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« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2013, 09:32 AM »

Haha Jon . Not for me if there are any straps there heading to Hawk he deserves some better ones than slack old prism 1n's he uses , they would help him to improve greatky
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« Reply #76 on: January 31, 2013, 10:07 AM »

Haha Jon . Not for me if there are any straps there heading to Hawk he deserves some better ones than slack old prism 1n's he uses , they would help him to improve greatky

so thats why I cant do Comets, cascades and wap do waps...Ive been using the wrong straps. Why didnt someone tell me sooner Cry Cry
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« Reply #77 on: January 31, 2013, 05:13 PM »

Nice flying and I read one of the post.  I am going to six or seven..then maybe I won't choke on four.  But you showed a good example of how Norm does them... I run all over the place... Nice camera shots. and nice yellow kite..
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« Reply #78 on: February 02, 2013, 01:20 AM »

You should know by now the only way you will ever do advanced tricks is with a pair of Tim's 19mm Knuckle Dusters.  Wink  Roll Eyes 
Probably the best UK sourced finger straps in the world (to misquote Carlsberg), but then I might have less than an unbiased view on them.  Worth the investment Steve, not that they will turn you into a 'ninja' flyer, but they certainly won't get in the way.  Other makes of finger straps are available of course, and may be just as good or better, eh Norm. Wink
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« Reply #79 on: February 02, 2013, 04:03 AM »

Lol . The dusters im using are your design jon . Them you had Mr Benson make
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« Reply #80 on: February 02, 2013, 04:37 AM »

For the record:  Tim's design.  My choice of materials and the odd design tweak.  Makes it much easier for everybody now he's selling them direct.  Grin
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« Reply #81 on: February 02, 2013, 05:32 AM »

its really hard to change when you have used a particular strap for so long. The finger straps feel realy strange to me but I probably need to persevere.
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« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2013, 05:39 PM »

we have our first AVFFF "trick challenge" winner.    

Congratulations and well done.  Cool

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« Reply #83 on: February 09, 2013, 09:51 AM »

Norm,
You a bit wrong on that one.  Yes.. Wayne is a class act on his congratulations...  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Your the "Real" class act.  Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Offering the challenge in the first place. I am proud to know you.  I know even though I have not concluded the challenge (video4) ...One day I will.  I and others who have tried to meet the challenge some times miss the point.  We learned a new trick..  Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

Norm you have introduced a new trick to a lot of people.  Many of us probably do Really Nice "Double" AVFFF.  I know sometimes I can do one when ever I feel like it. Not 4.  But that is the beauty of it.  I like that it's a trick I do.  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
 
For many of us the true Class Act is you. Cool Cool Cool Cool  The West Coast guys are having a ball with it. Wink Wink Wink  East coast is biting at the bit. Cry Cry  The spring will bring a number of guys trying to learn the trick.  With full instructions by you becuase you Care... Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss

Just a guy who Cares...  That's a Class Act ...  You offer the prize which everyone knows my feelings towards. The real prize is we learned a New Trick... But you have encouraged so many to try... There is No telling how many guys will post on this thread all summer long.  Or how many more Straps your going to make.  Come spring we may need another "Challenege"... (how bout' 540's),, Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

I'd like anyone who agrees with me to let him know also...
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« Reply #84 on: February 09, 2013, 10:41 AM »

 I second what vetigo2u just posted.

 These challenges from Norm are great, it gives a lot of us something to shoot for and in my case, to learn a trick I never knew existed.
  I'd write a longer post on this subject but we have partly cloudy skies and low winds, I'm outa here! Going to the field to work on the AVFFF as well as some other tricks.    Grin
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« Reply #85 on: February 09, 2013, 12:10 PM »

I also second what vetigo2u said.

Norm's earlier challange pushed me into learning the backspin.  Grin    Think about everytine i do a backspin or use norms straps.  Wink 

Still excited about this challange and learning the AVFFF. Ran into two major obstacles. Lack of wind and lack of skill.

Hope to get some wind so I can develop my skills. Their is always room in my bag for another pair of norm straps.  Cool
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« Reply #86 on: February 10, 2013, 08:40 PM »

 I'm hoping to have a video of me doing 4 AVFFF's by next weekend if the weather cooperates.  I had a very productive day at the field today doing a set of 3 AVFFF's 3 times, one set of 4 but I hit the ground on the fourth and I completed a set of five!!
  Thats right, 1-2-3-4-5!! I will try to prove this next weekend with a camera. I just hope I don't crack under the pressure.   Lips sealed

 
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« Reply #87 on: February 11, 2013, 09:36 PM »


I've got so much confidence in you that I have already made your custom split-finger straps
 
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 Wow Norm, they look great!! Thanks for the vote of confidence, I just hope I don't choke when under the eye of the camera!!
  Lips sealed

 Pretty sure I'll have a video for you as soon as the weather permits but I might need some assistance in getting it uploaded to the forum. I was barely able to put my profile picture up.    Cheesy
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« Reply #88 on: February 12, 2013, 11:51 AM »

Hey Norm, I'm still trying, but I'm getting rusty from lack of flying... you can see 2 poor attempts in my 'Snow Devil' video at 1:47 and 2:45. I think I might also have a better chance if the wind were over 2mph.

Snow Devil... Feb.2013



Congrats to dihongshao2000 on being the first to complete this challenge, you west coast guys must have flying in your DNA !
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« Reply #89 on: February 12, 2013, 11:56 AM »

Looking sharp Rob!  The kite appears very floaty and I like its style.

Sorry to hear about your recent accident - take care of yourself and get well soon.


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