Thanks so much to everyone. These comments are really encouraging.
After 16 months since I started flying, 14 since I got my Soul and 8 since I got my Talon UL I sometimes feel I don't move forward fast enough.
But I guess I am an impatient person.
Do you find your Talon is making things easier?
Yes definitely. Since I got my Talon UL I have noticed a much faster progress. I was feeling a bit frustrated with the Soul. I couldn't control its pull and was always getting tip wraps. The advances with the TUL have made me also much better with the Soul. I now also love my Soul since I'm getting nice results with it.
You can use some more fade management and line control, but all in all I seen lots of improvement. I certainly hope you will join in the next "trick challenge" as it will be well suited for you.
Thanks Norm. But despite the fact that the fades look not so bad in the video, my feeling is not good about them.
I can get the kite to enter the fade from a pancake 95% of my attempts and from an axel only 10%. Now getting it to stay in the fade is for me still a mystery...
I can sometimes get it in and hold it a bit, but I can't see what I'm doing right in those cases. Most of the times the nose of the kite starts bouncing up and down and then it enters a hard drop down. If I'm too close to the floor I then dart the kite onto the floor. Not a nice feeling...
About the challenge. As you can imagine I was really motivated and excited about making it when you first posed it...
But as you can see I am miles away from being able to do it. This is why I even stopped reading the post on the challenge.
I am currently not very motivated to enter a new challenge.
What lines were you flying in the video? I find my Talon Std quite flyable in UL-territory winds with 50x50 lines.
I am flying with the same set of lines whether UL or STD
I use 25meters x 45Kg (i.e. 83 x 90) I have been waiting for lighter lines to arrive to my local shop, but they just don't appear...
BTW JayDee, very nice kites you have.
what camera do you used? what framerate?
I'm using my Android Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S3 recording in full 1080HD at 25fps and using a small tripod that is special for mobile phones similar to this one:http://www.fotoprix.com/tienda/joby_microtripode_soporte_grip_tight/accesorios_camaras/tripodes/3_20_52273
Hombre, qué buen video! I like the Talon very much, and that color combination in yours is just gorgeous!
Gracias por el cumplido che, pero tu vídeos sí que son buenos!
So again thanks all for your comments.
I will try to keep improving and reporting on my progress.