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Title: Yofading into a pierced nose
Post by: lasapcheong on October 03, 2009, 07:27 AM
I simply cannot believe it. I was working on consistent yofades in slightly higher than normal wind with my Organic. Flying down, first pop to bring the nose forward for the reverse wrap. Heard a weird sound in the air followed by a weird thing extending from my nose. Already knew what was happening when I landed the kite  :'(

Probably the nose wedding material have already been weakened from the excessive abuse but its weird that an aggressive first pop for a yo fade would cause the spine to pierce through like that. Anybody have any similar experience?

-Darryl


Title: Re: Yofading into a pierced nose
Post by: zippy8 on October 03, 2009, 08:01 AM
a weird thing extending from my nose.

(http://www.hollywoodcultmovies.com/assets/images/SteveMartin1.jpg)

I'm really going to need a picture of the "nose wedding material" to understand what you've done here.  :-[ You've popped the spine through the nose doing something other than lawn darts ?!?!11?!?

Mike.


Title: Re: Yofading into a pierced nose
Post by: lasapcheong on October 03, 2009, 08:20 AM

I'm really going to need a picture of the "nose wedding material" to understand what you've done here.  :-[ You've popped the spine through the nose doing something other than lawn darts ?!?!11?!?

Yes. I'm almost sure the nose wedding is already considerably weakened. This "accident" happened barely 5 minutes into flying, no lawn darts prior at all. I was pretty sure the kite was assembled properly.

I won't be surprised if I nose dived the kite and caused the spine to poke through. I'm just genuinely curious if the input for a yo fade (or anything else at all) would cause any above normal pressure from the spine into the nose.

-Darryl


Title: Re: Yofading into a pierced nose
Post by: zippy8 on October 03, 2009, 11:17 AM
I'm almost sure the nose wedding is already considerably weakened.
May I ask you to do me a favour please ? Do a Google search for "nose wedding" and then do another one for "nose webbing".  ;)

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I'm just genuinely curious if the input for a yo fade (or anything else at all) would cause any above normal pressure from the spine into the nose.
The only nose/spine damage I've ever inflicted was to an SUL after many hours of use. If this is conventional Dacron~seat belt material nose treatment then any regular flying, such as a YoFade should be precisely nothing. I have had one otherwise bulletproof-looking one simply unstitch as soon as I looked at it though so.... manufacturing defect ?

Mike.