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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:20 PM

Hi all, I'm curious to hear back...

1. Has Rev flying been therapeutic to you, with regard to existing injuries or health issues?

2. Have you found Rev flying provides you with beneficial calasthenics or exercise?

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:29 PM

Not sure about exersise John. I am afraid I dont move around much, I know I should. If I have not been flying for a while I do feel it though so I must be getting some exersise.

What it gives me is inner peace if that is the right way to explain it.

At least now that I can keep the Rev in tha air most of the time. There wasnt much inner peace when I had to do the long walk every few moments.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:43 PM

In the summer it provides me with excessive thirst which in turn results in excessive beer consumption. I guess that means flying is bad for your health :angry:

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:06 PM

Well, flying that indoor Rev II is a work out, and that's all the exorcise I get. ;D

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:35 PM

Speaking for myself.. yes it is. Outdoors, if you are really into your music.. and indoors.. Well, Connor and I have been flying 3-4 days a week for the past 3 months. After 2 hours of solid indoor flying, we are both sweating.. so I know it's physically good for us. And it has improved my back pain.. which physical therapy did nothing for, a tens machine does a little for , and other meds have done NOTHING for.. so I guess my answer would be a definate yes.
It has also pushed me to get back into working out daily, because I am not in pain.. so it improved many aspects for me.

speaking of which.. my nordic track just stared me down.. it needs its daily outing lol.. darn it.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:45 PM

I think when you're first start learning it's quite exhausting and then calms down as you settle into a groove. However, I also think it's a sneaky form of exercise...before too long you realize that you've been on your feet an hour or two or more and then fatigue hits you.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:53 PM

Hi John-
As I mentioned in the mental health section of your questionairre ;) :lol: , this thing called Rev flying has been a major blessing in my life and a huge change for me. I've found something I can physically handle. I love it, as you know, and it's my competitive nature that pushes me to learn more and become a better flyer. The only way to do that, of course, is to get out there. With flying at the beach, mostly, those walks in the sand are a key factor in my leg getting stronger. It's in no way a cure all, but anything that will get you moving and you can see physical changes is a good thing. I don't know of medical proof, but I am quite certain that the eye/hand coordination required to fly the Revs must stimulate the brain in many areas. As everyone knows, if you don't use it, you lose it and I'm sure it's helping our brains....in the long run!
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:24 PM

For me it's both mentally and physically.
I sometimes try everything I can to stand still no matter what the wind is like and just can't do it. Dual line habit I don't seem to be able to break. Not that I wanna break the habit. I'm so into the tunes and kite that physically I almost seem to cease to exsist.
From indoors to the warp 9 winds in Long Beach I constantly move back and forth, side to side. After I'm done flying I can feel how much I've worked my knees and lower back. (For what ever reason my hands end up around my feet at times in low wind floating turns. Some may have seen that at the first RevGuild fun fly.)
Mentally it's a pretty good release. A couple of beers, music and my Rev and the whole world goes away for a while. After, my stress is reduced noticably no matter how bad the day has been.

I guess the answer to the question depends on the person and HOW into flying they are.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:33 AM

as a person that has been trying to lose weight .. it has helped me out.. espically light wind flying .. ill do this over going to the gym
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:23 AM

Yes
I started flying because of back surgery. Due to the pain I couldn't do my normal activities and I wasn't exercising the way I should therefore I wasn't getting much better. I lived a block from the beach so I figured I could "go fly a kite". Walking in the sand was a chore but I played with 2 line beach kite for about a week when I saw a guy flying a Rev. I had to get one. After that, I wasn't going out to exercise my back, I was on the beach flying until my back couldn't take it any more. Seven years later that pretty much sums up how I do it now. Living where I do I'm able to get out several times a week to fly although I rarely stay longer than an hour. When weather or other obligations keep me from flying I feel myself that getting sore all over feeling which goes away after a few days back in the air/sand. I just ordered another one so if I can figure out how to take these Rev$ off my income tax :devil: as a medical expense life will be extra good.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:50 AM

There's nothing like a supersonic in a good wind for a workout, excellent upper body & it will put your toes in the tips of your shoes trying to hold on. I use to fly supersonic & then 1.5 for cool down, now mostly 1.5 unless it's really crankin!
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 06:37 AM

It helps me relax. When I fly I don't think of work, mortgage payments, home improvements,...


