This is what I posted on the REV forum ... with modifications:
Friday saw lots of cycling through non-vented and mid-vented kites. Also, in addition to changing speeds, the wind kept changing directions. The 3:30 class ran out of wind and didn't get to complete the flying portion until today. Temps seemed to be in the 60's with an overcast sky. Caduy and Jamie showed up today also.
Friday night hosted the indoor flying ... the only thing I can say is that videos don't give you a true feeling for indoor flying. iQuad was great, but I've got to give the nod to Sam for flying a stack indoors ... didn't see that one coming. Jynx and her two sons showed up for the indoor.
Saturday was in the mid 50's with the wind blowing 20 to 25 mph most of the day. Cloudy in the morning and sunny through the afternoon. Fully vented with 4-wraps seemed to be the best choice for kites ... and non-vented with 4-wraps seemed to be the choice for clothing. (ps ... yes, Ben was wearing his shorts ... a wool cap, winter coat, gloves and shorts. Says he has nice legs and wants to show them off.) There was almost constant demo flying by the pros ... and they looked good, so it really couldn't of been too bad. Once the sun came out there were lots of spectators ... and lots of BIG kites. Great show of nylon in the sky.
Saw a multitude of dual line kites bite the dust. Heard a whup, whup, whup right behind me, turned around and saw a piece of nylon and a pile of carbon fiber sticks ... the dual line kites really do "re-kit" themselves under severe abuse. Saw several REV spars broken ... oh, and one of Backdraft's iQuad line sets is now a foot shorter ... well, at least one line is shorter. iQuad started with four kites and finished with three during one of their demos.
Three of us hung out with our kites in the corner of the training/demo field, so we were able to watch all the demos up close and personal. Flew till the demo started, landed to watch, and then back flying as soon as the demo was over. Ben was using his lattice kite for training ... he seemed to be surrounded by people taking him up on the offer to try out a Rev. I finally had to go over and try it during a lull in the training ... it flies well in the high winds. Still like Nick's mega-vented kite better.
The weatherman is predicting mid 50's for tomorrow with winds around 10 mph and lots of sunshine. Might be the best day yet, and the last two have been great. Jamie was supposed to go home tonight, but he's having so much fun that the family is staying for an additional day ...
Wish the rest of you were here!!