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Felix Mottram

Member Since 03 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Oct 19 2014 06:35 AM

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Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 19/10/2014 Blackheath

Posted 19 October 2014

Blustery 13 – 20+ mph from the SW so 1.5 full vented with green race worked with the occasional lulls today.
Six up so mostly called sequences with the odd sprocket thrown in to keep us on our toes.
The Blackheath walkers and cyclists were an appreciative audience on a number of occasions today as and when we ‘stopped’ fo...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 12/10/2014 Blackheath

Posted 12 October 2014

There were high grey clouds gradually thickening from the south and a very light easterly breeze (c2mph) to start this morning.  The full 1.5 sails with Diamond rods were just fine to start with but the breeze was due to strengthen.
In the very light breeze the free-flying was often complex but neat.  Above a certain wind speed threshold...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 05/10/2104 Blackheath

Posted 05 October 2014

As luck would have it, it was another glorious sunny day on Blackheath today, the only downside being that there was, for most of the time, almost no discernable breeze.  
So, more time on the diamond rods in the larger sails and with longer lines for me today.  The Zen, Rev 1 and also the CR sail had air time today.  The changing,...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 28/09/2014 Blackheath

Posted 28 September 2014

I had been watching the forecast all week as it had been indicating light SE breezes around the 4-6mph mark.  That is what we got, mostly about 4mph from the East, so it was 1.5s with diamond rods.  Four fliers today and lots of ‘not called’ close flying with only the occasional hesitation or touch…
It was also the chan...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 21/09/2014 Blackheath

Posted 21 September 2014

Back on our usual pitch today and a ‘bright’ NE airflow so 1.5 full vented with green race frames.
Most of the kites (NB Xtra Vent Grey?) were back from Dieppe so were relocated in the main team bags.  A lost pair of Rev Handles also came back from Dieppe.  We’ll keep them safe for the ‘lucky’ owner!