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« on: March 02, 2013, 12:18 AM »


Getting better with my pitch tricks. Time to install the YoYo stoppers that game with the kite.

Different that anything I have seen before. Hard plastic that seens to small and tight to easily put on.

Anybody get a slick way to get these on.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 01:08 AM »

Push hard and they will snap on.   It's an interesting design.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 01:31 AM »

Does the Shadow roll up? I don't remember that mine is particularly pitchy...
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 01:57 AM »

The HQ yoyo stoppers should just push on though they are a tight fit - just be a little careful with the Shadow as it only has 4mm LE's.  The standard Shadow isn't great at yoyo's, one of it's few weak spots.  It can do them, but you need a 2 pop input to get it all the way round mostly down to the low weight and inertia - the additional 12gram weight helps ( did you get this? it seems that not everyone does).  I have been playing around with mine and have swapped the standard 5mm spine for P200 skyshark with a small 5gram weight either end. This is a little heavier than standard but only seems to have only a very slight effect on the very bottom end performance.  The upside is that it seems to do better flic flacs and lets you get one pop yoyo's.  You want to put the stoppers approx 52cm from the nose.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 04:05 AM »

i had a shadow, two-pops are the way


but try this: stall the kite and give a firm pop on both lines and give slack (sooner than you can read this), a beautiful one-pop-yoyo will be your reward

a normal one-pop is also possible, check this movie (mine) at 4:31 https://vimeo.com/12126606


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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 05:26 PM »

Im still trying to learn tricks with my shadow, Waiting for spring is getting old here in Ohio. Im not sure I got yoyo stoppers with my kite I will have to check.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 09:57 AM »

Push hard and they will snap on.   It's an interesting design.

The HQ yoyo stoppers should just push on though they are a tight fit - just be a little careful with the Shadow as it only has 4mm LE's.  You want to put the stoppers approx 52cm from the nose.
Thanks, I was afraid of breaking the small LE

The standard Shadow isn't great at yoyo's, one of it's few weak spots.  It can do them, but you need a 2 pop input to get it all the way round mostly down to the low weight and inertia - the additional 12gram weight helps ( did you get this? it seems that not everyone does). 
I do have the 12 gram weight.  It no longer comes with the current models but “Gamelord” had some custom made. Nice bonus when I picked the kite up from his store.   

Does the Shadow roll up? I don't remember that mine is particularly pitchy...
For me the Shadow is a sweet flying kite, but it’s also subtle and understated. As my skills get better it keeps showing me another level.   Now after learning a new trick, I move over to the Shadow. It help polish up my skills and my harsh, abrupt style.  It comes out to play with well-timed and tempered inputs.   

i had a shadow, two-pops are the way


but try this: stall the kite and give a firm pop on both lines and give slack (sooner than you can read this), a beautiful one-pop-yoyo will be your reward

a normal one-pop is also possible, check this movie (mine) at 4:31 https://vimeo.com/12126606
Krijn

Thanks for the tips and video. I only get better.  Smiley
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