Multiple Kite Pairs or Teams
Posted 17 June 2008 - 11:11 PM
I also, except for light wind step forward on angle turns. Again, it releases some of the pull and makes the turn a little easier to control. Less over steer. Sorry, I'm sure you guys already know this. I'm a bit of a perfectionist with a problem sometimes of being overly competitive.
Posted 18 June 2008 - 12:40 AM
Posted 18 June 2008 - 06:28 PM
Just curious since you mentioned wraps. Have you attempted refueling yet?
As for wraps, after watching you fly I wouldn't worry about putting wraps in the lines. Your kites don't look like they are struggling to fly.
If your worried about it, walk back as the kites are going up during the wrap and forwords as they go down. Speed control in my opinion will
not only make your angles and round moves easier and prettier, but it'll help you in the stamina department.
Also, if you attempt your first wraps as I did (refueling) you'll get over the wrap fear a little quicker. The lead kite does just that and leads the follower. Might want to have the second kite on slightly shorter lines though. 5 feet difference is a good number. That way your lines don't really change the flight charicteristics (sorry for the typo) of either kite. Other wise your going to have one hand fully extended and one at your hip or behind you.
Just a tip.
Posted 18 June 2008 - 06:33 PM
Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:29 PM
Another question is.... Are you going to be able to make it to Brookings this year Tony? If so, maybe the 3 of us could fly together. Basic follow the leader, nothing real hard unless we 3 click. Anything is possible. Specially if Gary has 6 of each. The 8.5 and the 7.0??????? Theres a thought.
Hi Dean/ Tony
Actually I do have a few kites in my bag but putting that aside I think it would be way cool if we put together a string of pairs figures in a specific order that anyone flying two or more kites could practice so that during fun flys and festivals those that practiced this basic routeen could line up on a field (regardless of kite make and model) and fly together. Kinda like John's mega rev flys. We could specify that everyone used 120' lines and go from their.
If enough people get interested then over time I'm sure groups of two, three, four, whatever will find each other at events and have a ball.
As far as Brookings goes, (if you have not been their before and already know) it would not be feasible during the event schedule to fly together, the field is quite small 150' x 600'. But early morning or afterwards is fine.
Crescent City, CA though is great. Go on Google earth and look at south beach in Crescent City. It's just 30 miles south of Brookings and I try to spend every other weekend there flying. Each fall the Rogue Valley Windchasers puts on a big fun fly and bar-b-que over the Labor Day holiday. If you can ever make it you would really enjoy it. Rod & Cindy Thrall bring their whole kit and decorate the sky and most of us in the club have a good assortment of single and dual like kites. We cover the beach and the long board guys are usually trying to catch a wave. The video I've posted of me flying three was shot by John Barresi at Crescent City and the one flying two was shot by a club member from Grants Pass the same day.
See ya next month.
Oregon Kite Company LLC
Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:40 PM
I know that when I get to Brookings, I'm gonna have to fly at some point. I can't go and not fly. lol
Posted 19 June 2008 - 02:08 PM
Posted 24 June 2008 - 06:22 AM
I have always been fascinated by those few in the USA & Canada, (Carl Bragiel, Ray Bethel, Troy Gunn, Joe Perrone & Gary MacEachern .... apologies if I have excluded anyone) who are able to fly multiple kites, so I did some research and thanks to Gustavo Di Si's very informative article on multiple kite flying: http://www.batoco.or.../files/MSKF.pdf
I decided to take the plunge and started to learn flying multiples in April 2007, by flying one kite at a time from one hand and alternating:
In the month of June 2007, I took the plunge & flew 2 kites at once for the 1st. time: http://ca.youtube.co...h?v=5Ds2yCi5ZBE
Here are a few more videos since then, flying various kites till now.:
HQ Yukon's - June 2007: http://ca.youtube.co...h?v=pVDPgtIUz2I
NT Desire UL's - June 2007: http://ca.youtube.co...h?v=8rbvIm4wgno
NT Desire UL's - July 2007: http://ca.youtube.co...h?v=7Byih_QvuQE
NT Desire UL's - Sept 2007: http://ca.youtube.co...h?v=VOirWT2yuRc
Premier T&T's - Oct 2007: http://ca.youtube.co...h?v=Bjl0zHu9x94
HQ Breeze's - April 2008: http://ca.youtube.co...h?v=W9zS-dsNZRg
NT Desire UL's - JUne 2008: http://ca.youtube.co...h?v=-BQF8Kl0ydE
I hope this helps and/or inspires anyone looking at getting into flying multiple kites.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 05:12 PM
Keep up the good work and thanks for posting the video.
Oregon Kite Company LLC
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