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Author Topic: Practicing for Cranston. Things are starting to come together...  (Read 812 times)
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« on: May 19, 2012, 01:48 PM »

Got to say been a good month so far... I think the other day I finally have got the knack of the Wing Tip Take Off.... I did a bunch the other day..no film..( didn't happen rule # 182b-c...)  I realized a Wing Tip Take Off is a half axel on the ground.   Dah !!!  Lips sealed Lips sealed Undecided Undecided Undecided Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Huh Huh Huh

Have to practice some more.  Wind is 4 mph at the beach... It's 5 PM Saturday cooking dinner for my wife and Mother in law.  Then I am Gone... Great Day today...

Please comment on everything..  540's really looking good.  Call junk..junk.

Practice
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 10:57 PM »

As I'm with him right now, we both started laughing when we read that title.  Cheesy
When you're on the wingtip, you're popping the bottom wing instead of the top! Try that, see where it gets you.
You can pull the bottom wing, for a reverse coin toss(ollie), but the kite needs to be at a different angle on the wingtip, etc. Thats all much later, after the first coin toss is learned.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 03:06 AM »

What are you practicing for?  A competition, a demo, something else?

If it's a competition, what style of competition?  I can comment on what I see but first would need to know what the goal is.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 01:30 PM »

Sorry Ron it was a joke with Devin... I kinda need a a practice routine.  I spend a lot of time practicing..
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 05:55 PM »

540s are looking good. I am jealous.
I accidentally did a coin toss today, but thats not what I was trying to do Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 03:35 AM »

Sorry Ron it was a joke with Devin... I kinda need a a practice routine.  I spend a lot of time practicing..

Ok - inside joke.

I'd say if you're looking for some general advice, and if you are ever thinking of flying any kind of real routine for demos, competition, or whatever, then stop making your flying so random.  Think about going from point A, to B, to C, etc., and make whatever tricks you do along the way part of that flow.  For example - you want to do a cointoss?  Cointoss from one wing to the other, then fly a nice crisp diamond, and land again with a tip stab on the same wingtip.  2 tricks you can practice and the whole thing looks great.  Lots of other tricks you can practice in a cohesive series if you think a bit about how they are entered and exited, and when you do it that way the whole thing looks a lot better.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 04:01 AM »

I have very little room to speak, but the axels on the WM look awkward.  It seems that the  non popping wing is rotating up instead of around. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 02:44 AM »

Just a suggestion, you might want to watch some videos to see how others string tricks together and combine precision with tricks.

One of the first videos to catch my attention was the Qpro SUL, by Matt, I can't remember his last name.

Shawn Tinkham, has some videos on his website, Viper Sport Kites.  The one with the Vendetta SUL, combines nice flying with tricks.

Dave Smith does some incredible flying on the Blue Moon Exile demo video.

Jay
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