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« on: September 29, 2013, 06:24 PM »

I watch some videos on YT and still do not get it.

Can someone please explain?

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 10:54 AM »

I watch some videos on YT
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I don't know if you have already seen it, but if you go to the Benson kites site - Media- videos and scroll through the videos list there is the K2000 how to from the 'Trick or treat' video which is probably the clearest tutorial for the K2000.



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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 03:36 PM »

First, learn the flap jack.  Once you get that down the k2000 is easier since its basically the flap jack without the flap.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 03:40 PM »

... the flap jack without the flap.

So it's ... jack   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 06:53 AM »

Isn't it a backspin from the ground.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 07:46 AM »

Isn't it a backspin from the ground.

no, a lazy susan
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2013, 08:37 AM »

Isn't it a backspin from the ground.
no, a lazy susan
... from a deeeep turtle. So deep in fact the leading edge is underneath the kite and resting on the ground.

this move can put a lot of stress on the kite, so best not to learn it on an ultralight.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 11:13 AM »

Start with the kite positioned with nose facing you and lines going over the back of the kite.

Lift one wing, so that it is 'in the air' and the other is on the ground.   I also like to have the wing on the ground closer to me - this usually happens automatically.

Pull the wing on the ground while slacking the other.  It does not have to be hard, but you want enough that the kite will rotate one time.  Once you pop it (while slacking the other) slack the popping hand as well in order to allow the kite to rotate.

Once it has gone around one (a lazy susan), then pull both lines equally to either fly off or land.

Good luck!  This one is pretty easy once you get it.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2013, 11:38 AM »

A few times....

I've gotten another partial rotation and then flipped the kite into a fade.

That's from one initial pull until the pull to fade move.
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2013, 01:40 PM »

Rising Backspin from the ground is called a Tornado.

Isn't it a backspin from the ground.
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2013, 12:37 PM »

Tom,

Thank you, thank you, for your explanation.  As someone who has had the Benson "Trick or Treat" video for years, and must have watched it for many hours, I never did understand what Tim was doing.  - When I tried it in the field, bad things happened, usually involving burying the kite in the earth from the "flick" to the side whose leading edge was resting on the ground. - Hadn't appreciated what should be going on until you posted.  - i.e. the tilt of the lower wing should be similar to that which works in a Lazy Susan.
(....I'm afraid several of Tim's video explanations baffle me, even for tricks I can do.)
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