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« on: April 28, 2011, 08:59 AM »

learned my first "trick " yesterday, the cartwheel launch. Don't ask how I was able to practice it so much. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 09:24 AM »

Excellent! You will now have more time in the air. Have Fun
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 02:18 PM »

i like that trick so much, when i'm at the park i do it about every 90 seconds.  Cheesy

it's an essential skill, congratulations!
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 05:35 PM »

congrats!! that is a major break thru there is a really big downside though-------you are HOOKED LOL have fun KO
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 06:05 PM »

Just know that you WILL break LLEs doing cartwheels. You'll get excited and force it, or the tip will get stuck in the rough. Price you pay.  Smiley

After 12 years, it happened to me recently. I broke an old 5P doing a cartwheel in sand. Tough stick. Stupid pilot.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011, 06:21 PM »

It might just be that I haven't perfected it yet, but I do find it's one of my most practiced tricks Smiley

Next on the list? I'm also working a lot on the 'Pop Up Launch' (belly down, nose away start) pop to fade, and roll out to flying position. elegant way to sky your bird.

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 06:42 PM »

I was flying an hq tango yesterday. Thats a hard kite to break. Today I flew an hq emotion for the first time. totally different beast,  ( but i could still cartwheel) Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011, 04:11 AM »

I learned to cartwheel with a Prism Flashlight. I must have broken at least 4 leading edges.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2011, 05:56 AM »

I like that one too, but it wasn't the first trick I learned.
The first one was convincing my wife I needed an $80 kite.
Of course the more I practiced, the better I got.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 06:08 PM »

i may have spoken too soon.
It would be more accurate to say that I've learned to cartwheel sometimes, with some kites , in some winds, in some parts of the window
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2011, 10:20 PM »

And for the next trick its the pancake landing so you can lawn dart with "flare" Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2011, 10:35 PM »

i may have spoken too soon.
It would be more accurate to say that I've learned to cartwheel sometimes, with some kites , in some winds, in some parts of the window
John

Remember, roll the kite towards the middle of the window. If you are even 20% off center it makes a big difference. When trying to flip the kite towards the edge of the window, the wind is working against you.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2011, 10:44 PM »

Also remember to check for a tip wrap before your re-launch or you can easily break a spar or ferrule.

I was teaching a new flyer to cartwheel last weekend. She was getting it down pretty good, so I decided to give her a few more items to think about. I was in mid sentence mentioning to check the lines for a tip wrap in general before re-launching the kite when I heard the CRACK!

At least it's a mistake that you hopefully only make once!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2011, 02:14 AM »

Also remember to check for a tip wrap before your re-launch or you can easily break a spar or ferrule.

I At least it's a mistake that you hopefully only make once!  Smiley
and a huge Amen to that Brother!.........unfortunately it took me three times, and I hope the fourth has been deleted from all future possibiitiies.........
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