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« on: June 09, 2014, 05:18 PM »

hey fellow kiters,
i saw mark reed in one of his dvd's do a full 360 degree rotation,meaning he walked in a 360 degree circle with this kite! = wow Cheesy
can this be done with any brand kite or lite wind only ?
gotta keep the kite low ?,any other tricks to doing one ?
have alot of you guys tried this trick before ?
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 05:52 PM »

A 360 is pretty much dead easy in no wind, with a very light kite. Any wind at all makes it harder. The more wind, the faster you have to move away from it

Indoors it's like a parking move. When you need to stop thinking about what the kite is doing aand plan your next moves, you just start walking it in a 360
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 06:14 PM »

I did it once. That was enough  I prefer to walk forward and backward if I absolutely have to
Have fun Kurt
ps Marco used to do it all of the time .That was all the exercise I needed
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have fun kurt
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 07:54 PM »

I'm with Kurt on this topic...
Once was enough for me too.   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 08:24 PM »

I've never made a full 360 rotation with a dual but could do it all day with a Rev. It definitely is a light to no wind trick. Unless you're prepared to run! It's a stall, with a little direction. You are pulling it around in a circle. If you can stall and side slide your kite decently, that's pretty much all you need. Not sure about the "don't take faster steps, take bigger ones" advice yet. Haven't tried that. When I fly my Rev Indoor outside it is just a s-l-o-w walk around.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 08:52 PM »

thanks for your info fella's! Wink
i reackon it looks pretty cool when its done!
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 08:58 PM »

how much you "run" is relative to the kite. First there has to be no wind then if you can keep the kite in the air walking backwards then you just do it in a circle.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014, 09:13 PM »

In zero wind your 4d or your pdsul are great kites for 360s. 4d on short lines, pd on long ones. In really still air you can pretty easily walk a pdsul around on 100' lines.
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014, 09:18 PM »

In zero wind your 4d or your pdsul are great kites for 360s. 4d on short lines, pd on long ones. In really still air you can pretty easily walk a pdsul around on 100' lines.
cool,thanks thats good to know mate! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 10:51 PM »

It was a 360 degree side slide and wasn't it John Welden who was the flyer performing the trick?

360s are hard enough.  I can barely side slide, so this is one trick that is beyond any of my realistic expectations.
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2014, 05:27 AM »

seconding Allen on this one. The PDSUL is my dead wind night fly kite. At events with crowds when you walk a 360 on 75-100ft lines, the looks you get are astounding haha. Works like a charm.
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 07:05 AM »

It was a 360 degree side slide and wasn't it John Welden who was the flyer performing the trick?

360s are hard enough.  I can barely side slide, so this is one trick that is beyond any of my realistic expectations.

Yes, the 360 side slide is the trick to die for. 360s aren't too hard (after 2 I'm winded) but the 360 side slide... no bobbles...   WOW !
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014, 07:07 AM »

I have a few videos regarding 360s:

1st with the scalpel sul speedkite Smiley

https://vimeo.com/51822427

And 2nd with the Wraith indoor kite, it shows a lot of of nice and "simple" no wind stuff you can also do outside. including a 360er sideslide.

https://vimeo.com/82510838
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 08:42 AM »

In very light wind, 360s are a great way to gain ground. Some very floaty kites can be glided back down wind if you've backed up too far on the field, but heavier kites don't glide much and you need to either land and walk the kite back down wind or use some energy to fly it back upwind.
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