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  1. Me too!, don't quit writing this blog just yet, we are re-living our own adventures thru your prose and clever wit ~plm
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  2. We have not gone down the 'magic sticks' route but I suspect that structurally it makes sense. 4 wrap in the Xtra Vents is an insurance policy. We would switch to green race first and be prepared for other variations with the other sails as well. The kit check was just to ensure that the basics were in place as Berck can offer the full range of possibilities...
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  3. Wish I could fly that much in a week.
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  4. Seems like a really nice mix of flying. I have a very eclectic collection of Revs, duallies, and SLKs. I mostly fly the revs, but not always and I really enjoy the non rev flying as well. Keep it up
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  5. I've found that I am no longer using my middle length line sets. 30's and 120's see ALL the action while the 50's and 80's sit forlorn. I keep using my longs to get in more practice for our "next time"! The shorts are used for zero to gentle winds and for "street play". Till next time brother.....
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  6. I come from a power quad background (Flexifoil Rage, Blade IV, etc) and I also overengineered the frames to begin with. Don't worry so much and just enjoy it. Don't try acieve the end goal, but rather just work on little things here and there ... the end goal will take care of itself by doing that.
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  7. I'm enjoying it very much, and I don't follow all the blogs.
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  8. It's a good blog. Don't get discouraged. Imagine a few years from now when you have all the skills tuned up, you can go back and see what it was like to start.
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  9. Hi, sorry I had not seen your comment until now. We usually fly on Sunday mornings (as indicated by the dated entries) for a couple of hours. Generally a Rev session followed, more recently, by a Jørgen Møller Hansen or Peter Malinski kite fly... Festival attendance would usually impact our routine but here is a link to our recent activity:- https://www.felixmottram.com/decorators/eventpages/Blackheath_2020.html
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  10. Indeed... not used to seeing comments here!
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  11. 14th - 22nd April 2018...
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  12. A half dozen of us braved the weather and found pretty nice conditions, New Year's day, out here in Portland,OR USA! Short lines, stds or suls, and race rods were the combos used most by those there. Theresa, our local store owner provided coffee and donuts for us. One short spot of rain mixed with snow happened, but didn't damper any spirits! The new year was kicked off in style!!
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  13. Hi Vince, Merry Christmas to all of Fusion and families as well. We should try to get a winter meeting set up in the New Year. Best wishes Felix
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  14. Nice bro. We all need a little crazy here and there...
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  15. Thursday sounds like a heck of a day. Those wind swings you guys get are so dramatic. Sounds like you get to the field and unpack everything, because at some point you will get a chance to fly it. Tuesday would have been my favorite day. I love just getting out and flying, with nothing but the wind and me with no plans.
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  16. I'll get that pic of the 3 master pieces AND the 2-Stack to you. Thursday was a great day. MGower (Chris) and I packed it up at 11! Not bad, 6 hours of kiting before lunch. Have to do it again and soon.
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  17. And dust off the Sonic you did!
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  18. You want to come fly gorilla?? We can take on my local shops or playground at 3am.... Best time. Hint taken bro. Talk soon.
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  19. Hi John, I have not really gone looking locally for Urban. The Water spots have too many Trees and Bushes to get access to the water. SparkieRob has a Rowing Lake near him. I am Waiting for an Invite to fly there (heavy hint) I will have a look around for any interesting Urban spots. Thanks for the Idea.
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  20. Nice mix of venues! Any interesting water or urban flying spots nearby?
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  21. Seems like a great setup to me. My best field seems to be most like your yellow field. I'm jealous.
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  22. Sure helps having several kites to deal with the different conditions, eh?? Keep it up!!
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  23. Gotta watch out for those W words
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  24. Sounds like some slightly challenging conditions, but it seems you have the right equipment to deal with it. Welcome back, WA. Looking forward to your posts again.
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  25. I am very interested in your kite exploits. Yes, I have missed you & have been concerned that you had possibly got out of kites. Funny thought I guess, but now you're back. Look forward to your thoughts & comments. Earlier today I looked at maps of your area trying to pick out the park you mention.
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  26. Welcome home my friend, been missing you.........Ben
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  27. The 9' won't give you much (if any) of a window to work with and is mostly suited to indoor / street when you're flying full 360 degrees. The 30's give a sufficient window to fly figures, do 3D work and interact with the kite, get close to the action and work great in low wind as well. They are my lines of choice for solo, low/no wind, interactive and or confined space work
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  28. Enjoy every minute of the learning curve. It goes on and on and on <grins> Felix
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  29. Actually now that I think about it, the same is happening for me too. Except that I have not cut my 50# lines into their 30' & 12' sets yet.
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  30. This blog I like. I am a beginner (and a grinner) have been flying dual lines for years, on and off, bought a Prism E3 not long ago, then saw the Revs and had to have one. Got it. Now I will follow your "Kiting Life WA" with interest because you are leading me in the direction I am going, it is like knowing where I will be after my 1000 hours are up. Hopefully less. The first time I flew the Rev, yes I put the rods on the front and thought, "I'm never going to learn how to fly this bitch". Second time, rods on the back and up it went, with a smile on my face and a loud yahoo!!!. 2 hours I practiced, no hurry, just keeping it up in the air and moving it about the window is what I'll be doing for a while. After a dual line the handles are the first things to conquer. One day!!!!!
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  31. 1000 hours!!!! I have just 996 to go. Should knock that over in a couple of weeks.
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  32. It took me over 10 years from buying my first two Revs before actually flying a Rev. I totally understand what you mean about the lost chance.
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  33. Me, I am just a professional lurker, but avid reader. I do enjoy reading your blogs.
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  34. I read every one! I enjoy the catch up in between the catch ups.
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  36. Thanks for the comments guys. I appreciate the feedback and the time spent.
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  37. Thanks Rob, Stacks Galore next time. Should be fun. Thanks for the encouragement John. I get the toss right about half the time. And Half the time the Kite touches the ground before lifting off. I will try a few kite glides tomorrow morning.
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  38. Keep after the kite toss, really a breeze once you get it - trick is to have the kite leave your hand in a inertia-heavy, gliding angle - matter of fact, you might try just tossing your kite around (gently) without lines - you'll know when you hit a good glide, go from there.
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  39. Ha ha ha, you crack me up. Was a best day for me as well. Hey I like the stack, can't wait to see it in the air!
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  40. WA, Good to see someone else posting here. I'll certainly be watching how things progress. At least these days there are folk about with practical experience who may be able to help or comment. That was not the case back in 1990 <grins> Felix
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  42. "Kites not "Pro"" hehe!! Dude if you ever stop learning, let me check your pulse!! Wonderful thing about these Revs, always more to learn!! You've only just begun!!
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  43. Had almost forgotten that this existed!! Glad to hear of your experiences with this great kite!! Keep it coming!!
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  44. Awesome WA, thanks for putting this up - I look forward to your flight reports here, don't forget to toss new blog post links into the forum from time to time as well, particularly for newbies who come up on your radar. Damned infectious, keep on keeping on.
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  45. You know, I enjoyed this blog post from your perspective almost as much as the festival itself. You did great this week and it was a pleasure meeting you.
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