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#21 Choccy

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:14 AM

Ha, ask Steve about his having to duck every time he and I do 180's on opposite sides of the window, lines crossed.

We've got it all worked out... I swing high, he ducks low. ROFL

thats what i have issues with.... :blue-confused:
guess i gotta be ducking, being funsized :lol:
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:19 AM

The only downside is that in team flying you are more likely to connect with a team mates handle.

had my 1st handle knocking accident the other week: got my teammate in a delicate area :blushing: :blue_blush:
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#23 Felix Mottram

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:27 AM

had my 1st handle knocking accident the other week: got my teammate in a delicate area :blushing: :blue_blush:


It does depend on how close you stand...

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(i have suggested quite wide spacing for the mega-team....)

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:43 AM

had my 1st handle knocking accident the other week: got my teammate in a delicate area :blushing: :blue_blush:

I recon you should tell your team mate not to be in a delicate area. Serves them right.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:48 PM

Tried some long top leaders tonight (about 4" more then standard B) ... Will take some getting used to ...I certainly cant fly with horizontal handles all the time yet just doesn't feel natural except inverted.... was certainly much easier doing reverse circles, hovers etc but real effort required to fly forward/up/launch ... basically lines touching (max thumb back) to get any fwd and pump... how does that sound?

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:51 PM

Should be said, "horizontal" handle placement should NOT be true horizontal... It's a bit like ^, thumbs in front of you, pinkies out to the side a little.

If the handles made a complete line, it'd be like the top of a wide "A".

True horizontal tends to lessen precision, as the leverage is off.

When I'm inverted, the "A" is steeper, less horizontal and more vertical, minding tension with pressure from the thumbs, rather than directly on the brake lines (pinkies).

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:53 PM

True horizontal tends to lessen precision, as the leverage is off.

Nope, don't understand. Are you able to put it in a different way?
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:04 PM

Straight line left to right, pinky, thumb, thumb, pinky.

Hold your hands out, palms down, now keeping that position, close your hands like you're holding handles... That's true horizontal. ;)

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Same idea, making mock Rev handles with your hands (like hang loose)... Touch your thumbs, and drop your pinkies down so your hands form an a-frame.

This is my ideal hand position, more or less.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:06 PM

For me, the only time my handles are vertical is when the kite is going up or down. When going side to side the hands follow the kite meaning like left wing up, left hand on top. The handles only go horizontal when needed. Horizontal for me means that instead of the handles moving strait at me, they move to the side of me. Think of your hands vertical infront of you. On the horizontal motion the handle moves toward my hip as apposed to my stomach. Does that help? VISUALIZE.... :kid_brooding:

Sorry, I was trying to be funny.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:09 PM

sounds like pictures may speak louder than words here :blue_wink:
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:11 PM

:w00t: put your thumbs together, pinkies down. Put your thumbs in or on your belly button (depending on an inny or outty) point your pinkies to the outside of your feet with your feet shoulder width apart. Help?

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:17 PM

Straight line left to right, pinky, thumb, thumb, pinky.

Hold your hands out, palms down, now keeping that position, close your hands like you're holding handles... That's true horizontal. ;)

==

Same idea, making mock Rev handles with your hands (like hang loose)... Touch your thumbs, and drop your pinkies down so your hands form an a-frame.

This is my ideal hand position, more or less.

Yep, got it. On inverted my pinkies will be above my thumbs, sometimes - usually if I am doing something precise like an inverted kiss. So, one to consider when flying.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:22 PM

Well Choocy, here's the pic, hope is speaks louder than my font :kid_brooding:

So missunderstood sometimes. :w00t:

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:37 PM

Thanks Dean ... just the incentive I needed to go back to yachting! :wacko:

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:47 PM

Thanks Dean ... just the incentive I needed to go back to yachting! :wacko:



Just thought I'd try to help. :sign_kitelife: At least I covered my boobs. :blushing: I figured that if you couldn't see the belly button like I was yakin about you might end up with your pinkies aimed up when inverted. :kid_brooding:

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:47 PM

The A FRAME thing works for me,i can see it now.Must admit.I was a little confused before John.


Cheers

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:49 PM

I don't know about the rest of all ya all, but interacting with all ya all on this forum brightens my day.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:49 PM

Yep, got it. On inverted my pinkies will be above my thumbs, sometimes - usually if I am doing something precise like an inverted kiss. So, one to consider when flying.


Perhaps these help, first, Sailor with horizontal hands, flying an inverted slide.
Second, Pete on the right flying my Bv with "loads of brake" and Colin on the left without much brake, Colin now flys with a lot more brake.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:55 PM

:devil: Mm,TA Bruce.

I wonder,Your mate Pete.On the right.Does he have a license for the Ariel in his hat...

sorry mate.Couldnt not say something :devil: .


Thanks for the info pal.C U SOON

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:59 PM

The handles are not standards it should be said, and there was a lot less brake than I fly with (no criticism implied), like a lot less brake. And it was a rev I, just the second time I had flown one. so it is somewhat unusual. But, it has to be said, hand position on the handle aside, that would be my norm for an inverted slide. So as I say, something to think about and experiment with.
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