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Controlled Crash
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Location: Wichita, Ks

« on: Yesterday at 06:25 PM »

After many years, I broke out the dual line kites again.  Never did any stunts back in the day, but decided to do a bit more than just figure eights while flying.
So, I have been working on the backflip in the wonderful Kansas wind. I can sometimes get a fade to rise. Can the backflip also rise?
I have been able to spin the kite while in the backflip, but the rotation is slow. Pulling harder or faster seems to bring the kite out of the backflip. (if there is enough wind...gotta love Kansas) This seems to be a timing issue, I assume?
Kites I have been learning on- Premier Widow NG, Prism Quantum, Sky dog UL, and HQ Shadow- depending on wind.

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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 06:34 PM »

Good list of starter kites there. The widow ng is the most capable of the lot 

Now only a couple of kites can do a riser, which is a  backflip that lifts and they are specifically designed to do it so don't bother trying it with any of yours.

As for the lazy Susan , which is what your doing by spinning the kite while in a backflip, is normally slow. Some kites rotate faster than others but it's usually a good 5+ seconds for a full rotation
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