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Author Topic: Barcelona beach & 540s (some quite clean) + WoS  (Read 1375 times)
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« on: November 30, 2012, 02:11 PM »

Hi,

I went flying to the beach this afternoon. Really great afternoon!  Cheesy



I recorded myself doing some warm up with spin axels and then quite a few 540s.
Some of them came out really nice.  Cool
But in the end I had to do the walk of shame...  Sad   :'(

Soul (FW) Stunt Kite - Spin Axels + 540s + WoS


I think my stile though has still "some" margin for polishing...  Embarrassed


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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 05:50 PM »

Glad you found your way to some good wind. The 540s are looking good. I bet the sand haters are cringing watching your video.  Cheesy

One thing I would say about what I saw... the wind looked like it was blowing a little hard, like maybe 10mph or so. I would be doing my tricks off to one side or another of the wind window so I didn't have to run so much. It also makes it easier to get enough slack for a complete rotation.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 07:03 PM »

great to see your hands down and by your sides. Your style is definitely improving. And its not the walk of shame... its the walk of contemplation lol
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 07:11 PM »

Very nice.  Cool

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 12:28 AM »

Thanks all!

RobB, the wind was actually not that strong. It's just me that I'm exaggerated   Roll Eyes   Embarrassed   Cheesy

The thing is that ever since I got the Soul I have had trouble stopping it with fades, flares, etc. So I've always tried to do it really strong.
Now that I'm starting to get the hang of it, I am discovering that I don't need to do that much of running. The two parts of the video were recorded very shortly after I had arrived at the beach. After an hour of being there I could do the same with much less steps and more kind of walking.  Smiley
I was just lazy to set up the camera again and record another video (I record with my mobile* and I have to balance it on the kite bag so it is a bit of a drag).

So I promise a much nicer style in future videos.
And also much lower 540s and on both sides...  Wink
Cheers.

* Samsung Galaxy SIII: Full HD video recording, I've "thrown away" all my other cameras...  Huh
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 08:27 AM »

I saw some 540's Ara.  They look good.  You look like I did learning.  Exhausted.  This is some great advise Igot from Devin.  Do Not Put your arms behind you when getting ready.  When the kite starts to dive staright down.  Let it.  By pulling your arms back in the beginning you have no control to slow down when you need it.  You already took that advatage away when you atrted out with your arms in the back.  If you notice whn I did those power 540's.  I pulled down real hard.  By the time the kite got low it was empty of wind. Then pulled my arms back.  You bring your arms back at the end.  This creates the slack you need.  When your arms go forward and a step or two.

#1.) If you pull your arms back from the start you have no way to slow down the kite or create slkack other than moving forward quickly as you do in the video. 

Practice,practice,practice.

Remember you don't have to move so much.  Also Rob said do them on the side of the window.  The wind will help push it around so you can feel more confident.  Now do 1000....  Set that camera up and watch what you do...  It's your best friend out there by yourself.


btw... nice 540's... their fun.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 08:33 AM »

P.S.- Change your grip.... I use to hold the kite like that and felt nothing.  It's like using the straps to create a whip like action.  Get those fingers on the lines.  I first put my fingers right under the top of the strapsand the loops of the lines in my hands.  ( check out video on grip.  Also Norms kite straps are the best thing since Coca Cola....  I recommend them to everyone.  I keep them on my favorite 100' 100 lb. lines.  Not December 31st. yet.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 12:34 PM »

P.S.- Change your grip.... I use to hold the kite like that and felt nothing.  It's like using the straps to create a whip like action.  Get those fingers on the lines.  I first put my fingers right under the top of the strapsand the loops of the lines in my hands.  ( check out video on grip.  Also Norms kite straps are the best thing since Coca Cola....  I recommend them to everyone.  I keep them on my favorite 100' 100 lb. lines.  Not December 31st. yet.

Thanks for the comments.
I will indeed try this thing of keeping my arms beside me and only bringing them back at the end.

Concerning the grip... argh. I tried to have the loops in my hands and one afternoon I lost grip off them twice... with the corresponding crash of the kite.
So I went back to getting the loops in my wrists but I place my index finger on the top end of the strap to get a feel of what's going on and to make small adjustments...
I think I do get a feel of what is going on...   Roll Eyes

Now those straps from Norm look impressive!
Norm what material did you use to make them?

Cheers

P.S: BTW which video on grip are you referring to?
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2012, 02:29 PM »

Hi again.

I have been watching the 540 tutorial by mama74:
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... and he does put his arms back during the dive of the kite...   Huh

So I am now puzzled.
Of course he does not do it as exaggerated as I do, but the wind in his video seems to be very light.
With wind that light I would not do such an exaggerated movement.

In any case, I'll try it in all fashions and see which adapts best to me.
Cheers.
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2012, 05:42 PM »

Near the end I fly the 540's up higher.  Notice the little effort when doing it higher in the air...



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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 09:13 PM »

Wow big improvement in your 540.   Smiley


Now that I'm starting to get the hang of it, I am discovering that I don't need to do that much of running.

   Grin


The two parts of the video were recorded very shortly after I had arrived at the beach. After an hour of being there I could do the same with much less steps and more kind of walking.  Smiley

So I promise a much nicer style in future videos.
And also much lower 540s and on both sides...  Wink
Cheers.


  Practice, practice, practice.  Can't wait for more videos.  Wink

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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 09:34 PM »


Hi again.

I have been watching the 540 tutorial by mama74:
... and he does put his arms back during the dive of the kite...   Huh

So I am now puzzled.
Of course he does not do it as exaggerated as I do, but the wind in his video seems to be very light.
With wind that light I would not do such an exaggerated movement.


The 540 input mama 74 uses is a short pop, it does not get longer as the wind speed increase.

Watch both videos again. Your input is a 3 to 5 foot long pull not a short pop. BIG difference. I know becasue Chilese has been yelling at me for almost a year to keep shorting up my input.  Sad 


P.S. Norm's straps are great. Well worth the earning them with his challange.
You earn a pair of flying straps and learn a new trick. Can't beat that.  Cool

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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 11:55 PM »

Near the end I fly the 540's up higher.  Notice the little effort when doing it higher in the air...

Yeah I have also studied your video and you got some really pretty 540s in there. But... ahem... I also see you arms going back a little  Wink

As Wayne says I must...
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Practice, practice, practice.

About the straps challenge... this is not fair... it'll take ages until I can get any close to doing the AVFF...FFF !!!!
Can't I get only one set of wrist straps for, say, a backspin? I still haven't started to try it even...

Cheers.
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