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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2013, 10:11 PM »

I had a great day flying today. The local kite expert helped me out a ton on my slots. There were several things I was doing wrong.

1. My set up push was too much for the trick.
2. My first pop was too aggressive. This was my biggest flaw. I can't believe how small the first pop is...
3. The timing between my two pops wasn't long enough.

 I did a bunch of slot machines today. Towards the end of the day, I was really starting to understand and get the muscle memory down. I will post videos soon I hope.
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2013, 08:21 PM »

Just reviewed Randy G's video. It uses a small set-up push on the top wing (not the bottom wing) before the two pops on the top wing.

Set up push with top wing OR very small tug on bottom wing. Either works great to get the kite set up properly for the trick. Wink One of my favs.
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2013, 09:23 PM »

Just reviewed Randy G's video. It uses a small set-up push on the top wing (not the bottom wing) before the two pops on the top wing.

Set up push with top wing OR very small tug on bottom wing. Either works great to get the kite set up properly for the trick. Wink One of my favs.
Yep what one works best depends on what the kite likes.  Ironically its the same set up used for axels, half axels.  Watching Randy's vids is what really clued me into the similarities between inputs for different tricks.
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