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Stephen Hoath

Member Since 18 Apr 2006
Offline Last Active Mar 19 2015 11:06 AM

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In Topic: Dunstable Downs 28th July 2013

13 August 2013 - 12:32 PM

We managed to fly a double routine for the first time ever at Dunstable.  We have a 4 person choreographed (ie no calls) routine that is quite fast.  Lots of the team know it but Dunstable was the first time we have managed to get two sets of 4 together in the same place.  It was a real buzz to fly although i found it a little distracting trying to match to a kite just outside my peripheral vision that was flying exactly the same thing i was!


I hope someone got some video of it.

In Topic: What is this team maneuver called?

04 June 2013 - 01:10 PM

It's been called a walking stick in the UK since at least 1993 when i learned it as a dual line move.  I guess without the internet back in those days there will be as many names are regional variations.

In Topic: 5 and 6 stack

17 May 2013 - 06:58 AM

Rev IIs work really well in a stack.  Sometimes we join them together and make these beauties.  Team flying is really fun but believe me, 5 minutes is enough!


In Topic: Quad-line virgin

14 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

In true English fashion, it's raining, and the forecast is rain all week, so looks like I wont be able to fly as soon as I'd like. blue_confused.gif Absolutely itching to get out there after all this time. So brushing up on tuts, anything I can find.




Hi there Mog, STACK (Sport Kite and Competitive Kiting - the official body of the sport ) are holding a competition this weekend at Dunstable Downs.  The Downs is the home flying field of about 10 rev pilots of a wide range of experience and lots of toys.  If you can make it down i am sure that there will be no shortage of people around to fast track your learning experience.


Good luck.

In Topic: which big Rev is better in light winds?

13 May 2013 - 11:18 PM

I find the Super Blast to be an excellent light wind kite although i prefer to fly with an 8mm frame rather than the much stiffer SLE.  However, as with most things in life the biggest advantage you can get is to practice.  Good technique will make far more difference than kite choice in the long run. Try and remember to keep the sail loaded until after you have finished a turn.  You may well take a couple more steps backwards but then you can regain them with interest on the way down again.  


So, Super Blast + Race Frame = Fun!