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« on: May 25, 2015, 06:23 PM »

Flying low pass to the ground, but instead havng the leading edge perpendicular to the gound,   it makes an 45/60 degreee angle with one end of the leading edge sliding on the ground.
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 06:51 PM »

Is this a leading edge launch?  You apply the line tension to keep the kite sliding along rather than launching.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 07:21 PM »

OK.  I will try.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 06:16 AM »

The Rev can move in any direction. Just practice it higher up.
When hovering/moving perpendicular to the ground, you pull the upper side in to give a bit of lift.

To move 45 degrees, you must think vectors. You need to move forward (which will be into the ground), and add some upwards motion (the upwards side slide) to compensate.

If we say you are moving left to right, kite tilted like this: / pull your left hand in a bit, this will cause kite to move up and right. Then add a little forward speed to move sideways and down (neutralizing the up).

Hovering is a basic skill you need to practice with the kite in any orientation. When you can do that, start moving in random directions while keeping the heading. I am still working on hover, especially inverted hover, but from the easy hovers (left/rigt/up) I can slide up/down/sideways and diagonal.


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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2015, 09:49 AM »

Keep in mind that the loops from the horizontal part of the bridle crosses over the top of those end caps, so be prepared to at least replace the horizontal of the bridle especially on the sul's bridle. The vertical bridle pieces should be fine. I'd fly in the air rather than scrapping the kite across the ground. Your kites are too nice for that maneuver. Even trying scrap the kite across water will be very harsh on the kite especially when learning how to, then having to pull it in from being under water.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 03:56 AM »

on a frozen pond would be the easiest to learn/best spot to practice!
https://www.facebook.com/harold.james.169/videos/vb.100000466953886/1074442572581298/?type=3&theater

In this case the action of flight is not desired, so the lower wing is forced into the ice and movements are initiated with the "wrong hand" for lack of a better description.  It feels pretty weird in the beginning too.
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 07:50 PM »

I found this video helpful by John Barresi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLNAbOiyU6Q
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