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Title: Superfly spring
Post by: zippy8 on May 16, 2013, 10:53 PM
You lot should have been all over this. Your delay reflects badly upon you.  :-[

The end of kite videos. (https://vimeo.com/66295001#at=0)

Mike.


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: jaydub on May 16, 2013, 10:57 PM
Supa Mega Dope (to misquote Will.i.am)  8)


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: jaydub on May 16, 2013, 11:25 PM
Just seen the following comment on Drachenforum, which I thought was worth sharing.

... 2001 in Portsmouth, England...a tiny, underweight tot ... with a matrix Vented in normal wind ...  framed with Skinnys  ... because ... otherwise he would not have been able to hold it ... even then we could see what was in store for us.

 The boy ... is simply amazing, simply one with his kite  - And you can see influenbces of the old-school Robertshaw in his flying.

Translation courtesy of Google and guesswork. ;)


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: JimB on May 17, 2013, 12:10 AM
Now That's a backspin!

heh.


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: Ara Ararauna on May 17, 2013, 12:40 AM
Now That's a backspin!

heh.

Where... where... where...?!?!?!


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: zippy8 on May 17, 2013, 12:43 AM
Where... where... where...?!?!?!
Once you get to about 3:20 but skipping ahead through this video is borderline criminal activity. Watch it all and let it come to you.

Mike.


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: Ara Ararauna on May 17, 2013, 12:52 AM
Where... where... where...?!?!?!
Once you get to about 3:20 but skipping ahead through this video is borderline criminal activity. Watch it all and let it come to you.

Mike.

Don't worry Mike, I had already seen it all but I wanted to make sure I hadn't missed this detail... which I had...  :-[
I found it incredibly educational as to how my arm and body gesture attitude should be.
So I'm afraid I'll have to change my flying style 180 !!!   :o   ???   :'(   :D

BTW... WAKE UP!  ;)


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: alien on May 17, 2013, 01:35 AM
 ;D
What a VIDEO.
Thanks ZIPPY8  :-*
That sets the bar high on kite video productions   :P
I want to fly....NOW!!!!!
What a pilot..  8)




Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: chilese on May 17, 2013, 10:08 AM
Words fail me.  ???


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: RobB on May 17, 2013, 03:46 PM
Yeah, wow, that's some flying ! I saw both Backspins & Barrel-rolls in that video. A good share of real Backspins, though. The camera angles bug me out. I never really see a stunt kite from any other perspective than first person pilot view. I can't tell what's going on when the camera's at a strange angle, I almost felt like I was watching that RC helicopter video at one point !  :D

But the tricks I did recognize were done masterfully. I'll be watching this one a few times to absorb some good hints & tricks.


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: chilese on May 17, 2013, 03:48 PM
So if I buy that kite and a camcorder, can I make

a video like that?  ::)


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: kepople on May 17, 2013, 06:59 PM
what a video! nothing more to say...

except it could be longer!


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: obijuankenobe on May 17, 2013, 09:55 PM
I am not sure what he can do with 35m and a bigger wing...and I am not sure I care.

Chris has established himself as the youngest tenured professor of kite flying in history IMHO.

obi


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: alien on May 18, 2013, 04:04 AM
So if I buy that kite and a camcorder, can I make

a video like that?  ::)



I wish i could get the lense cap off mine!
He must have hired some Professionals,its unreal  :P


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: Seaslug on May 18, 2013, 04:05 AM
great video from a great flyer  8)


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: zippy8 on May 18, 2013, 05:05 AM
So if I buy that kite and a camcorder, can I make a video like that?  ::)
Yes, in the same way that if put on spikes and head to the track I can run 100 metres "like" Usain Bolt.  ;D

Mike,
do you know what my personal best in the 100 metres is ?
60 metres.


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: John Welden on May 18, 2013, 11:06 AM
Great job.

Sweet backspin for sure.  I think I saw a guy do one like that somewhere.


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: KaoS on June 04, 2013, 12:21 AM
Slap hand on forehead!!

It's so obvious now why none of the rest of us can fly so like this ... it's the Andy Preston TM dreads!


Title: Re: Superfly spring
Post by: JayDee on June 04, 2013, 04:05 AM

He must have hired some Professionals,its unreal  :P


Yeah, sure does not look like it was his buddy with a cell phone.  One great piece of flying, masterfully presented!