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 on: January 13, 2017, 10:42 AM 
Started by sugarbaker - Last post by Soarin'
Just noticed the availability at Jon and Marieanne's shop.

NOT available...yet. No link to purchase.

Looks like we have a new sail pattern.....I like the original much better. Nice though.

I will call this one the "two leg" version.....just not as fast as the original!

 on: January 13, 2017, 10:21 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by HiFly
If someone has the ability to make my colorizer an 'active' one that doesn't need a graphics program, feel free to do so & please share that with the kiting community!

added it to my collection, check the link in my signature  Undecided

 on: January 13, 2017, 09:50 AM 
Started by sugarbaker - Last post by harveystubbs
Doesn't look like there are any rolled seams on this one?


 on: January 13, 2017, 08:06 AM 
Started by HK-guy - Last post by HK-guy
Hi APJ sorry that maybe my OP confuss you. I'm talking about the input angle (hands popping direction), not the kite angle. 

I have no problem to perform a decent flat Axel (pop when kite nose point to 11, 1 o'clock). But when I change my hands input angle, even I place the kite in a right window place and 11 o'clock angle. It fail to complete the trick.

 on: January 13, 2017, 07:11 AM 
Started by HK-guy - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Where you input a TRICK whether it a TP Level 1 trick like a simple axel or a COMBOLITIOUS Peter Maternus TAZ/Slot platform trick (You Tube:  Grin) the area in the window is important and as well as the kites position. An axel is easier on the window's edge than in the central window as there is more wind force there - so the kites position whether flat or angled also makes a difference. There is no analytical secret or formula ... as Krijn has stated just FLY...FLY...FLY...FLY until you can do it. Start at the edge ... move to the central window ... compress the axels to a cascade trick ... then try these moves with the kite at some slight off-angles. But for a simple axel or cascade why would you perform at some off-angle other than the kite is perpendicular to the ground and not parallel?


 on: January 13, 2017, 06:26 AM 
Started by HK-guy - Last post by HK-guy
Thanks for the reply WD.

I know AOA (angle of attack). May I know what AOT for?

Yes I'm now fully understand the defect of cross axial input. That's why I want to adjust my hands position now, before it become a bad habit.
However as my second post said. When I try to sit my hands beside body (as you did on the video). All my slack line tricks (Axel, 1/2 Axel, Solt) become Turtle.....

 on: January 13, 2017, 04:43 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by Bob D
I'm with Rob. I get out the quads when it's blowing too strong to fly the duals. I fly my Revs a lot less than my duals but they're fun when the wind is up.

The video was impressive. Knowing what I can't do precision wise with the quads I can see that Jon and Brett are really skilled. The Fulcrum IS intriguing. Nice design, and interesting flying possibilities. I hope it does well. (I can't say enough good things about Jon T and Sky Burner.)

 on: January 12, 2017, 05:33 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by moegeo
Will it side slide?

 on: January 12, 2017, 04:55 PM 
Started by HK-guy - Last post by WinterDaze
G'day HK guy,

"LOW RIGHT TO UP LEFT ("hit my heart" action), UP LEFT TO LOW RIGHT will hit the Upper leg more" might be a place to start, cross axial finger/hand/wrist/arm/body/feet movements are restrictive and prevent full potential movement. The AOT of the input to the kites bridle by lifting hands higher is minor, the greater advantage/control is found in your 'potential' extention and the speed you can achieve it....

Bottom line, hands by your side inputs forward and back will give you the best possible control, the rest is timing and appropriate power.

I'm no guru on this but if you watch my VF32 entry at around 45 secs I hit a few cascades, note the inputs are very slight, and really just a flick, but the ability to have room behind me for extended input allows more range for quick adjustments.

Best of luck Smiley


 on: January 12, 2017, 11:28 AM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Oldgoat
We'll be there.  Haven't missed one yet.
Since we are SLK folks & registration is limited I think we'll wait to register so as not to take up space for some sport kite folks that might want to attend.  We're local and can always find a little space to set up.

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