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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2013, 05:55 PM »

And what would this trick be? I guess this is the best backspin you can get from a modern kite.

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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2013, 06:31 PM »

And what would this trick be?
These are in that wibbly wobbly zone that are neither a Backspin nor a Barrel Roll, in fussily pedantic strict terms.

To most people pulling off the move today - those are Backspins.
To those still struggling to do a Backspin, that is what they are trying to do. And understandably so.... it looks dead cool.

But if you're going to argue that these shouldn't be called Backspins then you're in the same club as people who get upset when they hear the phrase "adrenaline rush" 'cos it should be noradrenaline in their minds. And no-one wants to see that.

a pedant but a realist as well.

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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2013, 03:47 AM »

Now I understand why I have such trouble with back spins but can do barrell rolls. Tim Benson makes it look easy in his Trick or Treat video. I can see that one wing drops and he gives a pull and the kite rotates. I try that when the wind allows but I haven't gotten there yet.I CAN do barrell rolls though.

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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2013, 11:32 AM »

Well, I just typed in Kite Backspin into Google and this was at the top of the results. The lowly E2 does a pretty nice backspin. Of course, that's with Mark Reed at the other end of the lines...

Kite Backspin

From my perspective, the more the nose points away from the pilot during rotation, the more it looks like a backspin. The only kite I've ever seen do a "flat" backspin easily is the Stranger Level 7 and that doesn't really count, does it? That kite would also come back at you like it was annoyed with you tugging on it.  Huh
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