Monday, 6 May 2013

Weymouth Kite Festival

As usual, Weymouth was the opener of the festival season for us. And this year, it gave plenty of sunshine, but a crap wind .... Coming, or rather, rolling over the hotels on the Esplanade on to the beach, it was full of holes, layered, and literally all over the place. Hats off to the various pairs and teams for flying their respective routines the way they did!

So who was there in terms of pairs or team? First of all, the Airheads, flying as a three-(wo)man team (Peter, Keith and Vee) and as a pair, consisting of Keith and Vee (aka Ex-Grads), flying Airdynamics T5 kites:

Then, fresh from the European ChampionshipsTeam Flame (Barry, Fran and Tony; including Phoenix, consisting of Fran and Tony), flying their Fury kites:

And the final dual-line pair consisted of Allan and Marilyn Pothecary, aka Close Encounters, again flying Airdynamics T5 kites, but with their trademark tails:

Flying the flag for quad kites were The Decorators, who, like all the other teams, struggled a lot with the wind conditions:

The grand finale consisted of a dual-line mega-team, for which Airheads and Team Flame joined forces. They asked us to fly with them, but unfortunately, there weren't enough of the right kite, given the wind conditions. Still, thanks a lot for asking us, guys; next time!

Plenty more photos, including Paul Thody flying his Flexifoil stack, the trick-out competition, and many of Karl Longbottom's kites (we joined that display with our Pterodactyls), are here.

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