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#41 Watty


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Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:33 AM

Oh hints, right. Avoid crashing into the ground.

That does always help.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:42 AM

Good point watty - my hint was not terribly helpful!

Choccy - There is no particular thing to flying a slide circle inverted. Just make sure you have the inverted climb off to pat as it is the most difficult part of the SCI. Its back to "How do you eat an elephant". Break it down into bite size pieces you can work on. Inverted Climb & inverted side slide in this case. Get those perfect then just do a SCI

How about flying everything you normally do, but next time you go out just do it upside down for an hour? If you hit the ground a few times it's just the ground's fault for getting in the way.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:08 AM


I try different variations when I get bored. I still fly the square but I try things like flying the whole square inverted. Fly up on the left side in reverse, side slide at the top, down the right side and side slide again at the bottom. Or fly up the left side normally, turn to the right, fly across the top, make a 270 left hand rotation at the top right before descending slowly on the right side (this makes the lines clear themselves at the bottom right of the square). Face left at the bottom of the square and fly back to where you started. There are many variations of this and it can be quite fun!


I have been flyin this pattern alot as well.... your right it is alot of fun.... i like to see how low I can get to the ground.. :kid_smartass: I think it's helping with my skills..... but I think my depth perception is off a little... due to the occasional slam to the ground...DOH! :kid_cussing:

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:30 AM

I like flying various types of squares as well. I'm also working on triangles, i.e. flying an entire triangle inverted, etc.

Out of the compulsories' animations, anything with upright lateral slides is scary to me, including the Roman Ten. Also anything that requires reverse flight with smooth curves, like the Camel Back - I just got horizontal reverse flight mastered! Making those smooth curves looks like its going to take quite a bit of practice.

My favorites are the Arc Circle, Camel Back, Tip Pivots, Lollypop, The Felix, Reverse Octagon, and Bumps! I've almost got Bumps down, I look forward to nailing it and moving on to the other ones.

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