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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2010, 03:43 PM »

The kites used by a majority of competitors made the Lewis, as an example, relatively easy and the Coin Toss, another example, next to impossible.

But then, that was true of many of the older school tricks. And of course people were not practicing those tricks particularly either.

Dead-on true.

cids, I'm dying to see some video of you and your Fearless.  As someone who is hoping to become a TP-level flier some day, all inspiration and instruction is most welcome.  Do you have links to vids of your flying?
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2010, 08:23 PM »

Sorry. No video. I'm still a beginner.

I started flying stunt kite on mid Nov., 2008. My first stunt kite is a Prism Zephyre. I broke the damn kite in the first day by doing hundred of nose plant. The LS(3PT) and ferrule were broken. Man. I thought this is an expensive hobby.  Huh  A $200 kite gone in one day.   Cry  I repaired the kite with epoxy and flown it for a month. 

Then I discovered this site and bought a SD SUL.  I flown the SD SUL for 3 months in high wind(30km) or no wind.  Basicly I'm learning  how to fly a stunt kite. A few very basic tricks like L/R axel, LS, Backflip. That's it.  Nothing fancy.

On Mid March, 2009, I bought a Fearless STD.  The reason that I bought the Fearless was that my flying pal flown a SD UL.  I wanted something different.  I like Lam's kites since he is a Master Class flier and a champion Kite builder.  The F kite helps me alot in the tricking department. This is only my 10th months in my stunt kite tricking life(no flying last winter).  Now I can do 4 of the TPI Group 5 tricks + other tricks of course.  Like today, I did 4 1 pop yoyo/half LS and releasing the yoyo to fade back to back*. Smiley  Trust me.  It is not me but the F kite doing the tricks for me.  This is the reason why I'm so exciting regarding the F kite.  It is truly a wonderful kite. Smiley

My advice is go and get a F kite ASAP.  Wink
*My F kite has a pair of yoyo rollbar installed. 
 
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2010, 11:59 PM »

I flied the SD for 3 months...
I think you mean "I done flowned...". HTH  Roll Eyes

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Like today, I did 4 1 pop yoyo/half LS and releasing the yoyo to fade back to back*. Smiley  Trust me. 
Show of hands please gentlemen.

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It is not me but the F kite doing the tricks for me.
So like Peter Sellers in "Being There" you like to watch. Some of us like to take part.

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My advice is go and get a F kite ASAP.
I believe we have that on record.

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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2010, 05:31 PM »

SUL's in 30km+ wind.... Roll Eyes  "F kites" that trick themselves Huh

A league of grammatically challenged pilot's.........

can't see that sought of hyperbole helping the reputation of what are probably pretty good kites!!

I want video Angry
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2010, 07:13 AM »

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A league of grammatically challenged pilot's.........
If you don't have any kite related thing to say, then please don't say it.  We are not writing Harry Potter here.  Wink

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can't see that sought of hyperbole helping the reputation of what are probably pretty good kites!!
I'm just expressing my feelings and experiences with the kite. What is the word hyperbole mean anyway.  As you know, English is not my specialty.

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It will cost you since I need to hire a director, videographer, film editor, script writer, art director, location scout, grip, catering, transportation etc. Yes, I take Paypal(add 4%).  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2010, 05:50 PM »

Hyperbole, "Exaggerated statement not meant to be taken literally". From the latin "Hyperbola".
Quoted from the Concise Oxford Dictionary, amazing book I recommend it to you!
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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2010, 12:24 AM »

News coming out of France is that we may all have to stop using the words "Tricks" and "Party" quite so close together anyway.  Lips sealed

Mike.
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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2010, 09:32 AM »

The motivating, mentoring, and moderating seem to be equal to the old forum.  Sad

Have fun in your own way, maintain your enthusiasm, and enjoy the zen. Fly outside of the box others try to put you in.  It's not about who can fly the best, but who can maximize the zen. I've seen newbies having more fun lawn darting than others fretting over technique and perfection.  Tongue

There's nothing wrong with technique and perfection if that's what you're into, but it has no bearing on what others are into, growth of the sport, or the Olympics (Olympics = generic for whatever goal you can dream up).
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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2010, 04:34 PM »

News coming out of France is that we may all have to stop using the words "Tricks" and "Party" quite so close together anyway.  Lips sealed

Care to share?
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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2010, 07:46 PM »

Care to share?

Let's wait to hear from everyone when they get back from Stella Plage. Embarrassed But what I hear, before and during, is Not Good. I believe the word "cluster" was employed at one stage.



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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2010, 08:11 PM »

Yo cids! No one is saying that people can't share their experiences with kites. We can fly anyway we want.
It's just that people, especially newbies log onto GWTW to talk kites, seek advice and maybe even learn. When they read comments from others flying $500+ SUL's in 35mph winds or vented kites in 2-3mph, it's counter productive and their liable to go out and do something stupid with their new kite.

The gramatical thing, yeah I'll give you that.... my bad... Embarrassed

The video thing... mobile phones make great camera's these days, no Spielberg required Wink
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« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2010, 09:37 AM »

Let's wait to hear from everyone when they get back from Stella Plage...

...Mike.

Nice weekend, and really well organised, executed and supported freestyle competition. Well done the Kitehouse team and CVS.

Bryan
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