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Stephen Hoath

Member Since 18 Apr 2006
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#50150 Printed Rev Raffle on Spanish Forum

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 11 May 2009 - 02:53 AM


I have just seen on the Spanish Forum http://foro.cometas.info/index.php that they are holding a raffle to win one of four of the new Printed Revs made under licence by Los Hermanos.

The tickets are 10 Euros each and if you win they will make the kite with your design on it. There are only 20 tickets left so if you are interested you should move quickly. This is an amazing opportunity to get your hands on one of these kites for only 10 Euros. That's just under $14 or 9 at today's exchange rate! The winner will need to pay the shipping costs in addition to the cost of the Raffle ticket.

The competition is on a closed part of their forum so you either need to register (well worth it as there is loads of good stuff on there) or you can email the forum administrator direct at miguel@gnomo.net

If you have not seen these kites yet you can see some of the first ones here. The white one with the butterfly wing design is mine and let me tell you that it flies like a dream. The single piece skin makes this kite very smooth and it handles low winds with ease as well as flying beautifully in stronger winds. They are truely unique and even the bag is a work of art.
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#44542 2009 Schedule for The Flying Squad

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 11 March 2009 - 11:42 AM

Wheres WISKF? Don't ya'all come over here? :P

Dean B)

We'd heard there were some new guys who were doing alright somewhere around there so we decided to let them get some experience before we come over! :devil:

Actually I would love to come back to Washington, I came over for World Cup years ago and had a fantastic time with great people. The guys from Cuttin Edge kites have been good friends ever since. I have promised to bring my wife so we shall have to see what we can do.


#37776 Happy Birthday Gary

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 12 December 2008 - 03:32 PM

Eyyy Big friend

have a great day !!!

50 years, wow..............keep on going strong !!! :clap; :clap;

have a couple of nice Leffe's from me ..... :happybday:

Hope to see you (and the rest of the Squad) coming year somewhere

(Team time out)

I think it's worse than that. I think Gary is 51. Still Happy Birthday matey. I may even buy you a beer on Sunday!

#21651 New Kites for The Flying Squad

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 10 June 2008 - 03:59 AM

......... Also anyone ever set up leading edge down, carefully got the twists out of the line, stepped back a little, deep breath, and perfect inverted launch - only to realise you had forgotten that vital little thing - swap the handles in your hands so left is in left and R in R? The weird thing about that is that it is almost, but not quite, possible to fly. So you're not quite sure whats wrong and first. Then Doh!

I can honestly say that I have never done this hunderds of times :blushing:

#21195 New Kites for The Flying Squad

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 04 June 2008 - 11:35 AM

Mine is lol

No, no, no, no. That's mine!

#20322 New Kites for The Flying Squad

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 25 May 2008 - 10:17 AM

I've just noticed these twisted revs, "Rev weave on black" come in 11 colour options !

(a bit like the rok design, and the genki, and the gem....and my fav. the twisted noodle).

That's true these kites are based on Bazzer's Twister series and you can get your own one from the usual source. That said, I think we have unique colour choices for the team. We saw the design and we just had to have them. Maybe next on the list will be matching Genkis, Rokkakus.... now, where is my lottery ticket?

oh yes, and they flew sweet. That little extra weight in the sail makes for a very steady kite and very forgiving in the bumpy Bedfordshire breeze.

#20070 New Kites for The Flying Squad

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 21 May 2008 - 04:08 AM

Thanks for posting the piccies Bazzer ;)

Stephen: what will become of your oldie blue, white and black revs ?

the old kites still get used (although mine have been so abused it's a wonder it's still in one piece) The venting is another project entirely. I am alos working on some ideas for the SUL version. All that extra material weighs a lot so the upper wind range is higher but so is the bottom wind range.

Watch this space for more kites soon.

#19982 New Kites for The Flying Squad

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 20 May 2008 - 01:55 PM

Furthermore, isn't it illegal that so far there aren't any piccies of The Flying Squad from last weekend at either Rougham or Portugal ?! :lol:

We were too busy flying in Moledo to take pictures. There were three quad teams there, us, Quad PT and Imagina. We flew ballets back to back both days. On Saturday we flew 6 different ballets and a mega team. Sunday was a little better and we managed to teach the other two teams our Daydream in Blue ballet. We flew it in the mega team and it looked awesome.

