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Title: Crow on 328 feet of line (that's a convenient 100 meters!)
Post by: tpatter on August 13, 2013, 03:58 PM
Check this out - another PAW video!

I love the look of this kite.

100 to Cruise & Stealth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDtNDS0Nebk#ws)

Also, some Rev flying as well.

-Tom


Title: Re: Crow on 328 feet of line (that's a convenient 100 meters!)
Post by: JimB on August 13, 2013, 08:28 PM
While the tricking is, as always, of a very high caliber, I fail to see what 100m lines were about there.

The cool thing about flying on long lines is the gigantic wind window that they provide, with the kite just going on and on off into the distance.

All the flying there could just as well have been done on regular length line.

Oh. The kite is cool no doubt. PAW's kites usually are.


Title: Re: Crow on 328 feet of line (that's a convenient 100 meters!)
Post by: tpatter on August 14, 2013, 02:04 PM
Jim,

I see some of your point - you want to see all sorts of geometric shape cutting with the huge window that those long lines give you?

I think it's amazing that you can have that level of trick control with lines over 300' long.  I'm not sure many kites have the pull to even lift those lines in anything other than big wind, let alone all the tricks.

Anyhow, if you look at the long-lasting Goff in the video, you can tell those lines are long.  The kite plumets toward the ground when doing that trick and its all usually over in a second.  This one has some ride.

-Tom



Title: Re: Crow on 328 feet of line (that's a convenient 100 meters!)
Post by: JimB on August 15, 2013, 03:38 AM
Oh, the kite handled the line quite well. Very impressive. Nicely balanced kite.

The point of using 100m line to do what he was doing there escapes me however.

YMMV


Title: Re: Crow on 328 feet of line (that's a convenient 100 meters!)
Post by: alien on August 15, 2013, 06:13 AM
Hot,
i want a black kite next............ :P
Great post thanks tpatter........ :-*