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Author Topic: Insane Anatomy  (Read 1511 times)
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« on: October 15, 2012, 09:24 PM »

This trick makes the kite appear to having the line wrapping around the wing tip during descent, but it does not.  Yet, the lines  are wrapped at the end, but not with the wing tip.  I can see the kite spinning belly up, and what exactly the lines are acting during the descent?  Does it just get tangled with the leading edge but not wrapped around it?
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 10:08 PM »

It's not really at the tip - it rotates around a rather large section of the wing.   The catching line (if I recall) rides near the outer standoff.    It's fairly easy to reverse them -unhook on one wing and then catch the other with a little practice.

I'll dig up a cool video where Lam does these in some high wind.

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 03:15 AM »

Same kind of one line pop as if you were going to do a rolling susan near the ground, only started higher. Kite can be flying up or horizontal. Tension is kept on the line you popped to keep the line tight against the trailing edge (not really at wingtip, maybe a 3rd or so of the way in from the wingtip). The other line is usually totally slack, in fact many times you could even just drop the other line and it wouldn't affect the trick (but recovery would be a bitch).

Most kites I've flown over the years can manage this trick after a fashion - new skool, old skool, it doesn't make much difference. I used to do them all day long on my Shivas, even my Aerodrone kites.

High winds are best for this trick, as they help to keep the TE snug against the line.
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