I decided to take part in this 27th edition of Virtual Freestyle, the online kite competition.
Due to the bad weather ( 8 mm rain / m² and 7-8 Bft) we had to cancel our participation to the festival One Sky One World in Cadzand (NL).
Very sad because I really like to go there. Hope to be there next year!
Just added a “kite for sale” page. If a kite is for sale, you will find it there
What a great weekend in Holland!!
Woke up with some rain drops and a cloudy sky…the hard wind cleaned the sky and it turned blue one hour later. The wind was blowing at 35 km/h in the morning and we were flying our kites in hard conditions…
We spent the evening in a large shed enjoying a good barbecue with 125 other pilotes. A nice evening!!
Sunday was even worse 40 km/h from over the sea…extreme conditions. As the saying goes: it seperates the boys from men!
Final results of the TP Den Helder:
1. Thorsten Axman
2. Carlo de Rond
3. Lars Fakkeldij
Final results of the Belgian Championships:
1. Wouter Eskens
2. Nils Delacourt
3. Stephan Fiers
Final results of the Dutch Championships:
1. Carlo de Rond
2. Krijn Hemminga
3. Lars Fakkeldij
Congratz to all the pilotes who flew very nice ballets in these conditions!!
Last Tricksparty competition, the final rankings will be made in Belgium and Holland…and also a weekend with kite friends, a great atmosphere and fun!
It has been a while since I posted here…the Belgian summer brought us fantastic kite weather so I spent more time on the beach then behind my laptop…
In the meantime some things changed: I had my 30th birthday, it’s official: I’m an old man now…member of “Old men flying old kites” since then too… (as my German kite friend Sascha told me: “it’s not how old you are, it’s how old you look…so you’re in”….thank you for that!)
I also bought a new kite, the Superfly. What a fantastic kite, I will post a video soon.
Autumn is also coming close and some special kite festivals are ahead…see othe post with announcements…
Tricksparty Belgium was invited to the television show “Vantilt on Tour” to talk about Tricksparty, kite flying…3 pilotes (2 flying, 1 talking) had a great afternoon in Zeebrugge (Belgium)
On sunday 28th of august Tricksparty Belgium will perform a short kite demonstration on national television. The show is called “vanthilt on tour” and will start at 9 PM.
Pilotes will be Stephan Fiers and Nils Delacourt.
We were invited by the organisation of the Visserijfeesten (a local party for fishermen) to entertain the crowd with our kites. Bert Maetens, Patrick Koppen, Hugo Maes and I were flying kites in the port of Zeebrugge in very, very hard conditions! (45 km/h and changing wind).
We managed to fly some single line kites with tails, rotors and Bert even tried to do some KAP-ing. (KAP= Kite Air Photography). We had lots of questions about kiting, children were playing with the tails of the kites and we had a great afternoon. Thanks a lot for having us and hoping to come back next year!
A short movie here