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Author Topic: Flying in 35ft short lines  (Read 1636 times)
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« on: June 12, 2013, 02:05 PM »

What kind of tricks a kite can do with 35ft lineset that cannot be done so easily with much longer lines?  Is 360 (flying beyond the wind window) a lot easier?  What else?

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 04:10 PM »

That might be at the upper limit of an Up'n'Over so often

used in indoor flying.

What ever happened to that video of an axel on too short lines?

That was the perfect kite video for guys.  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 07:01 PM »

holy personal choices i think......i would imagine that some people might say that a 36 is easier with longer lines as the kite is moving further with less movement from you (?) never tried one outdoors...
Axels go faster on short lines....especially as they get closer to you Wink

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 10:22 PM »

What ever happened to that video of an axel on too short lines?

What do you mean too short?  I have flown axels on 4-ft-ish leader lines without much of a problem.  Two published videos and one available by request.  Since I am not the world's most advanced pilot by a long, long shot, there must be many others out there who are capable of doing the same.

Yes, those ultrashort "lines" make the kite move faster.  And yes, you better move your head out of the way during an axel if you have short leaders...  Other than that, shorter lines teach you reflexes, and wat does not kill you can only make you better...

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