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Although this quad workshop at St Anne's sold out a while ago, ONE SPOT HAS JUST OPENED UP due to a family illness - we have adjusted the registration form to accommodate one more sign up, it's likely to go fast!

http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/51-uk-quad-clinic-aug-31-sep-1-2017/

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Sorry to see that someone's not well, but delighted to get a spot on the course. Really looking forward to it and moving my flying on a notch (or two)

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Hi Folks.

Just a quickie to say I'm looking forward to meeting you all.  I've just booked into Howarth House but I'm sure there's a local tavern that everyone can collapse in after dashing about Indoor Flying. ;  )

Regards, Les.

 

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Hi Les, not long to wait now! The clinic should be great! Out of interest, is it you who has a Dark Side of the Moon quad? if so, I would love to see it. Had wondered about trying to make something similar myself (zero kite making skills at present). See you next week. Sarah

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Hi Sarah.

No sadly not.  It belongs to 'Jonesey' who was in our Rev' Team when I lived on the South Coast (UK), and I was never able to get him to part with it.

I might try flying the album cover as a single-liner one day though! :)

 

 

 

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15ft is a bit long for my taste but it does seem to be the standard sold length - my preference runs closer to 10', mostly having to do with common available overhead and the direct connect between me and my kite.

10' and 15' will be just fine, easy enough to nip and tuck on the fly if you need to during the meet. ;)

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John, I have a 10ft and a 15ft lineset for my indoor rev. Is it worth me making up any different length ones for St Anne's please? What would you recommend? I am totally new to indoor kites. Thanks.

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I've not done any indoor either, sure to put a smile on faces.

Yey only a week and a bit to go!

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We'll be rolling into town sometime around 1pm if all goes well, not sure what I'll be up to after getting the family settled but I'm looking forward to the days ahead! :)

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I'am leaving Amsterdam in an hour.
I hope the weather is fine in St Annes
It's raining in Holland and there is no wind.



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ADVISORY: Clinic will be held on the North side of the pier, start is 10am sharp tomorrow morning - don't be late, and please spread the word with your classmates just to be sure everyone knows. Thank you, gonna be a wicked learn fest for all, me too! 👍🏻

Had a great visit with the early birds this evening - may be some rain tomorrow but we can do the 101 undercover, presumably under some part of the pier?

Remember, it's all about comfort - if you've got the gear, use it, bring some tea or other feel goods, whatever promotes your flow - we'll look after ourselves and dig into what is available, won't be any shortage of juicy topics and maybe, just maybe we can grin that weather right around us. ;)

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Actually starts to look way better after 1200 which by coincidence, is roundabout when the 101 will be finishing up. ;) 

Even better forecast for Friday!

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Looks like hell at the moment but it appears the rain is ending earlier than expected today, push that glow friends! :)

 

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Thank you John, thank you Josh, thank you all for awesome clinic. What a nice group of people

Learned a lot: flic flacs, axels, dog stake, indoor, an 18 person team fly :D:D and those little details that can make such big differences when you fly your kite. Enough to keep myself busy the next period of time

 

Thanks again. Fly well B)

Sander

 

 

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A clinic with JB will not only improve your skill set, it will change the way you think about kiting as a whole..

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