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« on: September 23, 2009, 08:20 PM »

How is the 2 point landing done and where in the wind window should it/can it be done?
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 10:17 PM »

best explanation i have read is that it is a 1/2 axle at the bottom of a dive. best to practice off the ground a bit>> http://www.youtube.com/user/DPmama74#play/uploads/29/9Upiew4OxpQ maybe the original author will chime in he is great at breaking down tricks hope this helps KO
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009, 11:04 PM »

May you have better luck at getting this one down than I have - I am  finally getting it, but it has taken a long time.

I'd first work on getting the half-axel and snap-lazy down pat if you don't have them already.

Easiest 2-pt is just straight down and then half-axel to the ground.

The sideways one is harder - I can't do that one yet.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 08:06 AM »

The sideways one is just a rolling susan type input from which you pull out before it gets all the way into the turtle.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009, 08:11 AM »

How is the 2 point landing done and where in the wind window should it/can it be done?

It can be done anywhere in the window.  And it's one of a few tricks that gets better as the wind increases.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 08:53 AM »

Check out Reid Wolcott at Summer Heat 2009 on youtube for some 2pt landings anywhere in the window.  The music has been pulled so you don't get the feel for the 'punch' these landing give to the routine.  After Reid's performance, I heard several people talk about going out and practicing nothing but landings.  Sounds like a plan.  After 3 years at this, I still struggle with getting kite on the ground (in a controlled fashion) ;-)

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 09:01 AM »

Yeap, aggree with you Dave.  Reid blew me away with his landings at WSIKF too!!! Anywhere in the window and whenever he want it according to the music, WOW indeed!!

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 09:38 AM »

Enjoy, to music -
Reid Wolcott Dual Line Ballet at Summer Heat 1st Place


The first time I ran into Reid it was by accident at my flying field.  Wind was in the high teens and he was aggressively putting it down all over the window - pretty amazing to watch.
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009, 10:29 AM »

How is the 2 point landing done and where in the wind window should it/can it be done?

It can be done anywhere in the window.  And it's one of a few tricks that gets better as the wind increases.

Better..... or more dramatic?  Shocked


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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009, 11:58 AM »

Better..... or more dramatic?  Shocked

Better, more dramatic, and easier IMO once you have the technique down.  Higher wind=more momentum, which makes the kite plant more forcefully (which is a good thing), particularly if you're approaching from a downward angle.

Few things are as basic, useful, and attention-getting as a powerful snap 2-point landing.
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 05:02 PM »

at about 1:32 he does a quick spin to 2 pt i find this to be the easiest method to plant my kite the spin de-powers the kite a bit not as dramatic but not as expensive either
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 06:43 PM »

at about 1:32 he does a quick spin to 2 pt i find this to be the easiest method to plant my kite the spin de-powers the kite a bit not as dramatic but not as expensive either

A snap 2 point landing is not expensive.  You learn it in light winds and then can appreciate it in stronger winds.

No point in babying a kite.
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2009, 07:04 PM »

dang that is cool.

I need to learn that one soon. I always have problems getting the kite to land. On the other hand, I am getting better at ground recovery, but that probably makes sense.

BTW, what music was that, it was pretty cool.

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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2009, 07:26 PM »

at about 1:32 he does a quick spin to 2 pt i find this to be the easiest method to plant my kite the spin de-powers the kite a bit not as dramatic but not as expensive either

A snap 2 point landing is not expensive.  You learn it in light winds and then can appreciate it in stronger winds.

No point in babying a kite. Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2009, 09:27 PM »

i guess this calls for a duel! choose your weapon generally i would use the fearless but for this i choose THE EXILE  ON  GUARD
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