Wind Conditions makes a difference

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wagsboyz:

I have been flying at a grass park just a short distance from the ocean.  I never realized what seemed to be short sand dunes between the water and the park would create such a disturbance in the wind.   After trying to do tricks especially the Lacobs Ladder in the park and not getting it very regular, I moved down onto the sand.  The first attempt at the JL amazingly was quite easy.  I had been having difficulty with losing altitude in the turtle quickly in the park and down by the water I was actually getting the turtle to rise.

After flying by the water I moved back to the park and put on longer lines 120' to get up higher to see where the wind was not as disturbed by the sand dunes and low and behold the JL was there.  The only problem was that with the altitude came some issues primarily neck pain looking up.

Choice of flying locations is obviously key.  I have always thought the park I usually fly in was a perfect spot but I now think that if I want to trick I need to rethink where to fly. Nothing like unbstructed wind.

Thanks NP

Bob D:

Flying with the wind coming off the ocean is the best. I miss Liberty State Park in Jersey City when the wind came off the ocean through the Verazzano Narrows. Now I have to settle for what I can get in upstate NY. It's possible to fly almost anyplace but it's always nice when you have a place that's wide open.

Trip:

I always loved the multitude of trees in the Eastern part of Texas... until I started flying kites. Finding a field that's not surrounded by a line of trees is almost impossible. The trees block the wind in an area that suffers from dirty wind anyway. Probably why my favorite flying line is 100' or more. 

I haven't flown on the beach yet. When I do, I probably won't ever leave. I'll probably just dehydrate right there... dieing, but extremely happy.  :D

Captainbob:

Quote from: Trip on August 12, 2014, 07:13 AM
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I always loved the multitude of trees in the Eastern part of Texas... until I started flying kites. Finding a field that's not surrounded by a line of trees is almost impossible. The trees block the wind in an area that suffers from dirty wind anyway. Probably why my favorite flying line is 100' or more. 

I haven't flown on the beach yet. When I do, I probably won't ever leave. I'll probably just dehydrate right there... dieing, but extremely happy.  :D

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+1    ;)

wagsboyz:

The park is a great place to fly but now I understand why my flying wasn't really progressing.  Some tricking was possible but not great wind for combo type tricks.  I have now been down to the water a couple of times and what a difference.

The first time I saw my Widow Maker UL rise in the turtle instead of fall to the ground I was amazed and pulled of a pretty good looking JL.  Other tricks that worked were the flick flack and I did a couple of back spins.  The fade was rock steady and I was able to get a couple of wraps from the fade but I need to practice the unroll for the AVFFF.

See ya this weekend Norm I'm sure you can hep with the AVFFF.

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