Team Flying -- Master's Class

Team Flying -- Master's Class

Post by Sam Ritter x31 » Wed, 25 Aug 1993 01:54:35


Hi folks,

I just want to see what the opinions are of the general kiting population
about a team that has been together for about two years and is now competing
in Master's class that came within 2 points of getting beat by a team that
only spent about 20 minutes flying together.  The team that lost was made up
of 2 experienced and 1 intermediate class pilots.  Neither team crashed
during the performances.

Sam

 
 
 

Team Flying -- Master's Class

Post by Marty Sasa » Wed, 25 Aug 1993 05:23:02


Quote:
>I just want to see what the opinions are of the general kiting population
>about a team that has been together for about two years and is now competing
>in Master's class that came within 2 points of getting beat by a team that
>only spent about 20 minutes flying together.  The team that lost was made up
>of 2 experienced and 1 intermediate class pilots.  Neither team crashed
>during the performances.

I was going to ask you how you Storm Front fly when we haven't
competed recently... ;-)

Seriously though, team flying is tough. In order for a team to do
well, all members of the team need to be focused and flying well. With
all the things that happen to people, it is often hard to do this.

Also, team flying is a whole different game than individual flying.
Several Masters teams have intermediate and experienced class flyers
on them. Chicago Fire won quite a few events with an intermediate
class flyer on the team.

So, did the masters team have a bad day? Did the throw together team
have a particularly good day? Have similar things happened in the past
to the masters team? Maybe the judges just liked a certain style which
the throw together team flew.

There have been a lot of days where I wished that Storm Front could go
back to being an Experienced class team. There have been other days
where I felt that we were unbeatable (unfortuantely these days never
corresponded to competition days ;-).
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Team Flying -- Master's Class

Post by Sam Ritter x31 » Wed, 25 Aug 1993 21:47:50

Quote:


>So, did the masters team have a bad day? Did the throw together team
>have a particularly good day? Have similar things happened in the past
>to the masters team? Maybe the judges just liked a certain style which
>the throw together team flew.

>There have been a lot of days where I wished that Storm Front could go
>back to being an Experienced class team. There have been other days
>where I felt that we were unbeatable (unfortuantely these days never
>corresponded to competition days ;-).
>--

Well, without saying who this team was .. . .  It was one of the "established"
Detroit area teams( Not the WindJammers ).  The team flew kites manufactured
in the Detroit Area.  

I think the team flew its normal routine.  The most difficult thing that they
did was a cross triangle burst.  

The throw together team just flew well together.  Too bad we don't live closer
together. ( One lives in Rockford, IL , Alpena, MI , and I live in Ann Arbor,
MI.  

 
 
 

Team Flying -- Master's Class

Post by Mark de Roussi » Wed, 25 Aug 1993 04:40:56

Err, I have the feeling that this message probably has some specific gripe
behind it, but I'm afraid you're gonna have to name names before it's
worth listening to, not to mention making clear precisely what it is you're
complaining about.

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