Wow!!! You guys are awesome!!!
Thats what I keep telling people .... oddly enough they don't seem to believe me
I feel that I should add this... the only reason I'm getting the 120' lines are because it says to do so on the WCRC's "What to Bring" section... I don't make the rules, I just follow them.
To be completely honest, the thought of flying WITH or NEAR other people makes me a little uneasy.
Like you, I don't own a set (mostly due to space issues and no team here) ... but I ordered a set for the clinic because it will make things easier in that I can fly with others and it increases the size of the wind window which will give me more time to process things that don't always lend themselves to shorter lines.
I have only flown a handful of times with someone else and I found it to be very good for my development - either because it highlighted something I needed to learn, or because it gave me an additional point in the sky to reference with.
Now I'm far from being an expert pilot, but I know that when I got my ex-girlfriend in the sky with me (on 80' lines) we did just fine. As the more experienced of the two, I was just letting her work on doing what she needed to do and I assumed responsibility for moving around her problems and keeping it in the air. My assumption is the more experienced guys there will do the same for you as I was doing, so you can just focus on doing what you need to do and they'll all work around it.
As JB said - EVERYONE is good enough to fly with everyone else, it's just how much or how little you can get into it with them.
If all else fails, I'll have my 80's there and would be more than happy to fly pairs with you .... but I somehow doubt you'll have any problem finding a flying partner. While I've got no team/grid experience, I'm actually looking forward to a 30 person grid fly by the end of it .... I just need to remember to breathe, relax, keep my hands down and focus on my own Rev.
kwmf - Thanx for the advice. I've only flown my Rev 3 times (on the 80' line set it came with)... for a total of 6-ish hours. And to be subtle... I suck! Hence why I'm so excited for the WCRC. Since I've had my new kite, I've tried to fly it numerous times but there's never any damn wind here. So, when I do find wind and get a chance to fly it, I was just gonna use the line set I currently have. But now you've made me kinda nervous thinking that I should be practicing with the 120's too...
This sucks cuz I work till 5pm Monday to Friday and it now gets dark at 4:30.
Don't be nervous about the line set, I merely made the suggestion as a way to ask Monkey to spend a little time helping you out and pointing you in the right direction - that way you feel more confident and capable come the clinic and can get even more out of it than you thought you would
I came from a power kite background so I didn't have TOO much trouble getting onto the rev - just had to learn new method of control and that the wind window is smaller (still kep forgetting that one), but otherwise I wasn't too bad. I've got a few people onto my Rev before and it doesn't take that long to pick up, especially if you have someone around to help you out.
I have the same problem having to work for a living ... I do manage to get some time during my lunch breaks over here though...