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Author Topic: Flying my Inak on the edge of the Southern Ocean  (Read 1442 times)
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« on: July 26, 2012, 06:28 PM »

Doing 360s with my Inak on a perfect winters day, Cloudy Bay on Bruny Island.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 06:44 PM »

Great photo, but, no video?! I am seriously considering adding an I-Nak to my newbie collection and would love to see some outdoor video in zero wind conditions!

What length line is that? It looks to be on the short side...


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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 10:50 PM »

Thanks Ken, sorry no video, my wife took a few quick snaps while keeping an eye on our boys who were playing near the shallow river just out of shot.

I'm using 20 foot lines here, there was such a slight breeze I mostly couldn't even feel it on my skin.  I use it all the time in outdoor zero to sub 3mph wind conditions, and am really happy with it.  If it's above zero and less than about 4mph I'll go to 50 foot lines, and although i'm no expert trickster yet I can get it to consistently axel, cascade and get it into a fade off and on from a half axel.

To be honest in these light winds my favorite thing to do is dance with the kite and sliiiiddddeeee it back and forth inches from the ground  Grin.  It also does really beautiful pinwheels, better than any of my other kites.

When the winds is too strong for the Inak on 50 foot lines it's usually close to perfect for my Zephyr so I just swap over  Smiley

You've probably already seen these, but here are some nice vids of other people flying it indoors, i haven't seen any outdoor vids of it yet either:

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 11:20 PM »

Beautiful colors on your Inak. I like. Smiley
The Inak was designed to excel at flatspins and indoor based tricks, which would explain the great pinwheels and nice slides. It's older (and bigger) brother, the NikNak, does the same, on longer lines and excels in just a pinch more wind, although it does do well indoors too. Ken, if you get one, you wont be disappointed.

Also, you two have led me on to the next video idea... I-nak outdoors. We already did the PDSUL in and out, so why not? I 'll talk to Jon and Joe (vertigo) about it when I'm home in mid august.  Smiley
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