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Author Topic: How do you Fly? Routine or Pure Freestyle?  (Read 2600 times)
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« on: May 24, 2010, 09:31 PM »

OK, so the question I want to ask is, how do you divide your flying time?

I'm not including 'practice or development time' in that, and that is the time I guess, when you expect to be practicing ground recoveries just as much as flying.

What I'm asking is, how do you fly when you get to 'that' time of the 'session' that represents the 'now lets see if we can put this together in some way and make it look good'

And I suppose you could then also ask, do you think your choice helps or hinders you're personal development?

As an example: I tend to be 'Option 4: More Freestyle than Routine' and I think it might be hindering ;-)

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 11:58 PM »

Can't give you a real answer .................not reallly capable of analyzing such a concept.........just try and accept the conditions as they are and not go home too bummed...........


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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 12:37 AM »

Its a philosophical question, obi-wan.  Are you flying the kite, is the kite flying you, or are you flying with the kite?!?!?  Smiley   I love Matt McGee's article on this idea.
With our frequently rough and in-land winds, I often have to go with what I think the kite will do at that moment.  If its in position for a double-wrap (low wind, nice horizontal setup), then I go for it.  If the wind just went from 8-14mph then I forget the rollup, and go for a cascade or comete. 

I can try to force the kite to do something its not ready to do at the moment, but it may not work and often doesn't look good if it does.

My favorite flying is just total freestyle - listening to some loud music and just losing myself in the moment.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010, 07:49 AM »

My favorite is freestyle- I fly freestyle in competition as well. Routines are so... I'm not sure. I don't like making up something and having to follow that, I like to fly and see what's possible, inside and outside the competition fields. If they work they work and if they don't they don't. Everyday's a learning experience.   Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2010, 03:07 PM »

Routine could also be see as combo's or sequences.

I find that many of my single tricks are now finding natural companions, and if I'm lucky I'm even getting choice sometimes. So I'm starting to see combos build themselves.

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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010, 01:08 AM »

Freestyle, but also run through what I know, which isn't a long list.

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