I've been practicing catch and throw on 30' lines. I can't picture what the SS looks like when yanked on 80' lines. Does anyone have a video?
Hey, Rudy -- long time since....
I just re-read this thread and since it kind of went off-topic, it may be somewhat confusing. Although catch-and-throw is possible on 80' lines with the SS, if you have close to JB skills, once the lines go slack the kite has a tendency to turn downwind and float away from you. The same will happen if you fly it to the upper right or left edge of the window and slacken the lines. Very seldom will the SS actually come towards the flyer, and this makes the catch part difficult unless the lines are quite short. Although I haven't tried them all, this should be true of all the Speed Series kites.
We were trying to get Rob B to try it, without actually telling him what would happen. Wanted to get him to have that "oh wow!" moment that most of us found out about by mistake. Swing down to Busse Woods some time and fly with me. I'll bring the SS and you can have some fun with it. If you want to, give me a call at 224.227.0638 anytime, I'm retired and available during the week too. Get out to some of the festivals with the IKE crowd this year if you can.