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16/12/2012 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 16 December 2012 · 228 views

A sunny south westerly day, standard 1.5 sails with race rods. Just enough 'forwards' to be able to land on the vertical spar point only and hold the angle without dropping to the leading edge end as well.

I forgot to pick up my newly tied 'micro adjusting' <grins> snag-less handles so that will have to wait for another weekend.

Four fliers today with some more close, variable speed, improvisation. There are some great moves being 'developed' here especially the serial counter rotations where the group of kites is also moving through an arc in the sky at the same time.

Lots of moments to reflect on long arm movements today especially throwing arms forwards to effect a 'stop' and then adjusting to maintain altitude.

I can see, more clearly now, just how much dynamic input the flier can usefully adopt, even to achieve a 'treacle like' move in the sky.

Felix




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