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« on: June 19, 2010, 08:45 PM »

I've been flying for awhile now, but get so frustrated trying to remember how to do any simple trick. I spend a lot of time walking to my kite with strings wrapped up. I think I spent too much time in the sun today. Is there anyone in the Biglerville/Gettysburg PA area who could fly with me and offer some help. I have Dodd Gross's video and of course it looks easy when he does it, but I'm a very slow learner. I realized I needed help when I was cursing and then reminding myself that this is a fun hobby.....
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010, 10:08 PM »

Hey Don,

Sorry to here you are having trouble with learning tricks.  The biggest thing to remember is you are suppose to be having fun.  I just started to work on tricking.  I have been flying for about a year and took the advice from the prism video.  I learned how to do all types of stall's and most recovery's before I tried my first axel.  It seems that I don't seem to be walking to my kite much and I seem to be progressing at a rate that I am happy with.  I know you did not ask for advice but hope this helps.

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010, 10:31 PM »

Heck, you live right in Dodd's back yard!

He's an approachable guy and I'm sure that he would be happy to help you out with the basics.  I'd send him an email (I imagine that you could find it on SkyDogs site) and see what happens.

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 01:52 AM »

The way I hear it, Dodd doesn't get out and fly that much unless he's at a festival or appearance, but there is another flyer that lives nearby who's out all the time, tricking his Sea Devils.Maybe he'll check in here, he says he frequents the forum...

If not... read this post...

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=3410.msg31286#new

Excellent ! I've been learning on my own for years, too, and it has its moments, ups & downs, but is so satisfying when you do finally crack something !
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 05:08 AM »

Hi Don,
I live in Wrightsville and fly daily my main field is on top of hill @ Sam Lewis state park a couple miles off route 30 @ at the Susquehanna River.Winds are good in all directions, except when coming from the west then I go to RexRoth park Which is a few miles from Sam Lewis.

Shoot me a email if you are going to head this way and we will fly together.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 06:37 AM »

Hi Don,
I live in Wrightsville and fly daily my main field is on top of hill @ Sam Lewis state park a couple miles off route 30 @ at the Susquehanna River.Winds are good in all directions, except when coming from the west then I go to RexRoth park Which is a few miles from Sam Lewis.

Shoot me a email if you are going to head this way and we will fly together.
I guess you do frequent the forum... that was quick.

Don, I don't know how close you guys are, but it would certainly be worth a ride to fly with this guy, he really knows what he's doing. I got to fly with him a little bit at Wildwood. Plus, the scenery looks pretty nice at WV's flying field.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010, 08:07 PM »

Thanks so much for your responses. How do I find Winged V's email address? It's blocked in the profile. Wrightsville is about an hour's drive for me which would be well worth it to get some pointers.
My email is: dstauffer120@comcast.net
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 03:29 AM »

I realized I needed help when I was cursing and then reminding myself that this is a fun hobby.....



Been there. done that. In the same boat, but I live in Hong Kong, so I just keep telling myself "it's a fun hobby, damn it!
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