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« on: July 05, 2015, 10:24 AM »

Guess who is all thumbs but finally learned how to axel....



Got one by accident the other day on short lines, went out today with light winds so I had it easy keeping it in a stall...was able to do a whole lot of them (some a lot uglier than others)...So excited I'm thinking about just taking tomorrow off and flying all day!

 Cheesy    Bring on the Cometes and 540s!   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 10:57 AM »

Ahhh grasshopper.

Your journey has begun.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 02:07 PM »

Outstanding!  The addiction deepens  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2015, 10:40 AM »

Congrats, man! Very cool accomplishment!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2015, 02:06 AM »

Congratulations and well done.  Cool

Always impress by those you can teach themselves.

Ahhh grasshopper.

Your journey has begun.  Smiley


I could never do an axel on my own. Ten years later,  Chilese show me how.

Thanks John. 
 
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2015, 06:01 PM »

Thanks for the encouragement!

I don't feel like I learned it "on my own"--I spent plenty of time watching videos...Dodd's; Jorge's; Mama74's; and many others.  Visualization is the hard part.  BTW, I think kite videos for instruction should use kites with a color scheme like a NikNak:  split half and half. Sometimes it's so hard to tell if the kite is rotating away or towards!

Next up, I want to master the half axel!  There's a good flyer in town who might be able to help me with it...
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2015, 08:23 PM »

Sounds like you are on the path. Best of luck and let us know how its progressing  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2015, 07:41 AM »

I may know that guy...  Wink

Thanks for the encouragement!

I don't feel like I learned it "on my own"--I spent plenty of time watching videos...Dodd's; Jorge's; Mama74's; and many others.  Visualization is the hard part.  BTW, I think kite videos for instruction should use kites with a color scheme like a NikNak:  split half and half. Sometimes it's so hard to tell if the kite is rotating away or towards!

Next up, I want to master the half axel!  There's a good flyer in town who might be able to help me with it...
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