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Eagle Flyer

Member Since 24 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2014 04:52 PM
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In Topic: Flying a B Series at a Greek Beach

15 July 2014 - 08:48 AM

Anytime Ben!

 

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In Topic: Greece

07 February 2014 - 03:51 AM

honored to get your first post :) welcome and take care


In Topic: New Vid - Practice Day (mostly on tip landing maneuvers)

15 December 2013 - 05:52 PM

You are totally right Chris, as for the bridles, I did tie that extra knot to both of them bridle edges, balance wise. The lighter trick worked well on the dacron, much easier than folding and sewing for sure! Thanks for the tip! But yep, a battle scarred kite is needed for that learning curve.


In Topic: New Vid - Practice Day (mostly on tip landing maneuvers)

15 December 2013 - 08:55 AM

Pics attached, noticed some wear on the bridles and the kite edge, for the bridles I tried an extra knot there in order to prevent them from getting cut at the weak point. For the sail edge I was thinking of fold & sew. The plastic and carbon parts got dirty, but all intact.

 

 


In Topic: It's Here!

23 November 2013 - 02:55 AM

I guess that you have mastered it by now, but for someone that can relate to your experience, here it goes:

 

Reminds me of my first flight! A good practice for starters, before you get flying, is to set the kite upwards in launch position (bottom part of the kite needs to come a bit closer, not to self launch, explained in the dvd). The handles should be in a fixed position using a screwdriver or something. Lines straight, untangled. Move back from the kite, hold the handles so that the upper lines are stretched out. Now pull the kite just a little bit, lines streched, evenly, (this is the part to discover if your lines are ok). Then, move your hands just a little bit forward to strech off the upper lines a few inches. Remain still in this position. Feel the wind for a short period of time, feel how it blows the sail, then feel it in the lines stretching and unstretching as it goes. If you remain still for a few minutes, you can get an idea of the gentle ammount of force the wind gives, and the gentle ammount of force you are called to apply as to have control.

 

My first flight ended up just like yours because I would generally apply off positions to my wrists, without proper feel of the wind, always overcorrecting. With a little ammount of practice as described above you will get the feel of the wind, which is the most important. Remember that the wind is the main force applied on the kite. Then practice a few gentle take offs and lands. This part is all you need to learn so that your kite won't crash right or left.

 

Wish you happy times of flying, and all the best for your grand daughter!