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« on: April 06, 2010, 06:01 AM »

What  will be the best winds for executing certain tricks? Like JL- 6 mph, 540s- 4 mph, fade- ----  -- comete ...   .....   
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 06:46 AM »

What  will be the best winds for executing certain tricks? Like JL- 6 mph, 540s- 4 mph, fade- ----  -- comete ...   .....   
I'm going to say that depends on the kite, and your skill level.  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 07:01 AM »

Lets not forget the MP3 effect, and whats streaming into your head via those little ear buds.

Brian Eno 1/1 for indoor 540's

AC/DC (anything from Back in Black and back) for everything else Cool
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 07:07 AM »

More than how much wind, it's about quality.  I would take 10mph beach wind over 4mph inland wind nearly any day of the week.  But that being said, other than the comete and the rolling cascade, I'd say that everything is better at around 4-5mph. 

As you get better, I think you will end up inevitably prefering lower winds?

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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 07:38 AM »

More than how much wind, it's about quality. 

How true.

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As you get better, I think you will end up inevitably prefering lower winds?

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I prefer a standard kite and 8 mph wind. But that's just me.  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010, 08:28 AM »

What  will be the best winds for executing certain tricks? Like JL- 6 mph, 540s- 4 mph, fade- ----  -- comete ...   .....   

I think that, except for the comete and insane, most everything is better/easier in lower wind. 

I've heard it before on here and its true - go out and fly when you have the time no matter the conditions - you will learn alot about your kites and flying that way.  Its fun to fly in high wind, you just do different tricks, move your hands and feet faster, and pick where in the window you do certain tricks.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 09:19 AM »

Too many variables with this topic, especially when you have to factor in skill, kite, wind type, etc.

Too light and you will keep chucking it out of the sky and actually do more work than needed.  Too heavy and you will not learn anything at all, but....

...if you can do a flare to fade and only have to slowly walk forward to hold the fade, i.e. 1 step per second, then you have the perfect wind.
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2010, 11:55 AM »

I don't have to execute my tricks.

They mostly die naturally...
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 01:00 PM »

OK .... Cheesy  Cheesy .     So like i am in the beginner to intermediate stage and flying a SD light, what strength winds should you learn to do the Yo-fade?  Comete?    Crazy copter?     
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010, 02:56 PM »

for my learning when I did this everything but the Commete was in roughly 5 to 6 mph winds.
The Commete was in high(er) winds. Probably between 8 and 11.
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 04:17 PM »

OK .... Cheesy  Cheesy .     So like i am in the beginner to intermediate stage and flying a SD light, what strength winds should you learn to do the Yo-fade?  Comete?    Crazy copter?     


Smooth wind will make you trick soooooo much better Grin What wind speed for specific tricks is going to be more kite dependent.

I like the SD Light up to about 10 mph but it's sweet spot for me is between about 3-6. The SDL is a Flic Flac nut Wink

Try the Yo Fade & CC in lighter wind the Comete in more. Don't get all caught up in what speed is best though. You'll get a feel what tricks you can hit but again, smooth wind has the biggest effect.
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 05:07 AM »

Smooth wind is a luxury item here.
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2010, 09:50 AM »

Smooth wind is a luxury item here.


For me too, but when I do get some smooth wind, amazingly, I become a LOT better and when the wind is bumpy again i can hit more stuff.

My point is fly when you can but when you do have the opportunity to get out in good wind, make the most of it. Work on the tricks you're having trouble with and when the wind is not as good you'll probably be able to hit some stuff you couldn't before. Even in the crappier wind.
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2010, 10:17 AM »

Smooth wind is a luxury item here.


For me too, but when I do get some smooth wind, amazingly, I become a LOT better and when the wind is bumpy again i can hit more stuff.

My point is fly when you can but when you do have the opportunity to get out in good wind, make the most of it. Work on the tricks you're having trouble with and when the wind is not as good you'll probably be able to hit some stuff you couldn't before. Even in the crappier wind.

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For those of us who live inland, bumpy winds are a fact of life.  But its not all bad.  On a day when the wind is fairly strong and you're tricking mostly on the edge, there will be lulls when you can get a move or two directly downwind.  I think its kind of like surfing, watching for the right wave, being ready when the wind is right.  In inland conditions its more about doing what the kite/wind is ready for rather than thinking, ok, now I'm going to work on JLs.  The main drawaback is long combos because the wind will very often change before you're done with the series.  Also, making uncut videos is tough because you might get two minutes of good wind then five of nothing, etc.  But I'm thankful I live in a place where there's pretty much always some kind of wind.  Like Bill Dance says about little bass, "at least its pullin' your string"
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2010, 09:04 PM »

There is nothing natural about your tricks..not even their deaths.  Grin Cheesy Wink

I don't have to execute my tricks.

They mostly die naturally...
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