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« on: September 30, 2012, 03:55 AM »

Hey all,

Recently bought myself a prism micron which I'm having a lot of fun with in the high spring winds.  Did a bit of forum searching and found a few references to people being able to fly two of these at once, one in each hand  Huh

Just a couple of quick questions:

(1) Is this possible?
(2) Is this possible for a mere mortal without the reactions of a grand prix racer  Tongue (i.e. me  Smiley)
(3) Is there a technique to learning how to do it?
(4) And finally anyone got any pics or vids?

I found a tantalizing reference to a video on this forum, but unfortunately it was no longer available Sad

thanks all

Ant
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 10:34 AM »

http://youtu.be/jQPz-y1HwIY

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I use " hand grips" I had from another kite, but you can use pieces of an old broomstick or dowel cut to 8-10 inches long. Try it, you'll like it ! Thanks for watching Smiley


He also says he's retired and flies 3-4 hours a day, so I don't know how achievable this is for someone without less time, or with other flying priorities. I'm a million miles from this level with my Micron!

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 11:14 AM »

Two? Thats childs play! Lol!
Prepare to be amazed:

"Romancing The Wind" - Ray Bethell
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 11:28 AM »

One in each hand... took me a while to figure out what the third was attached to.  Huh
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 12:15 PM »


That's Tony from here in the forum. He flies with us at the Ripon Fly every month and is really good! Tony can now fly three kites -- it's crazy to see in person. Lots of practice for sure.

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 02:27 PM »

Thanks for sharing my 2 micron video:) These are my favorite mkf kites. I'm flying on 75 foot lines (equal length and i don't have any problems with tangled tails )with 48 foot sky writer tails using benson air bow handles (about 8 inches long) . Handles can be as simple as 6-8 inch wooden dowels. I love flying these kites because in a high wind they don't pull very hard so I can fly for hours and it is certainly an adrenalin rush. I would encourage anyone to try multiple kite flying as it is not that difficult, it it does take time. I didn't start mkf flying until I was 60 Smiley Try it, you'll like it:)
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 04:36 AM »

Thanks again everyone, I love this forum  Smiley

That is truly some awesome talent Tony, I'll have to start practicing long and hard.  Smiley

Now where's that broomstick, surely my wife won't notice if I make it 16 inches shorter...

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 08:41 AM »

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Now where's that broomstick, surely my wife won't notice if I make it 16 inches shorter...



At a couple bucks each it's better to keep the wife appeased, after all you'll be wanting a third micron or 4 more to have dual 3-stacks   Grin

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100119087/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=1+inch+pvc+degree&storeId=10051#.UGxbKOW3M94v

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 02:16 PM »

. I didn't start mkf flying until I was 60 Smiley Try it, you'll like it:)

I'm in my mid 50's. Only a few more years and i can start mkf  Cool
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