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Author Topic: Sept.7th 2009...second time I flew  (Read 372 times)
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« on: October 20, 2014, 01:18 PM »

Sept. 7,2009.  I think this was Sunday... Jon had just given me the Delta Drive to fly the Wednesday before.

 I flew Dave's for awhile that night ..First time ever on Stunt Kite... I flew a Symphony 1.8 Foil kite the week before.  Jon handed me this kite that night to play with... The beginning  Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'($$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Huh Huh Huh Huh$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  Cool Cool Cool Kiss Kiss
It has been a fun journey to say the least.  Flying is a very healthy hobby.  Enjoying the outdoors is something we all share.  I never take it for granted.  I enjoy being out at the Beach the aura is what matters...

My first real day alone.  Wasn't even sure I set the kite up right...
first music stunt


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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 06:00 PM »

Hey Joe...
Great looking kite ! You've come a long way, my friend. I remember your summer of the 540. I think you've got that one licked, now, as well as a number of others ! Good on you... not many stick with it for as long & intensely as you have. It's got to be very satisfying for you to go out to the field now, and tear it up !
I look forward to many more years of your videos of learning & perfecting new things.
~Rob.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 08:19 PM »

I remember getting everyone and their mother to explain and teach you a proper axel for 2 years. And how to slowly start to fly and not be afraid of getting close to the ground.

They grow up so fast.  Cry Cry

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 08:25 PM »

from Sep 7, 2009.


I always wanted a Delta Drive

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2014, 07:19 AM »

Yep !!!  Now I am teaching the gang how to do Double Axels.  Except they need to learn how to do a proper Axel... Laid out flat "Old School" style.  With you hiding out at School the responsibility has been hinder on me.   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

540's were a real toughie to learn... Then I can't remember who maybe "Thief" said ... "...now learn it on the other side...".  That is when you begin looking for a bridge... JUMP !! or learn the trick...   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

My best improvement is really understanding the kite.  Flying with her and not flying her.  Going with the wind and allowing it to help do the trick.  Understanding how to create that same pull with little wind and heavy wind.  Bridle adjustments. 

However last season at the end I thought my Axels were really coming together... This season Axels at times could not of been better.  Double A's have been fun...
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2014, 10:49 AM »

My best improvement is really understanding the kite.  Kite with her and not flying her.  Going with the wind and allowing it to help do the trick.

I think this is some of the best advice ever!  Smiley

Not only does it work better, it also looks a WHOLE lot better.

You have to fly alot to come to this opinion.  It's hardest thing for a new flyer to get.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2014, 03:25 PM »

Flying with her not flying her.  Yep !! A couple years worth of doing things wrong to finally understand.  It been a good trip.  btw Thanks for Golden Tate we appreciate him. Wink Wink Wink Wink
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2014, 07:48 PM »

My best improvement is really understanding the kite.  Kite with her and not flying her.  Going with the wind and allowing it to help do the trick.

I think this is some of the best advice ever!  Smiley

Not only does it work better, it also looks a WHOLE lot better.

You have to fly alot to come to this opinion.  It's hardest thing for a new flyer to get.

"Understanding the kite" is the key phrase

When Winds are silky smooth you can have a better control of the kite and is easier to predict and control your next move (understanding the kite).

I sometimes take that another approach. Specially when winds are uneven. Instead of the kite following my moves I follow the kites moves.

For examples: I have my kite in a turtle position and I want to do a Lazy Susan by pulling the right hand. now the unsteady wind decided to tilt my turtle slightly to the left so now I'm forced to pull my left hand to perform a LS to the opposite direction. (Understanding the kite ).

It's kite having a conversation with the kite. it goes both ways. some times you have the control, sometimes the kite controls you
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 08:55 AM »

It's funny back then I never thought I'd be able to fly in a straight line.  It's the truth too.  WE all have been there. Flying a straight line is difficult in the beginning.  More difficult in the beginning is trying to fly a square.   Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided

Looking at the video.  I remember the sky was so beautiful and the kite colors made it feel like I was part of it all... I believe I still do.  Flying my kite makes me part of the whole aura of the moment.  The sky, wind, flow of the kite and the music.
Sort of like dancing.  Partner's creating a feeling of togetherness that is transcended by the rhythm of the music.

I think we all have this romantic relationship with the sport of kiting.   Cool Cool
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