Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:44 PM
But at lower heights the nose drops and the kite recovers everytime. Just don't seem to be able to get it to spin. Any ideas?
Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:55 PM
Posted 01 June 2008 - 09:06 AM
I've been trying to pull off a backspin from a fade, and have almost got it. My Quantum requires that exaggerated flare. Every time I've tried it from a flat fade it dives and recovers. I would have got it already if the winds weren't so darn choppy around my parts.
I just need one good day at Delta Park where the winds are more steady. Too bad gas is at $4.00+ a gallon, and I can't justify going up there most the time because the Jeep gets about 17Mpg. o.0
i have had more problems with this by trying it from a fade...over and over again. i gree it is easier to start from higher positions but the way that i openend up this move was doing it in what i believe is called a "turtle" i.e. on its back, nose away from you. at this position and with enough slack it works perfectly for me everytime. i still have yet to do it from a fade, but then again i am not very good and have NO ONE to fly and learn with/from. it has been all trial and error and a few tutorials online which have helped...not very much (that's where i got the fade to backspin lesson)
Posted 01 June 2008 - 10:13 AM
Thanks for the tips. I'll get it eventually.
On a good note though... since trying the spinning fade usually ends up with a recovery instead, I'm almost getting consistant stepping forward into a back flip then getting the half lazy susan. Before you know it maybe Jacobs Ladder will become consistant.
Screw up on trick and learn another. Funny how that works. Did a bad slot machine and got a single Comet I learned the slot machine on a tip stand. (Dodd Gross Flight School) Doing it in the air is alot harder than I thought it would be. Wish I had a VHS so I could watch that again.
Keep the tips coming. Most of us could use them
Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:02 PM
0.o Where am I going wrong here??
Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:34 PM
I keep trying to get the spinning fade and finally realized in screwing it up I was setting up something else.
Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:56 PM
Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:32 PM
Randy's tutorials were a huge help when I brought my dual line flying up to speed in 2005.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:18 PM
The R-Sky kites also seem to fly a bit different than my MEFM.
John, are you going to be in Lincoln City this month? Maybe you could try my M and see if you can get it. Tell me what I'm doing wrong.
I'm so happy, Warren McIntoch, the new maker of the MEFM is working with me to get new sails. Looking forward to competing here pretty soon.
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