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:53 AM

Hello John, I think the answer to both would be yes, I suffered a serious sports injury to my leg which in turn caused a back problem, kite flying (not just Rev's) has helped with both, while researching back pain on the Internet there was an article by a Doctor about how kite flying helped with core stability which in turn help's with back problem's. Kite flying is one of those sneaky exercises a bit like Gardening, you do not realise you are exercising while you are doing something you enjoy, I am also sure that being outside in the fresh air and hopefully Sun can only be good for mind and body, certainly helps to take your mind of any problems you may have, it also brings enjoyment to those watching and that can't be a bad thing.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 03:55 PM

I think when you're first start learning it's quite exhausting and then calms down as you settle into a groove. However, I also think it's a sneaky form of exercise...before too long you realize that you've been on your feet an hour or two or more and then fatigue hits you.


Carolyn said it very well ...

The only change is that I seldom fly for just an hour ... and usually it's hunger that gets to me first.

Cheers,
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:24 PM

Carolyn said it very well ...

The only change is that I seldom fly for just an hour ... and usually it's hunger that gets to me first.

Cheers,
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Hehehe! Ohhh I know what you mean! Except for me it's thirst. :?

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:44 PM

The Jersey Crew generally has drinks, snacks and sandwiches (especially during the winter when not much is open). The fatigue thing doesn't seem to be a big factor, overall. When the adrenaline's kick'n, we're like the energizer bunny and we do just keep on keep'n on! That's probably why it's soooo good for us....easily five to six hours of flying... average each day we flew this winter (it will be longer as it warms up and is light later :) ). That has to be good for endurance and all of the other stuff.
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:44 PM

The other day I was flying in Houston, Out all day in the beautful weather. got a little hungry so ended up practicing one handed flying eating pizza with the other hand. So pizza is good for you, it's a health food I'm sure. There had to be some fitness involved, well mentally it was the best day all winter.

supposed to be nice out tomorrow can't wait to fly, maybe I'll leave out the pizza B)
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:49 PM

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I started flying because of back surgery. Due to the pain I couldn't do my normal activities and I wasn't exercising the way I should therefore I wasn't getting much better. I lived a block from the beach so I figured I could "go fly a kite". Walking in the sand was a chore but I played with 2 line beach kite for about a week when I saw a guy flying a Rev. I had to get one. After that, I wasn't going out to exercise my back, I was on the beach flying until my back couldn't take it any more. Seven years later that pretty much sums up how I do it now. Living where I do I'm able to get out several times a week to fly although I rarely stay longer than an hour. When weather or other obligations keep me from flying I feel myself that getting sore all over feeling which goes away after a few days back in the air/sand. I just ordered another one so if I can figure out how to take these Rev$ off my income tax :devil: as a medical expense life will be extra good.


Holy cow.. let me know when you figure out how to do that..will ya???? I will be right behind you !

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 02:24 AM

The Jersey Crew ....easily five to six hours of flying... average each day we flew this winter

Hey Laura, you lot must be really, really good by now ;) ;) :blue_wink:

Physical :-

1. flying kites, yup expends energy, gotta be good, it's also built up muscle tone and strength.
2. dreaming about kites when asleep also expends energy, gotta be great ;)
3. making kites, also surprisingly is good exercise, expends energy....it's not all sitting at a sewing machine !!

The only bad thing is my wallet has become skinny :blink:
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:59 AM

Definate Yes to the Therapy JB.

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