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Author Topic: Transformer TL (in yellow) on a sunny day in Seattle.  (Read 1663 times)
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« on: May 22, 2011, 11:52 PM »

Flying my Transformer TL while taping from one of my favorite camera angles.  A bit heavy on the cometes, but thats what I'm into now.  Smiley

Transformer TL


Enjoy!

-Tom


Vimeo here:

Transformer TL

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 12:53 AM »

  A bit heavy on the cometes, but thats what I'm into now.  Smiley

Enjoy!

-Tom

I'd say it's more like a matter of waaaaaay tooooo much koooool - aid ! Embarrassed

What were the winds that day?

Nice flyin' Tom Cool  You're beginning to fly Lam's way Wink

Jim

 
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 03:28 AM »

I liked it, the coming and going's in the background gave it a nice bit of whimsy. The flying looked great and the camera angle was a nice touch. Definitely a VF look! Seems like your having fun.
     
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I'd say it's more like a matter of waaaaaay tooooo much koooool - aid ! Embarrassed

What were the winds that day?

Nice flyin' Tom Cool  You're beginning to fly Lam's way Wink

Jim

Thanks Jim.

Winds were typical Kite Hill, constantly varying from 4/5-15mph, but at least the direction was consistent out of the south!  Smiley  It was a nice afternoon - lots of flyers showed up that day, but they were all power kiters and single-line flyers.

This was shot with the Kodak Zi8  which I've been pretty happy with so far - it does 720p 60 FPS and doesn't require too much light to get decent video.  I picked mine up for around $100.  The only complaint is that the battery only lasts about an hour, but you can get additional batteries for it pretty cheap.


-Tom
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011, 10:01 PM »

Sweet! Nice job Tom.

That kite looks familiar Cheesy I think a saw one just like it today.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 12:05 PM »

A "mean maschine"...small kites are the best to let yourself rage...thanks for the vid.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 05:52 PM »

Wow...Tom you got some serious skills!!

Or is it just the wind?
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 06:09 PM »

Very nice. But I have to be honest, I know its hard to learn those moves, but to a passer by who has no clue, the kite just looks out of control. I guess that's why I just don't get the new stuff.

Tappin on my EVO
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 11:09 PM »

He he...now i have to see it. Grin

I am curious. Must be Tom flying more aggressively that eva.

Edit. Watched. It is the angle. He is doing only yoyos and cometes...with some JLs in between.  Only from this angle is it difficult to see.

It also matters that in that in this video, there are only short sequences. Passing folks see also the flying between these sequences, where control can be more obvious.



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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012, 12:20 AM »

Very nice. But I have to be honest, I know its hard to learn those moves, but to a passer by who has no clue, the kite just looks out of control. I guess that's why I just don't get the new stuff.

Tappin on my EVO

I completely agree, but I really just fly for myself and friends - if the kids playing frisbee stop to watch me for a few minutes and ask a few questions, then thats my part to spread the good word about how much fun this stuff is.   

I do think anyone who watches a sport kite flyer for more than 60 seconds gets that the tricks are intentional, however (assuming they are done reasonably well).   I do know what you mean - I've seen some very impressive old school flying with little to no tricks, but I'm not sure it would attract any more positive attention from the casual passerby.

To me, its the difference between watching someone play with a yoyo versus watching someone doing tricks with it - I like to see those laws of physics appear to be bent.

To each his own, your mileage may vary, etc.

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2012, 12:59 AM »

Tom, What have you been drinking lately Smiley Awesome job my friend. Thanks for the video.

Good day.
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2012, 03:11 PM »

Hi Jay, do you have any video of your flying tricks? eveyone and I would love to see your video.

Thank you in advance.

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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 12:10 AM »

Very nice. But I have to be honest, I know its hard to learn those moves, but to a passer by who has no clue, the kite just looks out of control. I guess that's why I just don't get the new stuff.

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I used to think this myself but really only a few tricks look that way. More often people ask me how I can toss the kite around like I do without getting tangles up or crashing (those that have tried stunt kites but not tricks) or WOw I've never seen anyone do that with a kite before!

Great flying as always Tom.  ME thinks your kid is pushing ya a bit Tongue  Gonna have to try one of these kites if I can find someone that has one.
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2012, 06:47 AM »

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Great flying as always Tom.  ME thinks your kid is pushing ya a bit Tongue  Gonna have to try one of these kites if I can find someone that has one.

Me thinks You have got it backwards, Anthony. Eli's got the talent, (I know you won't take this wrong Tom Grin ) and his Dad has age, life experience and downright cunning on his side....Lam can take them both......on any given day...........Me thinks Lam has a lot more in reserve, and only pulls out enough to win, and just barely.............(needs to keep them coming, you know? )

Buy one..........(or two)    and get a vent for those inland winds you have.........I garuantee you'll like it.........(Mango is a good color choice if you don't want white)

Jim
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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2012, 09:50 AM »

Excellent summary Jim!  Smiley

I see it this way - I need to take advantage of opportunities, while flyers like Lam and Eli can make their own!
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