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#1 Watty

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 10:39 AM

Hello everyone,

I have been asked to help edit the Tricky Wiki to incorporate quad line tricks. Take a look around. I have added 18 so far, and I have more to come.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 01:26 PM

Reverse Coin Toss aka Ollie, I invented that move on a Stinger 1000 in 1993, just prior to the UP Sports Championships. :)

Only dual line trick I can lay my name to.

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Axel was invented by Steve Thomas from the bay area, CA... Near the end of 1990.

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BTW, congrats Watty, very cool. :D

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 03:26 PM

Remembered that did ya? B)

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 03:45 PM

Reverse Coin Toss aka Ollie, I invented that move on a Stinger 1000 in 1993, just prior to the UP Sports Championships. :)

Only dual line trick I can lay my name to.

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Axel was invented by Steve Thomas from the bay area, CA... Near the end of 1990.

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BTW, congrats Watty, very cool. :D


Steve and I are getting together for a bit at the team clinic to play around with tricks and stuff. You never know what might come out of it! You'll have to join us! ;)

Spence "Watty" Watson

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 06:58 PM

dual line tricks.


Intermediate Manuevers

Snap Stall
This is a very important move to learn. It is the basis for many other "tricks". To make this easier, I've divided the Snap Stall into two simple steps.
Step I - Fly kite horizontally across the wind window until it stops. Pull only the inside hand and release or push to neutral quickly. This will cause the kite to stall wings parallel. Do not move your outside hand, keep it neutral.
Step II - Now that you have the Stall, let's make it more dramatic. To do this you need to have more pressure on the sail. Repeat step one but try your Snap Stall a little further into the wind window using a more exaggerated action. Almost at the same time you're pulling and releasing with your inside hand, punch and release to neutral aggressively with your outside hand. This will help stop the stall and hold it, making the move dramatic. If you do this close to the ground and move forward after the stall, you can land the kite.

Spin Stall Landing
Fly kite horizontally across the window about 15 feet above the ground until the kite slows from reaching the edge. Pull back slow the inside hand causing the kite to rotate. Just before the wings become parallel during the spin, release or punch back to neutral causing the kite to stall. To land, simply do the same move close to the ground and walk or run forward. Do not move the outside hand.

Leading Edge Launch
Kite is launched from its side (leading edge). Fly to the edge of the wind window, close to the ground, left to right. Pull right and land the kite on its right leading edge. Be careful that the kite doesn't tip over onto its left leading edge. Pull left (up wing) slowly until it begins to fall towards you. Tug the left line and almost at the same time tug with the right. The kite should lift off. Stepping backwards during this maneuver will help.

Side Slide / Skating
Kite stalls across the wind window sideways. Fly to the right edge of the window until the kite slows down Pull with the outside hand opposite of the spin landing but release early. When the wing tips are parallel to the ground, this will cause the kite to slide. Steer with the outside hand. It is important to only move the outside hand and keeping the inside hand at neutral. Some kites slide better than others but a heavier bridle adjustment can help.

Wingtip Stand
With the kite landed on the edge of the wind window, be sure that the inside wing is about one foot closer to you than the outside wingtip. While keeping some tension on the inside wing, pull slightly on the outside wing until it starts to lift. Practice balancing the kite on one wing tip.

Cartwheel / Flip Over
With the kite down wind on its nose just inside center, belly pointing towards you. Practice rotation from one wing to the other to get the feel of it. Pull inside hand a little while pushing the outside. Now, remember to always rotate toward the center for the Cartwheel. With both hands, push to allow the kite to lay back a little. On the outside edge of the kite, nose on the ground pointing in, pull the outside hand while pushing the inside hand. As the kite rotates its edge should start to go up onto the outside wingtip. As the inside wing starts to rotate around, finish the move by pulling slightly on the inside wing until the kite ends up on both wing tips.

Vertical Snap Stall Landing
Fly kite nose down towards the ground about 5 feet above the ground, initiate the snap stall only this time you must pull a little more with the inside hand to allow the kite to rotate until the wings are parallel to the ground. If it is done fast and correct, little forward movement is necessary.

