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#1 DWayne

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:25 PM

Before I got my kites I did a lot of reading about skills. The thing that stood out most was John B. saying "own the hover". That was the thing I started on and work the most on still. After I got the upright hover fairly controlled I started working on hovering on a wing tip and then inverted. Next I started doing clockwork. After I could do 12-3-6-9-12 in both directions I started working on slides and slow smooth center axis spins. What basic skills should I be working on next? Is it time to start working on precision patterns?
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I'm getting better at the one handed flying too. I can do an inverted launch, rotate and fly away one handed now. :sign_kitelife:

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:50 PM

Your ready for team flying, find other Revpilots and start flying together. It's alot of fun.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:54 PM

You could start working one tip pivots (The latter), reverse flight in all directions, and flying in circles without turning the kite.

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#4 DWayne

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 03:24 PM

You could start working one tip pivots (The latter), reverse flight in all directions, and flying in circles without turning the kite.


I understand the first two,
but really don't understand "flying in circles without turning the kite". :confused!:
Enlighten me please. :prop:

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 03:51 PM

Try to keep the kite facing up (for starters, then eventually change to different possitions), and slide the kite around in a circle.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 04:06 PM

Try to keep the kite facing up (for starters, then eventually change to different possitions), and slide the kite around in a circle.


Gottcha
Thanks man. ;)

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 04:12 PM

Here's a great set of stuff to practice...

http://www.reeddesign.co.uk/iskcb/#MI

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Tell us what your favorites are, and which ones scare the snot out of you!

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#8 DWayne

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 06:52 PM

Your ready for team flying, find other Revpilots and start flying together. It's alot of fun.


I'd like to try that but there aren't any Rev pilots in this area. :thumbdown:
I'm going to have to train a few next year. :P

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:38 PM

Here's a great set of stuff to practice...

http://www.reeddesign.co.uk/iskcb/#MI

Animated, for your pleasure! ;)

Tell us what your favorites are, and which ones scare the snot out of you!


I looked at those before I started flying Revs. Some of them look a lot harder now. :D
I'll try a couple of them tomorrow.
Thanks John.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:37 AM

Once you feel you have all those things down, you can try some 3D stuff, like flic-flac, axel, float, ground pancake, and falling leaf. I can do all those except for the falling leaf. I saw JB do it once, but I never did figure it out.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:51 AM

a move to try is rideing waves while doing a sideslide.. if you can catch the curl.. but be careful if the wave swallows you kite run towards it at the shore line as the wave can pull you kits and break the LE
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 11:36 AM

I spent a couple of hours trying to fly some of the precision patterns this morning.
What a humbling experience. :dizzy:


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Posted 01 January 2008 - 04:31 PM

SLOW is the name of the game... Inch your way through them.

As you get the feel for it, begin to speed up as your skill increases.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 05:32 PM

SLOW is the name of the game... Inch your way through them.

As you get the feel for it, begin to speed up as your skill increases.


Ladder up wasn't too bad. Steps and Turns was really hard. Roman Ten was OK. The first half of bumps was easy. The second half was hard. My reverse flying needs a lot more work.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 05:44 PM

Wait until you try the reverse octagon, that is one of my contributions to the IRBC compulsories. ;)

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:02 PM

Wait until you try the reverse octagon, that is one of my contributions to the IRBC compulsories. ;)


Reverse Octagon & Camelback will have to wait until I get a lot better at reverse flight. :lol:

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:31 PM

My personal favorites are the Reverse Octagon and Reverse Arc and Circle. ;)

Any time I see those on the line up, I know it will be a good event. <grin>

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:31 AM

I tried the arc circle today. :kid_frustrated:
My next 10 hours of flying need to be in reverse. ;)

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

Denny

It really sounds like you are doing well with your Rev. Consider getting together with the Rogue Valley Windchasers for one of their fun flys at Crescent City. That's 261 miles from Corning, but would be well worth the trip, especially if J D Fabich is there. J D is a neat young man and a member of iQuad.

The Windchasers have a great gathering at the beach across from Anchor RV in Crescent City Memorial Day weekend. If you don't have an RV, there are nearby places to stay. We have been there four out of the last five years.

Check out their site.

http://www.windchasers.org/index.php
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#20 DWayne

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 02:54 PM

Thanks Jim. I'll check into it. Sounds like a lot of fun.
I hope I get to fly in the bay area this year. It's a bit closer and a lot easier to get to. :P

Denny




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