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« on: October 14, 2011, 06:13 PM »

i was getting axels down pretty good and now it seems like im getting the wing tips caught in the lines every time. getting pretty frustrated, i try to walk forward and give alot of slack, dont know what im doing wrong

Edit: consider it bud nipping, zippy8
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011, 06:44 PM »

The only way to catch the wing tips is if you are not letting the kite stall completely before axel-ing or not enough slack.  The Axel is more about giving slack to the inside wing than it is about popping the outside wing.  Reduce the impact on your pop (outside wing) and increase the throw on your slack (inside wing) and the axel should go a little slower but a lot more consistent and smoother.

Edit: the next one goes straight into the bin, capiche ? zippy8
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011, 11:57 PM »

Don't give the pop until the wing you are popping is slightly higher then the other wing. I've noticed that if you hit it when it's low the chance of catching a wingtip increases.

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 09:04 AM »

i'll try more slack and a slower pull and wait for the wing tip to be slightly higher
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 10:18 AM »

Try and get hold of a copy of Tim Benson's 'Trick or treat' DVD and you can see how it and many more tricks are done by the man himself!  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011, 05:20 AM »

i seemed to get them today with all the advice. was hoping to find a used copy of trick or treat but thats doubtful
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