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« on: May 27, 2012, 11:59 AM »

Hi
I'm still the one which CAN'T do comete.
Sea Devil can do (I saw on videos by other flyers- very nice and sharp cometes can do) but I still didn't learn it.
Practice , practice........

Wondering,..... does someone can do Comete on older design, like E2 or Elixir for example ...?
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 08:05 PM »

An Elixir will comete.

In fact, an Elixir will do just about any trick (including the new ones)

when flown by someone who has more skill than myself.

The Elixir violates many of the modern design laws (large kite, floppy frame e.g.)

and simply is an amazing kite.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 11:20 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 11:52 PM »

Nice flying.
Thanks.
Comete looks like slow motion-great to see what kite actualy do during trick....
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 12:03 AM »

An Elixir will comete.

In fact, an Elixir will do just about any trick (including the new ones)

when flown by someone who has more skill than myself.

The Elixir violates many of the modern design laws (large kite, floppy frame e.g.)

and simply is an amazing kite.
I can agree fully here.  OTher than the newer yo fade type tricks there isn't much the lix can't do.  To add to the laws it breaks.. 3 standoffs, curved LE, shallow sail, no tail weight, no leech line(yet silent).  Next to the Eclipse (the other great classic prism) its one of my favorite kites.  NOw I Shall duck from the eventual barrage From Zippy when he reads this lol.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 05:48 AM »

I find that both the elixir and eclipse comete well.

Not sure if you would define the QPro and gemini as old,
But the QPro cometes very easily. I actually learnt to comete on the Gemini as wel.

What I could never comete was the xtr , although I did love that kite.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 07:29 AM »

90's kites seem to comete OK. I cometed an old Midi 98 last weekend. The Level 7 cometes quite well, I even managed to comete a Psycho a while back but that needs a bit of care.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2012, 08:36 AM »

Interesting ....so comete was "built in" in the older kites too and designers didn't know that because Comete was later discovered
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2012, 02:43 PM »

Interesting ....so comete was "built in" in the older kites too and designers didn't know that because Comete was later discovered
Well if you think about it any kite that can half axel and cascade has the potential to comete since all it is, is a cascade that doesn't change direction.
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2012, 02:58 PM »

Are there any older kites that can taz?
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 03:08 PM »

in my bag its my elixir, eclipse, 1st gen Gem.  I've done it on an MEFM but on that one its hard not to snag the auto adjusting standoffs.
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2012, 05:06 PM »

I have done several Taz in one evening on a Benson Inner Space.

The only difference from Taz on other kites is that the IS is very flat throughout the Taz.

I have witnesses.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2012, 06:43 PM »

The Prodancer SUL will taz too. Quite a few kites will, as well as commete.
The other extremely capable kite is the old Skyburner Tika. It'll do everything on its back, but you can't do it too harshly, because it doesn't have leach-lines or re-enforcements.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2012, 07:41 PM »

The original R-Sky Frenezy can Tazmachine pretty well. Any time I learn a new trick I go back through all my kites and see which ones can do it. You'd be surprised at the older kites that can do newer tricks. As for the comete, I'm just starting on this one, and it may take awhile. I don't consider it an easy to learn trick, so if your having trouble don't worry about it. As always, it is practice, practice, and more practice! Good Luck,
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2012, 01:39 AM »

Are there any older kites that can taz?

https://vimeo.com/19678712
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