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« on: March 30, 2014, 05:27 PM »

Flew my Prism Quantum today.... wind was gusty or nothing, but I'm not complaining. This is the second time I've flown a stunt kite. Looking forward to many more.   -Trip  Cheesy

Second Time To Fly - Still A Novice

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 05:58 PM »

Anyone who uses Rare Earth for a soundtrack is okay in my book.  Smiley

Thanks for showing me the joy of kite flying.

And you're already doing downward turns. clapclapclapclapclapclapclap

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 06:03 PM »

I just gotta say awesome slide and tip stab at 3min mark!!!!!   Cool

looks like you,ve got the bug! nice flying and good music too.

I am pretty new myself so other people are better for information.  I have a quantum also and it is a heavy kite and needs wind. Dont get discouraged. You may want to plan on a lighter wind kite also.

work on keeping your hands a bit lower and smaller movements... like you have handcuffs on and are trying to imitate a train with your hands(do not make the chugga noise on the field... people will call the cops).  The only other thing i would do is working on getting nice 90 and 180 turns. It is just getting use to the momentum and releasing at the the proper time. then tug both at the same time to shoot out of the turn!

Have fun and welcome aboard!!!

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 04:31 AM »

Thanks Jim.... I'll take any or all advice. I started out flying the quantum with a handle but switched to the wrist straps. And you're right... the quantum is a little heavier than I thought it would be. I plan to buy a 4D or NikNak later on when funds become available and I get a little more experience.

Rare Earth is one of my favs chilese. Especially when you couple it with the buzz of a kite.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 04:50 AM »

Looks like you're getting the hang of it!  As trigger said, try and keep your arms down as you'll find it easier to control the kite. I don't know if anyone has pointed you towards Dodd Gross's 'Flight school' yet, if not have a look at these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BxVhl3Z3ao

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbxWySL5MRk

I wouldn't rush into getting a 4D or Niknak too soon - they are both specialist low wind, fragile kites that fly best in < 5mph and need a little experience to get the best from them. The Quantum is a bit of heavy beast ( but tough) so maybe a lighter 'standard' with a good wind range would be a good next move. We'll soon have you with a bag (s) full of kites! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 05:27 AM »

I going to second triggers comments, but you most certainly have the bug. Looks good. The thing I appreciated the most actually was the launch and the use of your legs when you were flying.

Keeping the hands down and elbow more inward will help you immensely. When you start really beating around a kite in high winds, you'll notice that if you keep staying in the hand position you are, your arms are going to start either not being efficient (you can move more if you pull the lines down and backwards, as opposed to up and in towards your chest. you can move farther behind your both if you pull down and back! Up just results in hitting yourself in the sternum hehe) or starting to hurt quite a bit. Keep your hands just a bit down by where your belt would be, or at a relaxed angle. I also turn a little bit by rotation my hips just the slightest bit. I find it keeps my lower body relaxed and more prone to moving around more to even sail pressure on the kite.

Thanks again for posting. Keep it up!
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 07:01 PM »

Nice flying...  Smiley You've got great advice from trigger, Hadge, and adx1592.  Smiley Smiley Smiley

you mentioned the kite feels on the heavy side.  Embarrassed

you can fix it with a bridal adjustment.
try setting the tow points towards the nose of the kite ( about 1/2 inch). This should make the kite fly better in lower wind conditions (3-5 mph) and in higher wind conditions will help release the wind pressure on the kite. This will also make the kite turn a bit slower too.  Smiley

Like Hadge mentioned. Watch Dodd Gross's 'Flight school' videos

you can also go to his FB. Group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/130128430491237/ and be a member.


Would like to see new videos in the near future with your progress  Smiley

Keep it up



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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 09:17 PM »

That's awesome for the second time flying! It's obvious from the video that you're developing some good instincts. Loved the side slide!
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2014, 11:24 AM »

Thanks guys!

Hadge, I appreciate the video links... the ones I've watched so far have been very helpful especially on the bridle adjustment.

adx, thanks for the suggestions. I didn't know I was holding my hands and arms in the air that high till I made that video. I'll work on it.

 
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