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Felix Mottram

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Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 24/05/2015 Blackheath

Posted 24 May 2015

A lighter westerly breeze today and given a level of variability it was difficult to choose the most appropriate sail.  Mid vent was about right and race rods made sense but full sail and full vented were also in the mix.
 
Rowan was back on the line today after the conclusion of the university examination season.  We did a couple of runs...


Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 17/05/2015 Blackheath

Posted 17 May 2015

Another somewhat blustery WSW airstream today and although it was mostly sunny there was a chill to the air which felt a bit unusual for the middle of May.
 
Vented 1.5s with green race today.  The closest that I got to re-visiting the longer lines was to locate them in the kite bags.  We were still shuffling old line sets after the Cervia...


Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 10/05/2015 Blackheath

Posted 10 May 2015

The Hackney ½ Marathon meant that there was only one route out this morning which happens to coincide with the way to Blackheath, more or less. 
 
A bright morning with a southerly breeze that was mostly just enough for 1.5 vented kites with race rods.  A brief team demo for an ‘interested’ passer by was all the formal fly...


Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 04/05/2015 After Cervia

Posted 04 May 2015

I travelled to Cervia on Wednesday 29 th April arriving in time for some late afternoon flying.  Four full days followed with varying conditions, the highlight day being Saturday 2 nd May when the onshore breeze started early and firmed up sufficiently for a very well received arena performance towards the end of the afternoon.
 
Along the wa...


Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 26/04/2015 Olympic Park/QE Park

Posted 26 April 2015

Blackheath was unavailable today because of the London Marathon so we met at the north end of the park just to the west end of the cycle circuit.  There is a small area of ‘lawn grass’ rather than the plantain infested area that we had used previously and as line preparation was on the agenda this was the better site.
 
It just happ...