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Author Topic: Is it possible to do backspin in 20Km wind ?  (Read 1782 times)
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« on: April 24, 2009, 08:36 PM »

I cannot do backspin in 20Km wind. Is it me or the wind is too strong ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 08:42 PM »

I think it can be done. However you gotta run like hell since with each pull of the backspin your pulling hand and off hand must be slack in order for the kite to rotate freely. I'd think you gotta run probably at arouond 10 km/h with each spin.

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 10:00 PM »

Sure it can be done, but too much wind is very limiting.

In higher wind (I think this is about 12-13 mph), you've got to move quicker and forward. 

Lighter wind, IMO, is the best -like 5-6mph.  In that wind you can fly whatever you want (SUL, Light, Standard) and its all good.  You are less limited by the wind and do not have to compensate as much for it.   

Anything above 12 is less fun, at least for me.  You can still do tricks and have fun, but you lose some amount of control and have to improvise more - the timing just becomes harder.  In light winds, you can do whatever you want to with more reliability and control.

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 12:08 AM »

Easier on the edge of the window...

Gotta compensate with the side-push of the wind, and still gotta move like hell. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 12:22 AM »

In 12MPH?

It's you.

Meaning you have to learn how to do it in order to be able to do it.

Different kites will make it harder or easier to do in 12MPH, but again; it's a learned skill.
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2009, 12:44 AM »

Oho, the "Km" bit didn't register.

12mph?

Ya, said with love, it's you... More practice, you'll get it. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009, 12:48 AM »

I'll join the chorus.  Best advice was the side of the window.  For me, it's always very much easier there...?  Roll Eyes

But seriously, it's you.  Once you get it, you'll be embarrassed you posted.   Grin

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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 05:37 AM »

Totally possible.  Faster hands, faster feet.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2009, 09:02 AM »

The first time I ever did a backspin it was with a Gemini in 4 mph of wind. Easy as pie, I had that trick down. The next time I tried it the wind was around 8 mph. Couldn't get it to work at all. Quickly realized that as the wind picks up, your feet have to move forward (good advice for almost any trick). Faster the wind, faster the feet.

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009, 07:33 PM »

I got it.
I can do left and right backspin now.
I also nailed the backspin cascade.

Yes, I need to run like hell if the wind is strong.

Thanks for the advices.
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