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« on: June 08, 2014, 11:09 PM »

hey guys,
this might sound a lame dumb a$$ stupid thing but i always get a sore lower back after 10-15 mins of flying and as i do not do tricks,just pattern flying was wandering your thoughts on sitting down while flying ?
i could buy a swivel light weight office chair on wheels and and just use the seat part,get rid of the back rest to cut down on weight transport/manageability e.c.t
i wonder if this could be possble ?
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 11:45 PM »

The wind has to be stronger than normal when one flies sitting down.

Did it myself when I had an Achilles tendon injury many years ago.

I've seen several other people fly seated also.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 11:54 PM »

The wind has to be stronger than normal when one flies sitting down.

Did it myself when I had an Achilles tendon injury many years ago.

I've seen several other people fly seated also.  Smiley
hi john,well thats good to know! Wink
may be i buy myself a seat of some sort and give it a go!
if i were into slack line tricks this would not be possible but seeing i just fly loops/patterns should be ok to take a seat and enjoy the ride,lol! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 04:12 AM »

Try it...remember that you will be limiting your physical movement ability.....so if you need to give a lot of slack quickly instead of running forward just drop your lines....
My old shop had a yearly workshop with a handicap school.... The guys loved it. We even had one guy who flew by holding a specialized rod in his mouth to control the kite...
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 04:59 AM »

Would a seat strapped to the back of a golf cart count....?

There are some back support straps that might help. The ones the people at Bunnings wear. Also try some core strengthening exercises. Got to take care of your back.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 05:10 AM »

I know of people who fly from those motorize scooters as they cannot easily walk around. However, keep in mind that talking a few steps forward and/or backward is part of flying stunt kites.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 05:19 AM »

Flying a Rev while seated is no problem.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 09:54 AM »

Flying a Rev while seated is no problem.


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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 10:20 AM »

this movie (not mine) is impressive (includes a crazycopter, yofade, deadlaunch, ...):

Laid back kite flyingSE.wmv






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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2014, 11:38 AM »

yes ... I occasionally crossed to the dark side

 
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2014, 09:50 AM »

The way James & I were flying, you've still got a free hand for a beverage.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2014, 09:17 PM »

well i may just consider buying a a swivel light weight office chair on wheels and try it out!
thanks for the ideas guys! Wink
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2014, 09:19 PM »

A lot of people bring camp chairs to the field (usually for taking a break or sitting around and chatting though).  You can see several examples in the pictures posted above.  They are pretty easy to fold up and transport, although I can see how the armrests could potentially get in the way if you are trying to fly a dualie.  Not sure what would be the advantage of using an office chair with wheels, because I don't think you will be able to use them to move around on a beach or grass field. 
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2014, 10:31 PM »

wont be getting a seat with arm chairs to get in the way.
also the "swivel" chair idea is you can follow the kite the edge of the window and back.
as for the wheels may need to fit large wheels to the office chair to be of any use!
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2014, 11:27 PM »

We called them sheepherder stools, the original folding chairs. Three legged stools. You can still find traditional ones with leather seats and wooden legs and modern versions using aluminium and cordura. Even ones with a back. They won't have arms so you're not impeding your arm movement and they will force you to naturally sit more upright in a better posture, that is on one of these you tend to sit upright with your feet back under you. A tall enough one would make the transition from sitting to standing pretty easy. One of them might take enough weight off to ease your lower back pains while not encouraging continued poor posture. In the position you sit on them you will continue leaning and twisting to some extent which will help strengthen your lower back muscles and abs, hopefully soon you'll find you don't need it anymore. The Travelchair looks pretty nice and inexpensive.

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