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#1 tonycarl

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:41 PM

I've been playing around trying to do a flic-flac and noticed it it seemed to be easier to when the kite is inverted. When I try to do it in a upright position, it will flic but not flac as easy. Anybody else notice this?

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 02:39 AM

i noticed when the kite gets a good amount of wind in the sail its eazier to do... in lighter winds i have trouble with it too.. timeing is everything here.. when you give the lins a tug to slak them you have to tug again to flip the kite back .. sometimes youll have to backwards to tighten up the lines.. im still learning the trick myself but so far that how ive been doin it
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:00 AM

Unless the winds of heaven are blowing, I always end up doing the walk of shame after trying to flic flac :(
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 04:04 AM

Try adding more "down" to your handle tuning,..
all the way until you can barely get forward drive with wrist, hands, arms and feet all involved.

Fly the kite up to about midway in the center of the power-zone and hold a stationary hover.
now take a large step forward and powerfully snap both thumbs at the kite,
do these actions together and very sharply!

the kite will flip inside-out,

rotate your thumbs back towards your nose, that will get the kite recovered to the original orientation

You may need to cover the elastic knots on the back of the sail, down at the triangular tips, so you don't snag a flying line also.
Training wheels, a thin belt-loop strip sewn over 'em, even a piece of electrical tape (you'll have to remove it, so your adhesive choice MATTERS, don't use duct tape or paper masking tape!), replace the elastics with Auto Oh-rings, so there are no knots, whatever you think will prevent entanglement.

With practice, it's just a quick-flick, you won't need all the set-up actions.

The speed series of Revs do this trick very very easily! Almost as fast as you can wiggle your fingers.

When you have the basic move reliable with the leading edge upright,
then practice doing quarter-turn flick/flacks,
or flick it just above the ground, so when it flacks (?) it sticks tight into the earth.

I want to learn an unrolling launch, I've seen it done, but still don't get it myself!

The trick is lots easier to learn with longer throw handles,... you have more leverage.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 09:10 AM

When I fly, I always use a lot of break. This definately helps with the flic flac.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 01:47 PM

i agree there paul the supersonic is a flic flac monster.. ive tried it with the blast too but its a little harder to do and the lines can pull when doing it
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:04 PM

Combine the Supersonic with long handles and you can quickly learn to flic-flac at the 90 clock-work turns.
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:27 PM

So, with these flic flac clock-work turns, do you flic one wing only?
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:06 AM

Both wings.
What I mean is that you face up and flic-flac, face right and flic-flac (the kite stays vertical the while flic-ing and flac-ing), face down and flic-flac, face left and flic-flac.
I haven't flown my supersonic in years. Maybe I'll get it out this weekend...
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:24 AM

OK. Got it, and thanks. Sounds difficult!
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