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#89661 WSIKF 2012 (REV FIELD)

Posted by Bri on 21 August 2012 - 06:30 AM

Sorry you won't be here with us Steve, we'll miss you!

Robert, welcome to the family! :) While there is no formal clinic scheduled, there will be plenty of people on the beach and I'm pretty certain any of them would be happy to help you get set up and started on flying your new kite! Come to Field B today and we'll get you set up. I'd be happy to help you, just find someone with a rev and ask them to point you in my direction. See you soon!


#89126 WSIKF 2012 (REV FIELD)

Posted by Bri on 19 July 2012 - 09:23 PM

I will second the rev sticks, it will help IMMENSELY with learning the routine. I really recommend FMRS/GMRS radio with a headset. Only callers need transmit capabilities, and having one with a bug in your ear will make flying in team much easier. Brett had a setup where he played the music in his transmission while he called, made it easy to get the key points of the routine timed to the music.

Good Job Bri!!!! I will be there all week to help anyone with the routine, or even getting started flying along side others.

And if anyone needs a kite stake............ :sign_kitelife:

Thanks for the clarification on the radios Walt, I kinda glossed over a few facts, didn't I? :)

A few notes about radios:
Brett, Katrina and I have GXT 1000 radios for calling, but they may be a little larger/more expensive than people want to handle. They will accept standard 3.5mm headphones (but mono only) for those just in receive. It's nice to be able to use something more comfortable than what they give you sometimes.
Motorola radios require a specific headset but are otherwise great radios.
The Midland LXT models are also good choices and they're only around $20-30/pair and take normal headphones (mono only again)

There are a ton of other brands/models out there, we've just barely scratched the surface. Find something you like, can afford and will do FRS channels and you'll be fine!

There's also some good information in the forums:
My linkhttp://www.revkites.com/forum/topic/3782-lets-talk-about-radios/page__st__20__p__88289__hl__radio__fromsearch__1&#entry88289

Please note that I'm not a radio expert, I'm just pulling from the forum and a discussion we had before the team clinic. I'm sure Brett will have his fancy circuit with him so anyone on channel can hear the music as well as his calls.


#89080 WSIKF 2012 (REV FIELD)

Posted by Bri on 18 July 2012 - 03:55 PM

Thanks for the info, getting Field B is fantastic news! Of course, now WSIKF can't come fast enough! If you need any help let me know. We're arriving on Sunday and staying all week (3 days just wasn't enough last year). I won't speak for everyone from the team clinic, but I'd be more than happy to help in bringing anyone who wants up to speed on the routine.

#88775 iQuad (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Posted by Bri on 27 June 2012 - 01:13 PM

love the cameo by Terry!

#88732 Lincoln City in a few

Posted by Bri on 25 June 2012 - 10:59 AM

It was a great weekend, even better than I had any right to hope for! And flying with Katrina, Carol, Cass et al was awesome. Learned a lot and had fun doing it. Gotta love these kites... From strangers to family in no time at all.