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 on: Today at 01:54 AM 
Started by Kent38 - Last post by Kent38
Thanks everyone for your help 😉
I'll give a feedback when i get more time to fly.
Btw, i have ordered an Eco7 std and a Deep space Ul! Yihaa

 on: Today at 01:21 AM 
Started by Kent38 - Last post by damp_weather
Hadge's link does not work for me.  I guess the one he means is:
.  Hope this link works for everyone else.

(By the way, there seems to be a lot more of Dodd's videos on YouTube now.  e.g. "Flight School IV" - Hadn't ever seen this one before.)   

 on: November 24, 2015, 03:24 PM 
Started by Kent38 - Last post by Hadge
Or go to youtube and look for  'Dodd Gross flight school' He has a full range of lessons on tricks at all levels from very basic to advanced. Lazy Susans are here (rotating backflip).$1#errorNo longer available

 on: November 24, 2015, 01:50 PM 
Started by Kent38 - Last post by harveystubbs
Kent 38 - forgot to mention buy yourself the trick or treat DVD from mr benson. It goes through a lot of the tricks  Cool

 on: November 24, 2015, 11:55 AM 
Started by Kent38 - Last post by vertigo2u
HI Mate,

Some were between hit it hard and seeing the nose stay back.  I suddenly got it.  Your right on a couple of videos near the end I don't hit hard at all.  I also just move forward slightly and flick it on it's back... The "Reloaded" is crazy when it comes to a couple tricks.  I spun it three times with doing nothing but one big tug... It gives out Taz machines.  Fun kite.  But back tot he Widow Maker I keep thinking it was not enough weight in the nose... Wrong !!  Each time it goes around it falls deeper as you move in closer. Then watch for the nose to line up in the middle and hit again.  But your right too hard and I loose control.  Just too excited I got it to go around more than twice... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

btw... 8 days ago it was 65 degrees and sunny, 2 days ago 8 inches of snow... Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed  Tomorrow 55 degrees... Kiss Kiss  I got to fly again... before deep freeze. Cry Cry

 on: November 24, 2015, 11:42 AM 
Started by birdlovers - Last post by inewham
Dave Lord - is it the fourth one down this page?

 on: November 24, 2015, 07:25 AM 
Started by awa54 - Last post by awa54
no roll-unroll tricks for me yet...

I'm mostly looking for the extra weight to help avoid line fouling while learning tricks and some better visual ID of lines while learning ground recoveries.


 on: November 24, 2015, 03:33 AM 
Started by Kent38 - Last post by damp_weather
All the above is good advice.  (Even the seeming contradiction between Joe (vertigo2u) and Kevin (KaoS) - In his video Joe may be moving his forearm fast but it starts horizontal and ends downwards - so the speed that is being applied to the line builds up).

Some people seem to figure out the multi-lazy fairly quickly.   A few others, myself included, take many years.  Along the way we discover many different ways to go wrong.

Quentin, could you please do some more sessions and report back with how you get on with the advice so far?   If you get it - brilliant!  If you have lots of trouble I'll write in some detail about many of the things that can go wrong (e.g. Depth of backflip. Lazy: flipping out on its belly, flipping out on its back, not rotating all the way) and what to do about them.  But I don't want to do that yet, in case it confuses you, and you would have got it fairly quickly without the distraction of my words.

By the way, of the kites you fly, I don't have much experience with the Hypnotist, but had several summers flying mostly QPros - found it best to practice tricks without their weight set.  - I think that many people describe them as "neutral" and that is a good description of their feel compared with many other kites.  They take a bit more time and air space to flip onto their backs than many trick kites, but otherwise they still do fine.

Joe, your multi-lazies are marvelous now! - Mine still loose altitude...  Sad Roll Eyes

 on: November 24, 2015, 02:26 AM 
Started by Kent38 - Last post by KaoS
Then tug the line hard.

This isn't what I'd recommend at all.  In my experience, the harder you hit a Lazy Susan the more often it will flip out of the turtle instead of rotating.

Don't pop a Lazy Susan any harder than you would an axel.  If it doesn't rotate all the way round, it probably needs a bit more slack during the rotation.  For that, just take a step forward until the spin is complete

 on: November 23, 2015, 10:41 PM 
Started by awa54 - Last post by hawkerhunter
Depends if you like wrapping the kite. My leaders are long enough to go around the kite at least once and on some kites twice.

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