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Author Topic: Flew in light wind today for 8 hrs! What a BLAST!  (Read 4349 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2010, 04:53 AM »

I'm practicing the side slide also.

The way it sometimes works for me is to do a pull turn then give it a little kick then slack (pop?) just before its pointing horizontal. This causes the kite to turn too far and kills the wind from the sail. You then catch the kite with tension in the other hand when its pointing upwards maintaining tension with the hand that did the pull turn. Hopefully everything going to plan the kite is now upright, in a stall, traveling in the direction of the pull turn.

Either that or I'm doing it totally wrong and need some proper tuition. (I have only been flying my E2 for about 6 weeks).
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2010, 05:36 PM »

CRAP!  I stepped on and broke my 30' string today.  Now I get to learn how to sleeve a line and equalize them.  Not something I wanted to learn to do so quickly.

Plus, I handed the reins of the Quantum to the wife and she slammed it into the ground three times.

Then, I slammed it into a tree twice.

Not a good kite flying day but I was not at work...this is good!

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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2010, 05:58 PM »

CRAP!  I stepped on and broke my 30' string today.  Now I get to learn how to sleeve a line and equalize them.  Not something I wanted to learn to do so quickly.
Don't worry about sleeving your line, at 50#, you really don't need it. Just cut off the sleeved loop at the end that broke (assuming the break is near the end). Do this to both lines, equalize the lines by staking down the other end and then marking both lines about 6-8" from the shortest lines end. Fold line on mark and tie. Do both lines with the same kind of knots to keep them equal. Now you have loops again, take the sleeved loops you cut off and larks head them to the freshly equalized lines.

Plus, I handed the reins of the Quantum to the wife and she slammed it into the ground three times.

Then, I slammed it into a tree twice.
If it's in your budget, get her a parafoil. My wife LOVES hers and she can't break it!

Not a good kite flying day but I was not at work...this is good!


The worst day flying is better than the best day at work... usually!
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Asfink tersez wot....

Exactly! Party on, Garth!
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