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Author Topic: 2 Point Landing - Dual line kite  (Read 3175 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2013, 03:22 PM »


I don't like this method based on getting the kite into a turtle and then pulling to land the two tips. I find it quite "dirty" in the sense that it does not look like a polished trick.
I prefer the one based on a "half-axel". It looks sharp even when not 100% well executed.


If you're comparing the two videos in this thread, it's sort of like apples and oranges. The first one is in very low wind and the second in very high wind. A snap landing in high wind is not really an elegant thing, but once you get the hang of it, its very handy.
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2013, 11:30 AM »

I appreciate all of the input.  I've been practicing the 'half axle' approach which seems to be the easiest to do so far.  I'm not as sharp yet but I'll keep practicing. 

It's the timing that I'm working on.  Getting the feel of when it's right to perform the trick is elusive.  I've done a lot of floating and a few good snap landings.  I'll keep practicing.

I'll report in as I get better.  I have a competition in September and want to be able to put this in my ballet. Kiss
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2013, 11:42 AM »


I'll report in as I get better.  I have a competition in September and want to be able to put this in my ballet. Kiss

Excellent idea!  There are few things more universally impressive to both flyers and non-flyers alike than a solid landing or tip stab.
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2013, 06:47 PM »

I was out in some high wind recently, and it was too hard to practice tricks that require slack (I'm not a big fan of running), so I decided to practice some landings. 2 point landings, tip stands (some stabs), that kind of thing. The higher wind made it easier in some respects, but things also happen a lot faster. I find it important to accelerate towards the ground (pull back on the lines...), and release pressure suddenly when you reach the ground.
So here's what I came up with...

Flying the Tekken in some HEAVY wind...


Yes, the wind was a little high, that's a full vent Tekken DOA buzzing around like a Micron at times. It was possible to get some tricks at the edge, but not much before the kite powered up.
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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2013, 01:06 PM »

Yes, the wind was a little high, that's a full vent Tekken DOA buzzing around like a Micron at times. It was possible to get some tricks at the edge, but not much before the kite powered up.

I can see you only had time for one JL as the wind move your kite from the edge to center of the wind window.


Always love kites that make some noise.  Grin

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