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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2010, 07:34 PM »

The weights that came with your kite are 5 grams each. 3 of them will make the fade launches a bit easier to deal with.  Wink


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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2010, 06:26 AM »

Thanks, I'll start with 3 and see how it goes for a while. Once I am comfortable with that I will add or subtract to find what I like best.
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2010, 03:23 PM »

A nickel weighs 5 grams.

A roll of quarters weighs 8 ounces.

Handy info.  Smiley

Those are US quarters. The weight of our quarters fluctuates with the exchange rate.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2010, 03:53 PM »

To get acquainted with your Mantis, i would suggest that you just fly straight lines and figures, until you get the feel of the kite. When you feel comfortable with the way it flies, then you can try some simple tricks ,like Axels, Fades, Half Axels. This was the advice i was given by one of the very top flyer there is, and it does put some connection between you and the kite.
I am hoping that we can get together some time shortly and maybe have a fly with some other kiters. Will keep in touch. Enjoy the Mantis  .Smooth and gentle winds.
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