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Title: Spin Axel Practice
Post by: Ara Ararauna on November 11, 2012, 09:44 PM
Hi, this is my first video!

I was practising spin axels on the left and right alternatively with my FW Soul.
FW Soul stunt kite: Spin Axels Practice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmrFL5Q78iA#)

Not the best shooting...

Also some spin axels look like fast turns but some are quite flat and pretty...   ;D

It is really strange now that I see myself doing this...  :o
any comments on how to improve my movements will be greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Spin Axel Practice
Post by: RobB on November 12, 2012, 04:47 AM
It's really hard to see the pilot in the video, but here's something to try... take a step towards the kite just during the axel portion. I'm not saying it will make it better, but it will give your axel that spinny, floaty effect. It was hard to tell, but I don't think I saw the pilot moving his feet at all...

~Rob.


Title: Re: Spin Axel Practice
Post by: Ara Ararauna on November 12, 2012, 04:58 AM
Thanks Rob.
Yes, I know the video is not great especially after Youtube compression. But if you choose HD and full screen it is much much better.

I do move my feet and try to step forward but I'll take greater care in doing so.
Thanks!  :)


Title: Re: Spin Axel Practice
Post by: adx1592 on November 12, 2012, 08:21 AM
From what I could tell, I liked the end result, especially the slower ones, but in general, I think you can get more out of tricking by keeping your arms closer to your body. Or at least just not keep your arms so far out in from of you (especially the beginning of the video). All in all very nice. Been curious to try a Soul for a while.


Title: Re: Spin Axel Practice
Post by: Ara Ararauna on November 12, 2012, 08:40 AM
I think you can get more out of tricking by keeping your arms closer to your body. Or at least just not keep your arms so far out in from of you

Argh! I know, I know...   :(
I do try hard but it is stronger than me!   :'(

But I'll persist, endure  ??? and finally win!  ;D

Thanks for the comments!


Title: Re: Spin Axel Practice
Post by: adx1592 on November 12, 2012, 09:44 PM
Oh you totally will. You're super close and they're looking great. Keep at it!


Title: Re: Spin Axel Practice
Post by: RobB on November 13, 2012, 04:31 AM
Thanks Rob.
Yes, I know the video is not great especially after Youtube compression. But if you choose HD and full screen it is much much better.

I do move my feet and try to step forward but I'll take greater care in doing so.
Thanks!  :)
I did as you said, and yes, I can see a little better. I can see your feet moving, which is good. Mine used to lock in place when I would fly, and it was the hardest habit to break. How ever you get your slack, by walking forward or loading up & releasing with you arms, a burst of slack right after the axel input would give the trick a nice flat floaty rotation. The same is true of the 540, lots of slack. You have to run forward sometimes to give the 540 enough slack...


Title: Re: Spin Axel Practice
Post by: Ara Ararauna on November 13, 2012, 08:29 AM
Thanks RobB!
I'm really looking forward to trying all this next weekend!

Cheers.