Spike / Stab
This is basically a Snap Stall variation whereby the kite goes from a fast forward speed into a wingtip stand very quickly. As a result the wingtip is forced into the ground for a dramatic affect. Although some kites spike better than others, try the following. Fly you kite horizontally close to the ground. As it passes center, pull the inside hand while simultaneously pushing inside hand. This causes the down wing to come towards you causing the kite to "spike" into the ground. Try this a few times above the ground until you see what I mean, then fly nearer to the ground and Spike It! Then try spiking from different angles.

Fly Away
Used to gain ground in light wind or indoor flying. Fly the kite to the top of the window. Turn the nose down and push both hands forward while walking forward. The kite will glide down on its belly. Watch the pitch of the nose. If you over control the angle of the nose relative to the wind, the kite will stall out and fall.

Advanced Tricks

Pancake
Landing the kite with the nose away from you on its belly. With the kite overhead, turn the nose down. Just before the kite reaches the ground, push both hands but with a little more emphasis on the right hand. This will cause the kite to rise off its belly to your left. This trick works best in lighter winds.

Belly Launch
Kite is launched from a Pancake position. If the wind is over your left shoulder, then pull with both hands but with a little more emphasis on the right hand. This will cause the kite to rise off its belly to your left. This trick works best in lighter winds.

Axel
It is very important to achieve a perfect and long Stall resulting from a Snap Stall. Once you do that it's time to attack the Axle. Fly to the left edge of the wind window about fifteen feet above the ground and execute a good snap stall on the edge of the window. Slightly push your outside hand forward while maintaining a stall with the wing tips still parallel to the ground. Pushing your outside hand changes the angle of attack on the kite so when you now pull that same line towards you, you are actually pulling the top part of the bridle thus pulling the nose towards you. The belly of the kite which is usually facing you will now be facing the ground as it goes through its rotation along that axis. At the same time that you "pop" with one hand you have to give slack to the inside line. This will allow the wing to rotate. As the kite goes through the Axle both lines must be slack. Once the kite comes all the way around, put tension on both lines by pulling on them at the same time.

Spin Axel
Simply initiate a up or down spin on the edge of the wind window. As soon as the wings become parallel, "pop" the Axle. This is a very graceful move that works great during a ballet routine. Being a two part move just match it up with two beats in a song.

Axel Takeoff
The kite takes off in one smooth motion into an Axle. With the kite landed near the edge of the window, pull the inside wing towards you about 6 inches. Now with both wingtips on the ground, pull the inside wing sharply causing both wings to rise off the ground. Once the wings are clear, pop the axle with the outside hand. This can also be done starting with the outside hand.

Coin Toss
From a wingtip stand, let the nose rotate a little past center and then sharply pull the outside and push or release with the inside hand and the kite will "half axle" either into an opposite wing tip stand or take off depending on the amount of force and timing used.

Cascade
Similar to the Coin Toss, only done in the air. This is a great way to change directions quickly. Fly horizontally towards the edge, when the pressure in the sail is reduced, pull sharply on the inside line while releasing the outside and the kite will do a half axle and change directions. As soon as the nose points inside, pull sharply the outside hand while releasing the inside hand. Do this repeatedly while walking forward. This is called the Cascade.

540 Flat Spinn
This is a move that causes the kite to go into an axle type spin from a pancake type maneuver above the ground. Fly the kite nose down near the edge of the window. Just like a pancake, push forward with both hands to flatten the kite with the belly towards the ground. Smaller kites do this very well if you accelerate the kite first by pulling back with both hands and then punching them forward. With the kite near the edge of the window, slightly point the nose towards the center to give a small angle to the kite. As you push quickly forward, abruptly stop the outside hand. When the kite starts to rotate, extend the outside hand again to allow the second rotation while moving forward. The kite's first rotation is 180 degrees and the second is 360 totaling 540 degrees
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