Rod Question for B series Mid-vent in stronger winds.
Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:18 PM
I ordered it with a diamond travel frame, but only needed the sail really.
All my heros came thru on the schedule, many thanks again
Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:09 AM
hmmm,,, But only needed the sail really, REALLY? Or not really, really? In the global rev count, does that keep your count at 50-something or finally bring it to 60 revs? Just kiddin', I know what you mean!
Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:48 PM
install directions are fool-proof, you don't need the reinforcing patch affixed to your sail until you are sure magic sticks are for you
twelve inch works, but the 16s are recommended
(the difference is most noticeable when the kite is "rolled-up into the flying line" to launch or end/landing)
16s do this trick effortlessly, you step-lively towards the kite (leading edge up, resting on the ground, directly downwind) to roll it up
You take two steps backwards to ONE stand it up and TWO take off, in time with your music please, to launch
you can "flail around" learning slack line tricks without risking the walk of shame (Most of the time anyway!)
The kite is easier to set-up and won't blow around on the ground, you don't have to tension the lines (people walk thru oblivious)
A KILLER GLIDE used for field recovery.
Got the Magic sticks today from Flying Smiles Kites. I took my time, and it took about 15 minutes to install and adjust them. Already flew 4 hours today prior to getting them in the mail, and now it's raining, so will wait till tomorrow to fly with them. I really like the ease of setting up, and breaking down the kite with the sticks installed, it's no problem, just pull the 2 rods out and fold up as normal.
Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:46 AM
You're adding weight and yet the kite "feels" lighter on the lines?
Sounds like your skills are improving as well, lots of hours in short order are to be commended.
Great practice session is inverted from the ground to the top of the window and back down again, same speed and laser straight
Now do it again but up-right this time, and at the very end (almost ground level) before landing
powerfully flick both thumbs forward & add an aggressive step forward (in unison) The kite will wind up flat on the ground, leading edge facing you and the flying lines wrapped all the way around the kite.
Step backwards and "snap" both handles towards your shoulders with thumbs-up positioning to un-roll and relaunch
The trick is easier from in the middle of the wind window and with a wrap in the lines (brings them together and centers)
With practice it is four beats of music, almost land and hover(1), snap to rolled-up(2), snap back to upright(3) relaunch(4)
You don't have to do anything fancy or run around to make this work for you Bob. SPANK it!
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