A newcomer turned up at the beach yesterday and asked if he could fly with us. He apologised for only having one kite - "an old one, don't know if it's any good" - it was a Trick Tail Std.
I'd not flown one before, but I'd heard they had a style of their own. Yep, I have to agree
So all you Trick Tail enthusiasts... apart from the beautiful arrow straight tracking and pinpoint, tight, precise turns, what can you get out of a Trick Tail?
I managed some reasonably elegant axels (although it took me a while to stop being overly ham fisted), got one or two flattish incomplete 540s - closer to 400s
...and too many shallow turtle / float on it's back to the ground
I feel sure it's not the kite, it's me. And I want to change me