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Title: VF 18 results
Post by: Yan on March 06, 2011, 12:45 PM
The scores can be downloaded from here (http://www.kitebox.net/vf-video /VF18/Round%2018%20final%20scores.docx) in the form of a word document.

The flyers voted that Alex Belov should get the Reflex Kite, kindly donated by Icky TV. (http://www.ickytv.org)

Adrien Gauteux          245   100    1
Alex Belov                 244   100    2
David Ruger               239    98    3
Davide Equizzi           225    92    4
Bryan Beasley            217    89    5
Shannon Winterdaze   214    87    6
Gerardo Fisanotti        196    80    7
Thomas Patterson       194    79    8
Krijn Hemminga           192    79    9
Rob Barden                182    74   10
Gabriel Barrionuevo     167    68   11
Andy Booth               159    65   12
Martin Ruano             127    52   13
Konstantin Ratsos       119    48   14
Anthony Eichele        98    40   15
Christophe Enderle      90    37   16

Got to say a few words of thanks to Jorgen of Sportkitedesign (http://sportkitedesign.se/), Steve of GWTW (http://www.chicokites.com/store/) and Carlo of Icky TV (http://www.ickytv.org) for the donation of prizes (which i will draw for in the next couple of days...) and to Thomas  - www.4liners.dk for allowing the videos to be hosted in his online space.

Well flown Adrien!  =D> just one point ahead of Alex.

Nearly a hatrick David!

Thanks everybody for entering, I'll draw the prizes soon,  :D  =D>  =D>


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: WinterDaze on March 06, 2011, 02:48 PM
 8)

Viva La VF!

Well done all! As always, it's a pleasure to participate...

So now on to that little issue of the 'Mug'....  ::)

WD


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: fidelio on March 06, 2011, 11:59 PM
oooh, close one. congratulations everyone.

it's nice to see the entries from buenos aires growing.

WD you'd win the tricks per minute category i'm sure, should there have been such.

and i see maths have conspired once more to place the always excellent, amazingly consistent bryan beasley in fifth spot. surely the sun would not rise, the tides not sway, and reason fail us all were this not the case.

thank you yan for keeping VF going, and thank you all for the great videos to watch.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: Ca Ike on March 07, 2011, 09:58 AM
8)

Viva La VF!

Well done all! As always, it's a pleasure to participate...

So now on to that little issue of the 'Mug'....  ::)

WD
  I can send you a pic of mine Shannon and if you ever make it to Cali I'll even offer you a cup of coffee in it :P   Good to see your entry this round.

Grats to ADrian for the win and to Alex for the kite prize.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: zippy8 on March 07, 2011, 10:21 AM
As always, it's a pleasure to participate...
6th place..... you are the new Bryan.  ;)

Mike.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: bojocatkite on March 07, 2011, 01:02 PM
This VF drives me crazy... there are 20 different threads in 10 different forums, us, uk, france and NONE, I say NONE gives the main web site where we can actually watch all the videos...

You talk about something, or promote it, at least give CLEARLY the main website instead of giving direct link to word document or zip files If I go to the parent directory  /www.kitebox.net/ I see nothing.
I don't know that seems like a evidence to me but not to all the people who post about VF.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: Ca Ike on March 07, 2011, 01:21 PM
This VF drives me crazy... there are 20 different threads in 10 different forums, us, uk, france and NONE, I say NONE gives the main web site where we can actually watch all the videos...

You talk about something, or promote it, at least give CLEARLY the main website instead of giving direct link to word document or zip files If I go to the parent directory  /www.kitebox.net/ I see nothing.
I don't know that seems like a evidence to me but not to all the people who post about VF.
  Main website is here   http://www.virtualfreestyle.net/ (http://www.virtualfreestyle.net/) .  As far as hosting videos for streaming I doubt thats ever going to happen.  THis competition is done mostly by people volunteering their time and resources with the help of a few sponsors.  Right now getting the videos by downloading the zip file is the only way to see them all but some of the entrants post them on you tube or vimeo as well.

The main forum is here  http://fracturedaxel.co.uk/phpbb3/viewforum.php?f=25&sid=0333647d25b5e0be53dde72a9baf0df9. (http://fracturedaxel.co.uk/phpbb3/viewforum.php?f=25&sid=0333647d25b5e0be53dde72a9baf0df9.)  Its posted on other forums to get the word around. Any other questions you have I'm sure YAn or Zippy8 can answer them better than me since they both run or have run it.  Keep in mind this is mainly a for fun comp, largely informal and anyone can enter if they want no matter what skill level.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: WinterDaze on March 07, 2011, 01:45 PM
As always, it's a pleasure to participate...
6th place..... you are the new Bryan.  ;)

Mike.

