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Author Topic: Skyburner day at the Beach  (Read 523 times)
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« on: June 21, 2014, 05:05 PM »

Haven't been to the Beach this summer.  The road to the Beach is under heavy construction.  Anytime after 5:00pm is a nightmare of driving. Normal 20 mins.  turns in 45 mins. Winter tore the road to crumbling holes... Found an alternative the other day...

Capt. America goes swimming and some "Snap Stalls" with double axels with Solus std.  Also Solus Ul and my Pro Dancer Dragon Ul... Fly's like an arrow...
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 06:15 PM »

What's this ProDancer Dragon ? Nice looking kite ! Those axels & double axels are looking r-e-a-l-l-y good...
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 06:54 AM »

Nice stalls. Haven't gotten enough gumption to put mine in the water yet.    Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 08:34 AM »

Dipping in water 101 ....

The water at the Beach is still cold.  You can see the guy in the background shivering  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy.  The lake is taking more time to warm this summer. I wasn't in the mood to go walking to get the kite.  When the wind is out of the North I can fly over the water.  Out of the south.  It's wind heaven. 

Trip first thing you have to think is "...What's the worse that can happen?  Kite goes in the water and you have to wad out to get it.  Once your committed to that it's easy.

The other day was stupid of me to dip at the park.  Water sucks there it's a drain.  But at the Beach...
The wind out of the north for me usually is high and bouncy. So caution is needed.  Have to land the kite straight.  If you crash DON'T PANIC !!!!  The kite will sink and a few seconds later will float back up to the top.  (Also give a tug on the lines sometimes it will just fly out after floating to the top.)
MOST Important.  KNOW HOW TO SWIM .... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Dipping is fun... scary at first then fun.  Besides it flips people out who watch...

Also remember the water is shallow and nothing to worry about...  If the kite gets wet..fly it around till it dry's and stops making noise ..
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 04:54 PM »

Nice double Axles. Now that I have the same kite need to learn them. Today managed to try my Solus. it was a bit windy... and didn't want to break it in my first day. I did manage to make some nice moves with it before the wind got to gusty.

Working on the video. soon I'll post it.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 10:26 AM »

Nice instruction, Vertigo. Thanks for the Water 101. I guess if one can get in the shower with their kite for cleaning, it certainly won't mind taking a dip at the beach. I'll take the plunge next time I'm flying at a beach.

Looking forward to the video, Jorge.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 05:54 PM »

Hi Trip:

I tried once to fly over the water. For some reason my arms didn't want to follow my instruction  I was so afraid of the water that not a single trick came out of my kite. I guess is like Vertigo explains. once I get my kite wet for the first time all that fear will be over.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 10:46 AM »

Since I don't live near a beach, I'll have to settle for dipping mine into a lake. As long as the water's not too deep.  Cheesy

None-the-less, thanks guys for getting me over the water fear... psychologically anyway.
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