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« on: June 29, 2012, 10:41 PM »

Is anyone doing vertical slots or the Mobius any more? 

How about your favorite classic sport kite trick?
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 11:05 PM »

Flat Slow Axel
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 11:55 PM »

And for those who have no idea what a "Mobius" is Pete Peters site is still up with descriptions and instruction on all those "Old Timey" tricks.

http://www.idemployee.id.tue.nl/p.j.f.peters/kites/basics/flying.lot.html

Always a great reference.

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012, 12:03 AM »

Axel takeoff and 540s.

Still can't comete.  Cry
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2012, 07:40 AM »

There is still much joy to be had from Tip Stabs and Tip Stands... until you shatter an LE spar that is.

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2012, 08:40 AM »

I still do lots of axel/flat spin stuff.

Side slide is my favorite trick.

I do the mobius and duplex.

Still do reversing hash brownies.

I believe older school flat spin tricks and lower aspect kites are going to make a come back. Flippy floppy has been done to death. [yawn]

(Please god bring back curved leading edges)

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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2012, 08:53 AM »

I came into the sprt late but I am still working on flat spins,tip stabs. side slides and such.to make them better. They just seem more graceful to me. I love Allens 540's
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2012, 09:01 AM »

The coin toss and "takes 2 days to complete" flat axels.
The first trick I discovered - Sonic Lawn Dart.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2012, 09:16 AM »

Nothing puts a smile on my face like chilling out holding a fade in smooth wind.   Even better, making it glide left/right/repeat.   A kite is beautiful in this orientation.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2012, 12:19 PM »

+ for fade
love it

It is some kind of kite "levitation"
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2012, 02:34 AM »

Yeah, a good fade that you can move up and down and side to side is pretty fun.



As always, thanks for the photo, Godfather.
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2012, 08:58 AM »

The coin toss and "takes 2 days to complete" flat axels.
The first trick I discovered - Sonic Lawn Dart.  Embarrassed
Sonic Lawn Dart was my first trick too... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2012, 10:10 AM »

I still do lots of axel/flat spin stuff.

Side slide is my favorite trick.

I do the mobius and duplex.

Still do reversing hash brownies.

I believe older school flat spin tricks and lower aspect kites are going to make a come back. Flippy floppy has been done to death. [yawn]

(Please god bring back curved leading edges)


I'm working on a design that might make ya happy there John but its a ways off yet before I even get to the prototype stage. 

I still do the moebius/axel spiral, all the flat spin stuff and like a lot of you still get wood over a well done side slide or infinite fade or super slow super flat floaty axel.  Pull out my lix for the easy double and triple axels, vapor or ozone for the sweet pinwheels. Hell I even do the old somersault (leading edge landing-cartwheel-relaunch)
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2012, 10:45 AM »

Is anyone doing vertical slots

Didn't we used to call them 'Top Spins'?

Taking great pleasure from super slow 540 - 920 - 1080 flat spins just now... especially starting from 1/2 axel snaps - kinda like extended taz's.

Bryan
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