Imagina and Quad PT are excellent fliers and it was an honour and a privilege to fly with them. oh and if you go to Portugal and some one offers you a clear drink from an unmarked bottle it's probably best to say no. It is certainly advisable to say no to the second one and run like the wind when they pour the third one. If you don't follow this advice you will be doomed anyway and so the fourth is not going to make it any worse! hic....

Anyway, here is the one photo I did take.

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#19979 New Kites for The Flying Squad

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 20 May 2008 - 01:43 PM

Stephen...... how do you allocate kites or is it first come?? Not having ever seen any team flying do you have an official kit man/Roadie who looks after everything??

We have a core available to the team and some of us have particular preference so we have our own. Basically I carry everything and the rest just free load :kid_devlish:

Still, they tell me it's the only way I can get anyone to fly with me.

As for not having seen any team flying......isn't that illegal? You'd better head down to Exmouth or up to Sunderland for the festivals and we can set that to rights.

#19974 New Kites for The Flying Squad

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 20 May 2008 - 01:25 PM

Did I mention I had a small It business?? sounds like some computers for dummies meet up's could be required in exchange for some rev training??

Easy answer ... buy a Mac!!

Pic re-posted below see if it helps (sorry Stephen hope you don't mind)

Sorry about the dodgy link, I don't really know how that happens. It is a big file though so maybe that's the problem. Here is a smaller version.

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#19934 New Kites for The Flying Squad

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 20 May 2008 - 11:58 AM

The Flying Squad have been flying the Black, White and Blues for a few years now and so in the winter we decided to treat ourselves and get some new skins.

Having seen the great kites that Bazzer is making these days we decided to enlist his help in coming up with a design. (us Brits have to stick together you know). - Well he did and and he has exceeded all our expectations. The new kites arrived with me today and I have spent the last hour looking at them all. There are no photo's yet but to wet your appetite I have attached an artists impression for you.

The new kites first outing will be the Exmouth Kite Festival so come along and see what they look like in the flesh.

Finally, a massive thank you to Bazzer and to Lolly (and all the guys at Rev) for making this happen. These kites are spectacular and they look just as good close up as from a distance. :blue-cool: :clap;

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#18779 Sunderland Internation Kite Festival

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 07 May 2008 - 10:57 AM

Some of my team will be at the Sunderland International Kite Festival the weekend of 5/6th July. This is a great festival in the North East of England with not only kites but street entertainers, musicians and a food court.

There is plenty of space and I was thinking it might be a good place for a Rev Clinic. Before I ask the organiser for permission, is there any interest in such an event. There will be no fees but you can buy me a beer if you really want to! (I imagine that some form of insurance would be needed)

Let me know so that I can make the arrangements.

#9921 Team Flying in Japan

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 24 October 2007 - 04:03 AM

I just got back from the amazing Taipei kite festival and had to put a quick post on about team Aile and Nest

I have seen Aile before and they are a great team. I was lucky enough to watch them again this year. WOW what a great ballet! Strong music and witty choreography made this a great show. They then joined up with NEst and flew an outstanding six person team (2 ladies) to "One" from A Chorus Line

Now I have been flying and watching rev team for a while now and it takes a lot to impress me these days, but both these routines gave me that shiver down the spine that you get from the best.

It is great to see Rev teams from other countries and pick up some new ideas but mostly I wanted to say thanks to those two teams and to encourage you all to find some video and watch them. I will post a link as soon as I can find one.

#7904 Australia

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 28 August 2007 - 09:13 AM

finally got some pics up...

pic 1 My B series being flown by Col's wife Veronica.
pic 2 It's hard to fly with precision, balancing a sonic on your head! :-)
pic 3 Col's "raspberry" sonic and My B-series back to back

It's a great site at low tide we do feel compelled to keep a bit of an eye out for large pointy toothed handbags though

Stunning location, I have turned an unfetching shade of green :kid_cussing:

That's got to be one of the best views from a flying site. Can anyone else compete?

#7786 Australia

Posted by Stephen Hoath on 23 August 2007 - 08:21 AM

There are two of us currently flying in the Cairns area of Far North Queensland (hopoefully a third soon!)

Now that sounds nice, any chance of some photo's?