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 on: Today at 06:58 AM 
Started by Charles G - Last post by Charles G
I've only flown the arch once, but I learned quickly that it's best to have a helper. There are five sets of ten kites, a larkshead knot is used to connect them together. I found it's best to anchor one end, then work your way along the line launching the kites making sure they don't get tangled. You can add or remove the sets depending on how large a space you have to fly.

 on: Today at 06:38 AM 
Started by Charles G - Last post by Pace12
That is really something to look at! What is the process for getting it up in the air?

 on: Today at 06:23 AM 
Started by Dave362 - Last post by Dave362
I've been working on this trick lately and can get a single rotation ending with the wings level, nose pointed up.  So now I'm practicing additional rotations, goal being to preserve the ending orientation.  I've seen flyers use the comete in combinations, such as going right into a slot.  When they do this, it appears the comete rotation ends with the nose pointing to either edge.  Any advice for accomplishing this ending position?
I'm not very good at describing these things, so thanks in advance for your patience and help.

 on: Today at 05:52 AM 
Started by Charles G - Last post by thief
WOW! This is awesome stuff. How big are the individual pointers?

These are the GeoPointers of course Wink
Iirc they are 1.5m 1m

 on: Today at 05:09 AM 
Started by Charles G - Last post by adx1592
WOW! This is awesome stuff. How big are the individual pointers?

 on: Today at 04:25 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by CHopkins
Yes, organized by Cobra Kites.  Ray and Jeanne are really nice people.

 on: Today at 01:31 AM 
Started by johnfarl - Last post by kwmf
Force distribution, control of structure and (the one most forget) a means of 'gearing' to translate handle inputs into frame inputs. As a subset of the gearing aspect you could say it also adjusts the force vector applied.

Nothing wrong with a direct connect at all, it's like a fixed gear bicycle. You lose the ability to limit and control the frame structure and distribute forces across the wing, but if you're talking Zen and short lines I'm guessing you won't be experiencing unexpected impulse forces.

Just add short pigtails to the verticals and leave the bridle in place, that way you can switch back and forth for head to head comparisons to see what your preference is in the given circumstance.

 on: Yesterday at 06:28 PM 
Started by johnfarl - Last post by SparkieRob
There are four parts; the centre loop is an integral part of limiting flex and a certain amount of "wiggle". Don't forget that as soon as the sail loads it becomes a 3D shape.

Connecting direct to the vert rods reduces the control you have on sail loading. Yes you will get more responsiveness but loose wind range.

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 on: Yesterday at 05:09 PM 
Started by johnfarl - Last post by johnfarl
I have been trying to understand the Rev bridle. Trying to compare to direct connect to the frame like on the indoor. 

There are 3 bridle lines two vertical and one horizontal.  The verticals are the main control. But why connect them together.  What does that do.  It does not change the dynamic as far as I can tell and it might soften the control but why.   The same question applies to  the horizontal.  Is this a structural issue to distribute forces?

Would appreciate any opinions or facts.

I am doing a little experimentation on a Zen for short lines.


 on: Yesterday at 05:05 PM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by Stuart99
We need more of this at kiting events if we want the sport to grow. The most fun I have had kiting was the hot tricks comp at the last Eastern League event.

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