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Dead launch?! (Not really.)

Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:45 pm

I have NEVER worked on this trick. No interest in it.

Until I saw this.

(Thanks to the Supertukker! :cool: )

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Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:57 pm

That's a nice move but not strictly what I think of as a Dead Launch.
 
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Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:10 pm

Interesting. On a soft ground like this a regular deadlaunch wouldn't work, of course.
Somehow the deadlaunch is not one of the really nice tricks, rather a necessity when the kite accidentally landed on it's belly.

Here is another variety: Look for "Bagouse"

http://stephane.pautrat.free.fr/Videos.htm

In fact, It's not a deadlaunch at all, since the lines are running over the kite. Difficult enough.

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Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:36 pm

datenland wrote:
Interesting. On a soft ground like this a regular deadlaunch wouldn't work, of course.
Somehow the deadlaunch is not one of the really nice tricks, rather a necessity when the kite accidentally landed on it's belly.

Here is another variety: Look for "Bagouse"

http://stephane.pautrat.free.fr/Videos.htm

In fact, It's not a deadlaunch at all, since the lines are running over the kite. Difficult enough.

Erik



Nice set of moves for a rolled-up kite. :D

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Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:55 pm

Hey Erik, also a nice move - by the way, what is an Akuji Vulcan?
 
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Re: Dead launch?! (Not really.)

Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:05 pm

ObijuanKenobe wrote:
I have NEVER worked on this trick. No interest in it.

Until I saw this.


Works on snow as well.... but damned hard to do indoor! ;-)
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Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:18 pm

Been doing this since nov 2005 when I saw people doing it at tybee. I even have it in 2 of my videos (first mohawk video and a spike video).

Be careful though, it breaks upper spreaders quite easily if you catch it wrong.
Anyway this cake is great.
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:58 am

Mark E Mark wrote:
what is an Akuji Vulcan?


One of these. It's Joao Monteiro's modded Akuji; sail by Yann, framing by Joao -- he gives the frame and weight details at the end of the video. He's also mentioned it on this forum, so a search may reveal more...
 
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:19 am

Thanks for that Stepehen - I've found the thread you mention, not sure how I missed it back then. That's the vid I saw that made me wonder what one was - cheers though :-).
 
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Re: Dead launch?! (Not really.)

Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:58 pm

ObijuanKenobe wrote:



(Thanks to the Supertukker! :cool: )

obi

:shock: :shock:

Don't you call me supertukker!! :wink:
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:18 pm

datenland wrote:
Here is another variety: Look for "Bagouse"

http://stephane.pautrat.free.fr/Videos.htm

In fact, It's not a deadlaunch at all, since the lines are running over the kite. Difficult enough.

Erik


Great...having aroused my curiosity as to whether this is the move that the attempting thereof
scarred my Gemini,I can't get this page to load!

Funnily enough I recently discovered my Eolo 'Ice' likes deadlaunching on hard sand-give it a little slack,then snatch the lines taut and it bounces,
the wind gets under the nose and it just stands up,usually taking off without further input from me;no skill required.
 
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:32 pm

Sad. Have you tried a different browser? Always my first line of defence.
It's worth it, I think.
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:28 pm

datenland wrote:
Sad. Have you tried a different browser? Always my first line of defence.
It's worth it, I think.
Erik


I could see the video page at the first attempt but when I clicked on the
specific video it opened Windows Media Player,buffered upto 98% then froze.Then (and now) I couldn't get the vid page to load at all!

Tried Firefox;no better........
 
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:23 pm

If you can see the overview page, you can try with a right-click and save as...

(in case you don't know that)

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Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:38 pm

datenland wrote:
If you can see the overview page, you can try with a right-click and save as...

(in case you don't know that)

Erik


That is what I usually do unless I'm in a hurry to see what the video is about.
Unfortunately I still cannot see the overview page.
Internet Explorer says the page is unavailable.
Firefox says the server took too long to respond.