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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 06:58 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2018, 09:16 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2018, 01:57 PM »

You need to have equal flying lines. Check them regularly. It really helped me for learning flic-flacs.
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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2018, 04:33 PM »

A cool and collected mind so that you can try a trick until you get it.
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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2018, 11:47 PM »

A flying location that doesnít require serious effort and time to reach. 

In the same way that midichlorians are crucial to a Jediís strength, so too is geography a main factor in the learning curve for any kite flyer.  A month on a beach or coast or flat prairie = several years inland.
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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2018, 12:21 PM »

You can also extend your arms forward to create slack.
Here is an example of arm extension and sometimes a bump forward to complete trick.

https://youtu.be/Ep2-lkMfWH
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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2018, 02:54 PM »

I was just about to write 'efficient "basic" tricks' in high winds.
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But too much slack is as bad as not enough, the key to everything is slack-line-management.

The kite needs just enough slack to complete the rotation/transition - nothing more.

Tom's right about the half-axle and once you have nice cascades tho you've pretty much cracked it.

-Frazer

A lot of people dont realize that a half axel, and other basic maneuvers, can be done in 1 input, and letting the kite tense up the lines will cause the 2nd input to take care of itself. When I can nail the first one in high winds, the rest of the 'warming back up into flying,' as I dont fly often anymore, dwindles away.
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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2018, 10:13 AM »

A lot of times you need to walk forward during a trick in order to keep slack in the lines so the kite can finish the rotation you started.  I see people learning a trick doing all the right inputs but then the lines become taut thus stopping any rotation.  Slack needs to be managed.
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