Video looks great....
For side slides you will need remove more. Opposite the kites motion, a bit more wind will help too...
Great vid though
Ahhh.. The opposite direction of the kite... that will probably help... Although... how it is that people can do side slides without moving their body at all... I saw it in the "PAW Dreams of stella video" and also "Barresi's Kymera video" where he is playing with the dog... (I will never do that, after what happened to my Talon)
But seriously, there must be some technique to doing a side slide without moving your body much...
sweet! another widowmaker video! I've been really loving those kites lately. Been flying those a lot lately
I am certainly enjoying it! I am just glad to have a kite to fly. I got this on loan from "Stickman" here on the forum. He is also a Seattleite and was nice enough to loan it to me while I wait for my JOE to get back.
Great video! Which part of the city you typically fly your kite? I live in Magnolia. The nearby Golden Garden and Gasworks are my regular places. I also go to Magnuson where I met Tom Patterson and his son. There is another great Seattle flyer named Everett. We met a few times at Gasworks. I am pretty much at your level of flying skills and would like to fly with you to exchange ideas and improve our skills together. D
I went on a mission to find a spot or 2 in Downtown Seattle to fly. I sold my car at the end of last year when I moved DT and had to find a place I could walk to.... I try to make it to Magnuson every other weekend or so. but I fly during the week either at that new park on South lake union or I walk the 45 min walk to Elliott bay by the sculpture park... Tom is an amazing flyer! I love seeing those Fearless kites when he shows up. Don't think I have met Everett yet. I would love to meet up and fly sometime. Just PM me or and let me know when you are going to be where and if I can I will bus it there to fly.
Wow, Shane, you must be a natural or have a good teacher... it took me years to learn all those tricks. I guess you're flying the right kite for quick progress... the Widow Maker is quite a kite. Seems to be having a resurgence of popularity... for good reason, I think.
Keep up the videos !
I certainly am enjoying myself! I love this hobby!
I don't know if I am a natural or not, but thanks for the compliment. I can't wait till I have the control over the kite that some of the others that I have seen online... MAMA, PAW, Tom, Debray, etc. etc. Someday years down the road maybe... but as long as I continue to enjoy it I will keep it up, and I can't see the enjoyment ever stopping.
As far as teachers go... well all the online kite videos is what I have used.... I really enjoy the RandyG and MAMA74 videos... they have been very helpful!!!
I also really like the WM! It is not my kite... (actually on loan till I get my Talon back) but I really appreciate the loan. It is an amazing kite. I broke my camera last time I was out filming....
Wife was not happy.... But I will start filming again when I pick up another.