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#61 play365

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 08:29 AM

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!



Well it depends on time either the bar were we are staying (the halls of residence ) or the bbq Sat eve or the secret Flying Squad bar :D ;)
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 08:41 AM

Well it depends on time either the bar were we are staying (the halls of residence ) or the bbq Sat eve or the secret Flying Squad bar :D ;)


I went to university in Portsmouth (ok so it was a Polytechnic then) so if you need any help finding a suitable hostelry .......

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:38 AM

I went to university in Portsmouth (ok so it was a Polytechnic then) so if you need any help finding a suitable hostelry .......



As long as you get the first round I don't care :lol: :P
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:14 AM

Good point Gary. But by suggesting it I believe that makes the second one yours.;)
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:43 AM

Good point Gary. But by suggesting it I believe that makes the second one yours.;)



No probs but the third ? well ...I guess THAT'S YOURS lol
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:57 AM

Well we are agreed on the first then. And tois and I sort numera 2 and 3.

I believe it is traditional in the UK for an American to buy round 4. ;)
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 12:27 PM

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.


Choccy,

Last week I went to a new site to fly. Wind direction has to be from the east for this spot to work, as there is a row of trees just to the west of the field. As soon as I launched, a swallow came out of the trees and started following the kite(purple). It would chase the kite over to one side of the wind window and when I turned it would race to the other side just ahead of the kite. Never tried to attack, just wanted to fly about five feet or so from the kite. After about ten minutes, I landed the kite and the bird flew over and landed on a nearby post. As soon as I relaunched, it took off and resumed it's adventure with the kite.

After about ten more minutes a hawk flew down the tree line and the swallow joined it's mates in driving off the hawk. After that, the swallow stayed away. Like you said 'one of those awesome monents" ... at least to me. Probably just the berries ... after all they've ripened recently. Probably tipped a few too many. Funny what folks birds will do after one too many.

Anyone else had a similar experience?

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 01:16 PM

Well we are agreed on the first then. And tois and I sort numera 2 and 3.

I believe it is traditional in the UK for an American to buy round 4. ;)



Yes I'm happy to get the first round... (some people are always late so first round should be the cheapest!)

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 01:45 PM

Funny that ppl who have at least close to the average Rev investment yakin about being cheap. :ani_whistling: Specially if your like me and realize that after round say 3 to 15 your probably going to be yakin about flyin and will come up with some new and crazy thing to tangle your lines a time or two. But in the end it'll work and WOW even yourselves. :kid_smartass:

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Would buy a round but I'm sure FedEx would spill it on the way. Or drink it.




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