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Title: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: vertigo2u on August 12, 2013, 05:14 PM
I am finally rolling it up.  Now when I finish my Fades I usually fall out to the left.  But I am no longer making the mistake and am holding it longer.  So I just AVFFF every chance as well as fade take off's.  I want to either Jacob's or roll out of the AVFFF and roll the Solus up and un roll it and ....not sure were to go... :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X  Norm should I go for the Jacobs ??? and what is the move... ???  :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

std Solus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WmN6_pVm5s#ws)

BUYING A NEW SOLUS std.  ANY IDEAS OF COLORS ???? PLEASE POST ...  Got to order new one in few days...


Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: ko on August 12, 2013, 06:08 PM
NOT NORM but... I will try anyhoo You have definitely come a long way BUT HOLD the FADE all of the other moves will be MUCH smoother if you come out of a steady,flat fade
HAVE FUN Kurt


Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: vertigo2u on August 12, 2013, 08:27 PM
I am trying to roll out of the Fade.. and then roll the kite up or do I for the Jacobs and just lightly spin it 180 degrees and then roll it up ???


Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: Stuart99 on August 12, 2013, 08:54 PM
for the jacob's:  pull a fade, lateral roll and pull to a turtle, do half a lazy and pull back to a fade


Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: adx1592 on August 12, 2013, 09:59 PM
Honestly you could go for a few different ones....

WhapdoWhap, considering you're working with 3/4 rollups from the AVFFF.
Super start, considering you're doing flapjacks.
JL, as you said.
Once you get a more stable fade, a backspin.


Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: RobB on August 13, 2013, 04:32 AM
I saw a couple of spots where you had the perfect opportunity to pull some backspins. An unstable fade is the setup you're looking for to do the backspin. The Solus backspins quite easily. Then again, the Solus can do a number of tricks pretty easily. I'm very impressed with my Solus since it came back from it's long vacation around the country.


Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: vertigo2u on August 13, 2013, 07:50 AM
I forgot to mention Wind speeds.  In the first clip it starts low wind.  Then almost No wind when I start rolling it up... I start at one end of the field and end up out of picture... Then in stronger winds.  I Love this Kite Devin.   Going to order another this week.  Got any color Ideas.   Weather is forecasted as a "Fall" type day... cool outside and it's about 11:00 am... Wind is out of the North on the high side. 

I have done about 100 Flap Jacks last week.  Plus Fades and AVFFF's ,Fade Launches.  I have a routine set up for practicing all of the tricks. The fade Launches were failure because I get trying to roll out of the Fade too soon.  Also not sure how to do it...

I am sure some more video will give better insight and others can pin point errors.


Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: adx1592 on August 13, 2013, 02:47 PM
Yo joe, Check your email. I have a ton of color combinations I posted on Facebook years ago in an album. I'll send you the files.


Update-- Just sent you 13 ideas. I hope one of them helps!


Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: RobB on August 13, 2013, 08:06 PM
Color choices ? I took a big risk asking for this color combo...

(http://ferob.com/kites/P1080950.jpg)

I originally chose it for flying in low light & fog, but it looks great in the sun, too !


Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: JimB on August 13, 2013, 08:31 PM
You made a friend for life out of The Godfather with that one.

He likes the Ketchup and Mustard look too.

;)


Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: RobB on August 22, 2013, 06:41 PM
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Rob, I have hounded everybody I can to learn the fade. It is so important to help you move on to other tricks.

Yes, the stable fade is incredibly important. But, while learning to get a steady fade, one will come up with plenty of unstable fades, which is a natural transition to a barrel roll/backspin. When you see one wing rising, 'pull-start' the line on the rising side, and slack the other. Walk forward to repeat. Try to catch it back into another fade.



Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: SkyRags on August 22, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Rob, I have hounded everybody I can to learn the fade. It is so important to help you move on to other tricks.

Yes, the stable fade is incredibly important. But, while learning to get a steady fade, one will come up with plenty of unstable fades, which is a natural transition to a barrel roll/backspin. When you see one wing rising, 'pull-start' the line on the rising side, and slack the other. Walk forward to repeat. Try to catch it back into another fade.

Fascinating....I am learning the backspin...but I thought the spin was initiated on the bottom wing


Title: Re: Buying new Solus std. My Flying has gotten better... Kite helped.
Post by: RobB on August 22, 2013, 08:00 PM
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Rob, I have hounded everybody I can to learn the fade. It is so important to help you move on to other tricks.

Yes, the stable fade is incredibly important. But, while learning to get a steady fade, one will come up with plenty of unstable fades, which is a natural transition to a barrel roll/backspin. When you see one wing rising, 'pull-start' the line on the rising side, and slack the other. Walk forward to repeat. Try to catch it back into another fade.

Fascinating....I am learning the backspin...but I thought the spin was initiated on the bottom wing

I guess the rising wing could start as the 'low wing', but you can have a flat fade that starts to rise on one side, too. Either situation is the opportunity to start it spinning. Joe should find it pretty easy on the Solus, it's a backspin/barrel roll monster !