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    • That would be awesome to watch for sure. I’ve noticed I do more damage to my sails and spars on 30’s. Just part of the learning curve I guess. Usually I fly the mid vent on 30’s and it’s is definitely showing signs of ware. It needs to be sent of to JB before he quits doing mods to them.

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    • On page 3 of trick flying JoneZ posted a fantastic link. Don't know how I missed it all this time. Been trying to get pretty rotations since day 1. About a month ago on right window edge pulled off what I thought was a near perfect 540. Been able to repeat that on all but the PD. Moving to center of window just couldn't really get it on any kite. Thursday night I read about it in that link.On the edge what Iv'e been doing is a Flashback . Trying to do the same moves at center doesn't work well. Yesterday I made adjustments and was able to pull it off several time on the Zephyr and Addiction. Not very pretty at all and bailed or failed at 180 or 360 most of the time. Very pleased though. Watching a video then going to that link is going to help a lot.
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    • Thursday I moved upper bridle connection to the top of LE connector on the Addiction. Winds didn't go over 6 and sometimes 0.Took awhile to get the feel of the kite in winds below 4. Slowed the kite down a bit and less flippy. Flew for 2 hours and liked it. Noticed my hand position shifted. Did not need to keep them so close together.Took some of the excitement out of the kite though. Yesterday morning flew the Zephyr in low winds. By noon winds were hitting 8 and going higher.Got the Addiction and left the adjustment in for about a 1/2 hour. Went back to stock. Winds were between 8 and 12. For me that's the sweet spot on my Widow. Over 12 the pull gets pretty rough on my back still and can only last about an hour. Debated and stayed on the Addiction. After 2 hours of whooping and hollering with much laughter I was done. I am going to move the Grand kids Addiction to the upper setting. Needs to be a little calmer for them for now. Mine stays stock. It takes soft hands and that will translate well in learning to fly the Hydra.

    • I have a printed sail form OSKUSA, I’ll try to post a picture
      I heard the same thing, it won’t fly backwards well.
      Well it does, so please stop telling my kite it can’t do that while it’s doing that

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