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#1 SparkieRob

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:30 AM

G'day all.

I've been flying my Indoor a lot lately and have found that I can consistently get it to stall mid apex of an up and over. Instead of the downward pull to complete the second part, I push up with both hands, sometimes put a little brake on pre-push to help. This takes all the drive and motion out of the kite and stalls it completely. While stalled it stays flat like a pancake and will just float pretty much at the end of the lines until given a command. From this stalled point I can rotate it without more than a foot loss of altitude. The changes of direction in the stalls I have been able to get quite fluid.

I was just wondering is this is a trick, and what it is called?

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:39 AM

That's pretty cool. It sounds like you begin your rotation while you're beginning the stall or are you able to stall and then rotate? 



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 06:53 AM

Stall first, with the kite flat it just floats. As soon as you rotate your thumb/s the kite rotates and slowly falls. A little drive when facing the direction you want and off it goes. I like to stall it then let it float down the way it feels like. Beautiful to watch, then recover and do it again.

I fly mine on 20 foot lines, mostly over tar on the still nights.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:46 AM

It's known as "Flying your Indoor, outside!!!" !!! LOL!!ani_yahoo.gif


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:16 PM

See if you can "walk forward while flying in reverse"

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:27 PM

See if you can "walk forward while flying in reverse"


Still learning to control reverse flight with the Indoor. I can do it, just need to use "steady hands" more.

You mean with it up there? I'll have a go wind permitting.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:14 AM

Go no wind permitting I think. :-)


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:32 PM

John B. does the reverse from an up and over, on his Indoor, but indoors!! I've tried, no luck yet on that one!ani_giveup.gif


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 06:22 PM

I just got to the point of doing an up and over flying forward. Doing it in reverse? wow. I tried it briefly today, not even close. But you are talking about John and I think he can do anything. (Indoor Rev, Indoors.)



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 06:39 PM

I just got to the point of doing an up and over flying forward. Doing it in reverse? wow. I tried it briefly today, not even close. But you are talking about John and I think he can do anything. 

with an indoor? indoors? I still need to spiral up to a reverse up and over.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 03:08 AM

Scott Weider has "owned" this reverse flight from directly overhead trick for decade or longer.  Seek his advice on how to make it look effortless (him with a back full of screws, steel plates and enough scar tissue to reach the ceiling)



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 04:21 PM

A stall, a maneuver, a recovery, all intentional.  If it is all repeatable, then I would say it is a trick.  But maybe that's a dualie viewpoint.  If there is no current name used maybe you should name it yourself.  Up over to down under or something like that....


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:31 PM

Outdoors, on 120' lines, it's called an "oops". Just tell them that's what you wanted to do, and if you can repeat it consistently, it's a trick!


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