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Felix Mottram

Member Since 03 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Nov 22 2015 11:56 AM

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Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 22/11/2015 Blackheath

Posted 22 November 2015

While it was only about 3 degrees centigrade in the shade the light c3mph NW breeze and the clear sky meant that it did not feel too cold on the Heath today.
Full 1.5 sails with diamond rods were mostly fine for free flying.  Holding the diagonals for team moves did occasionally prove difficult but we did persevere to some degree.  I did...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 15/11/2015 Blackheath

Posted 15 November 2015

11:00 am on the Heath with a strong SW breeze, Mostly cloudy with occasional breaks of sun or views of blue sky.  Still unseasonably warm so no gloves yet!
Xtra Vented kites mostly with race rods only occasionally felt over stressed.
No calls again with only the occasional touch disturbing the sequences.  Sometimes the kites over...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 08/11/2015 Blackheath

Posted 08 November 2015

A bit of a late start today.  Local road closures in Hackney and post fireworks cleaning on Blackheath might have interfered with our plans but on the day were not an issue.
The southerly breeze today was fairly consistent and not as strong as forecast so it was full vented with race rather than xtra vents.
Plenty of no call rolling m...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 01/11/2015 Blackheath

Posted 01 November 2015

The fog was even more dense on Blackheath than in Hackney or ‘en route’.  The grass was saturated again but ‘new boots’ were effective <grins>
There was a slight N or NNE breeze so setting up was not too difficult but the wet line magic was in place again.
Occasionally the disk of the sun was just about...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 25/10/2015 Blackheath

Posted 25 October 2015

There was no discernable air movement when we arrived on Blackheath today.  The grass was dew saturated and the boots that I thought were on their last legs almost a year ago finally leaked.
We set up with diamond rods in the assumed direction of the breeze with the usual magic wrapping of wet lines.  I actually had to add more brake to...