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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:29 am

Ok I'll take one for the team - weather forecast as follows..

Friday - 10-13 mph coming in off sea. 15 degrees overcast. No rain
Saturday - 10-14 mph coming in off land. 15 degrees overcast. Very small chance of a spot of drizzle late afternoon but fine otherwise.
Sunday - 6-10 mph coming up along the coast. 16 degrees. Pissing down after about 2pm.

The tide is totally in our favour this year and should be out for a large portion of the day.

We are planning on doing a spot of VF filming over the weekend so thanks for the VF extension to allow us to get our entries in!

We also have someone bringing their KAP gear with them so we should get some fantastic photos from a different angle this year.

Plus a new 'gimmick' this year is for those of you who have flown with us at Filey before then you should see your county flag flying proud on the pole. You are representing lol.... Make sure you sign it!
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:43 pm

Very brave Ian. My forecast coincides with yours except for Sunday which is showing sunshine and only light rain showers in the afternoon. The tents will be down by midday anyway.
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:10 am

Well its here. Our first Filey fly meet for 2014. We have been sweating over the past few days as the French air traffic control strike threatened to spoil Narcis's weekend with us. Fortunately that has now been resolved and he is able to join us from Barcelona. The weather has been an improving picture as the week progressed and we are now looking at a pretty good forecast across all three days. We are really looking forward to meeting everyone and if your planning on attending then please have a safe trip. With several new faces joining us this has all the makings of being our best fly meet to date so if your still thinking about it then why not come along. As usual we will try and post pictures on FA and our facebook page as the weekend unfolds and these will be followed with a video sometime next week. So wish us luck. :D :D

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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:30 pm

Hope you have a great weekend guys. Would have tried to join you if we hadn't had other commitments.
 
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:29 pm

thanks Jon. Should be a good one.
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:55 pm

Cars all packed.

Weather forecast looks superb.

See you tomorrow guys
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:03 pm

Camp all set up and enjoying an evening beer. Enjoying the fine company :)
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:41 am

Have a great time :cool:
 
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:42 pm

Fantastic day. Flying all day.

Had our first inaugural Northern Monkey Freestyle Championships. Head to head - opening rounds 2 x 30 seconds. Final 3 x 30 seconds.
Results were:

Mark Clements vs Steve Ball
Mark wins

Yan Spooner vs Simon Fairweather
Simon wins

Ian Perks vs Narcis Pares
Ian wins

Shaun Denton vs Mick Dixon
Mick wins

Semi finals:

Mark Clements vs Mick Dixon
Mark wins

Simon Fairweather vs Ian Perks
Simon wins

Final:

Mark Clements vs Simon Fairweather

Simon wins.

Congratulations all.

Simon gets to sign the flying monkey.

Steve's famous curry now cooking!
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:31 am

What a great meet up. I'm only just coming down off the high. I really enjoyed getting my backside kicked by Mark Clements in the trick off. We managed to get plenty of flying in from midday Friday right through until dusk on Saturday. Sunday was fine after the early 6am rainstorm but the strong winds meant the vented's made an appearance. I stayed on with Ian until about 3.30 pm on the Sunday. Saturday can only be described as probably one of the best kiting experiences I have ever had. Stunning weather and winds dawn till dusk, the BBMF with its fly past and the afternoon trick out made for a fantastic experience. I will get some photos up shortly, It will be easier I think to create some sort of youtube slide slow with a link rather than post tons of individual pictures.
Thanks to everyone who came along. I thought last years July event with its stunning sunshine would be hard to beat but this one stole the show. :D
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:33 am

:-D Top weekend! some curry, some beer, lots of flying and really friendly. Awsome.
 
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:35 am

Superb weekend. Enjoyed every minute of it. Our best meet to date.

Great to meet up with everyone and really appreciate the effort of all those who travelled to Filey. =D>

I caught video of all rounds of the trick-out so I will post them up in next day or so alongside pics and a short summary of the weekend.
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:38 pm

Here's a link to the video that I put together. The camera I used only had auto focus so the kite flying sequences are limited but I think the video gives a flavour of the event. Hope you enjoy it.



VIDEO LINK HERE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKnx79lnWqg
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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:23 pm

So, Clements all inspired and gonna start building again?

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Re: Northern Monkeys Kite Group. Filey 2014

Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:55 pm

bryan beasley wrote:
So, Clements all inspired and gonna start building again?

Bryan


Well, made a SUL for a Canadian last month; a certain Northern Monkey also wants a SUL (for which I have all the sticks, you'll be pleased to read :) ). Maybe just the odd one, like I said.

Terrific weekend and well worth the 5 hours it took to get there on Friday afternoon/evening! A great bunch, had a lovely time. That Saturday evening fly next to the goal posts was just amazing!

Thanks, Monkeys!

Now, where's me shandy?