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Baloo

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Baloo last won the day on March 21 2016

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  • Birthday 01/11/1956

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    Midlands UK
  • Interests
    Shoot, fish, arch, ham, kite, computers,RC sail, off roading, etc!!
  • Favorite Kites
    Rev's
  1. Those stakes are good to look at.
  2. Home now, was nice to nod and natter to a few folks.Looking forward to the next One already.
  3. Baloo

    Obliviots

    At least I got a reaction :-)
  4. Baloo

    Obliviots

    Of course you could take the Obliviots view, why do you put kite lines across where they are going to drive / ride horses sail thier boat etc. Ducks for cover
  5. Wow, a smile from Ben, almost worth having your car break down Good to have your family around you though and that it all worked out in the end.
  6. John gets a bit exited when another Neos turns up. How many do you recon you know aboutnow John? Maybe if somone wants a bit of history they might do a swap with Oats for a kite that might suit his needs better. If he was interested of course.
  7. Baloo

    The Watty Special

    You know I always want you to go that One better Spence, Pro set matching would be great. I was thinking about the Black Red colours maybe reversed for kite to kite in the stack.
  8. Baloo

    Another True Hero

    Rock n roll Ben. And ditto your God Bless.
  9. Baloo

    Rev Blast models

    Seen him fly it, talk about traction.
  10. Baloo

    Another True Hero

    I find many things inspiring. To carry on in the same sort of line, and I know this will not only apply to the UK and USA, there are many other Countries who are equally proud, even I am sure some of the ones we might have been in conflict with. A lot of you will know that I work for Land Rover teaching off road driving. There is an organisation in the UK called Help the Hero's, well Land Rover and Help the Hero's got together and put on a Day for injured ex servicmen. It was an awesome time, there were a group of folks with them that help them in Day to Day living and they were in tears, I am welling up even now typing this. They said it was the first time they had seen some of the traumatised ex servicemen smile since their injuries. It was fantastic, there were a few who had poor or no sight at all, and with a bit of coaching from us they were driving round our off road tracks better than sighted folks. There was one chap, no eyes, and no legs, only the use of one arm. We got a Range Rover Sport and put hand controls in it, he drove round easy as you like, his Dad was in tears, when we asked why he said he never thought he would see his son drive ever again. The guy and the instructor almost fell out of the car laughing at one stage, the instructor had said "put your foot on the brake" to which he replied "I can't my feet are in the back of my Dad's car" It was a FANTASTIC Day, most of us gift aided out Days wages to the charity.
  11. Baloo

    B2 5-Stack!

    Didnt notice about the last kite being reversed, just go's to show, even the best of us can make mistakes. Bet if you look close the rods will be on the wrong side too. However if JB or Spence reply I bet they will come up with some sort of lame excuse about being able to read the Rev LoGo from both ends.
  12. Baloo

    The Watty Special

    Hi Ben, great idea. Are they going to be in the traditional Watty colours? Maybe Watty and revered Red Black?
  13. Although I live fairly close to you Blackheath would be a good plan. I remember driving Hours in a Snow blizzard to meet JB in some awefull weather. Could have learnt a lot, however winds were well outside my comfort zone. I do not fly much, although enjoy it a lot. Dont have much time off work so mainly fly when on holliday. A guy in worcester has asked me to fly with him a couple of times, he only lives a few miles away and I have still not done it. So although I will not say I will not fly with you I can not promise. Anyway, you can bet the weather will not play ball when we want it to. Felix and the rest of the Decs who fly at Blackheath are REAL good folks, and used to helping others fly. Also as I said to you in PM, try to get to some festivals if you can. Do keep in touch, you never know, I may be able to help.
  14. I pretty much had to teach myself to fly a Rev, no one else near me had One, so it was read loads of posts and see if I could fly it. There were nowhere near as many videos on here then. Being pretty lazy I thought it was great how you could just stand still and fly. I did tend to turn a bit fairly naturally depending on the attitude of the kite, that is about all. I now find it difficult to move around, do understand about walking back whan the wind gets light and making ground if the wind is more brisk. Watching others fly I so wish I had understood the importance of movement from the start. However I DO enjoy flying and I think that is overall the important thing. We do it for fun, if you are getting stressed out by flying you are doing it wrong, so ultimatly whatever works for you is the best way, unless you are flying in groups then there has to be some order to things. I think if you are a keen dualie flyer and understand the importance of movement with one of those it will only help you in your Rev flying.
  15. I would be only too happy to Bear with you Jynx. LOVE my Zen :-)
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