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« on: May 24, 2013, 07:22 AM »

SIDESLIDES   Tongue
Stall then slide like Lam,JD,JB,SOME CHICK or that European bloke.
Powerdive to the edge,flip-stall it on its ear then  SLIDESLIDE across the window like its on rails.
I cant get enough of em,watching a hot pilot in the middle of a FREAKSHOW  and he(they) pull one and the OOOHHH-YES chemical is released.
I am not alone here and i know it!
Its my current obsession,can you set the kite up to make them easier?


 
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 08:34 AM »

For one, set your bridle tow points low (heavy).  This will help keep the kite in the stall instead of powering up and flying off.

Also, walk forwards and back to maintain the stall / slide.  It's not intuitive, but don't walk sideways. (This is a bad habit of mine.)
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 08:40 AM »

Scotty Weider from RI (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=919) has had the best consistent sideslides over the years i have ever seen.....shoot him a note...maybe he can help you....he is also a traveling kiter so might end up near you  too...
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 09:46 AM »

There's really nothing to it.

If the wind was perfectly smooth and the right speed. this is what you'd do:

Angle the kite a little bit so the wind pushes it sideways and then do nothing.

Since the wind is pretty much never perfect, you have to practice a lot at making small adjustments to keep the kite stalled and angled the proper amount.  There's no magic or secret technique, just practice a lot.

(Old school low aspect ratio, short standoff kites side slide the easiest,  Ticktail UL is probably the king of all time.)

( and remember a tip stab is a vertical side slide into the ground. Exactly the same technique)
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 10:14 AM »


( and remember a tip stab is a vertical side slide into the ground. Exactly the same technique)
Oh cool, I didn't know that! Makes a lot of sense - thanks John. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 12:41 PM »


( and remember a tip stab is a vertical side slide into the ground. Exactly the same technique)
Oh cool, I didn't know that! Makes a lot of sense - thanks John. Smiley

I guess I should have said that on kites that don't snap stall all that well, you can kind of cheat and stall a bit high and then side slide the kite into the ground.  If you do it right, it doesn't look like you're cheating.  A good tip stabber is snap stalling at very low altitude and using the momentum of the kite to smack it down. You still have to let the top wing out like you'd do with a tip stand or the kite is going to fly away.

You have to develop the tip stabbing power either from the momentum of the kite before the stall or from getting it to slide by angling the top wing back. (Or a combination of the two)

For me it helps to think of a tip stab as a vertical snap stall to a side slide rather than some sort of magic move you do real quick with your hands.

something like that anyway...  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2013, 12:58 PM »

That explanation really helps to break it down for me.  I get tipstabs from time to time and am able to ride them out,  but they are accidents initially.  When I finally feel confident about trying one on purpose this will go a long way toward making sense of it all. Thanks again!
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013, 01:40 AM »

Texanpilot,my bridle will be low,DONT WALK SIDEWAYS,forward,backward...Check   Undecided
John Welden,theres nothing to it ...Check   Huh
Angle the kite and do nothing...Check   Lips sealed
thief,R1 is on radar...Check   Tongue
Tip Stab...Check   Shocked
As madhabitz declared...Check   Roll Eyes
Roger  Wilco...   Cool

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2013, 04:53 AM »

Depending on how fast (or not) the wind is moving, and how far out to the edge of the window you go to start your slide, in order to keep the kite from rising or falling as you cross the window, at the edge you may need to be backing up, but towards the center, walking forward, then back again as you reach the other side.

Sideslides are not flashy but remain one of the coolest and most fun things to do.
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2013, 06:12 AM »

And here I though side slides were flashy!
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2013, 07:25 AM »

Texanpilot,my bridle will be low,DONT WALK SIDEWAYS,forward,backward...Check   Undecided
John Welden,theres nothing to it ...Check   Huh
Angle the kite and do nothing...Check   Lips sealed
thief,R1 is on radar...Check   Tongue
Tip Stab...Check   Shocked
As madhabitz declared...Check   Roll Eyes
Roger  Wilco...   Cool



Roger Doger...

Golf Oscar,  Sierra India Delta Echo, Sierra Lima India Delta Echo   Grin

Over.  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2013, 07:50 AM »

ROGER WELDEN  Wink
OPERATION GO-SLIDE-SLIDE,
alien has been issued order and confirmed flight path,
Sortie planned for - 13:30 - 27/05 - 28/05 - if low cloud clears,
May God have mercy on his Kites.
Thanks for intel.         RAAF
WARNING--DO NOTHING--AS THIS MESSAGE WILL AUTOMATICALLY SLIDE OFF THE FORUM

                                        Grin
                               
                     



                               


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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2013, 10:29 AM »

ROGER WELDEN  Wink
OPERATION GO-SLIDE-SLIDE,
alien has been issued order and confirmed flight path,
Sortie planned for - 13:30 - 27/05 - 28/05 - if low cloud clears,
May God have mercy on his Kites.
Thanks for intel.         RAAF
WARNING--DO NOTHING--AS THIS MESSAGE WILL AUTOMATICALLY SLIDE OFF THE FORUM

   

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Kilo India Tango Echo Romeo Siera
Alpha Romeo Echo
November Echo Romeo Delta Siera  Cheesy
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