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#1 O2bkytn

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 05:24 AM

New Rev flier from Columbus, Ohio.

Lucky enough to meet a very experienced Rev flier, and begin the journey to control.
My biggest challange right now is learning to not over control/compensate!! Made some pretty good progress with that yesterday, and starting to feel like there is some small amount of control developing. (Thank you Vicki!)

Really enjoying the forum discussions here, and can't wait to get back out there!!
Practice, practice and more practice needed! :)

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:08 AM

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:24 AM

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:34 AM

Definitely off to a good start - you've found an experienced flier!! That alone will cut huge chunks off the learning curve!!! Welcome to the Family!!! Posted Image

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:47 AM

Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image ...From ME TOO!

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#6 makatakam

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:47 AM

Welcome, O2.

Ditto on the learning curve. Also helpful, even though it's difficult not to "just fly all over the place" (have fun), practice simple moves and small inputs just to see how the kite reacts to them. Up/down, left/right, hover upright/inverted, etc. All the more complicated moves are merely combinations of the basics, so once you have the basics down pat you can start putting them together into whatever you want to learn next.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:03 AM

That you William? I recognize the O2BKYTN from the KB forum. Welcome to the dark side, it goes very well the light side of SLKs B)
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#8 O2bkytn

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:42 AM

That you William? I recognize the O2BKYTN from the KB forum. Welcome to the dark side, it goes very well the light side of SLKs Posted Image


Thanks all for the welcomes and advice . :)
@nckiter, yup, one and the same.
@ makatakam, Good advice. I'm starting to get that now. The "flying all over the place" is exactly what I had been doing until recently.

Havin' a ball so far. The over compensation thing is still a challange, but starting to get the feel.

My "coach" is great. Her patience is amazing. lol.
She was a member of the "Captain Eddys Flying Circus" team until Al Hargas passed away, and is detrmined to help me get up to speed and start another team.
I have a loooong way to go, but with her help, I may just get there eventually.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:43 AM

Welcome to the darkside. :sq-trooper: We're not nice though, we say we have cookies, but then you get here and find out we do not. Ben might have some Rev-issue cookies, be sure to ask him for some when you meet him. Here is your virtual allotment of cookies:

:cookie: :cookie: :cookie: :cookie: :cookie:

You are so lucky that you have a teacher! You will be flying team in no time, I'm sure.





Just pretend all my statements are prefaced with IIRC, AFAIK, IMHO, and end with "Just my $.02," okay?
(And stop asking for cookies, all you new darkside converts! It was all just a ruse to get you here!)

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#10 bartman

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:04 AM

It's true there are NO cookies!

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#11 SkyPuppet

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:22 AM

No cookies???!!!!

There goes the number one reason I joined this forum in the first place :(

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:46 AM

Welcome to the darkside. :sq-trooper: We're not nice though, we say we have cookies, but then you get here and find out we do not. Ben might have some Rev-issue cookies, be sure to ask him for some when you meet him. Here is your virtual allotment of cookies:

:cookie: :cookie: :cookie: :cookie: :cookie:

You are so lucky that you have a teacher! You will be flying team in no time, I'm sure.






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#13 Stone in Shoe Bob

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:54 AM

Cookies? :kid_content:

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It's Good to Share the Joy.

#14 Stone in Shoe Bob

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:02 AM

And just in case, for the non Brits.


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#15 makatakam

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:53 AM

S.U.F.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:58 AM

Welcome O2BKYTN!
Vicki is a great flyer and she'll be a great help to get you started.

Also, check out the IKE club. It's free! We have a couple members in Ohio and we hit the Airwaves festival in Cincinnati every year too.
We're setting up a weekend retreat of just kiting at the Indiana Dunes in October. If you can make it, you'll get all kinds of tips.
Sign up with IKE by clicking the link in my signature or sending me a PM.
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