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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2012, 10:21 AM »

Another great practice, try the various IRBC compulsory shapes for competition...

http://reeddesign.co.uk/kites/iskcb/index.html#MI

There's a key moment when you switch from simply "trying to keep it up" to actually putting the kite in a direction and orientation that you want... Regardless of your initial success, just having and attempting a flight plan will accelerate your learning process. Wink
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2012, 11:11 AM »

Thanks everyone for the support. Bob, i can actually dive stop the SS 1-3 feet from the ground but must fine tune it and trying to keep it in a hover. It is now flying back up in reverse too quickly Smiley but i will keep practicing it until i get a Rev 1.5

John, thanks for the link. I am now trying to fully control the kite from up down, fly forward in vertical and hover it vertically. I keep the upper part toward the wind to keep constant and stable altitude and practicing it not flying forward or reverse. Turning 180deg and doing same with the other wing.
I know the SS is a bit hard to learn on but taking full control of this beast will make my learning on another more precise kite easier (i hope lol)
It's the brake that i need to fine tune right now as i apply sometimes too much or too little in stop maneuvers.
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2013, 05:07 PM »

Sounds like what I am currently doing.  I've read, watched, pretended & have come to the realization I really just need to get in flight time.  "Flew" the Revolution 1.5 for an hour today & made some progress.  For me it is so challenging that even minor progress is enough.
update 1/20/13 Third time flying the 1.5 today, finally had that key moment John mentions.  Took three sessions just as Mikenchino had said.  A few more flights & I will launch the Power Blast I have waiting.  Watching the Power Blast DVD a couple times really helped me understand what to do.  It will just get better each time now I'm sure.
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2013, 07:59 PM »

You will soon have great control and be amazed at what you can do.   Play with the brake settings in different wind- it really helps with hovers and reverse flight.

I have only flown since september and feel i can hold my own with others(i mean that loosely!)  Now i make sure to add music and John had the great idea on practicing patterns.  Kinda work it all together and have a great time outside enjoying the wind.  Hopefully you can meet some people in your area that will accelerate your progress 10fold!
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2013, 05:36 PM »

Actually I have never seen anyone fly a Rev.  But will fly with the Got Wind? people as soon as they get together again.  No one flies kites where I live.  I intend to change that.
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2013, 06:55 PM »

There are some great clubs around.. they are your portal!  Kite festivals are great too.  Both may require some driving but are well worth it!  Look in the members sections and see if they have locators also.  You may find some people close by. 

  If you ever get up to chicago area.....I think I can get a few guys together for ya!!!!
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