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Old Mar 13, 2013, 04:49 AM
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Thank Alex, currently building a bee following your light ds build techniques used on Asto's wing (with the addition of extra strapping tape). I have also reminiscing about the trip with recent videos of the first day a tekapo posted In other threads (This was the day I first DSed)

There has been recent discussion in the Aus thread of a DS trip to mount hotham in Vic. If it takes off would be great to see some familiar NZ faces.

I think someone had access to a lodge so we would all stay together.
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Right, found some footage that I hadn't posted. Here is the Dilmah Ridge Day (some of Gareths footage included) and of Josh's Scank plank

NZ DS FEST Dilmah Ridge Day (3 min 36 sec)


Scorcher Plank (0 min 24 sec)
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 07:42 PM
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Thanks for posting Alex, Dilmah was my first day and just worked our at the time of your video diary I had been awake for about 38 - 39 hours. After dropping the Nth Island guys back to their house I got to sleep just after 1am (and had been awake a little over 40 hours) but a great first day.

Did anyone get video of the indoor flying earlier that day?
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 09:04 PM
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Thanks Alex, I didn't think we got footage for that day.

I remember looking for those keys. It was freezing. It was a fluke that they found the keys the next day right near where the cars were parked.

I've still got to fix the Dilmah wind finda
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 10:33 PM
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If you get the Dilmah fixed and CGed right, I reckon it will be a 300 plank
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 06:25 AM
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I will fix it for this season
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Old Apr 06, 2014, 04:03 AM
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I sure do miss flying with you guys. Was an epic couple of weeks we had back in 2012. Hope we can all meet back up and repeat!
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Old Apr 06, 2014, 04:19 AM
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Im really hoping for the next one or definitely the one after. Cant wait!
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Old Apr 06, 2014, 04:44 AM
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Me too. It's probably the one vision that gets me excited ... the thought of being back in NZ with Alex on a mega hill in big wind. Great memories.

Hey congrats on the baby news Josh!!! Excellent, good on yers and all the best wishes with it all.
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Old Apr 06, 2014, 06:15 AM
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Yeah, Josh, you may find it hard to get away with the new baby! You only have till sept to get any flying or building done that you want done for the next 5-18 years lol
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Old Apr 06, 2014, 08:05 AM
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1 can dream, what a great week
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Old Apr 06, 2014, 11:14 PM
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Mick, you are a legend! Coming over for a DS week in another country when you hadn't even DSed before! Was great flying with you
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Old Apr 07, 2014, 01:04 AM
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And would reccommend it to anyone, set my PB on tekapo.
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Old Apr 07, 2014, 01:40 AM
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Last year was an awesome fest in Christchurch and Tekapo. First time over 200 and getting to do it 2 days in a row!!
Would love to do a week trip to the station at tekapo.
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Old Apr 07, 2014, 01:50 AM
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Last year was epic too! PBs were smashed and new models flown, And some nice models badly damaged (Shouldn't have flown my K130 But it is back together again)

You North Island boys really upped your game last year! I really think we should all do a Weldon trip in april-may one year. Just something you have to do. Especially to see Tebo, Manor, Lisenby, Lilly, Bosely, Hausler, and the like in action! Also fly at Parker, the Birthplace of DS! If I don't make the NZ F3K team, I plan to head back next year
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