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« on: February 14, 2012, 12:57 AM »

WHen ever I show a new flier or potential flier how to handle a stunt kite the one thing they always ask is what habit should they never do.  Well Here's the first rule I have to ALWAYS mention.


Stunt kiters rule by Ca Ike, on Flickr
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 01:04 AM »

I always tell beginners not to try and impersonate a semaphore
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 01:17 AM »

WHen ever I show a new flier or potential flier how to handle a stunt kite the one thing they always ask is what habit should they never do.  Well Here's the first rule I have to ALWAYS mention.


Stunt kiters rule by Ca Ike, on Flickr


Very good example CA Ike!
Guess everyone did this in their learning curve...even those who teach new and potential fliers now  Roll Eyes

Will keep this for any fliers i will share experience with one day
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 04:57 AM »

I usually tell them No Cheerleader stances - wow just like the picture. 
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and still can't fly like those darn videos
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 09:19 AM »

Thats great!

I ususally say "you know the guy at an airport waving a light in each hand to guide a jumbo jet into its parking spot?"  "don't look like that"
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 10:47 PM »

 Cry   Cry

But, but...
I feel closest to Aoxomoxoa
when my arms are like that guy in the first picture.


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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 11:12 AM »

Now Anthony, was that nice to put a picture of me doing bad things up here for all to see? I understand the need for teaching materials, but goodness gracious!

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012, 12:42 PM »

Everybody flails sometime ...


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"Flail like you mean it!"
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 11:39 AM »

Everybody flails sometime ...

"Flail like you mean it!"

Awesome shots-- thanks!!!

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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 08:49 PM »

I am very happy for those who take it easy and agree it's just a learning process and a bad habit that disappear with time.
Even the greatest failed someday Smiley

Dual line handling is ok for me now after 8 months of flying and i have my hands completely down and working only wrist and fingers...
Now correcting some bad habits of crossing my hands at sometime when flying quads...but this does not affect the flight at all  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 09:18 PM »

As much as I have tried to understand this thread,I just dont get it. A large red ape with nice form. pics of people ripping up the skies?? I mean I get the part where SKB is flying out of bounds,But what the heck ?he looks to be in perfect control! Anyway I will continue to study this in an attempt to improve my flying skills.
Thank You and regards KO
ps if you look at my avatar I believe it shows my style
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2012, 01:27 PM »

Darn!
I guess I'll have to change my boxing style when doing the half-axel.  Sad
You should see me going on the "punching bag" at the instant of letting a little slack and then pulling back, then giving slack with the other hand and then picking up both lines back to get the kite out of the trick...   Shocked
At least it now gets me to do it almost always with my right hand (kite on the left) and barely sometimes with my left (kite on the right).
So once I get it right always on both sides, I will then start training myself to do it arms down my sides and almost only move wrists.
But then I fear it won't feel the same... !  Cry

Anyway, first exploration, then feasibility and finally optimization  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2012, 02:13 PM »

Still my favorite flailing.
Although it is a leg flail.
And, he did not step forward or fall down.
Those French fliers.

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 11:48 PM »

Hehe I've dont that one a lot when doing stuff close to the ground.  SOmetimes thats all you can do to get that last bit of slack you need.  Especially on a glider kite when you want to get that last 360 mere inches off the ground
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012, 01:45 PM »




just sayin' .....



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