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#1 ATEMOC

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 01:24 PM

Hi i'm having some problems with the Reverse flight, how i can improve this, i'm new in rev fly.

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 01:35 PM

hey there,

how about practice it over and over and over again? :)  Okok, thats pretty simplistic so here's what I did (and continue to do)

With the kite on the ground, leading edge down, practice simply coming up about a foot, and then holding it there for a period of time. Slowly drop back down, and repeat this, over and over.

Another thing that can help is to move the connection point on your handles a little closer to the handles. This gives it more reverse, which makes the learning curve a little easier.

See below for an article on handle tweaks :
http://www.kitelife....ons43/index.htm

Finally, one thing I do every time I am out as a warmup, I cross the window from left to right in reverse, and then back across, right to left, as slowly and as unwobbley as I can.

Hope it helps!
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#3 John Barresi

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 06:59 PM

Monks, want to simplify that a little?

Alejandro's English is not as strong as ours. ;)

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 04:52 PM

That would be great thanks.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 04:15 PM

you can also fly the kite up real high and reverse it back down thats how i learned it will take a few times but yoiu will get it
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#6 ATEMOC

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:46 AM

Thanks, today I'll practice with all this you told me...I'll tell you later how i fell..

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 02:19 PM

good luck to you it is eazy to learn
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:52 PM

Hi i'm having some problems with the Reverse flight, how i can improve this, i'm new in rev fly.

Alejandro - ATEMOC.com



This is fairly simple... I just practiced hovering the kite in the air for a while, then start t do a little bit of movement.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:58 PM

Exactly Watty, best way to learn.

There's some info about hovering in the new B-Series DVD insert.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 03:14 AM

Any idea when the DVD will be available John?

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:39 AM

It's going out with B-Series Revs as we speak.

Just became available last week. ;)

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 03:45 PM

Is this the dvd with the advanced stuff in it? I would like to get a copy. Should I just call Rev?

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 08:51 PM

Is this the dvd with the advanced stuff in it? I would like to get a copy. Should I just call Rev?


I'm 99% sure he means the B Series specific DVD. The new Advanced one is slated for later this year. However, I've seen the B Series DVD and there's some great stuff on it.
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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:29 PM

Monkey is correct... This is the B-Series insert, not the "big" advanced DVD.

However, I do cover hovering, bicycle rotations, clockwork turns and the axel in this DVD... And there's a ton of HOT footage. ;)

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 05:19 PM

All good stuff but where do I get the dvds? Rev direct?

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:17 AM

The B series is on my wish list for the fall :)

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 12:23 PM

same here striker
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 02:14 PM

I need to get one of those video's my B-series didn't have one.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 03:25 PM

Hopefully they will be available Sidsol. I am waiting for my B's but am fairly sure will not have DVD as they were despatched a couple of weeks ago.

Wonder if there is any chance of having them sent out like back dated or should that be forward dated? to those who didnt get them with the B's.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:56 AM

i dont know why but for some reason i really like the red white blue 1.5 the new version i think im going to order a vented version
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