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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2013, 04:24 AM »

Ara, in the long run, the crummy winds will make you more sensitive to the lines and you'll find that you can fly even better when you finally do find some smooth wind. Always look for the bright side...    Grin
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2013, 05:42 AM »

Ara, in the long run, the crummy winds will make you more sensitive to the lines and you'll find that you can fly even better when you finally do find some smooth wind. Always look for the bright side...    Grin

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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2013, 02:44 PM »

Once in the fade, I managed to do quite a few flic-flacs. I think I've got that one definitely in my repertoire  Grin


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I even got to do a rising fade which got me pretty much in awe...  Huh


Doing a fade launch is a great way to practice the rising fade. That is how I learned. You can practice them all day from a fade launch.    Smiley



I mainly got all fades through dip-flare-fade.
I still cannot control the fractured axel technique. I very often get a strange spin axel when I try to pull the kite into the fade...  Embarrassed

What type of strange spin.   Roll Eyes

I like to enter the fade from a vertical half axel.  Fly straight up the middle of the wind window. Do a half axel. The kite will be pointed nose down and the sail unloaded.  Perfect position to pull into the fade.
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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2013, 03:57 PM »

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I mainly got all fades through dip-flare-fade.
I still cannot control the fractured axel technique. I very often get a strange spin axel when I try to pull the kite into the fade...  Embarrassed

What type of strange spin.   Roll Eyes

I like to enter the fade from a vertical half axel.  Fly straight up the middle of the wind window. Do a half axel. The kite will be pointed nose down and the sail unloaded.  Perfect position to pull into the fade.


I was actually having the same issues this weekend with the SixthSense and the Fractured Axel method.  I literally also learned to start the half axel from a straight up entry also.  It seemed alot easier to execute initially from that position.  Once I started to get comfortable with the timings required I was able to go back to entering from a Fractured Axel when sweeping across the window or from any angle really.  The straight upwards position or from a very tight turning radius that ultimately ends upwards has given me the best results so far.  Good luck!
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2013, 04:08 PM »

Ara, in the long run, the crummy winds will make you more sensitive to the lines and you'll find that you can fly even better when you finally do find some smooth wind. Always look for the bright side...    Grin

Sure!  Grin

If it makes you feel any better here in Central Florida its not uncommon to have wind speeds and directions change multiple times within minutes.  Learning to Fade in my area can become a monster of frustration.  The winds will literally not cooperate at all.  Only when I give to the hour+ drives to either coasts do I get to enjoy the true pleasures of more steady winds and easier tricking!  I feel your pain sir...
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