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« on: August 17, 2012, 06:12 PM »

...another day...another video  Grin

The Great Fade
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 07:20 PM »

What a great place to fly ! That is the biggest anemometer I've ever seen. Cool
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 08:44 PM »

where was the part when the shark eats the kite?
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 07:33 AM »

I couldn't get a fade going last week at the beach. What's the trick to "catching" and holding a fade? I've seen the Prism video, talking about how it's rising and sinking constantly. So, gentle tension (how much?) while rising, slack while sinking? Should it be hard to learn, like balancing a unicycle, or easier than that?
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 09:19 AM »

Just my two cents ... in the beginning of this TRICK (learning curve) for the Pilot consider a fade never to rise only to sink. Watch the nose and when it starts to sink walk forward. Takes awhile ... take baby steps foward and try to hold just as insurance  Wink... Shawn Tinkham awhile back taught me an extra gimmick ... rather than just throw your arms forward try a 360* roll of your hands with this forward arm movement ... it aids in the CATCH  Wink. Seen some diagram pictures of this movement ... of course as the wind increases it becomes more difficult ... since you are at the Beach the factor of inconsistent winds is not a factor which makes the Fade problematic ... nice video but not very instructional ... he obviously could not walk forward to sustain the trick  Grin ... hold the Fade and then a nose dive  Cheesy ... interesting backdrop ... sort of when I am at Asbury (at times) and the boardwalk is only three more feet forward like this past Sunday ...  Cool Cool Cool
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 07:51 AM »

I re-edited that video, have fun:

https://vimeo.com/84034581


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