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#1 lasapcheong

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:28 AM

Hi,

There is a local kite festival here in Singapore over the weekend for a good cause and I attempted my first ever Kite Ballet with my Mid Vent BPro, double stuffed leading edges, with not only strings attached, but some tails too :)




P.S., Watch in HD if you can

Enjoy
Darryl

Edited by lasapcheong, 05 August 2010 - 06:34 AM.


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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:15 PM

Darryl,

thanks for sharing this. I really enjoyed watching you fly. the kite too, but I loved seeing you skip backwards, and bend way over to hold your hands low near the ground. You seemed truly connected to your kite.
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:44 PM

What a great video thanks so much for sharing with us....... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 01:07 AM

Fine flying Darryl - thanks for putting this out

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:22 PM

very nice flying Darryl ... very nice indeed :clap; :clap;
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

Nice work Daryl, I *love* the shoulder and handwork... Been studying your loading technique, I see. ;)

Keep it up brother!

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:18 AM

Nice work Daryl, I *love* the shoulder and handwork... Been studying your loading technique, I see. ;)

Keep it up brother!


Pulling to the chest has distinct limitations in the scheme of things. Learning the possibilities of a longer 'pull' is quite challenging <grins>

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:22 AM

Darryl,

thanks for sharing this. I really enjoyed watching you fly. the kite too, but I loved seeing you skip backwards, and bend way over to hold your hands low near the ground. You seemed truly connected to your kite.


I missed the long arms. That is the critical connection in my view...

<EDIT On re-viewing I see the inverted side slide!>

Felix

Edited by Felix Mottram, 10 August 2010 - 11:49 AM.


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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:32 PM

Thanks guys for the comments. Still pretty raw in attempting a proper ballet to music but it's a pretty good and satisfying experience.

John : Yeah I admit I was pretty much influenced by the "French Style Lock and Pump" technique of precision flying brought forward by Richard Debray and Mathieu Mayet and tried to incorporate a bit of that into the Rev flying. Being 6ft tall with relatively long arms does help a bit too J.

Felix: Yeah the pump to the chest does have its limitation in how much wind I can give it, hence I tried to make it a point to supplement that with a step or 2 back. J


-Darryl

Edited by lasapcheong, 10 August 2010 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:39 PM

Hi Darryl-

Great start!!

Very nice to watch.

Thanks for sharing.
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