying ??
Cheers,

Hi Chris,
Hehehe no pizza this time, just off to the pub for a small real ale and snacks in the late afternoon and to thaw out.
Then home for some Thai food (yum).

No photos of the dive stop sorry: more of a glide stop for me ;)
Hope you get some fun flying in soon again.
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 02:01 AM

Doing the locomotion yesterday morning, I heard a little voice behind me "Mummy. Look! That kite's walking!".

Excellent.
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 02:09 AM

Doing the locomotion yesterday morning.... Look! That kite's walking!".

Sweet. Were you flying anywhere nice?

We had a sheep interested in our hover which was cute but there was an amazing moment when we were swooping backwards and forwards together and a silver glistening streak of a gaggle of geese (?) in V formation flew overhead between the kites.
Obviously they were miles away. So no animals were harmed in our flying.
It was one of those awesome moments never to be repeated.
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 02:44 AM

Sailor> I can't believe we missed you by half an hour !
What had you been doing to those single line flyers ?

Showing off too much probably ;)
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:04 AM

Thanks to kitelife iQuad and Co for performing a great routine, with the movie files showing both the hand & body movements with split screen showing the actual flying:

Search on youtube for: "kitelife" and "Victoria remix".

It has probably been mentioned before on this forum.
I mention it here because during this sequence it shows the hand movements for the "walk" etc

You get to hear the calls, which some of us will have to get used to if we consider having a go at team flying or attend a Rev Clinic.

More movie files like this please would be fabulous help.
Awesome ;)
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:02 PM

Yep that's the Locomotion all right.

I assume you have found the Iquad site itself.There are quite a few videos on there, going back a couple of years or so.
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:35 AM

I assume you have found the Iquad site itself.

Yes, I found the site, thanks.
(shame a lot of the movie files do not work via JB's personal site).

I was really gobsmacked by "Dancing of the lines" - how did they make the kite walk down the wall?

Can you imagine iQuad flying their Revs up the Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth ?
Fun but they'd be arrested :blue_sad:
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:25 AM

I was really gobsmacked by "Dancing of the lines" - how did they make the kite walk down the wall?

Can you imagine iQuad flying their Revs up the Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth ?
Fun but they'd be arrested :blue_sad:


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:05 AM

Choccy, near the top of the building, wind starts to travel UP along the face of the wall... Makes it like landing on a 45 degree hill. ;)

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:04 AM

Can you imagine iQuad flying their Revs up the Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth ?
Fun but they'd be arrested :blue_sad:


Just so the guys across the pond know what you're talking about.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:28 PM

Could always go and try it out, only a hop and skip down the Road from the Portsmouth Festival.

If you get the chace to go up it the views are neat.

And standing on thet glass floor!!! wOw.

There was a Baby crawling round on it when I was there. Adults were too scared to go one it.

Took my ultra slim self OK though.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 01:16 AM

My nephew and I both lay down for a little rest on the glass floor - well weird!

There is a bit of a plaza area at the bottom of the tower that could be good for short line street kiting. What's the worst that could happen - "Excuse me gentlemen, move on please". "Yes officer".................
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 09:11 AM

My nephew and I both lay down for a little rest on the glass floor - well weird!

There is a bit of a plaza area at the bottom of the tower that could be good for short line street kiting. What's the worst that could happen - "Excuse me gentlemen, move on please". "Yes officer".................



You carry on I'll be in the bar ..lol
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:02 AM

You carry on I'll be in the bar ..lol

which bar specifically Gary?
we'll owe you a Leffe by then :lol:

still trying the walk before I can fly bit, but the grass is up to our knees in places now it is summertime!
That's when it has been mowed, challanging :lol:

Trying to fly with the longer 120 foot lines is an art in itself: keeps getting caught on the long grass seed heads :pinch:

I have total empathy for SteveB flying amongst the thistles.

PS The Spinnaker tower was on the local lunctime news, and the external lift still hasn't been fixed!
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