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 21 
 on: October 21, 2014, 08:30 PM 
Started by frogseatflies - Last post by Boats13
Or a sleeved single or double looped trucker's hitch... Cheaper? What is wrong with a regular dihedral joint for an eddy kite on these?  ITW, Dynakite and many more sell them.......
Boats

 22 
 on: October 21, 2014, 08:20 PM 
Started by Boats13 - Last post by Boats13
Thanks, Frazer! Got 'em and putting them to use. Will post pics when we fly, hopefully next week!

 23 
 on: October 21, 2014, 08:03 PM 
Started by mr wojtas - Last post by JimB
Good job.

Who is that flying in the background?

 24 
 on: October 21, 2014, 07:48 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
My best improvement is really understanding the kite.  Kite with her and not flying her.  Going with the wind and allowing it to help do the trick.

I think this is some of the best advice ever!  Smiley

Not only does it work better, it also looks a WHOLE lot better.

You have to fly alot to come to this opinion.  It's hardest thing for a new flyer to get.

"Understanding the kite" is the key phrase

When Winds are silky smooth you can have a better control of the kite and is easier to predict and control your next move (understanding the kite).

I sometimes take that another approach. Specially when winds are uneven. Instead of the kite following my moves I follow the kites moves.

For examples: I have my kite in a turtle position and I want to do a Lazy Susan by pulling the right hand. now the unsteady wind decided to tilt my turtle slightly to the left so now I'm forced to pull my left hand to perform a LS to the opposite direction. (Understanding the kite ).

It's kite having a conversation with the kite. it goes both ways. some times you have the control, sometimes the kite controls you

 25 
 on: October 21, 2014, 03:25 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by vertigo2u
Flying with her not flying her.  Yep !! A couple years worth of doing things wrong to finally understand.  It been a good trip.  btw Thanks for Golden Tate we appreciate him. Wink Wink Wink Wink

 26 
 on: October 21, 2014, 03:00 PM 
Started by mr wojtas - Last post by mr wojtas
For those without Fb
Me flying my Sixth Sense.80 sul Grin(kind of proud)
2014-10-12 16.22.47 on Vimeo

 27 
 on: October 21, 2014, 10:49 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by tpatter
My best improvement is really understanding the kite.  Kite with her and not flying her.  Going with the wind and allowing it to help do the trick.

I think this is some of the best advice ever!  Smiley

Not only does it work better, it also looks a WHOLE lot better.

You have to fly alot to come to this opinion.  It's hardest thing for a new flyer to get.

 28 
 on: October 21, 2014, 07:21 AM 
Started by John Lutter - Last post by John Lutter
Deadline for voting is October 31st.

If you could place your vote for "Kite Stop" as Retailer of the Year, I'd appreciate it.

 29 
 on: October 21, 2014, 07:19 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by vertigo2u
Yep !!!  Now I am teaching the gang how to do Double Axels.  Except they need to learn how to do a proper Axel... Laid out flat "Old School" style.  With you hiding out at School the responsibility has been hinder on me.   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

540's were a real toughie to learn... Then I can't remember who maybe "Thief" said ... "...now learn it on the other side...".  That is when you begin looking for a bridge... JUMP !! or learn the trick...   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

My best improvement is really understanding the kite.  Flying with her and not flying her.  Going with the wind and allowing it to help do the trick.  Understanding how to create that same pull with little wind and heavy wind.  Bridle adjustments. 

However last season at the end I thought my Axels were really coming together... This season Axels at times could not of been better.  Double A's have been fun...

 30 
 on: October 21, 2014, 07:06 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by vertigo2u
Jorge, Your at your favorite spot one day alone... The next day 1/2 million people are there...  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy  Last Saturday I was alone..next day I got a 1/2 million  guys flying at my favorite spot.  It's nice to have kite friends... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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