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Felix Mottram

Member Since 03 Sep 2007
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Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 29/05/2016 Blackheath

Posted 29 May 2016

Another early(ish) start but the weather was not summer like at all.
Vented 1.5 with race rods were occasionally overpowered in the chilly Northerly breeze under low cloud cover.
We discussed handle holding today.  I find that a horizontal grip helps with avoiding inadvertent input in long power pulls.  This comes from ‘lig...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 22/05/2016 Blackheath

Posted 22 May 2016

Better start time today.  C10:30 on Blackheath.
Diamonds in 1.5s mostly.  I set up the Reflex for some comparison flying.  The muscle memory that we have for flying the 1.5 sails is quite deeply ingrained so it is difficult to assess a sail with different characteristics.
The larger sail does provide more ‘feedback...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 15/05/2016 Blackheath

Posted 15 May 2016

A bit of a late start today, almost made it to Blackheath by 11:30am but thwarted by heavy traffic on Cassland Road in Hackney.
Not quite Diamond conditions today so full 1.5 sails with race rods.  Some called moments and an occasional appreciative audience. 
This is the late spring/early summer week when everything is perfect e...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 08/05/2016 Blackheath

Posted 08 May 2016

Summer has arrived since we were last at Blackheath.  A month makes an extraordinary difference!
We were set to de-sand the kites after Cervia but there was little more than dust to shake away.  We set aside some of the vented JMH sails that need attention to the mesh edges.
C10mph from the east so we were on our own vente...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 02/05/2016 After Cervia

Posted 02 May 2016

The advanced party attended the event from the beginning.  Those less fortunate mostly arrived on Wednesday 27 th April ready for the final four days of the event.
We were on the beach early every day and thoroughly enjoyed our flying and using the full selection of team kites.  It was great to see the eight 1999 JMH sails together in t...