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Author Topic: Trick Clinic in Long Beach on February 13/14 (Sat/Sun)  (Read 5025 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2010, 06:38 AM »

Jim,

Popped the question, but am not getting an answer yet, but at least its not a negative answer.  Wink

Eli and I really need to go - he is competing this year, so he needs some help to figure out a routine and also select some music.  I can't think of anyone better than Lam to help out with this!  Smiley
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Tom,

We have been mulling over the killing of two birds with one stone syndrome that I discussed with you at the Hill last, and have decided that Cindy will have to go to Longview on her own.

The current humanitarian effort in Haiti is going to squash our discretionary income and cause us to push back a few bills for a couple of months......................We are going to pass on this one.......hopefully Lam will do another in late Spring or early summer and we will get to attend.  I know I sure got a lot out of the last clinic, and Lam is a joy to watch.  One can learn a lot by just observing, for sure.

thanks,
Jim
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2010, 04:37 PM »


Tick, tick, tick.

Myself and son, Eli, will be going - look forward to meeting other flyers there.
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2010, 09:26 AM »

Eli's Dad,
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Any word on whether there are enough people lined up to make this worthwhile for Lam?  I will be there unless the weather is completely nasty.

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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2010, 10:28 AM »

Still a go - I was chatting with Lam last week.  It will be fun - I haven't flown at the beach in ages now.
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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2010, 04:17 PM »

Lam will be meeting us at the Sid Snyder approach on Sat/Sun. 

I don't know the specific time, but Eli and I should be getting there between 9-10 or so.  Lets hope for reasonable weather and winds, although I do have a vent that needs some more breaking-in!
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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2010, 04:43 PM »

The clinic was lots of fun! 

Day one was high wind all day all the time often with rain, but the weather cleared in the afternoon and we hit the beach.  In the morning, Lam taught us how to select music and how to design a ballet routine to that music.  He also taught us some tricks of the trade for flying precision and figures in relation to the wind window.  The wind was 20-25 with gusts to 30 so we were all flying vents with wind brakes. We flew the standard Fearless Vent and the Light Vent (a new kite - framed in 3pt, but it handled the high wind just fine) for hours working on higher wind tricks like the insane, snap lazy, inverse, and multi lazys.  It was bumpy wild wind, but we all managed to have some fun including JLs (with some movement) and rollups.  No-one broke anything, but we did nearly lose one kite in the surf!

Day two - the wind and weather were far sweeter!  We had blue skys, sunshine, and 5-7 early in the day tapering off to 2-4 in afternoon.  I flew the Light, while Eli and Lam were flying Vented Lights (we considered moving to the SULs in the afternoon, but were having too much fun with the Lights).  We worked on all sorts of tricks - sweet ocean wind!  Lam was showing us a new trick that he has come up with!  It's too hard for me to describe, so you will have to wait for the video.  It was a great day - lots of tricks and good advice.   

We did take a good hours worth of video from the second day, which will get edited and posted at some point - some VERY nice stuff in there. 

PS - The vented light is da-bomb!  I still can't believe how well it flys and tricks in both low and high wind. 

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