Our morning slot, flying both our Ruthless Queen and Adiemus routines, was flown with our T5 Taipan SULs.
And the afternoon slot on Saturday we flew with our T5 Taipan Standards.
Sunday's wind was quite variable, mostly between 1 and 8mph. We were struggling with our T5 Cubans in the morning slot (especially during the Adiemus routine, the wind dropped to almost nothing). We stayed with the Cubans, but on heavier lines, for the afternoon slot as we really needed them for those 20-30 second periods where the wind dropped to very little. In general, we're pretty pleased with our official Portsmouth debut. The Ruthless Queen routines went without any obvious errors (always little niggles, but of course, the public won't have noticed; you're your own worst critic). The Adiemus routines didn't go as well as they could, especially the first one on Sunday. I think the concept of a 'make it up as you go along' routine does work, but we really need to add more patterns to choose from over the autumn and winter. And practice flying the routine with tails!
Two other dual-line teams were on the programme: Team Spectrum flew their usual festival routines (Chi Mai on Sunday, yay!)
Cerfs-Volants Folie flew their Titanium routine, and this routine really shows off their unique and instantly-recognisable style of flying. Great to watch!
The three girls within CVF fly under a separate name: Mademoiz'ailes, and were joined by Lisa Willoughby for the weekend.
In terms of quad-line teams, the three leading UK Rev teams were present:
The Flying Squad
And with those three teams present, trying to stop them flying mega-team is impossible!
More pictures of the weekend are here, including a Vietnamese musical kite bridled for quad-line flying (!).
Picture credit of us flying: Roger Backhouse