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« on: July 27, 2009, 08:41 PM »

The Insync in hot July Las Vegas weather flys and turns normally when the wind get to about 6 mph (I got about 2 minutes in before the wind started dropping).

Then the wind kept slowly dropping. My kite order went:

Insync, Opium, Mojo UL, Inner Space

I got a 3 revolution Taz Machine more than once on both the Mojo UL and the Inner Space SUL. That includes flying out of the trick at the end. Huh

The odd thing to me was that both of these excellent kites started out nose high (per the RG tutorial), but within 1 revolution the kites flattened out and rolled a bit toward the center of rotation and looked very much like a kite doing a pinwheel, only in reverse. I hadn't noticed this before with the weighted Widow Maker UL last week.

My thanks to Jim Byrne for opening the door by writing how UL kites seem well suited to the TM.

John Chilese: Las Vegas, NV
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 03:54 AM »

Please...get Bambi to video one of these three rotation Taz machines.  That's damn tasty soundin!


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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 07:40 AM »

I started doing 540's with ease on the Benson Inner Space. My favorite is the Fade - if the wind is pure and just right ... you can one hand hold a fade for SEVERAL minutes. Its an ego thing with me ...  Cool Cool Cool

In my kite inventory of Dual Line Kites: Sixth Sense (UL); Benson - Inner Space; L'Atelier xt.z.; Fearless-Tatto (SSUL), Sea Devil - UL Custom (modernized SUL version to Fearless), Fearless - SUL, Light, Light-Vent; Transformer-2 SUL, Light, Vent, GPS -SUL, Light and UNIQUE Light/4 Panel Vent-design
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 08:06 AM »

Backspin cascade!  Smiley

I can get it pretty reliably now, particularly on the SUL.  Got 4 in a row last night - very fun trick.

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