16 Kite Revolution Megateam

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16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby Jeff » Fri, Nov 24 2006, 11:58 PM

Here's a video I stumbled across on YouTube.

16 seems a bit awkward, but pretty cool, nonetheless.

[youtube]mttPruk7qGA[/youtube]
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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby Mike » Sat, Nov 25 2006, 08:03 AM

Thanks for the video Jeff. Since this is a group of teams that usually fly together (notice the sets of matching kites), I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and say they had crummy winds.

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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby stevebell » Tue, Dec 12 2006, 11:37 PM

I dunno...it had to be tricky to orchestrate that show!
(I could have crashed it in less than a minute! :wink: )

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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby denverberry » Thu, Dec 14 2006, 07:06 PM

Just seeing that many Rev's in the air all at one time is impressive. The form's look easy enough, but when you have 64 lines in the air it wouldn't take much to end the party!
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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby Mike » Thu, Dec 14 2006, 08:01 PM

It's also harder than it looks. You have to be able to hold the kite perfectly steady in any orientation, judge your speed relative to everyone elses, and be able to visualize what the formation will look like and where you belong in it.
I don't have a photo of what the kites looked like (maybe just as well :-D ), but all the kite lines look neat:
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and here's a 4-man:
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Then check out Steve's Web Page for our own club members doing this kind of stuff, before we were a club!

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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby denverberry » Sun, Dec 17 2006, 12:47 AM

I know you're right Mike...
Mike wrote:It's also harder than it looks. You have to be able to hold the kite perfectly steady in any orientation, judge your speed relative to everyone elses, and be able to visualize what the formation will look like and where you belong in it.~~ ~~ but all the kite lines look neat ~~


It's kind of hard with everyone on the team holding the 0deg orientation in the form... "But It's my turn, you were on top last week!"
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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Sun, Dec 17 2006, 11:30 AM

So who is going to be practicing with Rev stacks so they can fly pickup team with Lee Segdwick and Sam Ritter at Grand Haven?
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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby Mike » Sun, Dec 17 2006, 12:43 PM

I flew team with Lee, Sam, and Zach last year, but we didn't fly stacks. So everyone with a single Rev is welcome to join us out on the demo field this year.

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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby denverberry » Sun, Dec 17 2006, 03:24 PM

Any pics of the team stack flying? I'd love to see that.
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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby Mike » Sun, Dec 17 2006, 06:18 PM

No photos that I'm aware of. And that's actually OK.--we had some misunderstanings of Lee's calls and it was a wee bit of a catastrophe. I don't think anyone who knew anything about kites were impressed :oops:

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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Sun, Dec 17 2006, 08:11 PM

I will dig through my backup disks, I know I have some pictures of Lee, Sue, Sam and Annie team flying stacks of Revs.
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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby Mike » Sun, Dec 17 2006, 08:42 PM

Lee and Sue used to do some real nice stack routines together. I would like to see video of that.

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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Sun, Dec 17 2006, 08:54 PM

Still, the best was Sue's dual line dog stake routine, I am grateful that I was able to see it several times over the years. I miss Sue.
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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby Chris » Sun, Dec 17 2006, 09:23 PM

Here's a link to Sam and Ann Ritter's page. Scroll down to the third set of pics for some cool shots of Rev stacks :mrblue:



http://www-personal.umich.edu/~annritt/ ... aygrnd.htm
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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby Draftnik » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 08:45 AM

Does Pegasus fly stacks? I know I've seen team stack flying with tails, so that makes me think it was Pegasus.
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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby Jim Foster » Thu, Feb 22 2007, 05:17 PM

The 16 Rev megateam here looks like it might have been at Berck Sur Mer, France, last April. That's my guess anyway.

I flew as part of 15 at WSIKF last August with iQuad, although we didn't do all that these do, it was great fun. This could happen at Kite Party this weekend. I hope, I hope, I hope.

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Re: 16 Kite Revolution Megateam

Postby Jim Foster » Mon, Feb 26 2007, 10:45 PM

Well, it happened!

We had sixteen Revs. Mike was part of it as were Lynn and I.

It was a blast! I'm sure there will be pictures all over the web. I know Mike has some, don't know who else.

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