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Flugtag trinidad review

Postby SR » July 4th, 2011, 5:59 am

Over 20,000 spectators converged on William’s Bay Chaguaramas for the first Red Bull Flugtag held in the Caribbean and witnessed team Obi Wanted Red Bull claim victory with their hilarious combination of showmanship, creativity and flight distance.

“The day was excellent; the weather, the people and the whole vibe of the competition was great” said the excited pilot of the winning team, Ryun Singh. “We are so ready for Panama. The force was with us!”

Wendy Fitzwilliam, former Miss Universe and local media personalities were among the celebrity judges that got an upfront view of the home-made flying machines that jetted off the 22 foot ramp. “It was incredible to see the creativity of the participants as well as the massive spectator turnout for this competition. Although we didn’t break the world record, it was a day of good clean fun,” shared Latoya Woods, one of the judges and former Miss T&T Universe.

RED 967FM radio talk show hosts JW & Blaze kept the overflowing crowd roaring with laughter while dozens of boats , kayaks and yatchs, crowded the bay and enjoyed the best view of the event. A collective breath was held when the winner’s craft flew off the ramp for an outstanding 52 feet, the longest flight of the day.

Obi Wanted Red Bull won their ticket to Travis Pastrana’s playground, Nitro City Hotel in Panama, with 142.5 points. Coming in second and jetting off to Barbados for an ultimate kite boarding experience is team Tattoo Inc Flight Club with a combined score of 117. Team Emancipation could use their airplane craft to fly over to Tobago for a weekend of extreme fun, and also walked away with the People’s Choice title with an astounding 46,510 votes, keeping their wings on with a year’s supply of Red Bull.

Spectators got an early start to secure the best views, flocking the beach since 5 am. According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness Management (ODPM), over one third of the island’s population mobilized to the west end of Trinidad in an attempt to view firsthand “flying horses”, “a box full of piggies” and even a “flying barra” leap into Chaguaramas waters.

Red Bull Flugtag has circled the world since 1991, and now Trinidad joins the long list of iconic countries such as Ireland, Hong Kong and Australia that have witnessed the hilarious human-powered flights.

http://www.redbullcaribbean.com/cs/Sate ... 3044841682

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby civic minded » July 4th, 2011, 6:21 am

Yayyyy!!!!

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Postby ronsin1 » July 4th, 2011, 6:34 am

SR wrote:Red Bull Flugtag has circled the world since 1991, and now Trinidad joins the long list of iconic countries such as Ireland, Hong Kong and Australia that have witnessed the hilarious human-powered flights.


And made history with iconic traffic as well

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby mediahouse » July 4th, 2011, 7:19 am

that contest was just a big lime was ah shame trinis cant even get ah good 100 Ft good steupes.. waste ah sheeyt

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby kurpal_v2 » July 4th, 2011, 7:27 am

mediahouse wrote:that contest was just a big lime was ah shame trinis cant even get ah good 100 Ft good steupes.. waste ah sheeyt



Wow so you must have a craft that could cross 100ft right?



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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby mediahouse » July 4th, 2011, 7:51 am

kurpal_v2 wrote:
mediahouse wrote:that contest was just a big lime was ah shame trinis cant even get ah good 100 Ft good steupes.. waste ah sheeyt



Wow so you must have a craft that could cross 100ft right?



:roll:



not really buy nearly all dem craft was sheeytt if you look at othe rflutag u will see some crafts that can actually make good distance. Trinis Failed!

We settle for wa 52 feet ? how pathetic

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby kurpal_v2 » July 4th, 2011, 8:01 am

mediahouse wrote:
kurpal_v2 wrote:
mediahouse wrote:that contest was just a big lime was ah shame trinis cant even get ah good 100 Ft good steupes.. waste ah sheeyt



Wow so you must have a craft that could cross 100ft right?



:roll:



not really buy nearly all dem craft was sheeytt if you look at othe rflutag u will see some crafts that can actually make good distance. Trinis Failed!

We settle for wa 52 feet ? how pathetic



So how can you put down someone for trying when youve done nothing at all?

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby rossi » July 4th, 2011, 8:08 am

^^ This is Trinituner, putting down ppl is a daily occurrence.

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby HondaHo de 1st » July 4th, 2011, 8:08 am

we had a blast, our team 51 degrees was the 6th to fly, ask devi for pics lol. We thought the event went well.... all in all it was great to be part of an experience like this lol..... my only problem right now is meh backside and meh cocolox still glowing orange in de dark lol

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby pete » July 4th, 2011, 8:12 am

^^^ De drawerz hors... lawd.

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Postby HondaHo de 1st » July 4th, 2011, 8:17 am

pete wrote:^^^ De drawerz hors... lawd.



HOSS FLOURESCENT ORANGE JOCKET SHORTS FUH DE WIN!!!!!!

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby SR » July 4th, 2011, 8:19 am

good going to all the teams that competed

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby S_2NR » July 4th, 2011, 8:22 am

how everybody they interview in them vids lookin happy so..
i wudda be cussin!

And wtf..ppl walkin and then they wa complain how they get rob.. :?

