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3 hours ago, Paul LaMasters said:

from tension on the lines and leading edge of kite facing up-right,...... thumbs up, step back, lower your hands, hold the handles softer and closer together too.  Relax, this is fun, breath, learn the cartwheel technique first so you can roll-over from inverted.

only four moves are possible,.. 1 both thumbs @ nose= forward (NOT up),

2 both thumbs @kite=reverse (NOT down)

3, one thumb @nose =clockwise rotation (not a left turn!)

4, other thumb @nose=counter-clockwise rotation (not right turn)

So the kite doesn't go up and down, and it can't go left or right, the controls are minor influence to major impact at the kite. Try softer,... and add in some body position movements and your feet don't have to be stationary either!

you'll love the quads because they can fly anywhere anytime any conditions,... you just gotta want it bad enough!

for some reason I'm thinking this was meant somewhere else??

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1 hour ago, Wayne Dowler said:

for some reason I'm thinking this was meant somewhere else??

I think he's urging Breezin to learn quad-line.

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I think he's urging Breezin to learn quad-line.

I think so too. Breezin it’s time to join the dark side. Once you start it will only add to your addiction. You’ll love it I promise.


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Accepting QLKing as part of one’s kiting activities is a process (shouldn’t I be using the valuable time to learn DLKs tricks? - I just started to see that QLK tricks are not non-existent, but are less emphasized). Give it some time! As an old (did I just write that?) DLK kiter, starting with QLK gave me something of an identity crisis (yes really!) lasting close to a year.

15 hours ago, khsidekick said:

I think so too. Breezin it’s time to join the dark side. Once you start it will only add to your addiction. You’ll love it I promise.

Don’t worry 🙂, it just makes me think of scifi/horror with themes of groups being possessed or replaced:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049366/ (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tripods
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Goes_There%3F (Who Goes There …or The Thing)
(or why not a good old Star Trek Borg?)

Remember, there is nothing to fear, you’ll become like us eventually:

🤔        👽👾🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️🐺👻😈

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Sigh IMG_20180922_091408302_HDR.jpg just went and put this dark hearted beast (Boris Karloff /Black Sabbath)together for the first time. Sail sure is crisp and purdy. Toes at the edge ,staring into the abyss, hoping the cookies are chocolate chip.

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Make sure you look up the “pigtails tuning” topic here on the forum, CRITICAL for good flight handling, dirt cheap addon. ;)

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1 hour ago, Breezin said:

Sigh IMG_20180922_091408302_HDR.jpg just went and put this dark hearted beast (Boris Karloff /Black Sabbath)together for the first time. Sail sure is crisp and purdy. Toes at the edge ,staring into the abyss, hoping the cookies are chocolate chip.

A classic beauty.

When you assemble the kite for flying, the upright spars go on the back of the kite. If they are in front it will make it VERY difficult to learn. Watch the beginner tutorial videos on KiteLife until you're sick of watching them and then watch again a couple more times. Believe everything John says in them. It is proven and works really well. Watch the line management one and listen carefully. It will save you some grief. Fly with an experienced pilot if you can, especially the first couple of times out.

Have fun and enjoy the journey.

P.S. -- The cookies are magic. They become whatever you have in mind, so don't think about broccoli because broccoli cookies....

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Make sure you look up the “pigtails tuning” topic here on the forum, CRITICAL for good flight handling, dirt cheap addon. ;)

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4 hours ago, Breezin said:

Sigh IMG_20180922_091408302_HDR.jpg just went and put this dark hearted beast (Boris Karloff /Black Sabbath)together for the first time.

Funny, the latest tune with auto play tendencies in my head when kiting was Black Sabbath's Paranoid ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qanF-91aJo ), except for this evenings session when music was provided externally because there happened to be a beach party going on there (quite fun to fly to real music – never/rarely happens otherwise). Also I have informed my children who Boris Karloff was btw (as my father did).

I got by the first sessions as a QLK rookie by pretending that the brake lines were the right/left lines of a DLK. You also obviously got it built by now that you should release the tension when the ground suddenly decides to hit the kite 🙂 (no matter the sort of kite) - sure it will go well. ... Imagine, just having a QLK just waiting for you to use the second you need it ... handy!

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