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Author Topic: So you think you can fly in high wind?  (Read 1217 times)
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« on: August 15, 2011, 06:47 PM »

M. Mayet flying in some Hellacious wind:

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 07:17 PM »

That last rolling cascade/cynique (I'm not quite sure what to call that) sequence just blew my MIND. I know what one of next summers goals is now... wow. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 11:42 PM »

Awe inspiring!
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 11:43 PM »

Yeah I uploaded this video pretty earlier in an effort to try to figure out this trick and get more comments. Its kind of like a rolling cascade/insane input with an inverse rotation thrown in.

Chris Goff did a few of this during a trickout with Debray

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 12:21 AM »

Thanks for the videos you have put up on the web.

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 03:33 AM »

I remembers the crap that andy preston  got for the super fast tricking in one of his videos. ....people said it was not cool. ..but with all of the were tricksi have no clue what the kite is doing in these vids!!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 06:05 AM »

He's not human.  Huh
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2011, 06:14 AM »

John Weldon says it best..... He's not Human  Huh Huh Huh Huh
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2011, 09:08 AM »

Richard has always had the most robotically-consistent style, but there are unique style aspects to Mat's flying you can't help but love.  From the time I first saw him flying an Impact (yuck!) at Treasure Island...probably 10 years ago...I've always been struck by the sublime things he's been able to pull out of some truly user-unfriendly kites (Masque.....sheesh!).

I don't have the flying stamina or motivation for wind like that anymore.  Major props to Mat  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2011, 10:33 AM »

The first time I saw him fly it was in pretty heavy wind also. You couldn't tell it to look at him or the kite: a Masque.

It was strange. I couldn't figure it out.

I've come to the conclusion that he is immensely strong. Look at his body stance. It's very open for that much wind. He must have a lot of core strength to be able to do that.

Still the Louis Armstrong of kiting.

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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2011, 07:17 AM »

Shake Mat's hand to find out why he can do this.  He's a small guy, but he's solid.

Flying the XTS in strong winds is already a good workout.  I have been flying the XTS almost exclusively for a few years now.  I sold my vented because it when it flies well, it became way too much for me.  Even the standard flies well in winds where I no longer can enjoy it, but Mat would make it look effortless. 

All that said, the vented version is a beast which can fly in really extreme winds.  I'd be willing to bet he's the ONLY flyer that can tame that kite in winds as seen in that video.  That's sheer manhandling on display, no doubt.

Still my favorite flyer over all.  As Ron said, he is just a master whose skills show in both his command of notoriously user unfriendly sails but also in the subtle perfection his flying always exhibits.  IMHO, he can really put the ballet in kite flying like no one else.

He's clearly one of the all time greats.

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