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Inverted Kip to 2 point landing

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The Hive,  The Wright festival and a camera rolling at the right time.. about 8 seconds in and slowed to 30% to show detail..

 

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Full Speed, SlowMo, Full Speed of the Inverted Kip to 2 point landing

 

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cool beans

best to doubly reinforce the center Vee, that's technique is way more demanding than an extensive flick-flak practice session

the point is "a reversed pull back towards yourself from inverted hover and a 180 degree rotational turn to an upright landing?

Are the sails' sides (or halves) supposed to be separated or parallel to each other when executed perfectly?

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That V has a lot of reinforcement, per your earlier advice.. It's reinforced underneath the Trailing edge and doublestitched.

In all honesty,  I found this move from failed flic flac practice.. It's under rotating one side on the "flic"  which give you the windmill action that everyone dreads.. But firming up the grip gives you the half turn and landing sometimes.. Most of the time I end in a fade OR I fail to exit the spin in time.. I say right now this move for me is still in the realm of luck BUT I'm working on it..

 

The point is as you described, but there's also a cool 3 beat to it that works well with some music selections

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I have done that with a full rotation and coming out of it, but it never crossed my mind to go into a landing at the end of it. I called it a half-flac (Aflac, get it? Remember the duck? If you use the duck voice while you do it it's amusing.) It is very hard on that center part of the vee and I had to repair a couple of home-made, but the Revs hold up pretty well. I never put the Kevlar on my home-made and that's probably why the joint failed. That move should be quite dramatic with a full rotation, but the correct timing will be difficult to hit dead on because of the speed of rotation and how quickly the kite loses altitude during a bowtie spin.

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sound like a new thing, or is it just a screwed-up half Axel into clam shell roll-up?,.... Weider has that patented 

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5 hours ago, Paul LaMasters said:

sound like a new thing, or is it just a screwed-up half Axel into clam shell roll-up?,.... Weider has that patented 

Intentionally bowtie, let the bowtied kite make one spin, recover from bowtie, land. Very tricky timing on that spin to recovery move. Takes a lot of figuring out how to best recover from the bowtie. Really beats up the sail. I spent some time trying to make it look good, minus the landing. Still very sloppy. Haven't really put any time into it lately.

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