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« on: August 08, 2013, 03:10 AM »

It's been a good couple of years since I was flying regularly, but happy to say that my interest has been piqued again recently.

Was always a hack flyer, but have been starting to work on tidying up my technique.  Was encouraged at the 'Trick Challenges' idea from NormP, but I seem to have missed that boat by a month or two. Sad

Anyways - was looking at some of the comments, etc. around Norm's Fade Challenge (tm) and thought about how to hit a fade using different methods, leading to a 'Break Stuff' type challenge idea sort of thing...

What moves you can 'fracture' to get into a fade.  Starting point would be a fractured axel, but then also fracturing a 540, slot, taz, etc.  How many different entries to a fade are there that aren't via pancake to fade?
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 04:19 AM »

You can do a flapjack to fade launch if you over rotate the lazy part of the flapjack, fracture a superstart, fracture a coin toss
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 05:40 AM »

You can do a flapjack to fade launch if you over rotate the lazy part of the flapjack, fracture a superstart, fracture a coin toss
Had neglected those... Had probably taken the cointoss and similar as axels - and was thinking of other belly-down flatspins.  Totally forgot to consider lazy variants.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 11:44 AM »

Some kites will let you fade from a spin axel.
 
I like enter from a nose up vertical half axel.  The kite does not pancake, the nose is pointed to the ground but the sail is unloaded and can be pulled into a fade.  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 05:25 PM »

It should be possible to hit a fade from a comete though i haven't seen anyone do it on film yet. Hmm, something to try.
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