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Felix Mottram

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#90678 Super Sixteen

Posted by Felix Mottram on 05 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

Very Well Done..... Ben :blue-cool: :blue-cool: :blue-cool:

I think that it is great to have established some credibility with Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

I'm thinking that further developments of the 'Rev Mega Team' could be flier driven rather than only festival driven and that we might be able to further develop a network of practised fliers on that basis.

I guess it depends on whether the fliers are ready to to find time to commit to the 'large team objective' given that they are already working in small groups locally, developing flying skills.

Flying in teams of 12, 16 or more is 'something else' and must be encouraged...! <grins>


#90633 Super Sixteen

Posted by Felix Mottram on 01 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

Wish I was there, take pictures...... Ben :blue-cool: :blue-cool: :blue-cool:

All being well it will be an intensive event as in the Monday morning at Portsmouth where ideas were put forward and adopted 'on the fly'.

We have some ideas for the 'counter revolving mercedes' and circular 'leaders benefit/Felix' lined up for the 12 - 16 person team so subject to weather conditions, (which look OK at the moment) it should really be an exciting weekend. If we get to explore the 3D grid, so much the better.

And, as a bonus, we get to see the Miro exhibition. What more could one ask?


#90395 Super Sixteen

Posted by Felix Mottram on 15 October 2012 - 11:02 AM

Hmm! Still waiting to hear from a number of groups, UK and further afield.

Lets hope that fliers take the opportunity to warm up for the WSIKF event in 2013 <grins>



Well it looks like we will have 12 fliers so that is good for the four deep Mercedes rather than the Dutch Windmill. I'm wondering if we could do a Brenda on each leg? That would be neat I think <grins>


#90073 Super Sixteen

Posted by Felix Mottram on 17 September 2012 - 10:32 AM

I'm told that the beach there was not big enough but that there was a place further north. However that coast looks a bit remote so we are looking at the Wakefield area for a 'super 16' boot camp type of thing. It would be good if *'confident' fliers could let 'us' know if they would be available for such a venture in late October.



EDIT *'confident' as in comfortable with the prospect of flying in the 'Dutch Windmill' <grins> Felix

OK We are looking at the first weekend in November now.

I am in conversation with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. They have suggested a large area on site and we will be working out the practical details.

I am thinking that we would aim at 12 - 4 pm on Saturday and 10 - 2pm on Sunday allowing for civilised travel arrangements. I hope that a convivial meeting could be arranged for the Saturday evening.

I have not looked at accommodation in Wakefield yet but I suspect there will be availability <grins>

Obviously I now need to know who would be available. We have 4 Decs already and I hope for more!



#90061 Super Sixteen

Posted by Felix Mottram on 17 September 2012 - 03:40 AM

Sorry guys, the beach I was thinking of is not Skeg, apparently it's a little way south of Skeg but I will make some enquiries when I get the chance.

Hi, I've just had a very positive response from a site near Wakefield.

Please pencil in the first two weekends in November.



#89822 Super Sixteen

Posted by Felix Mottram on 04 September 2012 - 04:55 AM


The Super 16 animation has been move to:
Click on the Super 16 tab.

Here is a very rough sketch of what we might be calling the Dutch Windmill as flown, approximately, at Portsmouth on Monday 27th August 2012.

If anyone remembers differently please let us know.



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  • Super 16 Portsmouth cropped.jpg

#89163 Jørgen Møeller Hansen

Posted by Felix Mottram on 22 July 2012 - 08:45 AM

We flew on Blackheath today and the conditions were just perfect momentarily to launch the big Rok.

Tears now... what a star!


Jørgen taught us that careful management was critical with the larger kites but most importantly if you had your hands on all of the bridle lines then everything would be easy.

With a four line kite you have your hands on the bridle lines.


#88524 Portsmouth 2012

Posted by Felix Mottram on 03 June 2012 - 09:29 AM

Hi Felix,

We will be there again this year with at least four.

Hi Vince,

Hmm... Maybe we have 16 already!


#87760 Cervia 2012

Posted by Felix Mottram on 25 April 2012 - 05:20 AM


A bigger image!

#87149 Portsmouth 2012

Posted by Felix Mottram on 25 March 2012 - 08:51 AM

The Portsmouth event is the 25th - 27th August.

The Rev Field is on the cards again with 'proper boundaries'.

We know that a beginners clinic may not be able to deliver a world record mega-team event but are the experienced fliers out there ready to commit to a major self funded event?

Let's see what we can do...


#86762 11th March 2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram on 07 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

We may be able to fly white kites on Blackheath. See message from Mr. Modegi on Facebook below.


Masaaki Modegi

Japan Kite Association Members will fly a white kite in their home towns on March 11, 2012, 14:46 pm (Japan time)as a memorial service for people who lost their lives in Tohoku earthquake/ Tsunami. Everybody can join us from anywhere to unite and give a memorial address by flying a white kite. If you would like to join us, please fly a white kite in your country. Best regards, Masaaki Modegi President of Japan Kite Association

#84208 100 Grid

Posted by Felix Mottram on 30 September 2011 - 01:12 PM

Scheveningen....... :kid_smartass:

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Word has it that accommodation at Scheveningen could be at Euros 30 per person per night.

I wonder if Tokyo or USA could match that?

I suspect that Mediterranean sites would struggle to match that price point...


#84009 Megateam Scheveningen Kitefestival 2011

Posted by Felix Mottram on 20 September 2011 - 03:51 AM

The sound of the PA under the original footage was too weak and disturbed by the noise of wind blowing in the microphone.

I suspected that might have been the case. The ambiance in the grid on the day was great with fliers mostly finding the right space on the ground and reacting quickly to the calls.

Great work all round.



#83421 Which should I have for first timer

Posted by Felix Mottram on 30 August 2011 - 06:50 AM

Hi all I have been bitten by the kite bug big time, I visited the Portsmouth uk kite festival last week and was blown away by the rev kites, I have never seen or heard of them till then and now want one:-) my question is what do I get? I want a good all rounder that can be used in a wide wind range that's also easy to use for a newbie, I have seen on eBay a rev 1 vented, can a vented be used in low wind like an unvented?

Thanks guys

There is lots of advice available on this forum but it is difficult to give an instant answer to your question.

A Rev1 vented is not a mainstream kite. A 1.5 would be more appropriate and I think that the standard JB sail would be the best starting place.

If you are able to get to the Bristol event next weekend there will be plenty of fliers to talk to even if there is not much space for a beginner to try a kite. If you were able to get to Blackheath tomorrow c11:30am Ben might be able to show you the ropes <grins>


#83150 Headed To WSIKF with a full bag and a bad attitude....

Posted by Felix Mottram on 22 August 2011 - 08:39 AM


So I'm waiting in town for a day and I'll be headed out tomorrow cause I got a flight out on Thursday for the UK cause it's time to go see some old friends
across the pond..... Ben :blue-cool: :blue-cool: :blue-cool: (PS Alden your my hero you kept me laughing all week)

See you Friday morning Ben.

The table is booked for Friday evening.

Safe journey!