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#21 antman

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 02:25 PM

i stil want to know how to flic flac a rev then if i get a stack try it then
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Posted 02 March 2007 - 02:55 PM

i stil want to know how to flic flac a rev then if i get a stack try it then

This will get you started.
First either shorten the lower lines or better yet use long handles.
At this time you can Flik, if your lower lines are shortened enough.
Then you will have a problem recovering and going back to the Flak state.
With luck it will recover well.
Lead weights in the lower tips will help.
For more consistency you will need to install standoffs on the back of the sail as done by the five time European Champion Guido Maiocchi.
He has published this with details and pictures on the internet.

As for Flik Flaking a train. I have not heard of someone doing it yet.
I would expect that you would have a Revolution salad if you tried.

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 06:16 PM

I found that if you step towards the kite with one good solid step when you flic the kite, it flic's better. Basically you will step in abruptly and at the same time stab your brake lines HARD while throwing your handles forward to give slack to the top lines. For better recoveries flac it back very quickly doing a reverse of the above. The Flic Flac is pretty abrupt and has to be done with authority.

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 06:48 PM

Both of the authors above are right. Long handles make it much easier to learn though.
With long handles and a Supersonic you can do it your first time. Though otherwise flying a Supersonic with long handles takes a bit of practice to keep from over controlling.
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