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goestoeleven last won the day on August 21 2012

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    skiing, kites, travel
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    If I must pick, my B-Series vented.
  1. Say it ain't so . . . . Ben - Best of luck to you. You have been a great asset to Revolution and an inspiration to me as a Rev flyer. I hope to see you on a flying field in the future, and I'm sure every festival would be happy to save a corner for you (or we'll make one!).
  2. Good luck with your search! Are you flying with the Kiting Tampa Bay people? They are very active on FB and have quite a few rev pilots in their group.
  3. Thank you all for your support, and THANK YOU BEN AND REVOLUTION! I am very excited to have the opportunity to support Rev and do my best to create some more "rev-addicts" out there. As the newest 180Go! member, I want to thank the team for welcoming me and mentoring me over the last year - and Mike K. for granting me a spot on the team just over a year ago. We have HUGE footsteps to follow with iQuad and everything they have done over the years to support Revolution and spread the word. John and iQuad have always made me feel welcome and have taught me tons - both directly and just from w
  4. Just a note for any newer pilots that are thinking of joining the event - I recently was on the FB posting for the event, and David K posted a diagram of the kite & pilot positions that do not require any inverted hovering. Take a look at the FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/414867438580073/ and I think the diagram is about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way down (as I write this today).
  5. Very nice work. It was a bit large to fit on my monitor, but I could get a sense for how the super grid will work with 100. I have flown the grid before, so I'm glad for the refresher. A thought for the rehearsals and attempt. The leaders/captains of each column should put some thought into the skill levels of the various flyers in their column and think about position of each flyer in the grid, especially for the concentric rings and where each flyer will end up in the ring. Experienced flyers will probably not have a problem hovering in "unusual" attitudes or positions in the window, bu
  6. Thanks for clearing that up. I don't generally mix rods, but I did pull out a Rev 1 today after reading your blog entry. Hadn't flown one in quite a while, and this was an old one (with the original bridle with swivels, metal end caps, and 4 wraps all around (I think)). Winds were light & variable (probably gusting up to 8 mph at times), with some thermal direction shifting. Typical midwest landlocked summer flying conditions. However, it was fun to follow my son around the window (he was flying a 1.5 SUL with 2 wraps). Hope you and the team are having a great year in the UK. Hope t
  7. Felix - Can you clarify your spar numbering for the Robertshaws? I'm not sure I understand the 3,4,3_3,3 numbering. Is it the center of the leading edge as a 4? . . . I'm just curious . . . It's not like my flying ability would appreciate the subtle differences . . .
  8. Update from Illinois . . . at current count I think we'll have at least six or seven Illinois Kite Enthusiast (IKE) members from Illinois at WSIKF to participate in the grid, and several other IKE members from other states as well. We're hoping to fill a whole column of IKE members.
  9. Very nice! Some cool creations in there. Hope I can make it some year . . . . have to get an indoor first . . . . and then learn to fly it . . . .
  10. May you have a Happy Birthday, and many more! You probably don't remember me as we've only met a couple times in the past. Thanks for all you do for Revolution and this wonderful rev-community! Hope to see you later this year at WSIKF or maybe sooner if you are at Grand Haven in 2013.
  11. Except when you get distracted and forget which one is yours . . . ooooh . . . . look at all the pretty kites . . . . Happened to me this year at TI when we had about 17 revs just doing follows and pez and other random stuff . . . . "hey, what are those kites at the other end doing and they should join or get out of the way" followed by "hey, who is the idiot messing up the line" . . . followed by "oops, that would be me." Don't worry, have fun. You will have fun. Hang out, fly revs. Join the big groups. It's all good. No, seriously, it is really all good. Actually, it's probably easi
  12. Have fun, and welcome to the dark side. As Madquad said, careful . . this is an addictive sport. I started with just one free lesson, that lesson has turned into quite an obsession. Keep some room in your kite budget, you'll always need . . . just one more.
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