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Chris Michaud

Reverse Flight

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Really? Darn! I was hoping to be unique. :) But thanks, I agree it's a great looking kite.

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Had some success tonight flying reverse across the wind window. I recently added knotted leaders to my stock handles and I had the kite tuned with as much break as I could ( and still launch). Not sure if that helped.

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You are right Jay, I tune with as much brake as I am comfortable with, it definitely makes a difference.

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You guys can probably add more brake than you're flying with at this point. With the kite parked inverted, more brake actually makes it easier to launch. Once the kite is up and moving you're good to go. You will get used to it in time, and upright launches will become routine. Keep adding brake each time you fly, push the envelope of what your kite can do!

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all the cool stuff hides behind a big dose of "Brake Action"

Quad-comps are judged on your ability to fly in reverse as a particular point of reference,... every kite goes forward!

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On the subject of brakes - think of it as a car transmission. You're looking for a neutral, not drive! You can set the kite up in a way that it doesn't do what you don't tell it to do! The stock setup is great for launching, but once in the air, it's always in drive! Always wants to go forward The longer leaders let you neutralize things so you have to tell it where to go! Now it doesn't just go off in your hands, flying crazy forward with every gust of wind!

The kite is made for you to have complete control, any direction, any speed, any time! Longer leaders (more brakes) gives you that control!

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