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#41 quaa714

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:25 PM

I noticed an extra piece of hardware on your third finger, left hand.....what exactly is that??????:)B)

Great vid JB...well done.....Kudos to the videographer :excl:

Leave it to the TV guy to find an editing error!!!!! (not a winding method error mind you).
When you left the handles to walk down to the kite the handles were resting on each other on one side, right over left. When you come back to the stake winding the lines, the handles are in the left right, separate side configuration that you demo'd first.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:55 PM

I think i need a Kitelife Subscription !............................:kid_smartass:

Hehehehe, hey, I had to do it... Thanks for the motivation. :kid_smartass: < back at'cha!

LOL Rich - I caught that handle placement difference before I uploaded, but it's a small item (no ill effect) and I didn't feel it was worth re-filming that whole sequence... Darned TV guys! :P

Besides, I did say that the separated handles are my preferred method... Hardware, yeah, feels good!

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:58 PM

FYI, the Assembly & Disassembly tutorial is rendering now, will have it uploaded to YouTube sometime this eve. ;)

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:11 PM

Lookin good John!

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:57 PM

Assembly/disassembly is uploading to YouTube as we speak, flat relaunching (belly down - leading edge away or towards you) is rendering now, also on the list for YouTube uploads this evening. ;)

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:57 AM

Bought a SLE last week from kiteconnection. Watched video's several times. Spent hours untangling lines on 3 different occasions. Frustrated. Returned kite for refund.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:42 AM

Bought a SLE last week from kiteconnection. Watched video's several times. Spent hours untangling lines on 3 different occasions. Frustrated. Returned kite for refund.


So sad to hear you experienced tangles and threw in the towel!

I've found that IF I do exactly as John Barresi instructed in his video/s, I have no problems at all.
I too am a relatively new flier. It just takes some patience. By winding and unwinding the lines correctly, all goes well.
The best(est) method is having someone, with a little experience, actually show you how, not only winding/unwinding but getting you launched and such. I find seeing it in person really sinks in... if I can do it anyone can!

If you decide to try it again (which you should and I hope you do) find someone to get you started. There are so many flyers eager to help!
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:47 PM

this past weekend at the festival i taught 2 people how to wind up on handles .. i got 1 email from 1 of them and the love it..
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:38 PM

this past weekend at the festival i taught 2 people how to wind up on handles .. i got 1 email from 1 of them and the love it..



Antman, bless your heart, this past weekend you were flying with us.....on an empty beach. You were helping Melanie learn to crash (I mean fly) her Rev II stack.
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