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Author Topic: Do not watch if you have weak nerves: My Widow Maker makes you motion sick  (Read 1100 times)
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« on: August 13, 2012, 11:44 AM »

If I were my kite, I'd sure be motion sick.  My Widow Maker did not complain, in contrast, nor throw up or anything  Wink  And she handled the added weight of the camera quite gracefully.  Could still be tricked unexpectedly well, even rolled up without much of a problem.  Do you recognize some of the moves?

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Just a little raw footage from my kiting afternoon yesterday.  This is a preview of a kite video that this footage _does have_ to become.  I got plenty more...
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 03:05 PM »

interesting view
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 03:12 PM »

It is interesting, but it made me really motion sick.  Embarrassed Not what I thought KAP would be.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 07:27 PM »

It is interesting, but it made me really motion sick.  Embarrassed Not what I thought KAP would be.

Sorry to hear that.  Lips sealed  I have added a warning to the thread title to minimize further damage.  Maybe it is because it is not KAP, but KAV (kite aerial videography).  And at the time that TLA was coined, no one could imagine cameras light enough to deliver footage of reasonable quality from a stunt kite flying stunts.

Now, what mess have I created?  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 07:35 PM »

KAV. Good point. And the video is pretty cool.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 06:20 AM »

What would work here is a VERY SLOW MOW flight with maybe one or two slow backspins. In this situation tricking has no real gain to the viewer. Very nice VIEW. SLOW IT DOWN. Keep the kite upright. Maybe use 150# lines to aid in the slow flight? Just my opinion.

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 12:04 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion.  Looking at my footage a few more times, I realized exactly that:  As amazing as it is that the kite can still trick, one cannot watch it for extended periods.  So I will have to do quite a bit in post production to make it more easily digestible.

In addition, I will change the flying next time.  More of the long, steady sweeps and high-up stalls, etc.  I like your term slow mow.  There was no grass to mow, though, no matter how much slow, low mowing movement I tried  Wink Cheesy   Could have mowed down a couple beach walkers, but that is not compatible with my mild-mannered nature.

The kite was on 150 x 100 lines.  But the wind was up in the 15 kn+ range and gusty, which favored faster moves.  Plus, I had no clue what it would look like, and watching snippets on the small display on location only tells you so much.  Lesson learned -- and learning  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 12:55 PM »

I've also attempted KAV, but also found that trying to edit material shot from a duallie was absolutely sickening, a Rev makes a much more stable platform for KAV, here is an example:

KAV - 9-jun-2012
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 01:08 PM »

My friend Steve has been doing this with a dualie and he's getting better at it each time he shoots.  Look for his posts under the username of "sspooner."
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 03:26 PM »

Gerardo, that was really cool. I forget who I saw wrote it, but the Rev was the helicopter of kites and dualies were jets. I think this is certainly proof of that. Nice video. Maybe Hollywood could take a tip from you and save lots of money on boom cameras.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2012, 07:07 PM »

.... the Rev was the helicopter of kites and dualies were jets. I think this is certainly proof of that.

I think I have not read this phrase before, but that is the exact analogy I use to answer people who asks the difference between a quad-line and a dual-line kite.

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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 07:31 PM »

So this is what the eyes of a Fearless actually see  Smiley
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