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Wind speed for learning tricks (DS)

Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:59 pm

Hi,

I got my DS and this evening was the first night I got to fly it but I was really struggling to get it into a fade. I think it was too windy as I just could even get it to flair onto it's belly let along into a fade. So whats the best wind speed to learn tricks with my DS ?

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Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:00 pm

6-8mph
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Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:28 pm

With Roy on this.

Low, anything is easier in low winds, particularly learning new stuff.

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Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:43 pm

as someone who is still learning (and has a lot to learn) - I prefer low smooth winds - just enough to keep the kite in the air without too much legwork, but not enough to make things happen fast.
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:40 am

When you get a chance to practice in lighter winds. You will find that the DS will over rotate going into a Fade. The amount of pull needed to go from a Flare to a Fade is much less that the Hypnotist.

You will find that just about all tricks will need less energy form you.
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:57 am

7 mph on a big beach somewhere. I was up at Holkham over the weekend and it was fantastic.

As the others have said, it's small inputs on a DS.
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:05 pm

Thanks all, not sure what the wind speed was the other evening but definatley more the 6-8mph as it was pulling quite hard sometimes.