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« on: March 22, 2010, 04:33 PM »

My Wap Doo Wap percentage is low. May be 1 or 2 times out of 10. When I do the second last input(turning the kite once then fade), the kite line always wrapping the kite. What did I do wrong ?
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 04:47 PM »

Try a bit more slack during the rotation part. That may be where your getting a tip wrap.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 03:10 AM »

Take a look at RandG's tutorial.

http://www.sportkiteflyer.com/Randyg_Wap_do_Wap_Tutorial.wmv
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 02:54 PM »

Yup, slaaaaaack!  I have the same problem and kick myself every time, cuz I know what I am doing wrong.  What happens is that you are pulling on one line and expecting (hoping) the kite to climb over the other line.  The kite won't climb but once or twice out of 100.  All other times you end up in a tip wrap.  What you need to remind yourself to do is when you pull on the one side is to THROW the slack in the other.  More slack and a little more patience on the kite and you will have it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 03:31 PM »

Great tip. Thanks to all that reply.
I will try it tomorrow since the SUN is out. Today we got rain and snow here.  Cry

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 06:18 PM »

another thing that might be happening is you might be letting the nose drop too far.  Of course this is kite dependent, but once I began going for the rotation before the nose drops very far, like maybe 30/45 degrees, my consistency dramatically improved. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010, 06:40 PM »

Its one I have recently gotten down, Im around the 7-8 out of 10 range. I found its easier on some kites then others. An example is my deep space vs my NSE. The DS rotates much faster so I dont have to provide as much slack, my NSE def requires a different touch. But everyone is right slack, you may have to quickly walk or run up a few steps to compensate.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2010, 06:45 PM »

also watch this benson vid. Has some good footage of doo waps.
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