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Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:13 pm

We did do quad novices at bootie camp a couple of years ago and it really didn't work. The concept is based upon having some individual flying capability first.

However, it should be possible to organise a better flying day to assist in the basics of quad flying instead.
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:07 am

Just to check - before we buy...

... will '38 dan' line do for all occassions? - I ask because we were flying at a 'Children in Need' event yesterday in 30mph with our vented's and the pull was really quite strong. :shock:
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:39 am

38dan is 80lb so that should be ok, we don`t use any stronger.
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:58 pm

We do...thicker lines helps with line drag, meaning that in stronger wind the thickness of the line helps to put more drag, ie slower the kite down, never go above 150Lb though, 80Lb should be fine though starting of.
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Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:57 pm

I find that above 90lb line the line begins to sag when holding a rev towards the edge of a window, or near the top, even in high winds...
Just something to think about...
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Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:16 am

why do you need to use line thickness to slow a rev down ? I thought your thumbs were supposed to do that ???

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Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:20 pm

Tony S wrote:
why do you need to use line thickness to slow a rev down ? I thought your thumbs were supposed to do that ???

They are and they do, but as you push your thumbs forward to reduce drive you offer more of the sail area to the wind and the kite will pull more increasing the strain on the lines, the kite and your arms.
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