Lol, I see what you're doing here... now if it works Bryan will get a mug next round  :-\ and well I....  :-[ well, lets just say, for the foreseeable future I'm going to have an easier time finding a scotch glass in my cupboard come breaky time ;)


Thanks for the offer Ca Ike, a tempting offer for sure, but I'm sticking to my guns, it'll be MY cup or NONE!  ;D

WD


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: zippy8 on March 07, 2011, 08:30 PM
This VF drives me crazy... there are 20 different threads in 10 different forums

Man I loves me some authentic frontier gibberish (http://goo.gl/BTn6l)  ::)

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You talk about something, or promote it, at least give CLEARLY the main website

So it's on the poster for VF18, it's been on the videos I made for earlier rounds, hell even if it wasn't it's the first search result in both Google and Bing. Is it too much to ask for a little smidgen of self-help if it isn't served up for you on a plate ? Would you like me to fly the kite for you too ?

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If I go to the parent directory  /www.kitebox.net/ I see nothing.

Yeah. That's the video hosting site's URL. The event's called Virtual Freestyle and not Kite Box. I personally would regard this as a clue of sorts.

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I don't know that seems like a evidence to me but not to all the people who post about VF.

I have simply no idea what this collection of words is meant to convey.

Mike.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: fidelio on March 07, 2011, 11:09 PM
well there's a 60 grit answer to a 220 grit question.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: WinterDaze on March 07, 2011, 11:29 PM
This VF drives me crazy... there are 20 different threads in 10 different forums, us, uk, france and NONE, I say NONE gives the main web site where we can actually watch all the videos...

You talk about something, or promote it, at least give CLEARLY the main website instead of giving direct link to word document or zip files If I go to the parent directory  /www.kitebox.net/ I see nothing.
I don't know that seems like a evidence to me but not to all the people who post about VF.
Hey Bojo,

Don't worry it drives all of us crazy (although I'm only speaking for myself), VF is loose, and it always generates discussion as to the use of it's so called 'rules', all of these discussions peter (an old US mining slang to mean to come to nothing) out as a new round looms. Then we do it all over again  :-\

Bojo, look at it this way, if you're getting this 'passionate' about it just trying to find it, just wait till you're in it and participating  ;D, that there will freak you out (well maybe not but I just love using that phrase  ;))

And remember, VF is all about the mug, and if you don't win a mug they sometimes try and make you feel better by letting you win a kite. Yeah, I know, it's no mug, but I look at it as being 'better than nothing" :)

Now that there my friend is what I call a loose format....


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: bojocatkite on March 08, 2011, 01:42 AM
First of all, have some respect, english is not my mother tongue so ok I make some mistake, I'm sorry.

I've seen virtualfreestyle.net/ of course but there is no videos or link to the vids of the last VF, it stopped at VF16 (no 17 and 18).
That's why I said this is confusing. I guess the vids are only for the participants to see (those who judge if I understood correctly).

Is my english clear enough for you this time or do you need more explanation "served up for you on a plate" to quote you (I mean no disrespect of course)  ?  ;)


This VF drives me crazy... there are 20 different threads in 10 different forums

Man I loves me some authentic frontier gibberish ([url]http://goo.gl/BTn6l[/url])  ::)

Quote
You talk about something, or promote it, at least give CLEARLY the main website

So it's on the poster for VF18, it's been on the videos I made for earlier rounds, hell even if it wasn't it's the first search result in both Google and Bing. Is it too much to ask for a little smidgen of self-help if it isn't served up for you on a plate ? Would you like me to fly the kite for you too ?

Quote
If I go to the parent directory  /www.kitebox.net/ I see nothing.

Yeah. That's the video hosting site's URL. The event's called Virtual Freestyle and not Kite Box. I personally would regard this as a clue of sorts.

Quote
I don't know that seems like a evidence to me but not to all the people who post about VF.

I have simply no idea what this collection of words is meant to convey.

Mike.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: Ca Ike on March 08, 2011, 02:25 AM
First of all, have some respect, english is not my mother tongue so ok I make some mistake, I'm sorry.

I've seen virtualfreestyle.net/ of course but there is no videos or link to the vids of the last VF, it stopped at VF16 (no 17 and 18).
That's why I said this is confusing. I guess the vids are only for the participants to see (those who judge if I understood correctly).

Is my english clear enough for you this time or do you need more explanation "served up for you on a plate" to quote you (I mean no disrespect of course)  ?  ;)

WEll the first part was obvious to anyone paying attention. :)  As for the videos on the main site, Yan (and Mike?)is, or was, trying to get an archive going of past VF rounds and the current will be added as time and hosting space allows I'm sure.  Yan posts a link in the main forum to download the current rounds entries within a day of sending them out to us participants for judging so anyone that wants to can get them to watch.  This was started by kiters, for kiters and is run by kiters mostly in their spare time, as I understand it, with whatever help is donated.




Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: zippy8 on March 08, 2011, 04:41 AM
I've seen virtualfreestyle.net/ of course but there is no videos or link to the vids of the last VF, it stopped at VF16 (no 17 and 18).

F5. There are links on the main page to individual rounds 17 and 18. The one for 18, just passed, has a link to a file with all the videos.

I note the continuing existence of this piece of prose on the front page:-

Discussion about all things VF normally takes place on the Fractured Axel forum (http://fracturedaxel.co.uk/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=25) and an even more prominent link to the relevant FA section on the left of the page.

