That is where slack is needed K...The kite will drive and landing in the edge of the window and the nose will point towards the center as there is wind there to lift it..this is where you need to give slack either by walking or extending the arms in front to kill the kite drive and land it on the two wing tips
Also landing on both tips is a good way to practice control on each wing and this will help you for fine inputs rather than hard pull/push on the lines
Ah, okay. If I was stalling enough, even if it wobbled a little, the wind wouldn't be able to take it back it up in the first place, right? I figured the wobble was driving it back towards the center alone, but now I realize it was a combination of the two. I'll work on that. Thanks!
Hehe I can see you working to force yourself to keep your elbows at your side
Keep working on that habit and remember to pull back toward your hips instead of out to your side.
It's a hard habit to break and I havn't even been doing it that long to make it a real habit! I never
raise my hands above my head, which I know is good, but I still find myself flailing outwards. Especially when trying to get the kite back into the air when I know the landing isn't going to stick. It just seems intuitive to pump down and out for some reason. I'm gonna bungee my elbows to my chest if I can't keep that under control.
When you say "figures", you mean figure 8s?
The snap stall is difficult. THe timing and intensity of the inputs have to be spot on or it won't stall and you really have to practice it in the middle of the wind window (power zone) to get it down right.
It seems simple enough, but I see that's not the case at all. I think my largest fault is the second snap. I either pull too hard and the kite turns back the opposite direction or too soft and it just jerks a little and stays on it's current trajectory.
Walk or run toward the kite to help maintain the stall. You want to equalize the wind drive but still have tension on the lines. You don't want the lines to go completely slack. THis is where the side slide really helps in teaching stall control.
Yeah, I found there were a few times when I had too much slack and it felt like the kite wasn't in my control at all. At one point while this was happening I think I may have attempted a snap stall as the kite back flipped straight into a Turtle. Unfortunately, I was unable to capitalize on that position at this point.