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#21 REVflyer

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 02:09 AM

practice reverse flight is smaller increments, ... try backing up with the leading edge sitting on the ground. Back-up it to waist high and then slowly lower it back to mother earth. If you need more energy, add walking backwards as you rotate/push your thumbs lightly down and ever so slowly forward toward the kite. Do this step 1/2 a dozen times and then double the practice height. Little & tiny grip pressure, a very gentle motion of thumbs and feet (in unison if the winds are light)

As the kite is returning to earth, again push your thumbs forward, to control that "angle of decent". This time, try walking forward as you lower it. S-l-o-w, and then even slower. Eventually, you'll want the kite to back-up inverted to the top of the wind window. This will take many hours to look effortless, smooth and graceful. But don't get depressed, just keep hammering away until all the rough edges are entirely gone in your technique. When you can do this inverted rising well (like it was riding on a laser beam) you have a very tough stage accomplished in your quad-line flight skill-set!

Edited by REVflyer, 06 October 2010 - 05:59 AM.





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