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Title: Superfly..
Post by: kepople on April 27, 2013, 07:46 PM
Tim sent me a photo of my new bird before he shipped it...

Flourescent Yellow...

looking forward to this one...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8264/8688019580_01e9e845c2.jpg)


Title: Re: Superfly..
Post by: Ara Ararauna on April 28, 2013, 02:26 AM
Beautiful!   :o
You lucky ....    ;)


Title: Re: Superfly..
Post by: kepople on May 03, 2013, 10:50 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8138/8705077510_39469a57f8_n.jpg)

I am pleased to report that my flour yellow superfly made it across the sea!

Looks pretty sweet in person.


Title: Re: Re: Superfly..
Post by: madhabitz on May 03, 2013, 12:34 PM
Very cool -congrats!


Title: Re: Re: Superfly..
Post by: jecko on May 05, 2013, 06:14 AM
Very nice,

Once you dial in, the kite is a joy to fly.

Cyniques are so easy on this kite. 8)

sent from  samsung video player


Title: Re: Superfly..
Post by: kepople on May 05, 2013, 06:12 PM
had to sneek out now that the wind died a little...
still having trouble with a good fade launch as it appears to have a perfect timing requirement or needs steady winds...

However, this bird is a taz monster, and multi lazy nut. 540's go all the way with just a tug. Also snap lazes are very purdy, and actually like to over rotate before you can pull it out of the rotation.

very nice bird


Title: Re: Superfly..
Post by: Ca Ike on May 05, 2013, 07:03 PM
had to sneek out now that the wind died a little...
still having trouble with a good fade launch as it appears to have a perfect timing requirement or needs steady winds...

However, this bird is a taz monster, and multi lazy nut. 540's go all the way with just a tug. Also snap lazes are very purdy, and actually like to over rotate before you can pull it out of the rotation.

very nice bird
Kites that are set to have a fast, easy roll up, easy taz or multilazy will lose flic flac/fade launch ability as they tend to lock if you go nose level or a bit nose high in the flare. To do a good, clean flic flac or fade launch you need a long steady pull until you feel the bridle tension up and positive stop points between the flare and fade pulls of the flic flac or stay nose low in the flare of the flic flac.  Another way of overcoming the tail low locking of the kite is to do a fade launch like you would a dead launch.  A light pop to get a very small pop up launch(just enough to get the tail off the ground), then pull the nose around to the fade. In a sense you could say its a two pop fade.


Title: Re: Superfly..
Post by: jaydub on May 06, 2013, 01:40 AM
Fade launches are not difficult on the SF, but you may just need to give it a bit more slack than you are used to to let it come round into the fade.

Anthony is right that flic-flacs need careful timing.  you need to pull back from the flare before the flare is completely horizontal.

Sounds like you've picked up the Taz quickly. It does them very nicely, but requires different timing from my other kites.


Title: Re: Superfly..
Post by: kepople on May 06, 2013, 07:47 AM
Thanks guys.
I think I noticed when I pulled less, and longer when the nose flips under on the fade launch, I almost had to step to get the nose enough slack to come up. of course the wind was variable at that point which is why I could not figure what it was doing. It would never do the same thing twice. It would nose back to the ground right away one time, then others it would fly the fade a second, oscilate, and dive, or flip, pitch up and stall. Just seemed hard to catch the fade I guess. however trying to roll it out of the fade, would usually result in some stragne behavior as well.
I guess I am spoiled by how easy this is to do on Transformers which dont care how hard you pull or when. However, it wont give away the spin belly down spin tricks.

Taz: I cant do them yet on most of my kites. If what you are saying is true about the SF requiring the rotation tug sooner, that may be what I am doing wrong on the other kites, not waiting long enough.
the SF taz, the input was given as soon as the nose turned away from me, then lots of slack, and it beautifully spun around, and seemed to want to keep going...
this was in very low wind BTW.