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« on: November 07, 2011, 04:52 PM »

FInally got some decent wind to get some time on my Std.  HAving done some low/no wind flying the last couple outings I got my inputs tamed down enough to get some tricks out of it without over controlling it too much. WInds were running 2-7 averaging 4-5. Like the UL the Std loves to do a pop up so my JL's and flick flacs will need more work and I need to work on my comete a lot more as well. Slots are really easy and it definitely wants to taz but I can't quite hit that trick yet.  I like the lightning fast response for roll ups and flares.  Doing a dive to a snap pancake landing a couple inches above the ground for a fade launch is quite fun on this kite.  Here's a vid.  IF someone can clue me in as to what to adjust on the few cometes I did it would be appreciated. I can do them but not quite right.

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 02:12 AM »

Wind! I can actually hear it. Awesome!

Wish I had the advice you're wanting-- only thing I can say is that I know now that getting a new kite is almost like starting all over again. Took me a few flights to get back to where I was and I feel like I am progressing again at last. Now just waiting for the wind over here.

And just so you know, I watched the whole video-- wish I'd been there. ;-)

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 04:08 AM »

Hey Anthony...
I've not tried to learn the Comete yet, so my advice would be of limitted use, I suppose. But here's what I've found so far... 10% of the time spent learning tricks is learning the actual trick itself, and 90% of the time is learning how to do it right. And then the universal truth... more slack ! I think I'm going to have a t-shirt printed with that.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 09:04 AM »


In the words of the temptations and particularly in light wind, 'treat her like a lady' and it'll be good for you!  Smiley.

I always work on this as well - economy of input so that it looks clean and smooth.  My guess is that this is a a never ending process - you can always make it smoother.  For me, it starts once I get the trick down and am not satisfied with how its execution looks.

I think you are on your way with the comete, just keep practicing those inputs until you can go ceiling to floor.  Once your muscles know how it feels, you can do it fast or slow and it's very reliable.  I found it helpful to learn in higher wind, but mostly because I was pounding in the kite, which you don't need to do.

Good luck.

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 01:20 PM »

Hey Anthony...
I've not tried to learn the Comete yet, so my advice would be of limitted use, I suppose. But here's what I've found so far... 10% of the time spent learning tricks is learning the actual trick itself, and 90% of the time is learning how to do it right. And then the universal truth... more slack ! I think I'm going to have a t-shirt printed with that.  Grin
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Yep that sounds about right. The inputs are the same as the cascade actually but without switching sides so its not hard to get started on this trick.  THe timing and slack on the nose down half axel is where I mess up most just haven't figured out if I'm hitting the stop input too hard or what. 
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