Jump to content
KiteLife Forum

Leaderboard

  1. Bunduki Vlieger

    Bunduki Vlieger

    Members


    • Points

      12

    • Posts

      284


  2. John Dvoracek

    John Dvoracek

    Members


    • Points

      3

    • Posts

      41


  3. Phil

    Phil

    Kitelife Subscriber


    • Points

      3

    • Posts

      0


  4. makatakam

    makatakam

    Members


    • Points

      2

    • Posts

      2,994


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 06/25/2009 in File Reviews

    I was flying my Barresi Signature Series 1.5 Rev. In the past I used to tighten the brake lines rather than lengthen the top lines. Having watched the video, I added 13" graphite handles and added My home made top leaders ( Toal length 6" knotted 1" gaps. Wind was 1to 3 mph. On 12'' handles with equal leaders the kite took off OK and was manouvrable. On changing Handles to 13" and using full extension top leaders it was immediately noticeable that there was more control, and I was able to use the handles in the More horizontal attitude rather than the upright hold. I definitely recommend that top leaders are used. I will need to practice this in future. I suffer from some arthritis in my hands and fingers so was sceptical that balancing on the fingers would work. I was pleasantly surprised and with more practice perhaps a step up to ???
    1 point
    Looked at it again after quite a while. And learned something again.
    1 point
    The ending slides <key concepts/points> are good
    1 point
    I appreciate the clear video and audio. The walk-thrus with details followed by the real time examples is nice. my goal will be to do it all standing...way cool. thanks for sharing your experience it helps newbies like me <smile>
    1 point
    Good clear video of the hand work. You made it simple and the knotted ending is a great idea.
    1 point
    I did my practice today in glorious weather. Surprisingly I find the change of the grip position very difficult. I understand the background and the intention in John's recommendation - but I find it difficult to implement it. Small tutorial - big effect!
    1 point
    Great! Good practice! Simple and effective. You can also test different kites very quickly. And it is fun :-)
    1 point
    Oh, my goodness. It looks so easy! So get out there and practice... practice... practice... :-)
    1 point
    Nicely and simply explained. Too bad that there is no part II. Would have liked to hear more about the effect of the bottom lines, individual knot ladders - but also tuning on the bridle or ... or... or ...
    1 point
    Cycling explained simply. Get crazy with it!
    1 point
    Good tips and explanation to the lines. I got short lines and can only confirm the recommendation.
    1 point
    Jaws Great introduction to the topic. The matching article is also exciting to read. Thanks!
    1 point
    Quarter, 8, Diamond, Square, Mix it up.... i became dizzy and I fell from the couch 🙉 Great tutorial!
    1 point
    I will try this! Well explained. Learned something.
    1 point
    Interesting topic. Well explained. Learned something.
    1 point
    Interesting topic. Well explained. Learned something.
    1 point
    Recently I replaced the stock leaders that came with my Revolution handles with pro leaders offered here https://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/18-pro-leaders-100-black/ They are longer on top, and the knots are a little closer together. That got me to rewatch this tutorial, and the new leaders gave me, or more factually made me, retune. I ended up with the bottom lines about the same distance as before from the handles, but the top lines are now two inches further out. This is described as a brake heavy setting in the tutorial, and it just brought my two new kites to life - a full sail Bazzar Poulter Phoenix Pro and a Kite Forge Djinn mid-vent. I have always had trouble with reverse, and with the new tuning, the kites are much better "balanced" and have so much better reverse. This is not about the kites, but there is a difference. The Djinn is the most responsive (sensitive to input) of the nine quads in my bag, and while the Phoenix is close, tuning really makes a huge difference with the Djinn controllability. I am guessing all my other kites will have more balance and better reverse. I completed a reverse circle for the first time, well, a reverse polygon which practice may turn into a circle. Side hovers were also much easier to hold. If you are not happy with your kite, especially balance and reverse, watch the tutorial and try retuning!
    1 point
    Is this really important? For ten years I flew alone although not a lot, and I never equalized my lines. Recently for the first time I flew with a very good flier who wanted to try my Rev 1 Carl Robertshaw Masterpiece (bought because I loved the colors). Soon after launch he looked at me and asked if I had equalized my lines because the kite didn't feel "balanced". I didn't think that would matter much, that my brain would just compensate for minor inequalities in line length. He said no, equal lines do really matter at any level. I had watched this tutorial in the past but thought it was for higher level pilots than I, but today I rewatched, measured, and learned one line on my lineset that he flew was one inch shorter than the other three.
    1 point
    This is a clear, concise tutorial which will really help you manage your quad lines, especially if you pay attention to all the points emphasized. Ten years ago I started flying quad kites, and my only instructor was these JB tutorials. I haven't always flown a lot, but for quite a while what I learned from this video served me well managing my lines from setup to breakdown. Somewhere I lost my way and began to experience excessive line tangles and twists. I just watched the tutorial again and read through https://kitelife.com/forum/topic/7662-line-management-suggestion/ whereupon I just realized my error. When you watch this tutorial, pay attention to the part near the end when you should bring the wound lines DOWN TO THE HANDLES without disturbing or turning the handles. I was lifting the handles by the wound lines and taking them to the SUV trunk to disconnect the lines. It makes a difference!
    1 point
  1. 1 point
    Loved this! You really can get a workout when flying in lite winds!
    1 point
  2. 1 point
    Quite hard to get it right ... this is harder to keep it in a straight line, not a scribble line ... (laughing) If you think straight line traveling bicycle is easy to do ... ... then it is time to upping your skills Do traveling bicycle in a circle, triangle, square, star or octagon line (formation)
    1 point
×
×
  • Create New...