Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • KiteLife

      Use of Forum

      Greetings, we've received notice of a few forum members soliciting other users for specifications on some of the Revolution kites... Please be advised, any such confirmed activity will result in immediate suspension of forum privileges. Making your own Rev style kite for artisitic purposes is admirable, but directly copying the patterns in use will not be encouraged here.
  • entries
    478
  • comments
    66
  • views
    137,889

About this blog

My personal observations

Entries in this blog

Felix

Rev Blogs

So, never having Blogged before please let me try to understand what is expected. (apart from the last two!)

I fly Revolution kites most weekends on Blackheath in SE London, sometimes with the team, The Decorators.

There are anecdotes and observations relating to this and related matters which I may want to record for my own and potentially, (who knows) other's interest!

I first posted (in 2007) on the Revolution Forum in respect of organising the Portsmouth/Bristol events in 2008. Occasionally/often responses to postings in the forum may be outside the topic in strict terms. OT in 'usenet' was a fairly strict designation but we may not want to go there.

There have been observations about the friendly and inclusive nature of the Rev Forums which I would endorse and I would applaud the careful moderation of the site. I have seen a couple of examples of individual posters getting over excited and have withdrawn some of my own posts as a result!

As I understand it, we can use the space to contemplate possibilities that we had not thought of previously, like the grid format! <grins>

Felix

Grid Format

David noted in his REVisions : Grid Economics article:-

'But, Felix Mottram, founder of The Decorators <snip> had an idea one night. Maybe it came to him in a dream, or he looked at something and an idea popped into his head, but he began to try and get some of us to get our head around it. And to be honest it made no sense to me initially, I know I had problems visualizing how it would work. I don’t think I “really” got it until such time as Felix worked a group of us through it in Uchinada earlier this year.'

and:-

'And, the first time I got to experience it first hand was in Uchinada Beach where Felix had managed to make his way over to the festival.'

I had started to try and document the process of getting a large Revolution Team event together by copying all the messages in the Revolution Event 2008 thread into one place but it was too painful.

I arrived at the idea of the Grid in 1993 and wrote to Revolution at that time.

Having proposed the Portsmouth/Bristol events it was apparent that all the players would need to be on-side if we were going to attempt the Grid format. Having been at the rained off event at Uchinada in 2004 I had some reason to try and get there again.

Serendipity comes to mind.

Felix

Sunday 23rd November 2009

Early morning snow followed by rain finally cleared around midday so a late trip to Blackheath.

Bright sun for a while and then a passing shower with a complete, perfect rainbow.

Variable breeze, vented 1.5B for me and 10 year old vented for ATM who is getting the hover and 180s with leading edge vertical some of the time.

Looks like the clock 12:25 on the edit page is on New York time!

×