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Author Topic: New Flyers, one at a time  (Read 1431 times)
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« on: April 18, 2011, 06:01 AM »

The wind was blowing really good yesterday. It had to be over 20 mph with the gusts. The lines were whistling and you could really see the curve in the leading edge of my vented Rev 1.

I've been promising to teach my 14 year old daughter how to fly a quad and we went out yesterday. For the first half hour or 45 minutes I stood behind her and held onto the tops of the handles to make sure she didn't do anything fatal. After a while she felt confident enough to take it on her own and she did great and had fun! It was great to see her do a spin and recover and stop the spin. She also learned how to turn the kite over if the kite flipped onto leading edge on the grass. All that and the wind was reallly blowing!

Now she wants to fly pairs! Her smile was priceless! (There's nothing like spending time with your kids!)
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 08:49 AM »

a big boon to helping a new quad flyer is those things called Quad sticks...they have been lambasted over the years as "training wheels"...not only do they tighten the framing up of the kite - but they, dare i say it -prop the kite up in a good position ala training wheels...they are very helpful!!!!!

Good Job BOB!   hopefully she sticks with it!


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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 08:54 AM »

That's great and kudo's to her for picking it up quickly in those winds. You go dad, bet that first hourglass will bring a big smile to both your faces.

If she starts losing intrest be sure to remind her what a "Guy Magnet" kite flying is  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 02:46 PM »

a big boon to helping a new quad flyer is those things called Quad sticks...they have been lambasted over the years as "training wheels"...not only do they tighten the framing up of the kite - but they, dare i say it -prop the kite up in a good position ala training wheels...they are very helpful!!!!!

Good Job BOB!   hopefully she sticks with it!




Think of the quad sticks as a "side stand" more then training wheels...LOL
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