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« on: May 04, 2012, 07:30 PM »

I recently picked up a sano SSL. Grin
Overall i love it but i cant seem to get it to roll up.
There is a weight on the tail and the bridle appears to be on stock settings.
Im wondering if anybody has a sano SSL and is able to yoyo easily?
Is there a certian technique I should use or a bridle modification that might help

Any info would be great!

thnx  Cool Cool

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 09:06 PM »

More slack... ( my universal answer for why I can't do a trick...)

No, I don't know, never flew a Sano ( but would love to try one). So, if you want to send it on vacation to New York, I'll try it, and let you know how I make out with it...    Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 09:40 PM »

I have both a Sano SS and a SSL.    Grin

First, put the shape-shifter setting for the standoffs all the way outboard.  The kite is much more pitch-happy then.  You do lose a lot of the light-wind efficiency that way, but as with everything in kiting, it's a trade-off.

Secondly, try doing the two-pop entry.  Throw the kite in to a backflip.  You can let the kite settle into the backflip, no need to rush it.  Then give a slight bump on the lines followed by a lot of slack.  This will work with the shape shifters even in the middle setting and in light winds.

That's what has worked for me.  Just remember the SSL prefers a light touch and floaty style, and it will give you more than you know how to ask it for. 

Steady winds, y'all.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 10:09 PM »

 I have  tried giving it tons of slack. The kite starts back flipping really fast but once it reaches a certain point it just springs back. It goes into a turtle the way my 4D does...
I will try this two pop technique and move the standoffs.
They were set in the middle at the time.
I must say that the kites wind range is pretty impressive.
...wouldn't be crazy to call it a sul.

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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 09:02 AM »

+1 on what texan pilot says. Paul also made different weights for the ssl. Although I could generally get it to rollup with the std weight a little more might help.

Sine Metu!
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