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#1 Watty

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 09:18 PM

I tried flying my Rev Indoor that I bought from Lolly outside when there was no wind, and I couldn't get it to fly. Is there some sort of tenique to doing this.... or wot? :huh:

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 05:18 AM

you kind have to walk in a circleular motion backwards i to just started doing it this summer its a little tough at first but youll get it if you try that and get it down you ll be able to do other stuff in time myself i found that the indoor works great for flying in those small areas wherre i couldnt fly kites before i got it
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 09:07 AM

Starting with your arms stretched out and using bigger arm movements can also help. Think of it as a gentle pumping motion, letting your arms out when the kite descends and pulling them back to make it rise. You have to exercise a bit in low/no wind. :)
It's more exercise when you are beginning. I've seen Penny fly indoors while sitting down, but she's had a lot of experience.
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:57 PM

I tried flying my Rev Indoor that I bought from Lolly outside when there was no wind, and I couldn't get it to fly. Is there some sort of tenique to doing this.... or wot? :huh:

I started indoor back in 1993 but I was never too good in it as I never practiced. However I have some advice.

With those super light indoor kites, when you fly into that almost no wind, it will push the kite towards you.

One of the trickiest parts to flying an indoor kite outside is that little bit of wind that you usually have. Thus, you have to find ways to use that little bit of wind to your advantage and not your disadvantage.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 03:26 PM

Thx Everybody

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 01:39 PM

i just started a few months ago and i still crash at times but after a few tries its not so bad another good tip is to have line sets for diffrent areas i fly in sevreal diffrent buildings that have diffrent celing heights so i have line sets from 10 feet to 30 feet im now makeing 40 foot lines for the convention center i might even be able to go higher thise reason is for overhead tricks and hovers the kite has to go above you so hitting the celing wont work and getting snagged on a gym light is even worse
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Posted 08 March 2007 - 02:36 PM

The other thing about an Indoor Rev, outdoors... You have to keep your hands much closer together.

All the pushing and pulling you'd do on a normal Rev only works against you on the Indoor model. ;)

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 03:43 PM

yes this is true
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 07:31 AM

I've flown it a bit more now, and it feels a lot more comfortable. Thx for the tips.

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 03:09 PM

you find that one to be an enjoyable kite both indoors and in zero wind outdoors
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 05:07 PM

yeah, I'm sooooo glad I bought it.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:39 AM

Where do you go to find a place to fly indoors. I have been searching for a place to pratice and have come up empty handed. Any advice?
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:33 AM

Where do you go to find a place to fly indoors. I have been searching for a place to pratice and have come up empty handed. Any advice?


ah, the classic problem with indoor flying, just where to actually do it!

The trick we found in Vancouver was to look out in the suburbs as opposed to in the city. There, we found a small comunity rec centre that had some time free on sunday mornings that they let us have cheaply.
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 10:38 AM

Wel, I'm allowed to fly in my school gym, but it's usucally being used. I usualy go to the Middle school nearby that my mother is the vice principal of. It's always open after school, so I play around for hours.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:37 PM

I tried flying my Rev Indoor that I bought from Lolly outside when there was no wind, and I couldn't get it to fly. Is there some sort of tenique to doing this.... or wot? :huh:

ROFLMAO!! OMG! I found this post in the pinned section, and I could not stop laughing! :lol:

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:40 PM

How far you've come my friend. :)

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:55 PM

Wait a minute, at one time, Watty could not fly a indoor?????????


And I thought he was born with indoor handles in his hands.......... :tomaatit:
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:10 PM

Amazing what two years of practice can do :)
What is next????????????????????????????
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:49 PM

This tread made me smile too.

Must have been one of the first threads you posted Watty.

At least you are a bit better now. Shows what a bit of practice will do.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:21 AM

ROFLMAO!! OMG! I found this post in the pinned section, and I could not stop laughing! :lol:


Hey Watty, I like that you pulled this up again, we get so many posts where people say I cant do this or that

We never stop learning with the Rev thats the beauty of the beast we fly, Watty still comes up with new ideas for indoor flying

iQuad/The Decorators/The Flying Squad/FLiC/Bolau/Crazy Drivers/Timeout/180Go! etc always looking fro new ways to develop and move.

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