The Prism forum folks had a fade challenge a few years ago, where the participants were supposed to hold a fade for 30 seconds, I believe. Maybe it was on the Classy Kite forum, I forget. I don't think there was any prize, though...
Rob, thanks for the Fade Challenge idea. A few fliers have mentioned they have trouble holding the Fade. I have added a twist to this Fade. Should be fun.
Houston....................The Breeze has landed.
1. You will need to hold a fade for a minimum of one minute. Longer is good.
2. Anytime during the minute you will need to lower your kite
down to within two or three feet of the ground.
3. Hold the fade at the lowered position for a minimum of 10
seconds before raising it back up.
4. First 2 fliers to post a video win a pair of Norm's Custom 2-finger flight straps
This video is fairly long and boring, but I think it is very important. Learning to control the fade by managing your lines and slowly stepping forward or backwards will help you to move on to other tricks. At least watch it one time all the way through, especially if you are "in it to win it". Joe, there is NO cut & paste going on here.
This season my goals will be to improve as much as I did last season. I will fly a fade for over 5 minutes this summer is my (#1.) Objective.
When I get back and wind is better. I think I may spend the rest of March and April doing "Fades".