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« on: September 02, 2010, 01:10 AM »

A few takes from an evening of flying my Talon Standard at my usual stomping grounds. This video nicely illustrates the following aspects:
  • A top-level kite can make you look a much better flier than you actually are.
  • The Jest of Eve Talon combines trickability with a huge amount of precision.
  • Cell phone videos have come a long, long way. But a dedicated camera would still be that nudge better.
  • It was not until I flew one of my older kites that I realized how easily careful kite designs can recover from tip wraps -- and how much I had gotten used to it. I purposely left a few tip wraps in the video to show how most of them can be recovered without a lot of tugging, many even in flight and almost unnoticed. The older (or cheaper) kites invariably need to land.
Thanks to Kris for filming. Great job for a first-timer! Thanks to Mark for making such a gorgeous kite. Thanks to you for watching.

Pulling Strings at Shoreline


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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 02:52 PM »

The quality of the kite is important but dont shorthand your pilot skills, they are top notch. Really enjoyed viewing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 07:38 PM »

This a guy I've seen at Shoreline every few months for the past couple of years. Big fun to watch a flyer's progress.

Good work!

But what precision are you referring too? There isn't a straight line or two consecutive turns in there! :-)
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 11:57 PM »

@ art: Thanks for the compliment.  I am glad you enjoyed it.  In the end, that's what seems to be the driver behind making so many things like paintings, movies, music, kites and kite videos:  Giving somebody some enjoyment.

@ Allen: It's as big fun to make that progress.  Not sure what you mean about the lack of precision, though.  It's as straight as I can manage, and there are many consecutive turns in more or less rapid succession in the video Wink

Seriously: Even if the video may not show  old-school precision flying, it would look a lot more wobbly with many other kites.  And among the kites I have flown, the Talon is in the top three in the precision score with a clear lead in tricks.  You are still welcome to give the Talon a whirl when we meet the next time.  It's been a few months, hasn't it?
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 11:07 AM »

Something about that video I truly enjoyed, if you broke it down it would fall on it's face, poor equipment, shaky filming, basic editing, but you caught something with it. Great job, thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010, 06:49 PM »

Even had the girlfriend say she liked it!  I enjoyed your video sir and i like the title  Smiley
especially the POV shots and the "little" guest appearance at the end. 








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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 12:16 PM »

Even had the girlfriend say she liked it!  I enjoyed your video sir and i like the title  Smiley
especially the POV shots and the "little" guest appearance at the end. 

Thanks! I am glad you and your girlfriend like it.  Kris and I continue polishing our technique for the POV shots without demolishing the camera or causing black eyes Wink

Unfortunately, I screwed up the aspect ratio for the credits in the end. So they extend out of frame when the video is embedded.  Can be viewed fully on YouTube, though.

@ Mike: I am working on the poor equipment bit.  In the end, it is a cell phone video.  And considering that, the image quality is not bad at all.  I just hope better equipment will not make it more difficult to capture that special something.
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