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Title: Two Point Landing
Post by: Ara Ararauna on May 25, 2013, 11:07 AM
Hi,

I was looking at the Mama74 video study on 2PLanding.
It seemed to me that the inputs were very similar to those of a half axel but going down instead of sideways.

So I tried it this afternoon with my TalonUL and darn! It sort of worked!!!!  :o
I sort of got it three or four times. Although VERY ugly and not really landing on the tips but rather more on the back of the kite.
But I could clearly see the movement.

So I just wanted to confirm with you guys whether I'm on the right track or whether it was sheer luck.
Cheers.


Title: Re: Two Point Landing
Post by: Wayner on May 25, 2013, 01:45 PM

Now its just practice, practice, practice. ;D


Title: Re: Two Point Landing
Post by: Ara Ararauna on May 25, 2013, 01:51 PM
OK Wayne, but do you give a thumbs up for my understanding of the 2p-landing being equivalent to a half axel pointing down?


Title: Re: Two Point Landing
Post by: tpatter on May 25, 2013, 08:27 PM
You sir have found the secret of the aggressive 2 pt.   Just pretend you are doing a horizontal pass to half axel, but end a foot or 2 above the ground and it will nicely plant.  It's so satisfying when you nail it perfectly.


Title: Re: Two Point Landing
Post by: Ara Ararauna on May 25, 2013, 11:06 PM
You sir have found the secret of the aggressive 2 pt.   Just pretend you are doing a horizontal pass to half axel, but end a foot or 2 above the ground and it will nicely plant.  It's so satisfying when you nail it perfectly.

Hmmm... yes, I have sort of discovered it   ;)
But I have also discovered the unsatisfying feeling of when you do it too late...   ::)

As boomertype says "Pelouse piquer du nez"... if there is any "pelouse" at all...


Title: Re: Two Point Landing
Post by: jecko on May 26, 2013, 08:16 AM
Keep it up, Ara.

I learned my 2pt landing on the Talon UL. Get the timing right and you'll plant those 2pt nicely.  ;)