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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2009, 10:31 PM »

aha - VF14 is right around the corner! 
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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2009, 11:12 PM »

In my experience of a few kites I've flown, kites that go deep and hang around in a turtle (e.g. Cosmic, Organic, R-Sky Next) are a little bit more difficult to do a proper snappy looking 2 point landing. The window of opportunity to pull out of a Turtle is a little bit harder since if you don't pull out of the turtle into the landing before it goes too deep it'll just pause and float around in a turtle near the ground. Kites that go super deep in a turtle and do lifters are the worst of the bunch.

Conversely, kites that do 2 point landings pretty well would be kites that can drop on their backs pretty effectively and efficient but not get stucked in a turtle at any point in time. Nirvana, Widow Maker, are some examples.

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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2009, 01:26 PM »

Here's a potential tip - I was just out for an hour or so and I am finally doing these much better than I have in the past.

I can do them as what I would call a straight-down half-axel, but they just don't hit the ground with conviction.

When I started thinking of doing them as a straight-down snap-lazy, it just works much better.  I think  the main difference is that I am  not doing any sort of setup (top wing back a bit) like I often do with the half-axel. I just pop one while slacking the other and then pull the slacked hand back all in a flash.

Hope this helps, it helped me.

Also, thanks for the tip Will, I also managed to starting getting a feeling for the sideways 2 pt.

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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2009, 09:39 PM »

An alternative to the pull/slack/slack method:

Pull/Pull - Pull one line to turn the kite up when near the ground, then pull the other to drive the the tip into the ground, slack when needed either by stepping forward or just throwing some slack.

This method helps to keep the kite from landing on its back.

The more I think, about this one, the more it seems to be Pull/Pull/Pull with maybe some slack to keep the kite from taking off again.

Pull to turn the kite up. Pull to drive the opposite tip into the ground. Pull to bring the tip, on the side you initially turned, into contact with the ground.

If you do it just right the kite just slams down and sticks.

If you do it wrong, it bounces, or doesn't land exactly on both tips at the same time.. or whatever else can go wrong.
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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2009, 09:50 PM »

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This method helps to keep the kite from landing on its back
Which is very cool also.
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2009, 11:23 PM »

But not if you are competing in TP...  Roll Eyes
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