Four Rokkakus 1992
4 Rokkakus 1992
Turquoise illustrated (3 square metres?)
Size: 195 x 168 cm
The Rok and Rev Tour 1992
Starting in Denver, Colorado and ending in Lubbock, Texas with JMH.
This was an experiment in flying JMH kites alongside the Revs with his graphic design.
In 2016 two of the kites were re-framed and bridled by Paul Morgan.
The Red sail is currently missing. (Dark Blue one located as at 25/04/2020)
The Dark Blue sail has arrived as at 10/08/2021 and needs re-bridling and re-sparing. A set of spiral wound carbon rods is being prepared for all four sails.
Three point bridle, top and bottom, set ready for field adjustments on the Dark Blue kite. 14/08/2021.
Endcap metal work showing similar signs of corrosion. 14/08/2012.
Bridle lines not finalised.
Top and bottom bridle lines differentiated.
Blackheath 12th September 2021.
We had another light wind session so I was able to configure the lower bridle bungee in the yellow kite. The bungee and override link line can be seen in this image.
Three Zens flat on the ground.
The ground anchor bungee could feed the slack and then slow the line for the next flier input. This proved to be an added bonus of using the spectra flying line with the in-line bungee.
Thanks to Marian Linford for the images today.
Blackheath 15th August 2021.
Bridle test flight for the dark blue sail. Both kites have a peg in the top bridle set. Yellow, one clove hitch, blue, one clove hitch plus 1/2 hitch!
The blue kite was on c30m 2.5mm spectra on a ground anchor, the yellow kite on the same 2.5mm spectra but hand held.
I was on 1/250th second, f16 ISO80 for these images. I need a faster shutter speed in future!
Thanks to Maggie Walker for these images.
It is a long time since I have mixed the Rev with Roks!
Site Updated May 2020 Felix Mottram