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  1. Nice videos from Cirque du Soleil.  I'll have to put together a video once I get some more time on the lines.  Haven't seen anything smaller than Zero Wind Great Decas in these videos, so I could add  to the community some with those kites.

    This is the most impressive video I've found so far.  Plus I enjoy his dual line style too.

     


  2. Or search out "Steve Santos",
    he flies two Deccas at once, one-handed w/one and one "no handed" at all, plus has a cool catch at the end of his routine.  Kinda' a barreled roll-up type of thing (from overhead) that is simply amazing and must have taken decades to figure out!
    https://kitelife.com/2005/12/01/issue-45-kites-at-the-us-open/
    He and his lovely "significant other" are both cohosting the indoor at WW this year.  

    NEW for WIKF 19 – World Indoor Kite Show!

    Sky Festival Productions along with facilitators Steve Santos and Sue Moskowitz is super excited to announce the inclusion of a completely new aspect of our indoor kite flying festivities, the World Indoor Kite Show!

    While we have always incorporated the World Indoor Kite Competition, this year we are stepping it up with a multi-faceted and generational indoor kite flying experience to take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center, East Hall, on the last day of the event, Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day).

    Thanks Paul, I did find one video from last year. He does do a lot of one handed flying.

    It also seems to be a trend that people are flying Great Decas. Which I do not own currently. Just normal sized Synergy Decas and Minergys

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  3. I've acquired some Decas recently.  Both Synergy and Minergy Zero Wind Decas.   I'm working on basic indoor flying with them and they are quite different from indoor rev kites.   I haven't found many videos and I was wondering where the best source of learning might be. 

    Thanks,

    Eric


  4. I really like my UL as well. It's not as refined as the AC SUL, however it's a fantastic value. I like to practice yo-yo tricks with it. It's turtle is so deep it will easily flip into a yo-yo with slack lines. Just throw your hands out and wait for the kite to flip around the lines and take up the slack. No real setup moves needed like most kites

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  5. I love my Wala and indoor gliders; can someone recommend an ultralight fighter kite? Either one to buy or where to find very detailed plans? Thanks. 
    I recently purchased this De Tomaso Superleggera from Thomas Horvath. It's not considered a fighter kite, however it can have some of those qualities.



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  6. I'm happy with my AC SUL. I can't compare it to a lot of the SULs the are around today, since I haven't flown many. I also find 80' lines to be the best length in general. If I had to select one line set to take anywhere with me, it would be 80' 90# lines.

     

     

     

     

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  7. Wow Breezin you’ve came along ways in a year in your ability and equipment. Love reading your posts.


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    Ditto! You must be a natural Breezin, still struggling to do some of the tricks you've advanced to. I'm going to have to ask Lam about a new bridle for my AC SUL and whether or not there are weights in my wing tips. I don't remember him telling me there were any when I purchased it. The VIP II is a very nice indoor kite. It'll take some getting used to for outdoor flights and tricks. It's small and uses light inputs.

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  8. Cool John,  I'd suggest just park it and flying in front of it.  You might also have the ability to select a pre-determined flight path with your drone.   So you can make it move between points you've set and just fly in front of those points.

    Edit:  I found what I was referring to for DJI.  The feature is called Waypoints


  9. I bought the GoPro Hero 6 Karma package.  I considered others, however the versatility for me make it much more usable than a dedicated drone.   I can use just the camera, or use the camera in the Karma gimbal or attach it to the drone.  The biggest downside is the drone, if crashed, can be easily damaged.  The DJI drones have more protection from damage.   The Karma doesn't have obstacle avoidance, where as most other drones do.   The Karma isn't a small as some of the DJI drones, however it's video quality stacks up well even against the latest DJI drones.

    When I'm by myself, I use the drone as an aerial tripod.   Just park the drone and fly the kite in front of it.   At festivals I just fly around and try to get cool shots.

    Here's one of my favorite videos I made of just using the drone as a tripod

    This video I made this month at the Cape Fear Kite Festival.   It starts with me using the GoPro on a gimbal and at the end it's on the drone.

     

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