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« on: November 26, 2014, 10:36 AM »

A kite buddy asked me if I had any videos of my flying.

My answer was no, what I do doesn't attract much attention and nobody would really bother filming it. Lots of just flying around with some slow old school tricks every now and then.

The other day I found myself on a narrow beach with an SUL and short linset and thought I would probably be just doing some floaty tricks in the space available and it would show up OK in a video. So I propped up the iPhone and filmed for a couple of minutes. Just several kinds of flat spins, which is what the VP does best. I edited out the middle minute but kept the little two rotation pinwheel at the end.

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2014, 10:48 AM »


Great video, great flying ... hope to get out there someday and fly with you Allen.

-Frazer
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2014, 10:53 AM »

I believe we have a video that defines the term "AoxomoxoA".  I like this video - a lot.
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 11:01 AM »

So jealous of your flying location. I have lots of old skyburner/HQ kites... should probably take them out more.

Awesome
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 11:06 AM »

How do you get the video to show in the post?
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 11:26 AM »

sweet.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2014, 11:37 AM »

I am not worthy of my Vanishing Point.  Cry
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2014, 11:57 AM »

 Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh

Felt the Wind, smelled the Ocean, sounds are going to be nice to see and listen to again and again on this video...  What a spot to fly... looked beautiful.. Nice flying..  Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2014, 05:02 PM »

Allen,

So glad to see you got it back in the air,  after the swim in the ocean.

Absolutely Beautiful, and happy to see a PBSK getting some raves.

Couldn't have found a better home.

Good Winds,
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2014, 05:08 PM »

Hey Allen
How far apart is the vanishing point from Peters other kites?
I have flown a bad boy a bunch awhile back.... But it has been awhile....
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2014, 05:23 PM »

Bill, thank You for passing that gorgeous kite on to me. It's my main squeeze below 2mph.

Rob, the VP is the same sail size and shape as the Bad Boy, but made to the lightest available standard of the era. I've had a range of them made between 1996 and 2004 with different sail materials and frames. This one is a 2000 sail, a 2002 bridle and a modern Zero-Air frame. Like all the Bad Boy series its an excellent ballet kite in that it is very responsive. These kites accelerate out of a stall better than just about anything. Very nice speed control. It's a low aspect design, so not really too good for pancake to fade type flipping. Once in a fade it likes to stay there unless you have lots of altitude to pancake or roll out. That's the main advantage the Vapor had over the other '90s SULs. It was a bit more floppy.
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2014, 05:56 PM »

What about compared to Peter's earlier kites?
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2014, 06:41 PM »

slow and floaty   Grin
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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2014, 06:41 PM »

The only earlier kite that was widely distributed was the Air Master (later called the AM). The Bad Boy/VP was the next step in evolution then the Wild Child and WindWhip/AerZero. Then the Warrior and Stiletto. Then a few oddballs towards the end.
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2014, 06:49 PM »

Wow...wonderful flying at an amazing flying place!
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