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« on: July 30, 2011, 01:25 AM »

Man, It amazes me how much I learn every time i go kiting!  And how varied my performance can be on the same day! Please share your experiences.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 04:00 AM »

5 years in and just starting to make sense of the dreaded comete.

I fly for me, and try  Roll Eyes to appear to be in control, so i figure I'm on the slow road to advancement. Each chance to fly is  Cool I've probably left the field in a worse frame of mind maybe 3 times in the 400+ times I've been out.  Grin thats good therapy  that is

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 12:32 AM »

5 years in and just starting to make sense of the dreaded comete.

I fly for me, and try  Roll Eyes to appear to be in control, so i figure I'm on the slow road to advancement. Each chance to fly is  Cool I've probably left the field in a worse frame of mind maybe 3 times in the 400+ times I've been out.  Grin thats good therapy  that is

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I've seen you fly Shannon and if your not in control your sure good at looking like you are Smiley  I've been flying since the days of no standoffs and wood or plastic frames with vinyl tube fittings (with a bit of a hiatus in there).  THe learning never stops.  Even tricks I have down I always learn something to make them cleaner.  I just go fly and if I Get one good trick I'm happy, a few good tricks and I'm ecstatic , a new trick successfully and I faint from shock Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 07:18 AM »

I guess what started this is that I was working on a Vf 20 entry.  The shock of having to go through HOURS of footage for a minute and half entry is a little sobering!  It's sure made go back and work on my basics!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 07:21 AM »

yes offcours. Wonderfull feel to learn new trick. And when you learn trick you can always relearn it and make it better and to look much better...then combination....no end party
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 06:24 PM »

i can relate jeremy. no matter the magical moments which linger in mind after flying, under video review, it appears nary a minute passes where i'm not without a tip wrap, dead turtle, aborted trick, or some other gaff.

the compliments from the friends at the field now seem ... quite generous.

however, the real magic is, no matter how many times, or for how long, if there's wind to fly, it's always a good time and well worth the effort. the great bonus for me personally is those same friends at the field make even those times without wind, a genuine pleasure.


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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011, 07:27 PM »

i can relate jeremy. no matter the magical moments which linger in mind after flying, under video review, it appears nary a minute passes where i'm not without a tip wrap, dead turtle, aborted trick, or some other gaff.

the complements from the friends at the field now seem ... quite generous.

however, the real magic is, no matter how many times, or for how long, if there's wind to fly, it's always a good time and well worth the effort. the great bonus for me personally is those same friends at the field make even those times without wind, a genuine pleasure.
  THis is too true.  Our ripon flys have been great not just for the flying but the camaraderie that goes along with it.  ITs a shame more of us can't get together and fly.  Would be fun to meet up with some of the guys from the other side of the pond or the other side of the stated for that matter.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2011, 09:19 PM »

Come to Kite Party!

It's exactly what you are talking about and just down the road a piece.

I still hope to get to a Ripon fly. They have always been on the wrong weekend.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2011, 09:24 PM »

Come to Kite Party!

It's exactly what you are talking about and just down the road a piece.

I still hope to get to a Ripon fly. They have always been on the wrong weekend.  Embarrassed
IF funds and life allow I will try and get there for the next KP.  ITs definitly on the to do list Smiley
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