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« on: October 05, 2010, 06:37 PM »

Has anyone been able to get a WM std. in the air once it's on it's belly, nose facing the [frustrated] flyer?
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 07:16 PM »

I never have and I dont' believe it's prudent to try.

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 07:18 PM »

  yes    you  can  dead  launch a   Widowmaker  have done it myself.   But   every thing  must  be just  perfect    to do it    and  perfect  does not happen often  in a dead launch position   and  it  can damage the   kite
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 08:43 PM »

  yes    you  can  dead  launch a   Widowmaker

Isn't that kite abuse?

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 08:56 PM »

No dead launches for me unless the kite is rolled up. A little pop then and the kite bounces up and off you go.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 08:59 PM »

13, perhaps 2 as a Husky fan.  You've been busy - some nice ones in there.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 08:02 AM »

Hi Don....Yep
The Widow Maker will Dead Launch very easy.Just need a little ground wind and a smooth surface.Pop it once and when the nose lifts sweep both hands back and take off.
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 09:14 AM »

Hi Don....Yep
The Widow Maker will Dead Launch very easy.Just need a little ground wind and a smooth surface.Pop it once and when the nose lifts sweep both hands back and take off.

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Just keep trying, but make sure not to really hurt the kite in the process. Try it on short lines so you cna see how the kite is reacting to what you're doing.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 11:22 AM »

The dead launch is the most difficult to do, and if you are in a grassy field that is not perfectly smooth, nearly impossible.  I have dead launched my WM a time or two but to continually pound the kite into the ground just makes me cringe.....besides, the walk of shame allows me some extra thinking time and the chance to um...inspect the kite to make sure everything is ok.  Yea, thats it.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 12:13 PM »

that's why it should be called the Walk of Reflection....
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 05:13 PM »

Yeah....I never bought into that whole "Walk of Shame" thing. If you ain't trying...you ain't flying. I have tried with several kites.....I can't do it...even on the beach. But so what! I am not that good....besides it gives me a chance to check the kite for any loose stuff...or holes...check the lines...etc.
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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2010, 01:47 PM »

Its also a good chance to stretch.... and thats important you know.. wouldn't want to get a cramp. Haven't managed a deal launch yet and I sometimes git it a quick try. For the most part I don't waste time anymore.... walking is good for you..

hmmm Walk of Reflection... I like that....
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