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  2. Yes! Would this include BOTH types of Axel's...? I could use an axel tutorial. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
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  4. Would love to hear other opinions about venting patterns, especially from Phoenix, Frelilein, Shook and other owners of the different venting styles. FWIW, they all have advantages and disadvantages but the most important issue is, how does a venting style affect you as a flier??
  5. Do you switch handels between your hands. Like normal left handle in right hand and right handle in left hand? Og do you keep them the same as with normal flight when flying dog stake?
  6. Ah 15 meters! That's the problem....I tried a dead launch with about 2 meters of line. Needless to say, Zero-G didn't stay aloft for long. Thanks again foe the advice Rob
  7. Zuul

    Challenge Polymax

    Thanks for the input everyone. I like to build, but my “experiments” have never gone well, so I try to concentrate on well established plans now. If it’s not something then works well with Icarex, I’m going to pass.
  8. I believe it was just something like 'MLD Kite Line Bag' or some such. I also have some single zipped pouches in the series. Brief search brought up this reference, but no longer available if that is true: http://www.windpowersports.com/accessories/bags/mld-line-bag.php
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  10. View Advert Mohawk STD An extremely fun kite to fly and to trick with ☺️ The kite is in a great condition. Frame: LE – Skyshark P200 / P300 US – carbon 5mm LS – Skyshark 5PT Spine – Skyshark P200 Roll bars – carbon 3mm Tail Weight – brass rod 20g Shipping - 15 USD Advertiser szobelda Date 08/20/2019 Price $185.00 Category Kites (Dual Line) Brand Model mohawk  
  11. Used fibreglass parcel tape on mine for convenience though will have to keep an eye on it. I got a baggy of 20 or so handle leader caps so i suppose I have no excuse but to use them. How the springs have come on, can now just slide them off and use the strut as either a leading edge or a vertical.
  12. After watching a bunch of videos today hunting for downward 180 turns, that stall seems an unavoidable part of the maneuver. From a bit more watching, people generally leverage the downward 180 as a lead into another motion, and rarely use it to continue on as a forward-drive 180 turn. From assorted indoor videos it seems the downward turns are used to lead into a bicycle (especially Watty and John), a larger circle (more common for Brett Marchel and Amy Doran), lead-in to an axel (Brett), a lead-in for a long glide (common with Paul LeMasters & Conner Doran), and especially for transitioning to reverse flight leveraging the stall to reverse (common for John, Paul, Conner, and many other people's videos). Fletch was the only person I could find in videos who regularly used the downward 180 to actually reverse the direction of forward travel, and those turns often included the kite trying to lay flat and stalling briefly, exactly what I've been experiencing. For a few people (like Mario Di Lucca) I couldn't find many downward 180 turns at all. Most of those transitions benefit from stalled motion. The upward 180 seems to be the direction reversal of choice, downward 180 is a lead to something else. All that watching made me wish there was something like other sports statistics. Like percent of freethows made, statistics of how often particular baseball throws are made, or in this case, the percent of time specific maneuvers were chosen. But alas, it's just watching YouTube at faster speeds and watching for specific actions.
  13. WEEELLLL lucky you .Hour in yesterday and dang CRACK Winds were running 15 having a blast but going higher. Was really in the zone and didn't want to stop flying the Hydra.Getting ready to go vented but obviously waited to long. 4th Hydra spreader I've broken and all on the same side go figure. Kites going to be down awhile for some much needed restoration. The shopping list steadily grows as the days FLY by.Get it? FLY by. Man I CRACK myself up.Get it? CRACK goes the tube. Okay I'll stop being stupid for now. Except today I'll probably do the same stoopid mistakes practicing the Comet'e that have lead to the last 3 broken tubes on 3 different kites sigh.I WILL nail that trick eventually. Comete has been the costliest trick for me to learn by far.Lam Hoac told me it took him a year to learn it so I still have hope.Little over a year now at the miserable thing but the sometimes getting it right is worth it. That's what I keep telling myself anyways LOL.
  14. I thought you were suggesting placing sacrificial material at the fly line attachment points, not attaching the bridle to the frame in that matter. At the moment I don't have any suitable bridle line to work with, but I do have the FSK French Bridle on hand and an unfavorable flying forecast. So I'm taking the plunge! I'll definitely make sure to check for wear at the bridle to frame/bridle to end cap attachment points going forward. Thank you for all your contributions to this thread. -Michael
  15. eBay in the UK has one: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163820087333
  16. Personally I prefer the Ashes over the"full sail" Phoenix. The venting along the trailing edge makes the full sail load up strangely in my opinion.
  17. A long term forecast .... mid 80's, winds ENE 12 gusts to 18, a chance of a pop up shower (it's Florida) Florida flyers in the area come out and join me, teach me how to team fly!!
  18. https://www.facebook.com/events/2063175117276024/permalink/2426584814268384?sfns=mo
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  20. I'm in. Been wanting to try one of these for years.
  21. It's quite noticeable, to the point where the kite changes flight characteristics. Some tricks I found much easier on the 95%, such as Crazy Copter and Yo-Fade, also the Taz is different. The kite is a little faster, which is expected, and lighter on the lines, needs lighter inputs too, but it's less forgiving. It's one of the 3 kites to come out of my bag regularly.
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  24. Honestly it was one of my early Mesh kites made out of tails.. it absorbed a lot of seawater and became VERY heavy. FWIW, he didn't hesitate at all. I still side slide over water every chance I get. But I've also learned a lot since that first incident.
  25. Thank you Riffclown!! I will let you know when they arrive.
  26. Hello @helicoil, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
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