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John F

Member Since 24 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Feb 09 2015 08:53 PM

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In Topic: ZENfull experience

19 June 2012 - 09:30 AM

Here is a vid from when I first got my Zen. This is my goto when nothing is moving. Put 50# lines on and go for it.

In Topic: b2's suitability

29 October 2011 - 10:00 AM

I started on a REV 2. I learned. I think once I got past the launch roll over and crash phase the REV 2 was actually a better kite to learn on in that it forced me to learn to respond quickly. When I went to a 1.5 that seemed so slow that I was able to progress very fast there.


Use long lines because of the speed. On your first launch go to the top of the window and stay there for several minutes and then fly around in small patterns. Enlarge the patterns and when you are comfortable doing that drop down in the power zone and start tempting fate. Good news is Revs are put together with a shock absorber system. Crashes are not that bad.


In Topic: Video, video, video, and it's going to be good.....

23 October 2011 - 09:40 AM

Thanks for all the claryficacions Posted Image

May i suggest vimeo instead of youtube? Not only because it has better quality than yt in all aspects, including stereo sound vs mono sound, but also because it will save everyone the CD step as vimeo let you download the original uncompressed file. Just a suggestion of course.

Seeing the deadline in december it may let me round up something for this Posted Image


I agree with the use of Vimeo. You Tube is still doing screwy things with Warner Music Group music. I just uploaded a video to YouTube and had the sound blocked. This could be a stumbling block. If you spend a lot time putting something together and then find out you run into the old problems fromWMG and Youtube. I don't think you have that problem with Vimeo. I have just uploaded the video there that was rejected for YouTube WMG problems.


In Topic: Video, video, video, and it's going to be good.....

22 October 2011 - 09:24 AM

Ben you have the best ideas. Sounds like fun along the lines of Virtual Freestyle. Maybe you should have the judging done by the family. Avoid controversy.


Maybe do an indoor next.

In Topic: How to get oil safely off the lines?

10 July 2011 - 10:12 AM

Detergent Dawn. Take the section that is oily and soak in very soapy sudsy water. Do not put the not oily section in as you my spread the oil. Do that a few times until all of the oil is gone. Then do the entire line. I think that is best thing you can do for your lines. Don't scrub just let the soap do its thing. Then rinse and then lay out the line to dry or go fly to dry.