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Author Topic: I'm out of practice - the Fearless  (Read 236 times)
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Bob D
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« on: June 23, 2017, 05:42 AM »

Ron Graziano I'm not. Since moving to upstate NY 5 years ago I haven't flown as much. I'm cycling more and flying less. But I still love it. I found a nice field 40 minutes away so it's a bit of a drive. Yesterday the winds were from the SW at 8 mph off the Mohawk River so it was a nice smooth breeze. The conditions couldn't get much better than that.

I brought my DS and Widow Maker Spider as sure fire trickable kites that I get along real with and my Fearless. I decided to fly my Fearless because it gets so little air time. The wind was a little light at times but the Fearless handles it well. I didn't have a great day because it's been so long and because the Fearless is harder for me to trick than the DS and the Widow Maker. Cascades took more work - more walking forward and yanking and spanking. Roll ups worked pretty well. Snap lazies were not bad because the Fearless likes rotational tricks. Slots were pretty good too. I never quite mastered Jacobs Ladders and it just wasn't clicking yesterday.

It might have been easier to fly the Widow Maker because it does everything for me. I like the DS second best but I have a harder time with rotations with it. In light wind I like the Exile or the Nirvana UL.

I have to make more time and get out more. Part of the problem is that I'm out of practice. Hard to believe but I couldn't remember how to flic-flac. Yesterday was nice because I remember how much I like the personality of different kites and just being outside on a nice day.

Bob D.
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 05:33 PM »


       GOOD FOR YOU. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 06:16 PM »

Came back after being away entirely for over a decade... now there isn't a day a kite in not in the car.  Finding time can be hard, but a sweet hour can turn a whole day around.

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