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#41 Aerochic



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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:26 AM

When you guys fly team, is it a problem to move forward or back for inverted maneuvers? ...or is the whole team doing it in sync?

Laura, is this what you're talking about? See the beginning of this video of iQuad at Wildwood from last year:

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:10 PM

Laura, is this what you're talking about? See the beginning of this video of iQuad at Wildwood from last year:

Yes, sort of. It was suggested that to take off inverted, take a step or two back; for better control. From what I've seen, these guys don't do that at their skill level, unless there's not much wind at which point everyone needs to step back together. According to this clip, stepping back or forward alone as needed, won't effect anyone else or bother anyone else in a team fly.
So, eventually, after learning inverted flying (the basics to start ) should I continue to use the step backwards technique or should I try to learn to just use my arms to give it gas? Understand that I know when there's little or no wind, stepping back would be the only way to launch inverted. Right?
I hope you all got my point. I'd love to fly team and want to be in sync with everyone else...I know everyone develops their own style to a point, but it has to gel with the other team members...ultimately. make sense???
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:50 PM

Most times I find a gentle pull with the hands is all that is needed to get a foot or so off the ground. Then I tend to stop, hover and get my head into the handles. If the wind is very light then a step back is good too, and if it is blowing often a pull is not even needed. So yes you have it right.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:06 AM

get my head into the handles.

Now that's a funny image I won't forget in a while. :lol:

I wonder if sailor is trying a new technique ?
can you wiggle your ears independently to control your kite ? ;)

Love2fly> sailor is a strong chap (can tug at a line to free it!)
He is right, you can usually just use your arms to take off given enough breeze for reverse launch.
I'm trying to get mine to turn over neater because I always have other fliers around me so can't afford to do any slides whilst turning and bumping into other lines/kites etc ;)

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 04:42 AM

If you watch a few of the IQUAD videos you will see the step forward and back in unison for many moves. In lighter winds they can move across the flying area a fair amount as it appears they step backwards to fill the sails when they want to make a crisply defined move.

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