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« on: February 20, 2014, 07:55 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 11:48 PM »

Not this debate again.  There are no french flic flacs in this vid at all.  The french flic flac AKA flip flop is a back flip to front flip combo and the only video I know of that has proper french flic flacs in it is of either Sean Tinkham or Alex herzog on a viper that I think was taken at KP but I can't find it.  I'll post it up when I do or someone else may have a link already.

The how to is "from vertical flight you either enter into a turtle/backflip, pull both lines allowing the kite to flip 180 degrees to the belly down nose forward or front flip position, then into a backflip again. Repeat ad nauseum for multiple flip flops.  The alternate is to hit the front flip first then back flip.  That is the original french flic flac definition.  What is in the video is a version of the flic flac that is over rotated done at first because some kites required it to be able to flic flac. This has become the "new" french flic flac, over rotated flic flac, AVFFF and a host of other argued names for it.

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 12:29 AM »

Here is the video I was looking for.

http://www.vipersportkites.com/Videos/vendetta%20.avi
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 03:55 AM »

Dodd's flight school has the flic flac in it at the beginning of this link.

Dodd's Sport Kite Flight School Flip Group


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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 07:12 AM »

I forgot about Dodds vid. Perfect example of how you had to over rotate the flare for some kites.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014, 09:28 AM »

Here are some nice ones right in the beginning. 

Fearless Light Sept 2011 on Vimeo


I wish I could fly like that!  Smiley
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