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« on: June 02, 2014, 01:19 AM »

hi ya all,
just wanted your thoughts on your favorite stunt kite trick you like to do and practise?
tell us a bit about the trick and how to do the trick for us novices ?
which kite model/brand do you find the best for all these tricks ?
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 02:45 PM »

The next one I Finally learn to do correctly!!!  Cheesy Grin Cheesy Roll Eyes
But I do like the Insane Grin and the Fade is always cool at the beach in perfect wind. Cool

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 03:35 PM »

the one I just learnt how to do!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 05:54 PM »

Inverted hover on a Rev and any stall on a dual. Watching a kite flying around then instantly stop, motionless to me is hypnotic to watch.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 07:31 PM »

Jacob's Ladder; all day long....
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 09:17 PM »

Half Axle, when done at high speed and perfectly flat.  Looks way kewl!  Just wish I could do them like that consistently. LOL
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 09:52 PM »

Comete - it's so satisfying to see the kite react to each input.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2014, 10:05 PM »

I have been working on the fade to backspin and slacking the lines to induce a roll up.  I am getting more consistent at it but some of the coolest moves seem to happen by accident.  ( Good Video on Benson Kites site)

To initiate a fade start with the axle and while the kite is rolling over pull the nose under to flip the kite on its back into the fade.  While in the fade pull one line to back spin and if you get it right you can continue to pull the same line and keep the back spin going.  Giving slack with the kite either pointing at you or away give slack and a roll up can occur.  Pulling both lines should unroll.

Not sure if the manuever has a name but it can be pretty cool.  I find if things don't go well that just letting go of both lines works to bring the kite down to the ground easy.

The other thing I work on is landing manuevers.  Close to the ground and in different locations in the window.  It is great to be able to land when ever and where ever you want.  IMHO the most important thing to learn right after takeoff.  Gotta land

Great videos on youtube and Kite Mfgs. sites

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2014, 12:58 AM »

thanks all for your replies!
so how do you learn about doing these tricks ?
what brand/model kites are you doing these tricks with?
my next kite i was thinkin of buying a sky burner widow maker,i now have on the way for the low wind crap days a pro dancer!
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2014, 04:38 AM »

The Widow Maker is a great all around kite. It's got a great wind range and it's very forgiving. If I only had to have one kite that would be the one.
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2014, 06:48 AM »

My favorite trick without a doubt is a super flat and floaty Taz in about 3-4mph. Love it

WM's a good choice!
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2014, 07:52 AM »

A super flat slow 540 about a foot off the deck.

Most modern kites don't do nice 540s and such, but a PDSUL can do nice looking flat spins. It would not be the kite to learn them on and they don't come easy.

Side slides are another trick that is continually satisfying. The PDSUL gives these away, so you're in luck there.
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2014, 09:01 AM »

My favorite trick without a doubt is a super flat and floaty Taz in about 3-4mph. Love it

WM's a good choice!

+1 .... or maybe a comete  Cool
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2014, 09:26 AM »

thanks all for your replies!
so how do you learn about doing these tricks ?
what brand/model kites are you doing these tricks with?
my next kite i was thinkin of buying a sky burner widow maker,i now have on the way for the low wind crap days a pro dancer!

Start with the axel and build from there.

Learning ground trick is also a nice place to start (you will spend a lot of time on the ground) and some of the tricks are easy to learn the inputs with the kite sitting on the ground vs. flying through the air.
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2014, 10:02 AM »

Deadlaunch.
Seriously, that is the trick most pimped out speedkites do better then any other kite on the market.
Heck, for some it is the only way to get them into the air at all.
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