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Title: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: mikenchico on July 26, 2009, 10:25 PM
Dave Gomberg made the maiden flights of SOLO at Berkeley, the Super Overly Large Octopus, the largest Octopus yet. The body is claimed to be 2000 square feet, the blue of the eyes alone are 5 feet across. Brian Champie stode under it for perspective but as you can see SOLO was checking him out as a quick snack  :D



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Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: lasapcheong on July 26, 2009, 10:50 PM

Love those menacing eyes! It'll be killer if they are red (but will scare away the kids though). More pix and videos if possible.

-Darryl


Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: mikenchico on July 27, 2009, 12:21 AM
I was lucky on that shot, the eyes really aren't menacing at all. I didn't get a lot of pics, hopefully somebody will post more. But here's another less menacing shot of SOLO, a shot of a few more octo's, and a great classic parafoil of 720 square feet, built in 1979.



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Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: browndude3649 on July 27, 2009, 06:15 AM
Nice pics Mike! I put a few of mine up shortly. you got real close to Solo. Gotta convert them and pick-em out. Great festival. Better than last year, hope its all black profits for Tom this year.
Despojado killed it this year, for me anyways.
Barressi real smooth on 2 lines, whoa.

Great thread title- i was wondering who was gonna start one for after.

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Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: moegeo on July 27, 2009, 12:02 PM
Nice pictures, thanks for posting them. I wish I'd been able to make it.


Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: Dano on July 27, 2009, 12:32 PM
Here's a few Rev's and Octopi...
I didn't get many pictures, too busy flying  :)


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Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: kitebug on July 27, 2009, 05:42 PM
More photos of SOLO and the octo-pile here:

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/573765141WNjfwl (http://good-times.webshots.com/album/573765141WNjfwl)

A few Videos here

http://sports.webshots.com/video/3060728240049714103chFHpd (http://sports.webshots.com/video/3060728240049714103chFHpd)

enjoy


Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: kiteslinger on July 27, 2009, 06:14 PM
(http://inlinethumb16.webshots.com/45455/2201402730072413283S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2201402730072413283ZeoFGo)




here's a few from Sat.
let see if I remember how to do this

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2201402730072413283ZeoFGo (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2201402730072413283ZeoFGo)


Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: KiteLife on July 28, 2009, 09:06 AM
Barresi real smooth on 2 lines, whoa.
Nah, couldn't have been me... I'm anti-dual line, haven't you heard?  ;D

Dano,  think you got the "hard core" award for sport kite fliers at Berkeley... Every time I looked down field, there you were, airborne! Nice work Dano, and nice brew.  ;)


Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: Dano on July 28, 2009, 10:13 AM

Dano,  think you got the "hard core" award for sport kite fliers at Berkeley... Every time I looked down field, there you were, airborne! Nice work Dano, and nice brew.  ;)

Thanks John. I'm gonna get out and spend some time with my new 120' lines, so next time you won't have to look down field to see me. I'll be right next to you, flying.  8)


Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: KiteLife on July 28, 2009, 11:03 AM
Awesome, can't wait, really. :)


Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: gliderdude on August 10, 2009, 08:39 AM
Great pics Mike! An awesome Octopus.


Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: indigo_wolf on August 10, 2009, 01:04 PM
here's a few from Sat.
let see if I remember how to do this


What the ?!?!?!?  Lens abberation?

(http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/3862/2262210920072413283S500x500Q85.jpg)

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: kairusan on August 10, 2009, 01:12 PM
Did I post these somewhere on GWTW forum yet? Apologies if that's so. If not, well, enjoy everyone!

Pics from the BKF: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=28931&id=1297753062&l=6a82095036 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=28931&id=1297753062&l=6a82095036)

Revs @ the BKF: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=28944&id=1297753062&l=fef2880566 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=28944&id=1297753062&l=fef2880566)


Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: mikenchico on August 10, 2009, 02:04 PM
here's a few from Sat.
let see if I remember how to do this


What the ?!?!?!?  Lens abberation?

([url]http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/3862/2262210920072413283S500x500Q85.jpg[/url])

ATB,
Sam


I had to PM Dave on that one too, I imagined every angle a kite could get to and could not make that work in my head other then some totally radical shape.

Hint it is a Transfer xTR  ;)



Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: indigo_wolf on August 10, 2009, 02:12 PM
I had to PM Dave on that one too, I imagined every angle a kite could get to and could not make that work in my head other then some totally radical shape.

Hint it is a Transfer xTR  ;)

Colorwise, I could see it being a Transfer....

From an aspect ratio perspective (expecting a call from the pun police shortly :'(), a wide angle lens (diagonal fisheye?) at short range is the only way I could make the leap.  Of course, alcohol could also explain this, but I have never seen an inebriated camera.... perhaps a CA thing  ???.

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Berkeley 2009 (or what's for lunch?)
Post by: mikenchico on August 10, 2009, 09:54 PM
Dave photoshopped it, squashed it, he didn't elaborate how, the curve in the lines looks natural so he put a little effort into the process.