Jump to content


stroke survivor

Member Since 23 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active May 27 2016 05:18 AM
*****

Posts I've Made

In Topic: 30 seconds of uncontrolled flight in 4 hours of trying

25 May 2016 - 08:11 PM

Good to hear!! Did they put you on the simulator? Helps sometimes to see things up close. But for sure you were in good hands!


In Topic: 30 seconds of uncontrolled flight in 4 hours of trying

24 May 2016 - 07:10 PM

While in Poway, ask if the Rev simulator is up. A lesson from Lolly or someone from Rev should get things straight!

 

While it might be tough to get lines exactly perfect, you should be able to get them closer to equal. Place all 4 loops at one end on a stake well driven into the ground. Place your handles on the lines and reasonably pull tight. Both handles should line up as closely as possible. If not redo the loop to adjust. Untie the sleeving, pull the line through as much as you think, then retie the loop. Yes it is guesswork, but with experience you start to know what amount to pull. Patience and go slow.

 

REVflyer

This is Paul's username here. Contact him using the PM system. He will gladly give you all the WOW info you should need! (He can also help with the equalizing thing!)


In Topic: I Cut My 80 Foot Lines Tonight

23 May 2016 - 06:31 PM

Yep just looked at it - way too much stuff on your leaders! Think KISS - not add more!


In Topic: I Cut My 80 Foot Lines Tonight

23 May 2016 - 08:09 AM

It's all good in the hood!! Learning inverted this way does 2 things - teaches you the control, plus (and this is sneaky) teaches you to hover! Can you hold it in one place? Still? Not moving? That's an inverted  hover! As you move along the learning curve, hovering is something you will do all the time. Learning to do it inverted right off the bat makes all the other positions easy!

 

Personally almost never had tops tangle in bottom lines, but I do fly way out on the ends too. So it's a non-issue here! Again - no right or wrong - just try and figure out what works for you. Something cool - share it!! But it does sound like you are overdoing your hand movements, by your description. Remember - SMALL movements first! See how little it takes to do something. Remember the sailing? Small adjustments pay off big! (PS: I grew up in Rhode Island and sailed as a kid)! Sheet too tight to the wind and lose ground? HeeHee!

 

You've got discipline, you'll learn this too! Stick with it!! 


In Topic: 30 seconds of uncontrolled flight in 4 hours of trying

23 May 2016 - 07:23 AM

Why? John Barresi (if you haven't seen his videos go to Youtube) uses that size exclusively - and is arguably in the handful of top pilots in the world! The "B" series kites were his upgrade specs from the original 1.5 SLE - if you doubt his credentials. Many have used that size with no problems at all. (Wonder why they are included in the package?) They are the "standard" size for almost everything. Yes some of us use others, again personal preference. But I would encourage you to master those 13" first, before jumping into other sizes.