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asburyparkjohn

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About asburyparkjohn

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  • Birthday 09/23/1954

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    QPRo
  • Flying Since
    1990
  • Location
    Midland Park, NJ
  • Country
    Afghanistan
  1. Another helpful move when learning the fade is try doing a 360* with your hands - what? Try this as you hands move forward do a 360* small circle rotation - clockwise - then continue the full extenstion out with both hands. Taking steps forward. Keep an eye on the nose and take baby steps forward during this routine. Sooner or later it will nose dive down ... its natural ... practice holding the fade for 30 seconds to a minute ... if INLAND ... its a tough trick to hold for any duration ... in the beginning. It is more difficult moving your feet and hands - TOGETHER. APJ
  2. Remember ... do the opposite ... as the kite nose dives into the ground ... GIVE UP ... and RUN TOWARDS IT. APJ
  3. Actually for a beginner flying a typical beginning kite I would say 75' X 90 #. Good learning length and good strength. APJ
  4. I made that mistake recently with a new pilot I was teaching on the beach - I gave him a 50' set I use - I normally fly 40-60'. He had the plastic handles, packaging line and 75' - the usual. He said how much more difficult it was with 50' even with spectra 50#X50' in 5-6 mph. I forgot ... going from 75' to 50' is a nightmare for a rookie ... I forgot ...
  5. IMO its how they build kites today being probably more turtle friendly. How difficult is it to do a Lazy Susan on a Lam hoac kite? Even on a Benson IS in low winds Flat-top slots and taz's are not that difficult. What we see spinning around is normally at a 45* to ground and sky these modern kites. For this reason a Taz is always an issue. Low wind, near the corners, a lot of slack and the nose up and let it spin with a 45* pitched elevation ... same with the 540 ... but on the beach sometimes in 1-2 mph about 6 Feet off the sand ... a table top ... yeah ... baby ... but rare for me anyway. APJ
  6. When trick flying always keep the neutral hand position to push/pull accordingly. When stright line flying or figures then whatever ... you can always spot a rookie withe plastic handles - arms straight out and elebows away from the body. PERIOD! APJ
  7. Rob - Good point - one trick I saw Ron Graziano do at a Trick Party was as he caught the Fade he would take baby steps FORWARD - think about - how could this ever HURT you? It can't - until you get good enough to watch the nose tip and then walk forward when it starts to dip - takes a awhile ... but DO the baby steps ROUTINE. APJ
  8. Adrian seems to have taken much from Wardley. Most tricks center around the backspin. In almost all his entries he enters the backspin from a downward flight and not the typical broken axel or flare out - unusual. I notice also which I will try is the lazy susan stoppage at on a particular multi-lazy rotation at 180* then backspinning to a his next trick combination. The stoppage of a trick with half revolutions seems to be something we see in Stoke in the Park. It seems these videos CARRY-ON this tradition very well. I also expect him to be left handed? Great hand speed. At 61 I trick for 30 seconds pause for 30 seconds, etc. you need slo-mo for sure with Adrian. APJ
  9. Hi John, I'm really enjoying the yellow Qpro

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