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby Damien » July 4th, 2011, 8:37 am

Traffic was bess

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby bonzo.specb » July 4th, 2011, 8:37 am

At least there was no traffic to get to Lalltaag. :roll:

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby metalgear2095 » July 4th, 2011, 8:49 am

it was sheit. most of the teams were horrible. traffic was a mess and parking was worse. creativity was lacking. the guys that made the car were the best. most of the intros involved big men play fighting. the judging was also unfair. tribe got a 10 from one judge after they took a whole half hour to flop. the lime on the beach was good but the competition itself was crap

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » July 4th, 2011, 9:03 am

ah lucky thing ah went mayaro instead,had ah bess lime up there

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Postby TRAE » July 4th, 2011, 9:05 am

stueps i tun rong and gone maracas valley and drink

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby foss » July 4th, 2011, 9:07 am

Damien wrote:Traffic was bess

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
pics of yeww in teh traffic? :angel:

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby wagon r » July 4th, 2011, 9:21 am

anyone who complain for traffic, blame yuhself. Yuh tink you was the only person that was going...!?!?

I left Chaguanas @ 5:25am and got there by 6:05am...with a small line because of the parties in Carenage. Parked in Peir 2, with no problems...infact, it didn't even have traffic to Pier 1 at that hour.

I left Peir 2 at 7:20pm and was infront Alcoa by 8:15pm.....home by 9pm.

whenever you have to go to any event in the Chaguramas, always park before the venue, you will always have less traffic to get out.

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby Aquarius » July 4th, 2011, 9:59 am

wagon r wrote:anyone who complain for traffic, blame yuhself. Yuh tink you was the only person that was going...!?!?

I left Chaguanas @ 5:25am and got there by 6:05am...with a small line because of the parties in Carenage. Parked in Peir 2, with no problems...infact, it didn't even have traffic to Pier 1 at that hour.

I left Peir 2 at 7:20pm and was infront Alcoa by 8:15pm.....home by 9pm.

whenever you have to go to any event in the Chaguramas, always park before the venue, you will always have less traffic to get out.



EXACTLY

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby metalgear2095 » July 4th, 2011, 10:05 am

wagon r wrote:anyone who complain for traffic, blame yuhself. Yuh tink you was the only person that was going...!?!?

I left Chaguanas @ 5:25am and got there by 6:05am...with a small line because of the parties in Carenage. Parked in Peir 2, with no problems...infact, it didn't even have traffic to Pier 1 at that hour.

I left Peir 2 at 7:20pm and was infront Alcoa by 8:15pm.....home by 9pm.

whenever you have to go to any event in the Chaguramas, always park before the venue, you will always have less traffic to get out.

i got there at the same time. pier 2 was not open to everyone and the parking provided was not sufficient. saw many cars get stuck in the mud. also parking at the side of the road was not allowed but not indicated clearly resulting in many cars getting towed. luckily i knew someone in fairy extractors that was able to get me in peir 2. you parked after the venue as well.

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby AutoSport » July 4th, 2011, 10:28 am

SR wrote:Over 20,000 spectators converged on William’s Bay Chaguaramas for the first Red Bull Flugtag held in the Caribbean and witnessed team Obi Wanted Red Bull claim victory with their hilarious combination of showmanship, creativity and flight distance.

According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness Management (ODPM), over one third of the island’s population mobilized to the west end of Trinidad in an attempt to view firsthand “flying horses”, “

Red Bull Flugtag has circled the world since 1991, and now Trinidad joins the long list of iconic countries such as Ireland, Hong Kong and Australia that have witnessed the hilarious human-powered flights.

http://www.redbullcaribbean.com/cs/Sate ... 3044841682


Somehow somebody really have their figures properly messed up, with the top of the report saying 20,000 and the bottom of the same report saying “over one third of the island’s population mobilized to the west end of Trinidad....”

Common sense would have dictated a very early movement to the location.

At midday I saw traffic in Cocorite, Western Main Road and the foreshore at a stand-still, people literally not moving, except to get drinks from the trunk, reminders of Katrina in New Orleans a few years ago.

A close up view of some of the contraptions on Saturday revealed the different attitudes - some really serious about trying to fly some distance and others out for an appearance at a highly publicized event.

The FLT SITU car was really well built, with even some red-bull cans in the "engine compartment" looking like the head of a V12. And I believe that the winner was a crew led by a teacher with support from his students and family.

A repeat of this event? Certainly not in Chaguaramas, or having no private cars and PTSC shuttles.

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby pugboy » July 4th, 2011, 11:59 am

easy, just have fire trucks on standby from "early"
shouldn't cost too much to have them on standby

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby tr1ad » July 4th, 2011, 12:01 pm

honestly it was my choice not to go to the event, because mostly of the traffic,
then i saw right here on facebook the pics of the traffic etc

i like meh rum and i like to lime, but not to that extent......

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby AutoSport » July 4th, 2011, 12:06 pm

Interesting to now hear on midday news that ODPM suggesting a shuttle service should have been used.

As stated by others, if everybody had gone down early, same nonsense.

That excessive type of traffic in and out one road just cannot work.

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby foss » July 4th, 2011, 12:10 pm

lol.. where d firetruck allyuh expected them to host said event?
nobody ever went a fete in chaguramas and spend more than 4hrs in traffic from caranage to said fete?

LOL.. firetruck those who complaining.

Next time allocate your time and plan properly. UDFR

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Re: Flugtag trinidad review

Postby tr1ad » July 4th, 2011, 12:12 pm

foss if yuh famalee from up in glencoe went to church and spend 2-3 hrs getting back home yuh wuda say d same ting?

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