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#41 Dean750

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 02:16 PM

Which drillin' you yakin about Steve? Posted Image It's all good, drill it Brotha Steve. Ya know, if I just go out to fly when iQuad goes out to fly and you all take turns showing me how to wind lines, then I won't have to go through the BS I go through every time I wind or unwind my lines since moving from a line card per side. Posted Image What you think? Posted Image I thought it sounded and read well. Like ya all say, practice makes perfect, and perfection is never obtained. So I would be more than happy to donate my line sets for your pursuit of perfection when our presences are unified.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:17 PM

Hi Dean-
Putting in the hours is huge to hone your skills. I'll be flying two years the end of March, but the hours I've put in over that period of time is a huge factor as to why I've developed my skills to this point. Flying in all conditions and drilling away has helped a great deal, as well. Oh, and it doesn't hurt to have a great group to fly with, too!

Like JB and Co. keep saying, if you larks head the pairs of lines together and then wind the two pairs (figure 8 or straight) they can't become tangled. After you unwind, you will see what looks like a mess.... trust me it's not! Just spread your your arms apart to try and separate the pairs. Now, just attach as you normally do. While the kite is still parked, make sure you have the correct handle in each hand by moving a wing on the rev. Now launch. You can normally just spin out of the wraps. Once in awhile, you'll find that there's a threaded line and/or a twist in each side. You can still get that out without removing a line from the handle. Just relax, it comes undone real quick.

Good luck; I hope this helps!
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:51 PM

Hi Dean-
Putting in the hours is huge to hone your skills. I'll be flying two years the end of March, but the hours I've put in over that period of time is a huge factor as to why I've developed my skills to this point. Flying in all conditions and drilling away has helped a great deal, as well. Oh, and it doesn't hurt to have a great group to fly with, too!

Like JB and Co. keep saying, if you larks head the pairs of lines together and then wind the two pairs (figure 8 or straight) they can't become tangled. After you unwind, you will see what looks like a mess.... trust me it's not! Just spread your your arms apart to try and separate the pairs. Now, just attach as you normally do. While the kite is still parked, make sure you have the correct handle in each hand by moving a wing on the rev. Now launch. You can normally just spin out of the wraps. Once in awhile, you'll find that there's a threaded line and/or a twist in each side. You can still get that out without removing a line from the handle. Just relax, it comes undone real quick.

Good luck; I hope this helps!



Nicely said .... :)

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:17 PM

Any further suggestions for skill items, per the topic?

Just checking in. ;)

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:53 PM

Less talking on line (an acquired skill learned early on in the process...yes?)=more flying!!!!!!:sign_kitelife:

Edited by quaa714, 09 January 2010 - 06:55 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:34 PM

Hi Dean-
Putting in the hours is huge to hone your skills. I'll be flying two years the end of March, but the hours I've put in over that period of time is a huge factor as to why I've developed my skills to this point. Flying in all conditions and drilling away has helped a great deal, as well. Oh, and it doesn't hurt to have a great group to fly with, too!

Like JB and Co. keep saying, if you larks head the pairs of lines together and then wind the two pairs (figure 8 or straight) they can't become tangled. After you unwind, you will see what looks like a mess.... trust me it's not! Just spread your your arms apart to try and separate the pairs. Now, just attach as you normally do. While the kite is still parked, make sure you have the correct handle in each hand by moving a wing on the rev. Now launch. You can normally just spin out of the wraps. Once in awhile, you'll find that there's a threaded line and/or a twist in each side. You can still get that out without removing a line from the handle. Just relax, it comes undone real quick.

Good luck; I hope this helps!



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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:35 PM

I'm thinking JB...... not that it'll probably be overly helpful, but I'm thinking. Any thing to help ya out. Posted Image

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