Wednesday 15 April 2009 at 2:45 pm
Okay been flying the Element again, in it's repaired state.
Changes, well the bridle is on Red - it has been very light winds. In
this set up the Element feels like a UL-STD rather than a STD. Saturday
when the wind was really low was harder work.
Last night I added a yo-yo line. Not for yo-yo's (it is a bit too
long and too far back for that) but to cut down tip-wraps when trying
to do new stuff. It really makes a difference on the frustration score.
Thursday 09 April 2009 at 10:10 pm
Had 30 minutes with this kite today.
They say what goes around comes around.
The Element reminds me of 2 kites that fell between old-school and new-school flying. The Darkside and the Tribal.
Especially the Darkside Regen and the Tribal with a weight in it.
Have Chris and Carl got the balance right between 540's and fap-do-waps (or whatever the french are flying this week)? It is hard to say on first flight. Cascades are frustratingly not as expected. Tip-Wraps happen like they used to. Comete timing is different. Yet itYo-Yo's, Backspins, 540's and multiple axels like a dream.
Time will tell.
Tuesday 07 April 2009 at 5:38 pm
Yes I have given in to Carl's advances and put down for the Element.
And it looks rather yummy in this video:
Tuesday 10 July 2007 at 6:14 pm
This is the second offering from Jest of Eve kites, following on from the Trident in its various guises. So, is the Jest of Eve Talon an improvement?
Bryan Beasley gives it a good thorough spanking.
Friday 22 June 2007 at 12:30 pm
It seems that Powerkiters are having trouble finding places to fly. Often when they get booted all sport kites get booted too.
These folks are doing something positive. They aim to:
"Have Kitesports expressly listed in the Single Payment Scheme, Cross
Compliance Guidance list for Permitted Activities as a Group A
(Permitted Without Restriction.) activity."
Friday 22 June 2007 at 09:55 am
Piero shows us how it is done in this uniquely shot Freestyle video.
A full WMV 24Mb WMV can be downloaded here.
Thursday 21 June 2007 at 09:07 am
Information for the Jest of Eve Talon has been updated here. This workshop kite comes in at £195.
There is also a 12 Mb Movie here. But I can't get it to work.
Friday 08 June 2007 at 10:38 am
My Eysight was attacked by dogs today, but thankfully came out unharmed. I was suprised by the result.
Click more for photo.
Thursday 07 June 2007 at 5:37 pm
Steffen Sowade (nice bloke) has something new up his sleave.
And a video: Here
Thursday 07 June 2007 at 4:40 pm
The Current Chasing Kites Eyesight arrived today and I had the opportunity to take it out for a fly for an hour over lunch in slightly lumpy 3-7mph winds.
Click for Big
Wednesday 30 May 2007 at 5:42 pm
kHiTe has always been keen to support smaller craft based designers and
manufactures. So we tracked down Robert Randolph
, the wind beneath Air Oeuvre
's wings (website
) to talk about his craft and his art.
Monday 28 May 2007 at 9:38 pm
For some reason these videos were removed (in an entire thread) from the GWTW forum (Edit thread is now back here). They are from a Chinese manufacturer, and are available here: Sport Kite Thailand
The above kite is 3,300.00 THB which equals about £50.43
Friday 25 May 2007 at 12:09 am
I knew I needed a new car:
Sunday 20 May 2007 at 9:01 pm
Just got back from Rougham Kite Festival and it was a great weekend.
Wednesday 02 May 2007 at 11:43 pm
Dunstable Downs Kite Festival
is going to happen on July the 29th. Dunstable Downs UK offer some great flying so don't miss out on this one.
Wednesday 02 May 2007 at 3:58 pm
A short clip of the single line Delta Serpent
from Carl Robertshaw
Wednesday 02 May 2007 at 2:06 pm
TV France's coverage of Berck 2007
This is a big file. 250Mb!
TV France's coverage of Berck 2007
This is a smaller low quality file: 30Mb
Wednesday 02 May 2007 at 1:51 pm
So the question is - what to wear this season! Well we take this poor badly dressed chap and sort it out!
Photo Copyright Sam_Eaton