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« on: March 12, 2010, 11:06 AM »

I only flown my kite 4 times from Dec. 2009 til now. Yesterday I flown my kite for 3 hrs. non-stop and it was fun. When I tried the Comete after an intense study on Tim Benson Comete tutorial the night before. I managed to get 6 inputs or 2 rotation.  Cheesy

Here are a few Comete questions .
1. I know it is easier to do the Comete in 12 - 16km. wind. Can
    I do the Comete in weaker wind if compensate by walking
    backward ?
2. Is it true that the best location for doing the Comete is in the
    middle of the wind window ?
3. What is the best wind speed for doing Comete ?

Thanks....

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 11:20 AM »

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I managed to get 6 inputs or 2 rotation.  Cheesy
Six inputs is 1.5 rotations.

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Here are a few Comete questions .
1. I know it is easier to do the Comete in 12 - 16km. wind. Can
    I do the Comete in weaker wind if compensate by walking
    backward ?
Yes.

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2. Is it true that the best location for doing the Comete is in the
    middle of the wind window ?

Not necessarily.

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3. What is the best wind speed for doing Comete ?
For me, with a standard wind kite, 5-8 mph. My favorite is with an SUL below 2mph.

YMMV.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 12:18 PM »

And let us not forget:

http://sportkiteflyer.spaces.live.com/

Down and to the right..
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 12:27 PM »

Sorry...I thought I got 2 rotations. My mistake.
Thanks Randy.
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Shanti 100ft./90Lbs.(back-up)
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White Fearless STD(5PT) - Back up kite
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 02:38 PM »

Down and to the right..
Shades of the Zapruder film?
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Asfink tersez wot....

Exactly! Party on, Garth!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 05:55 PM »

I learned the Comete in slow motion on the Fearless SUL in about a 2 MPH wind with 3PT LS.....
Rx
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