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#1 grd750

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:03 PM

Why do people change the handle orientation from vertical to horizontial sometimes? Is it just to keep the line from having a twist or does it affect the flying.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:34 PM

Why do people change the handle orientation from vertical to horizontial sometimes? Is it just to keep the line from having a twist or does it affect the flying.

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I also do it, but I can not explain for what reason I do it. It just happens.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:06 PM

I think this is something most rev flyers do to some extent, I know I do. It's an unconsious move on my part, sort of like leaning into a curve on a bike, probably also tied in with hand and eye co ordination. What ever it is, it works. Is it required? Probably not. More the individuals own style and what works for them.
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 02:30 PM

It's all a question of style man B)

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 08:50 PM

I think Kip summed up my sentiments... It's a lot like riding a bike, and leaning into it.

For me, it's also a style thing.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 08:12 PM

Turning the handles from side to side to keep the lines straight is no problem for me. It's completing that turn, the standing on my head part as the kite makes a full circle that's tough for me.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 08:35 PM

I also do it, but I can not explain for what reason I do it. It just happens.

Today, I tried to take notice of how I oriented my handles. I noticed that I tend to have them horizontal when I fly with the leading edge down and I want to hover or fly backwards and up.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 08:37 PM

Turning the handles from side to side to keep the lines straight is no problem for me. It's completing that turn, the standing on my head part as the kite makes a full circle that's tough for me.

Jim :(

Didn't you know you are suppose to do a cartwheel to make the circle?

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:10 AM

I generally have the bottom of the handles pointed left (horizontal) when hovering facing the right, vice versa for left, and they're vertical when I'm flying upright or inverted... When they're vertical, they are splayed out ever so slightly though... Probably so they don't whack each other when I'm making fast movements.

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 09:23 PM

Why do people change the handle orientation from vertical to horizontial sometimes? Is it just to keep the line from having a twist or does it affect the flying.

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I also do this.... I think it is because I just feel like i need to have my hands in the same possition to the kite as usual while holing it side ways... If that makes any sense...

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:52 AM

I think that's it Watty, it just happens without me realizing it when I fly.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:38 PM

It's like...... an automatic habbit

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:39 PM

For me I do it because when my kite is on its side it becomes similar to flying in the normal position. If you want a challenge turn your hands in the opposite direction your kite is pointing. It becomes a lot more difficult for me :huh: . It's also a style thing also.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 04:41 PM

From personal experience I can say that handles to the side provide a slightly different angle to the kite depending on what your doing, it could make it allot easier, one example is when the kite is upside down in a slide I actually face both bottoms directly horizontal this is even more effective with the speed series as well.
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 12:05 AM

I also do this.... I think it is because I just feel like i need to have my hands in the same possition to the kite as usual while holing it side ways... If that makes any sense...


It's the same as leaning over when speeding round a bend on Playstation, or ducking when a baddie shoots you! LOL

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 11:20 AM

I think I just noticed an other reason for doing this. I was thinking about this while I was flying my rev, and I realized that when ever I flip the kite upside down, my hands are sideways. I think this helps me remember wich way to turn the kite to get the lines untwisted. (I alwayse know witch handle is on top is the one I need to push my thumb forward with)

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 09:44 PM

I use the standard rev handles for 1.5 SLE, but I was wondering if I used the longer handles like the ones used for the Rev Blast, would I get more control out of the 1.5 ???

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 05:12 AM

I use the standard rev handles for 1.5 SLE, but I was wondering if I used the longer handles like the ones used for the Rev Blast, would I get more control out of the 1.5 ???


Well the blast comes with 15" Extended and I have to say that for me I only fly now with extended. Better control and yes, I think you have better control.

It's possible depending on the age of the SLE, that you are using the even shorter handles.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:56 AM

You could certainly try it.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:59 AM

Well the blast comes with 15" Extended and I have to say that for me I only fly now with extended. Better control and yes, I think you have better control.

It's possible depending on the age of the SLE, that you are using the even shorter handles.

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First post for me. I've owned a SLE 1.5 for about 2yrs now, have flown it 3times(ya, I know. Long story). One of the reasons is that I used to fly with a girlfriend and now she is no longer around. I realized now I need a stake!!

My question to all this is....besides longer handles what about line extensions(I think is the term). WHere you add 4"-6" of line to the upper line for better control?
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