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Author Topic: My New Student Franklin Learning how to fly Stunt Kites  (Read 1153 times)
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« on: November 03, 2013, 04:20 PM »

This is the third time I meet with Franklin. I've been teaching him for a week. He loves to fly Stunt kites and I am very proud of him. He is missing his 2 Hands and 2 Feet but that doesn't stops him from flying stunt kites.


We had little wind that day 1-2 mph winds. For him to fly, I let him use my AirWave zero kite. When the wind started to pick up 2-4 mph, we switched to my Silverfox 2.5 UL.

He did a very good job keeping both kites in the air considering the low wind conditions  Smiley

Franklin is from Venezuela the video titles are in Spanish but the this video talks for it self.

Franklin Mejias Volando Cometas de 2 cuerdas con muy poca briza



Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 02:40 AM »

Jorge,
its people like you that make this planet a great place to live!
Franklin is carving it up already,must be some good coaching going on.
Great post,thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 05:28 AM »

Thanks Alien:

I Thank God for giving me the chance to teach such a great kid.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 06:02 AM »

Consider the 'like' button pressed!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 06:30 AM »

Thanks Flying Fish.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 08:06 AM »

Super, Jorge!
This Excellent!
 Smiley

We will all be looking forward to following Franklin's progress.
Keep it up!
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 08:29 AM »

Inspiring,, Thank You
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 01:03 PM »

Brilliant! You are a great bloke Jorge.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2013, 03:14 PM »

Impressive. glad to see a new member of the kiting community.
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2013, 04:26 PM »

I want to Thank Everyone for your comments.  Smiley

He is learning fast. (Probably Stunt kite flying is like a therapy for him) Smiley

His parents are very proud of him with his progress. He started to accomplish things that he couldn't do before like standing up from the floor without any help.

I will keep you updated with his progress.

Thank You.
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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2013, 11:42 PM »

Great job, Jorge! Does he have his own kite?
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2013, 05:48 AM »

Yes. He has his own kite. He has a Premier Addiction
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2013, 09:15 AM »

Yes. He has his own kite. He has a Premier Addiction

Indeed he has now acquired a "premiere addiction" to kiting!  Wink

But this kite therapy sounds absolutely brilliant. Not only does it foster motor rehabilitation but it probably also enhances motivation, self esteem and a lot other benefits.

Well done Jorge.
It would be a great world if we could all use our knowledge and abilities to help others in this and similar ways.
Cheers!
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2013, 12:44 AM »

Thanks Ara Ararauna  Smiley
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