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« on: March 18, 2009, 04:58 PM »

I just put up a really nice old thread from 2002 about learning to do axels in the "Wisdom" section. It made me think how I don't hear much about this basic trick these days.

There are a bunch of variety of axels, many of which don't show up in videos much. Not too flashy.

Anyone have a good axel-centric video?

Thou shalt not misspell Axel.
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 05:42 PM »

After reading the TPUSA description of an axel I realized what I was doing was a poor excuse for an axel. I can do a proper axel now.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 08:04 AM »

Anybody remember the axel footage from Freestyle Pilot, where Mard Reed is flying that black Proph?  flattest, prettiest axel I've ever seen...
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 10:25 AM »

If I ever make a video it will be nothing but axels. Some with the Prohp too.

I was inspired by Steve's Virtual Frestyle entry from last year.  Huh


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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 01:05 PM »

Steve used to have some vids of him flying the TT(UL?) with those slow flat axels out here somewhere (IIRC).
I would assume he knows where they were on the old server, but how to get them here is a different story.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 01:23 PM »

Here's my favorite flat exel video;

http://community.aerialis.no/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=179


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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 01:24 PM »

Steve used to have some vids of him flying the TT(UL?) with those slow flat axels out here somewhere (IIRC).
I would assume he knows where they were on the old server, but how to get them here is a different story.


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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 01:27 PM »



Better know as the axel to racked'em ?   Huh  Cry

I won't go into into what you'd call a reverse ...



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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 02:16 PM »

Some video that is ,  the music pure Bliss Mr Slow & Floaty       #1


I got the axel about a month ago after getting frustrated and lashing out  the lines some what like a swimmer drowning , now i`ve got it can`t get rid of em..

Best cock up cover up trick in the book


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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 02:40 PM »

I couple of weeks ago I was watching 5-6 kite videos and noticed something, there was ZERO axels.

I guess it's not a show off move anymore Roll Eyes When I'm flying I think I Axel unconsciously. It may not be flat & pretty but I Axel.

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2009, 03:05 PM »

So nice when there smooooth an flat

Fantastic when ther doubled      Cool
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2009, 03:16 PM »

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I couple of weeks ago I was watching 5-6 kite videos and noticed something, there was ZERO axels.

I guess it's not a show off move anymore

I missed that memo.
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2009, 03:21 PM »

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I couple of weeks ago I was watching 5-6 kite videos and noticed something, there was ZERO axels.

I guess it's not a show off move anymore

I missed that memo.

 Me Too.
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2009, 06:07 PM »

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I couple of weeks ago I was watching 5-6 kite videos and noticed something, there was ZERO axels.

I guess it's not a show off move anymore

I missed that memo.

 Me Too.

3x.

Especially now that I've been teaching my wife to axel (and she's getting pretty good at it too!)
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2009, 05:03 AM »

Most of my take offs are axel take offs.   Cool  Easy, and tasty looking.

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