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 11 
 on: June 17, 2018, 02:47 PM 
Started by Ashbridge - Last post by mwp
Every time you do a trick on one side try it on the other. There are some tricks I do not do as well on a side but I am aware of this and take the extra time to practice the weaker side; it helps you gain an understanding and improves both sides.

 12 
 on: June 17, 2018, 07:23 AM 
Started by KiteLife - Last post by KiteLife
Thanks Mike, see you next month! Smiley

 13 
 on: June 17, 2018, 06:53 AM 
Started by KiteLife - Last post by kiteking
John,

As always you make it look sooo easy to fly

One question! did you design the kite to fit the stairway? or have the steps built the fit the kite?

Great looking kite, will enjoy a closer look at WSIKF

OH, Happy fathers day to you and all the other fathers in the kite community

 14 
 on: June 17, 2018, 06:17 AM 
Started by hustleking - Last post by hustleking
Does anyone have the frame and bridle measurements for the Blackjack Evolution?

 15 
 on: June 17, 2018, 01:53 AM 
Started by Ashbridge - Last post by jaydub
My tip with the half axel is to think of it as putting the kite into a flare and then using a small pull with the opposite hand to lift it out.  This really was my gateway to the cascade.

I' like you, can bang out multiple right handed JLs, but struggle to this day with doing more than the odd left handed one.  I think it is a muscle emory thing that would come with practice.  Perhaps one day I just need to force myself to fly them left handed.

Slot machines are another where I can do them very reliably with my right hand, but are very hit and miss with my left hand.  Again I can do them and practice is probably the key.

Left or right hands are the same on cometes.  I can't do them with either.  Sad Embarrassed

 16 
 on: June 16, 2018, 09:02 PM 
Started by Ashbridge - Last post by RobB
I've noticed that a good number of kite fliers are drummers (including me). I think if you've ever done something like drumming, you have a head start in this department. I would imagine that this would be true of most instruments, you have to force your hands to do what they're told, independently.  It's time on the lines, the first few times you get it, it might almost be like an accident, but each success builds muscle memory. Some people are gifted, and learn these things quickly, or you might be like me and it sometimes takes over a year to learn particular tricks. I still haven't learned the Taz or Slot Machine, even though I've tried for years.
Start off slow, in light wind so you have time to think. Try learning the cascade, then open it up and it becomes half-axels. IDK, I think the cascade was easier to learn than clean, crisp half axels... I'm still working on that !

 17 
 on: June 16, 2018, 06:56 PM 
Started by Ashbridge - Last post by Ashbridge
Hello GWTW,
first off, Iíve been lurking here for a few months, and searching through older threads has been a valuable resource - thank you.

Iím wondering if anyone can share any tips for improving left-side versatility in tricking. 

Iím asking in the specific context of the half-axel and JL.  Iíve mastered half-axels on the right side (by which I mean flying from right to left, and half-axeling with the right hand).  They are clean and precise and I can perform them indefinitely.  Going the other way is thus far hopeless because my left hand is too dumb to perform the same inputs.

Itís a similar problem with the JL.  When Iím on and the wind is right I can pull off between 7 to 10 of them, and although I can manage left-side barrel rolls, my left hand is too dumb to pull for the half-lazy.

Itís frustrating because I know true JLs should be equally alternating, and in the case of the half-axel, the left-side weakness is acting as a firm roadblock toward mastering the half-axel cascade.

Guys like DpMama and Randy G seem to be virtually ambidextrous when you watch them fly.  Iím wondering if this is something that is attainable or just a limitation I have to accept.

 18 
 on: June 16, 2018, 01:41 PM 
Started by Steve Hall - Last post by Steve Hall
Quote
The discount is not a credit.
or so a normal human would think
I'm 3 supervisors in and they all tow the party line.
based on the many one-star reviews on Amazon (where I buy everything) this is not an isolated case.

 19 
 on: June 16, 2018, 01:11 PM 
Started by Steve Hall - Last post by tcope
"Any credits uploaded to your Lyft account via a Lyft Card are nonrefundable and may not be redeemed for cash, unless otherwise required by law.  These credits may only be used for Lyft rides, are unique to the Lyft Card, and are not to be considered the same as other credits that Lyft offers, such as promo, new user, or referral credits. These credits do not expire and they cannot be stacked or combined with credits not associated with that particular Lyft Card."

The discount is not a credit.

 20 
 on: June 16, 2018, 01:10 PM 
Started by Steve Hall - Last post by tcope
Hi Steve,

I'm Wilson, one of the supervisors of Lyft Support. I understand how you would want your recent ride to be covered by both gift card credits and the 50% off promo (capped at $10).

Gift Cards and other credits, however, are unable to be combined to pay for a ride. If you have a gift card, it will automatically be applied to the ride at the conclusion of the ride. If you wish to use a different promotion or payment method, you will need to select a new Ďdefault payment methodí before confirming payment. For more information, please take a look at our help page.

That is one persons _claim_. There own TOS don't appear to support this statement. I _suspect_ they they have programmed their system not to allow discounts when a card is used but that appears to be their mistake. I can claim that the world is flat... does not make it so.

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