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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 10:16 PM »


This really is a graceful trick.  And its been easy for me to learn  Smiley

Thanks all for your input.


So now make it reverse half way down the window.   Shocked
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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2012, 04:49 PM »


This really is a graceful trick.  And its been easy for me to learn  Smiley

Thanks all for your input.


So now make it reverse half way down the window.   Shocked


Alan, can you reverse? Not many people can do that. 

In my opinion, the hardest kite trick is flat spinning back and forth. (reverse direction when the kite is nose away) Right down the center of the window, smooth and flat. Cool
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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2012, 05:02 PM »


This really is a graceful trick.  And its been easy for me to learn  Smiley

Thanks all for your input.


So now make it reverse half way down the window.   Shocked


Alan, can you reverse? Not many people can do that. 

In my opinion, the hardest kite trick is flat spinning back and forth. (reverse direction when the kite is nose away) Right down the center of the window, smooth and flat. Cool

I've seen Allen do it at least once (accident maybe?).  I've reversed a pin wheel a couple times but your right John it is probably the hardest thing to do.  Stopping the pin wheel in the flare without it falling out or letting it over flare is hard but if you can do that gentle coaxing will reverse it (really light 540 tug).  ITs easier to reverse if you stop it nose toward you.  I also have found that to be HIGHLY kite dependent.  I've been challenging myself to cascade 540's Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2012, 05:20 PM »

Sounds like a job for a TrickTail


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« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2012, 05:32 PM »

Sounds like a job for a TrickTail


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Tricktail and Vapor were the kites I was able to do it on.  THe Tricktail started my 540 cascade madness.  It will do back to back reversing 540's nicely with just a slight pause between them.
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« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2012, 09:39 PM »

Sounds like a job for a TrickTail


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You can't use a trick tail, that's cheating.
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« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2012, 10:51 PM »

Sounds like a job for a TrickTail


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You can't use a trick tail, that's cheating.

 Cheesy   Cheesy   Cheesy

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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2012, 10:43 AM »


This really is a graceful trick.  And its been easy for me to learn  Smiley

Thanks all for your input.


So now make it reverse half way down the window.   Shocked


Alan, can you reverse? Not many people can do that. 


It's hard as hell. That's why when the OP said the pinwheel was easy, I thought I'd up the ante a bit.  Smiley

I can do it OK with some kites like the VP and Vapor, but to do it so it looks good is the only point, and that's rare. usually kills a perfectly lovely pinwheel and I'm ashamed.  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2012, 10:45 AM »

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You can't use a trick tail, that's cheating.

Remember way back like ten years ago there was a Low and Slow flat spin challenge around here? I always thought there should be a separate category for Tricktails.
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