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« on: September 19, 2010, 04:33 PM »

After a couple three years flying the L1 Genesis (std and ul), I'm still completely hung up on trying to get this kite through a Taz Machine.  Getting the nose-high "quarter axel" isn't a problem. It's what comes after.  Despite inputs of varying strength, speed and timing, it still ends up wrapped and floundering, in an awkward fade, or (at best) helicoptering slowly and wobblingly down with no real momentum.  Given past experience learning new tricks, I presume it's me, not the kite.  Randy Greenway and Martin Madsen's tutorials notwithstanding, I still can't crack this.

Anyone have any tips about getting the Genesis to Taz? Commiseration is also welcome.

Craig Henry
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 04:41 PM »

I've never flown that kite but it sounds like you're getting too much flair. Try a lighter input to flair and giving the input to rotate before the nose gets too high.

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 07:18 AM »

Thanks, Denny.  I'll give that a try.  -- Craig
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 02:33 PM »

Another great tip I got back when I was really hung on this one is to try to turn the kite down right before your pop to initiate the flare.  This sets your kite up better for the spin with the wing leading in the spin higher at the start.  Think of the position you use on the 540, and try to get to that flare position for this one as well.

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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 03:35 PM »

And if you're really having difficulty, first try to get it starting on a line going down 45 degrees or so. Doesn't look great, but it will help you get the inputs. I think that's sortof along the lines of what Obi is saying, but a bit simpler. Fewer inputs at the last second. Once you begin to get it there, you can start leveling out that line.
That's how I cracked the taz, ymmv
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 06:51 PM »

Thanks all!

But, of course, the right answer was supposed to be: "Clearly you need a new kite, and we'd be happy to explain this to your wife!"  Wink

Best regards,

Craig
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