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#1 Choccy

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:40 AM

Ok so I am wishing to introduce a little character to my Rev (cute factor x1000) :wub:

I have tried to make the kite walk across the ground, but 'he' kept getting stuck:
maybe due to the long grass/mud and up hill slope(?).

He kind of moved forward but not very smoothly.

Any tips regarding handle movements, etc greatly appreciated.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:10 AM

The best way I can describe the walk, is like using little tiny launches to lift each wing up and towards you, one at a time.

In long grass, you'll need to hop each wing up a little higher on each step.

Lift wing - one top line back
Set wing - relax stepping hand to apply tension on the bottom line
Lift wing - other top line back
Set wing - relax stepping hand to apply tension on the bottom line

*repeat* *repeat* *repeat*

Remember, it's a tight little tug to launch that wing... No pansy pulls. ;)

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:25 AM

Just to add to what John said, remember to walk backwards at the same time ;);)

Also, it is kinda like a circular motion with the hands. Think 70's disco dancing hand movements with the hands circling up towards the shoulders during the pull bit, then relaxing and falling down and forwards.

If you can wall, talk, circle the hands, and chew gum at the same time then you are really multi-tasking.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:03 AM

Just to add to what John said, remember to walk backwards at the same time ;);)

Also, it is kinda like a circular motion with the hands. Think 70's disco dancing hand movements with the hands circling up towards the shoulders during the pull bit, then relaxing and falling down and forwards.

If you can wall, talk, circle the hands, and chew gum at the same time then you are really multi-tasking.

I had trouble with this one until very recently, I saw it demonstrated (split screen) on an old video and it struck me how closely the hand movements trace the movement you want from the kite. It' a much smother motion than I had been using as Sailor says "Think 70's Disco".
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:30 AM

"Think 70's Disco".

I also find "the walk" easier if you wear flair trousers and a cheese cloth shirt.


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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:29 AM

I also find "the walk" easier if you wear flair trousers and a cheese cloth shirt.


Well, see, thats why John is so good at this.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:21 AM

Anyone got any films from 70's disco so I can learn what to do.

Dont remember the 70's much myself, being so young and all.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:44 AM

Anyone got any films from 70's disco so I can learn what to do.

Dont remember the 70's much myself, being so young and all.

So you won't remember this then?
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:16 PM

Nope, dont remember Crackerjak or Bill and Ben, Woodentops, Clangers, Fireball XL5, Watch with Mother, Black and white Telly or any of that stuff :D

Incidentaly did anyone have a Johnny 7 gun ??

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:37 PM

Incidentaly did anyone have a Johnny 7 gun ??

No :(
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:46 PM

Nope, dont remember Crackerjak or Bill and Ben, Woodentops, Clangers, Fireball XL5, Watch with Mother, Black and white Telly or any of that stuff :D

Incidentaly did anyone have a Johnny 7 gun ??



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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:17 PM

WOW, FANtastic.

My Wife thinks I am a loon when we get into the "do you remember" bit at parties and stuff.

Good to hear someone else had one.

I dont actually dispute I am a bit of a loon, however not about something as serious as a Johnny 7 gun.

At least I am fairly certian I know how old you are now Gary, I promise not to tell ;)

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:19 PM

Also, it is kinda like a circular motion with the hands. Think 70's disco dancing hand movements with the hands circling up towards the shoulders during the pull bit, then relaxing and falling down and forwards.



How bad is it that I actually remember that? :blue-confused:

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:22 PM

walking a rev is eazy to learn its like doin a pump motion but on the ground.. each motion you do you pump the handles while the kite is on the ground .. timing is everything on this move but it drawls a crowd when you do it and people think it funny as i have gotten alot of laughs doing it
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:24 AM

Nope, dont remember Crackerjak or Bill and Ben, Woodentops, Clangers, Fireball XL5, Watch with Mother, Black and white Telly or any of that stuff :D

You forgot "Hugh, Pew, Barny McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub".

And I remembered the dance it was I was trying to think of - Doin' the locamotion. And here is the "fabulous Kylie" doing her re-mix of the original, complete with the original hand motions once or twice. watch out for "You got'a swing your hands now" if you want to know how to make your kite "Do the locomotion".

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:12 AM

For Baloo.
There you go matey. One black and white telly, and young wufer standing proudly beside it.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:46 AM

Excellent! I assume from the cardie that the photo was taken at Christmas?

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:23 AM

Hell yes


Here you are ....my dad hated it as I woke him up on Xmas morning by shooting him in the ear :P


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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:40 AM

Here you are ....

That is pure evil! :blue_sad: :kid_annoyed: :kid_irritated:

I thought this might have been a cute thread, hey ho :g:
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:26 AM

Unfortunately "pure evil" is exactly what us little boys were in the 70's - a shame, but true. And yes, I am afraid we did like playing with guns. Not sure if times have changed too much TBH - there still seem to be too many boys, big boys now they are grown up, around the world who like waving guns around in the name of "good".

Anyway, at least you now know you have to strut your funky disco queen stuff to make your kite do the locomotion! It won't be just a kite man - it'll be a kite scene, far out & groovy man. Kite power Yeh!
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