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Stephen Hoath

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#65090 UK Rev Flying Weekend North East England

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 21 January 2010 - 12:45 PM

The Flying Squad will be happy to supply a few things, we certainly have some pins and i will have a scratch around to see if i can find something else.

Looking forward to the whole thing.

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#64984 UK Rev Flying Weekend North East England

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 18 January 2010 - 12:39 PM

Heathrow - Newcastle in 45 minutes if I recall from last year ;)
arrived on time for the Dunstable festival,
a bit quicker than the 6 hour drive :kid_devlish:

And as Vince says, it's a superb place to fly :)

You can fly from Stanstead too.

#64685 UK Rev Flying Weekend North East England

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 10 January 2010 - 10:41 AM

Someone mentioned a "flock" (as in of seagulls) but maybe the alliteration is problematic <grins>


Well if we are on a biblical theme, how about a "Congregation" of Revs?

ps :sign_offtopic:

#64625 rev in Cape Town

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 09 January 2010 - 07:51 AM

I am reliably informed that people used to fly at Bloubergstrand and at Dolphin Beach. We don't know what the current shop situation is like but google suggests Kiteshop.co.za first, then Capekites.co.za. They should have phone numbers.

Hope this helps, PM me if you need further info.


#64622 rev in Cape Town

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 09 January 2010 - 04:45 AM


i just arrived in CapeTown (south africa) and i couldnt travel with my rev.
here the wind is really good and that is good enough to buy a new one.

Is there anyone who know where to buy in CapeTown ? or eventually ship it within south africa ?

Is there any place where people gather and fly revo ?

Thank for your help.

Steve, from our team is from Cape Town and is heading there today. I have emailed him to ask where the best flying spots are but I am not sure when he will pick up his messages next. I'll try update you further if i can contact him.

#64575 Bad Ben

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 08 January 2010 - 01:11 PM

Well you know i'm gonna love it!

Nice stack though, mmmmm.

It might just be easier to hand Bazzer my pay cheque every month and just get him to send me stuff every now and then! :kid_smartass:

#64341 UK Rev Flying Weekend North East England

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 05 January 2010 - 03:06 PM

This is going to be a great event and i am really looking forward to it. The flying site from what i understand is very large, grassed and with a great view (picutre courtesy of Choccy)

The hotel is the one used for the kite festival so the staff are used to kite fliers and indeed one of them is a Rev pilot himself. I am sure a warm welcome is guaranteed.

Hot on the heels of the great event in Ainsdale, it might be a good place to have a go at "Grid" flying if you have never tried before. So, sign up and come and enjoy the fun.

See you all there.

#63703 Award: Best Rev video of 2009?

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 30 December 2009 - 04:33 AM

I like this one taken at Berck 2009 by Alex St-Joun. He does some great stuff that is always well produced.


#63698 International Register of 'Revolution' Team Fliers

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 30 December 2009 - 04:08 AM

I can say I would exclude myself from this based on this video. While the flight looked basic it becomes too complex with that many kites. The circles alone made my eyes big and I had a flash of anxiety at the thought of being in that. I need a safe escape route. Much more practice required for something like that. Thanks for posting.


Hi Bart, thanks to you and everyone else for all your input on this subject.

The mega fly at Portsmouth was the first of its kind and so there are certainly better ways of doing it. However, one of the lessons i learnt is that it is still TEAM flying. No matter how good JB is he can still only fly one kite at a time (ok maybe two but that's it). So to make these things work we need a team and that could be you.

As with all team flying some moves are harder than others and some positions better suited to different skill sets. It is very possible to fly some sort of mega fly with most fliers providing you can keep a kite still. For example, holding at the top in that big grid is quite difficult and easy to fall out of. Being in the bottom row allows for quick escape should it be needed. There is better wind nearer the middle. Now bursts require us to face out so if you are not yet able to hold upside down and reverse back in then it is better to fly at a side.

The other thing to remember is that these MEGA flies only happen occasionally and so there is plenty of time and opportunity to start smaller and work our way up. Maybe this should be a key duty for IROR, to support and encourage fliers at smaller events to take part and create the building blocks for the Big Picture.

Having been lucky enough to be involved in these big teams i can say that it is my interest to get you to a level where you are capable, comfortable and confident enough to join in. After all, i would look stupid standing out there on my own wouldn't i? :kid_loved:

#63695 New member : Remmie

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 30 December 2009 - 03:53 AM

Hi Remmie, welcome to the party.

If you get the chance try and get to the festival in Ostende 8-9th May and to Scheveningen later in the year.

I hope to see you on a beach some time soon.


#63560 International Register of 'Revolution' Team Fliers

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 29 December 2009 - 09:04 AM

I'd like to see Stephen get in in these discussions as well, he's been strangely absent for a while now.

Sorry for my lack of input on this one so far guys, i have been on an imposed sabbatical. 6 days with the In-Laws i can deal with, but 6 days without kites or a decent internet connection! :blink:

There were a great many things that went well in the Portsmouth/Bristol mass flies and a lot of lessons learnt also. Individual flying skills and wind conditions were major factors but the overwhelming positive attitude of the fliers was the most important factor. A general desire to succeed and be part of something special was one of the biggest contributions to the success. (oh and my great calling)

For my part, this is what i see IROR helping with. Giving us all enough information in advance of an event on what to expect and what we need to be able to do should lead us to even greater success than before. I only learnt to fly a Rev because Ian let me play with his new and expensive toy. This is a circumstance similar to many. IROR can be about doing this but on a different level.

So, the more of you that put up an opinion, the better the outcome will be. I am more interested in the opinions of people who try big teams for the first time or are new than of the existing team fliers.

I look forward to hearing from you all. B)

#63541 Happy Birthday Bob

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 29 December 2009 - 07:20 AM

Hi Bob, hope you had a good day. Sorry we are late with the Birthday wishes but we were up in the North of England and i couldn't get to a computer.

See you on the Downs soon.

The Hoaths

#62663 Dunstable Christmas Fly

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 20 December 2009 - 01:04 PM

OK, Here are a couple from today:-

Best wishes


<Edit> Seasons Greetings to all....

Ooh pretty new kites. Is that a new Decorators vented Rev 1? Very nice.

#62652 Dunstable Christmas Fly

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 20 December 2009 - 09:45 AM

I few of us regular die hards ventured up to Dunstable Downs today in the cold and the snow.

So, Merry Christmas to all of you from The Flying Squad and let's see some of your photos in the snow.

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#62306 Happy Birthday mr Tyrrell

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 13 December 2009 - 12:44 AM

Happy Birthday matey. I hope you have a good day.

We will see you up at the Downs a little later with a little something for you. We may even buy you a coffee.

Stephen, Susan, Daniel & Ryan