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Author Topic: Help on Bridle Settings ... previously "Frustratin'"  (Read 2616 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012, 09:44 PM »

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By all means it may be interesting to twiddle with a bridle.... 
However in the long run it's funner and easier just to change kites/lines/flying style accordingly.
Give in.....acquire more kites.....
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2012, 12:09 PM »

However in the long run it's funner and easier just to change kites/lines/flying style accordingly.
Give in.....acquire more kites.....
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Excellent advice and I am definitely working on it! A new ProDancer-SUL just arrived this afternoon and, with any luck, I hope to take her out for a spin. The winds are very light (0-3 MPH), so it should be a nice test given my newbie skills.

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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2012, 02:25 PM »

Let me know how it goes Ken. I'm going to be in Jon's area next month and hope to stop by his shop and drool. Hopefully not on the kites.
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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2012, 06:15 PM »

Let me know how it goes Ken. I'm going to be in Jon's area next month and hope to stop by his shop and drool. Hopefully not on the kites.

I am already a SkyBurner enthusiast and the fact that they are made in good ole USA is a bonus! I am lusting after a Solus-UL next and, while I KNOW I should get a WM-UL (to match my WM-STD), I am probably gonna break protocol. I love the Solus' full size (100") and the design is pretty cool. Yep, I've been playing with the colorizer... Tongue

At my below novice skill level, the most important factor is probably NOT technical consistency, but the fact that I am out flying and working on developing basic techniques. Having some variety in designs, weights, styles will do more to keep me active and interested than perfecting tricks -- at least initially. I think there will come a time when my rudiments are better and, then, I can start thinking about matching kites.

I do hope to meet some of the forum members over time... I could sure use some training help! Dodd's Flight School video (Basic + Advanced) is all I have and, to be honest, it's pretty challenging, "Fly the kite straight to the ground and, just before implosion, alligator inside the power zone, then rotate the outside wing 37 degrees while pushing inside and tugging your earlobe (the one opposite the outside wing), and, simultaneously, do a forward cartwheel (or backward - depends)." Sheesh! Huh

I have lived long enough to know that ALL hobbies worth pursuing start like this, so I am taking is slow and trying to savor JOY in the simplest elements...like not crashing! Cool

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« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2012, 11:32 PM »


Ah yes crashing.....that's one of the essential kiting moves to learn. Over my many years of kiting I've learnt a bunch of stuff but the one I'm most proud of is to be able to crash very softly....
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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2012, 05:12 AM »

I do hope to meet some of the forum members over time... I could sure use some training help! Dodd's Flight School video (Basic + Advanced) is all I have and, to be honest, it's pretty challenging, "Fly the kite straight to the ground and, just before implosion, alligator inside the power zone, then rotate the outside wing 37 degrees while pushing inside and tugging your earlobe (the one opposite the outside wing), and, simultaneously, do a forward cartwheel (or backward - depends)." Sheesh! Huh

You forgot to mention Axel clockwise on even numbered days and reversed every other Tuesday.

I know what you mean. I need these different kites. I'm in for a ton of money and with SLK's too. It's gotten so bad that My kids have complained that I'm always looking at kites all the time on the computer. I protested and said it wasn't that bad. I said I would stop, but no and I don't care. That's an addiction.
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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2012, 05:39 AM »


You forgot to mention Axel clockwise on even numbered days and reversed every other Tuesday.

Oooops -- no wonder that cursed trick doesn't work! Angry

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I know what you mean. I need these different kites. I'm in for a ton of money and with SLK's too. It's gotten so bad that My kids have complained that I'm always looking at kites all the time on the computer. I protested and said it wasn't that bad. I said I would stop, but no and I don't care. That's an addiction.

I remember someone advancing a plausible alternative for your condition: it's not an addiction, but a compulsion! Roll Eyes

I'm not sure it sounds that much better, but it might keep someone from organizing a kite removal intervention and, based upon your avatar caption, you'd be pretty easy to hunt down in the middle of an Iowa Illinois cornfield! Wink

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