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stroke survivor

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#93930 It's Here!

Posted by stroke survivor on 29 October 2013 - 09:03 AM

Got it!!! I was just trying to understand the swapping thing - flying one handed certainly has it's own challenges, don't need anymore like lines being off!! 


PS: I'm just glad to fly at all, if you get what I mean!!! 

#93925 It's Here!

Posted by stroke survivor on 28 October 2013 - 11:28 PM

One way to at least limit it from happening so much, is to be a bit "softer" with your inputs on the handles! You'll hear it called "over-controlling" by most! New fliers tend to use big movements for controlling the kite, as you fly more you understand that "less can be more"! You'll refine your movements to what you need and learn a lot is unnecessary!!

#93916 It's Here!

Posted by stroke survivor on 27 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

You've got the right idea on the "up and down" move! Launch, balance, land on both tips! Get comfy? Try it higher and higher, keeping the kite balanced and able to land on both tips!! Good starting place! 


Having equal lines is very important!! Otherwise the kite tries to steer itself, not you giving commands to obey!!

#93914 It's Here!

Posted by stroke survivor on 27 October 2013 - 09:47 PM

Death spin left? Did you take a moment to check for equal lines? Yep, even new lines can be off, you need to check them and adjust if needed!

#93866 New Member PMs

Posted by stroke survivor on 25 October 2013 - 08:38 AM


#93835 New Member PMs

Posted by stroke survivor on 22 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

Worth a try anyway! If not, I'm sure this will get some one's attention and a fix will be found! 

#93792 Who fly's near columbia SC , or Charleston ?

Posted by stroke survivor on 13 October 2013 - 07:02 PM

You might check the member map, both here and on Kitelife, for anybody local!

#93579 Some help to set up a "Ready to Fly" EXP

Posted by stroke survivor on 21 September 2013 - 07:23 PM

Take a deep breath - OK!! 


Yes the lines should be equal, but many aren't! Take a bit of time to make them that way! Unequal lines make the kite do unexpected things (fly itself), you don't want that!


Pick a combo that you can remember and hook up your handles and kite, the same way! Most use the white and white/red as tops, black and black/red as bottoms, but as long as you use a combo of your choice, and do it at both ends, it doesn't matter!


Biggest piece of advise - GIVE TO THE KITE!! If you are gonna crash - let it!! Move forward, take all the power out of the crash!! Pulling only drives the kite harder into the ground!


Start easy - launch the kite 5-6' into the air, stop and hold balance, then land on both tips! Give it a few tries, then go higher! Should be able to "feel" what the kite needs to keep it even!


You're just starting a lifelong journey, enjoy!

#93528 Montana, Big Sky Country.

Posted by stroke survivor on 12 September 2013 - 07:46 AM

Look for a bright blue hat and goggles - that be me!!!ani_yahoo.gif

#93460 Inverted hover?

Posted by stroke survivor on 01 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

If you find that you're not using the last couple of inside knots, untie them and make your leaders a bit longer!!ani_idea.gif

#93450 Eliot Shook mesh weave info

Posted by stroke survivor on 31 August 2013 - 08:30 PM

OH, I step in it alright!! Right into a 40% mesh to try! NICE!!


Thanks Rich for loaning me the 100% and now the 40%!!

#93449 Inverted hover?

Posted by stroke survivor on 31 August 2013 - 08:24 PM

Nothing wrong with backing down when it falls apart!! Just try holding it as long as you can each time, when it falls apart, step forward and let it land! You'll find it easier to hold as you do it more!! Try adding a slide to keep it interesting!!

#93403 Headed To WSKIF To Be 100 Strong

Posted by stroke survivor on 16 August 2013 - 08:40 PM

I should be up there around noon, Saturday!! YEEHAW!!! ani_yahoo.gif

#93387 Rods on the front or back side?

Posted by stroke survivor on 15 August 2013 - 08:04 AM

No bridles?? You trying to fly an Indoor, outdoor? Every outdoor Rev that I know has a bridle, unless removed! You would be well served to meet up with other fliers, let them check out your equipment, make suggestions, maybe let you fly some of their kites to compare! Good luck!

#93380 Wheres Ben

Posted by stroke survivor on 14 August 2013 - 08:39 AM

Ben's up here Saturday?? You mean I can bug him for a whole week??? GREAT!!cat_lol.gif