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  1. Exult

    Double trouble

    From the album: Exult's Photos

    A few times the kites collided with a muffled sound. Well nothing broke but one time the kites started to spin and left the four lines in a twisted mess. I guess that I could offset the kites by making one line set a metre shorter than the other. In this way the "hit effective cross section" should be reduced and only be limited to kite/line collisions and exclude the kite/kite collisions. Would one notice in any negative way, a metre of difference in lengths between the line sets for a line length of 30m (98ft)? It just struck me that the "reflexes" to give line to make any kite to ground contact milder should ideally apply to kite collisions as well.
  2. From the album: Exult's Photos

    Afternoon, 6th of May 2017 Ladugårdsgärdet, forecasted 4-5m/s 2 x Kymera on 30m 50kg lines Ready to roll up into launch position by using a hard wind parking method (the lines/leaders up and around the trailing edge so that the kite can be rolled forward into launch position by pulling the lines). It wasn't always necessary with this type of start, conditions were quite OK today, but was sometimes a bit on the lower side - no tail weights fitted (serves no purpose here anyhow). If you want to apply low wind techniques you need to have both the noses pointing either up or down at the same time. The wind range that I can do do dual DLKs is quite narrow given my current skills. Low wind means that the kites needs to be synchronized as just stated when flying up/down and hard wind well that is just makes the kites move too quickly. Perhaps going to 40m would allow higher wind speeds, since there would be more room to maneuver the kites? Most of the time I let the kites go left right in rather synchronized way. Often had them high up in the window, so my neck got a bit sore after a few hours. When doing normal (single) DLK tricking, I'm closer to ground most of the time which doesn't strain your neck. Even though I kept it simple, mainly striving to keep the kites in the air and avoiding the un-planned landings (which worked for some minutes at a time at best) I was quite satisfied.
  3. From the album: Exult's Photos

    Upon arriving to the beach/field the day I was going to try the new handles doing quad line and dual DLK it looked like I just had missed out some high wind action... . So how was this first attempt with two DLKs. The Hydra was on 20m lines and the Kymera on 25m lines (as often before). At this early stage of my "dual dual" training I could not notice any drawback with this unsymmetrical arrangement. Crash avoiding and some rudimentary left/right control are the main issues. The attempts that lasted often were (or bore resemblance to) two lying figure eights. When doing the figure eights both the kites were going left/right at the same time without the lines crossing. Well one more recommendation - don't try to be to clever when (or be careful at least) when attaching the line to a handle. I was lazy and let the handle remain and hang lose, which caused a difficult line tangle. Recommendations from a beginner, based on this event: Get going - you don't need the perfect gear from start and you may already have the required items and can make some simple handles yourself if needed (perhaps a quad handle if available would do?). You don't need two identical kites for the initial training. Possibly you could try with some longer lines if available and if the field is large enough - after all if you are new to this you are likely going to feel like first time dual beginner. Actually this is a good remainder of how it was being a beginner when you see an absolute beginner "landing" your kites again and again.
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