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#21 Baloo

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 10:23 AM

Try to get to some of the big kite fests Justin.

The first big grid type megaflys were in the UK at Portsmouth and Bristol. It is wonderful seeing so many interacting with each other.

I know there has been mention of trying to get some mega flys in the US.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 01:01 PM

Watty, fantastic as ever and so pleased the indoor rev II worked out great (hey Baloo) ;)

I've not flown indoors.... but have flown on 8 foot lines,
I also tried my new 18 foot lines out today (but alas not on a rev II, yet)

Celebrated a whole year of kissing and stacking
by kissing with a rev 1.5 (with tiny handles) to a rev 1 both on 18 foot lines
It is so funny, and as much fun as a rev II on 8 foot lines ;) :)

And then.... it's mad when you switch back to flying on 120 foot lines :lol:

I love the fact you get so many different experiences out of all the variations of line lengths and kite styles :sq-thumbs:
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 01:40 PM

Yep, great video Watty . . . you are a real indoor inspiration.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:34 PM

Ok, I'll give it up..... The kite was a special order for a rev II with the old sail pattern, both to match my rev indoor, and to keep the weight down, and it is made with the same material as the Rev Indoor. Baloo was kind enough to donate $75 for the kite, and it turned out great. From what I hear he might even end up buying the heavier prototype.



Hey Spence-
Jeremy's a good guy... just like his Big mate" that we flew with, I presume!

That makes more sense, now. After seeing this thread last night, I began thinking that I could throw short lines on almost anything and go indoors.... NOT!!! I take it that the Rev II is quicker/snappier than a regular indoor Rev. Is it a bit more work as there's not as much lift?
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:54 PM

Hey Spence-
Jeremy's a good guy... just like his Big mate" that we flew with, I presume!

That makes more sense, now. After seeing this thread last night, I began thinking that I could throw short lines on almost anything and go indoors.... NOT!!! I take it that the Rev II is quicker/snappier than a regular indoor Rev. Is it a bit more work as there's not as much lift?


And enquiring nerds wanna know. What were the changes for an Indoor Rev II? Frame? Sail? Bridle/no bridle?

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 04:12 PM

Hi Laura, I aint Jeremy, think he might be insulted. He is much younger, better looking and richer than me. Still you never know he might just be envious of my fine physique (if you are anywhere near believing that you are in a right sorry state, tee hee)

But no probs, I am however a mate of his big mate, not that there is too much to choose in size mind, so you got that bit right.

I are Chris. Dont mind too much though, as they say, you can call me anything you like as long as it is not late for Dinner. (specially if there is any honey about)

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 05:17 PM

Hey Spence-
Jeremy's a good guy... just like his Big mate" that we flew with, I presume!

That makes more sense, now. After seeing this thread last night, I began thinking that I could throw short lines on almost anything and go indoors.... NOT!!! I take it that the Rev II is quicker/snappier than a regular indoor Rev. Is it a bit more work as there's not as much lift?


Yea, the rev II is a lot more work than the Rev Indoor. After flying that Rev II for a couple of days, the Rev Indoor seemed way too easy.

And enquiring nerds wanna know. What were the changes for an Indoor Rev II? Frame? Sail? Bridle/no bridle?


Ok, I'll go through the specs on this one.
Sail (as far as I can remember) - .5oz ripstop Sail, and .75oz ripstop Leading Edge
Frame - Normal Rev II Race Frame
Bridal - Same as Rev Indoor. I have it set up with pigtails at each connecting points to keep the weight down.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 05:33 PM

awesome watty!
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 06:38 PM

Hi Laura, I aint Jeremy, think he might be insulted. He is much younger, better looking and richer than me. Still you never know he might just be envious of my fine physique (if you are anywhere near believing that you are in a right sorry state, tee hee)

But no probs, I am however a mate of his big mate, not that there is too much to choose in size mind, so you got that bit right.

I are Chris. Dont mind too much though, as they say, you can call me anything you like as long as it is not late for Dinner. (specially if there is any honey about)


I sorry... :blushing: I know who you are... not sure why I did that.
I just realized I did that as I was reading something else.... I immediately thought of you and this thread and said, oh sh*t! lol
sh*t happens.... maybe there was something in my grilled chicken, tonight!!!
(Chris... I presume, is a lot like his Big Mate that we flew with at Liberty )
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 11:13 PM

Thanks Laura, to be compared to Bri is an honour.

And as far as sh*t is concerned I duck fairly quick. :D

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 08:18 AM

Mad props on that overhead axel-to-catch at 3:08.

I know what you mean about switching from the II to an indoor.

Have you tried the kite with no bridle and extra long handles? I love the incredibly flat floats you can get.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 03:50 PM

So how does it handle Watty? Does it control more like an indoor or a little more like an outdoor?

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:09 PM

Try to get to some of the big kite fests Justin.

The first big grid type megaflys were in the UK at Portsmouth and Bristol. It is wonderful seeing so many interacting with each other.

I know there has been mention of trying to get some mega flys in the US.



I will try to get 2 some but the UK thats toooooooooooooooooooooooooooo faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar for me.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:14 PM

So how does it handle Watty? Does it control more like an indoor or a little more like an outdoor?

Dean


Well, it handles very differently. The major difference is that with a slight tug on one hand the kite will go straight into an axel. Just the whole way the kite flips and spins is totally different. If you end up at WSIKF, I encourage you to try it out.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:24 PM

Well, it handles very differently. The major difference is that with a slight tug on one hand the kite will go straight into an axel. Just the whole way the kite flips and spins is totally different. If you end up at WSIKF, I encourage you to try it out.



Hey Watty the ALMIGHTY :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: How do u do an axel???
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:49 PM

If you want advice from me Justin, and in this case I suggest you dont!!

How to do an Axel the Baloo way.

Just keep yankin on them strings till the kite does summat liike you want. Then pretend that is what you wanted to happen. Oh, then walk of shame and half an hour of untangle.

I am sure the Watty way is better.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 02:13 AM

Hey Watty the ALMIGHTY :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: How do u do an axel???
Justin

I am not worthy to kiss the feet, and all that. But there is a video on kitelife.com were you to join up ;) A vid works so much better than words - inverted slide right from left, cock right wrist forward, step forward with right foot, pop right then pop left stepping back to keep minimal tension but no slack - see vid does work better.
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:07 AM

If you want advice from me Justin, and in this case I suggest you dont!!

How to do an Axel the Baloo way.

Just keep yankin on them strings till the kite does summat liike you want. Then pretend that is what you wanted to happen. Oh, then walk of shame and half an hour of untangle.

I am sure the Watty way is better.



Yea I am sure 2 :sq-nuke: :mf_party: :sign_kitelife: :revonhead:

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:47 AM

Why thank you for that vote of confidence.

Still I asked for it didnt I? (you dont need to answer that one)

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:34 AM

Hey Watty the ALMIGHTY :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: :ani_notworthy: How do u do an axel???
Justin


Lol.... I do have a video tutorial on how to axel a rev, but it is indoors. The technique is pretty much the same though.


Other ways, I believe John B. has an Axel tutorial in the subscribers videos section at www.kitelife.com.

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