Having all of the videos in one, simple to download ZIP file is a brilliant idea* 'cos it simplifies getting hold of them all to peruse at your leisure, which can be quite important when there are 33 videos to look over such as happened in round 13.

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I guess the vids are only for the participants to see

Poor guess.

Mike,
* you're welcome.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: Yan on March 08, 2011, 06:21 AM
This VF drives me crazy...

Yeah, it drives me crazy too.... the trouble is that it is a global competition and local people use local forums to discuss their experiances of it.... hence many threads....


I consider the VF section of Fractured Axel to be the main place for posting information and it is generally the most up to date.  I try to keep GWTW (and now the facebook group) up to date as well, but as for forums in other languages, I'm afraid my knowledge of other languages is not as good as yours!

Another thing to consider is that VF is essentially very simple, and there is not a lot of 'need to know' information or rules.

VF is open to all and entry from yourself would be most welcome, contact me at virtualfreestyle[at]gmail.com and I'll make sure you have all the inforamtion you need. ;D

Oh, and apart from the mugs, there are also special straps (wrist and finger) made with the the round number on them... another must have prize from GWTW.

Yan


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: Yan on March 08, 2011, 12:17 PM
Ok, the draw has been drawn......

Video of the draw can be downloaded from here (http://www.kitebox.net/vf-video/VF18/VF%2018draw.wmv)

If you can't be bothered to watch the video, (it was done in a hurry) the results of the draw are :-


SKD Umberella                         Davide Equizzi
SKD Winter Cap                         Gerardo Fisanotti
Framed Mohawk Picture                 Gabriel Barrionuevo
VF18 Straps                         David Ruger
VF 18 Straps                         Christophe Enderle
25 Euro Discount for SKD Website Rob Barden
VF Mug                                 Bryan Beasley
VF Mug                                 Anthony Eichele
SKD Mug                                 Krijn Hemminga

If you have won anything, let me have your details and I'll make sure they get to the right person.


Next round will start early/mid april with support from Kites Ireland, Kitelife.  :D


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: bryan beasley on March 08, 2011, 12:19 PM
Thanks for kindly, supportive words and such and nice round everyone - thanks for playing. Big fun.

Now please stop the crazy jabbering and declare this round as 'The round in which 5th place gets a mug' (TM). Thank you very much.

Bryan

continued kudos to all thems that have made, and continue to make VF what it is BTW.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: bryan beasley on March 08, 2011, 12:20 PM
OOoh OOooh, (synchro posting) forget that last one...


Wahoooo - that's it now, I quit.

Until next round at least. ;-)

Bryan


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: Ca Ike on March 08, 2011, 04:27 PM
Nice, Grats to all the winners.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: bojocatkite on March 08, 2011, 07:42 PM
Oh ok I didn't know everything was in this one big zip file, you're right that make sense.

Watching the quality/level of flying we have here, I'm gonna need some serious training to keep up, but that definitely give me some motivation and inspiration...

Thanks Mike and Yan for the information


Having all of the videos in one, simple to download ZIP file is a brilliant idea* 'cos it simplifies getting hold of them all to peruse at your leisure, which can be quite important when there are 33 videos to look over such as happened in round 13.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: Ca Ike on March 08, 2011, 08:57 PM
Watching the quality/level of flying we have here, I'm gonna need some serious training to keep up, but that definitely give me some motivation and inspiration...
Don't worry about your skill level. My first entry last round wasn't much but a few simple tricks I could do, not nearly on par with some of these guys and I'm still not that good.   Just get out there, film what you can do, toss it in the mix and have fun doing it.  THats what this comp is really about (or supposed to be) and if your lucky you'll win something.

BEsides, you'll be amazed at how much you improve just by filming and watching yourself fly.  I film just about every session now, always learn from watching them and in the process I tend to get something for an entry.  OF course you always hope that next sessions gets you some better footage  ;D


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: RobB on March 09, 2011, 06:48 AM
Yes, filming your flying will help you to get better. Especially if you fly alone...

Learning to keep the kite in the frame is another skill that is more difficult to learn than any other trick.  ;D

Thank you Yan & all the sponsors of VF...
Looks like I'll be ordering up a Seven or Mohawk in the near future !

~Rob.


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: Ca Ike on March 09, 2011, 09:03 PM
OOoh OOooh, (synchro posting) forget that last one...


Wahoooo - that's it now, I quit.

Until next round at least. ;-)

Bryan
Gras on finally getting  your mug Brian  ;D


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: bryan beasley on March 15, 2011, 11:29 AM
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac158/bryan-beasley/th_vfmug001.jpg?t=1300213559)

Thank you very much. ;-)

Bryan


Title: Re: VF 18 results
Post by: tophenderl on April 08, 2011, 04:38 AM
this is the VF 18 straps !

thanks a lot

(http://img52.xooimage.com/files/9/4/b/100_1321-2778302.jpg) (http://bertrycerfvolant.clicforum.fr/image/52/1/8/9/100_1321-2778301.jpg.htm)