Thumbs up for the aviator day!

Springtime has been gifted with many non working days. One of them, ascending/ascendance (?) day, has been nicknamed "kristiflygare" here which I'd translate to something like "christ the aviator day". Well I kind of figured that I could contribute to tradition by sneaking away to do some flying (or at least use this as an excuse). The number of "traditionalists" on Gärdet was a bit of a disappointment: two families with children that struggled with their SLKs for a while - however I got the chance to talk kites to a much interested bystander for almost 2h who also helped me to take these photos.

Decided to use these (politically themed) sculptures for some Smithi Pro precision practice - to aim for landing on the thumb. Well it was easier to do this with the B-series mid vent than the Smithi Pro, but on the other hand it is only the second (part of a) session with the Smithi Pro. More about early impressions of the kite in:


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Ah, nothing quite like flying a foil.  See a few here on KiteLife.  Even the little teeny ones are so cool to zoom around with.  SHBKF

Had my first two line light wind flying session with this one.  Notice my great form, arms high to "keep it in the air".

10-15-12 Snapshot 1point2 climbing.JPG


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Well my plan for this kite is (by occasional use) more like to take the control as far as I can do. But yes, also to feel the pull without worrying for the kite.  So far I have only been flying it on 40 kg lines, but received a set of 4x40m 75kg lines the day before yesterday so I can commit to a higher degree when "fighting the kite" (pulling hard) in non low wind situations.

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