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Mark E Mark
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Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:09 pm

Dear Dave, plese stop learning tricks so I can maintain a modicum of self respect - many thanks.
 
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Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:25 pm

D'you know, he'd nailed it at the 2nd attempt too. May well be my fault about the busted LLE though, I can't remember mentioning to watch out for the ground getting in the way on the way down.

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Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:45 pm

bryan beasley wrote:
D'you know, he'd nailed it at the 2nd attempt too.

Bryan


Oh yeah, thanks for that Bryan - some mate you are! Haven't you got pork pies to stuff or summit?
 
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Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:51 pm

The other trick I learnt recently was the backspin cascade managed five reps yesterday at Elvington Airfield not far away from where Richard Hammond crashed. So you need to get some practice in Mark in stead of complaining that there was a couple of spots of rain this summer.

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Kamikaze wrote:
So you need to get some practice in Mark in stead of complaining that there was a couple of spots of rain this summer.

David


Oohh...harsh.
 
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Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:37 pm

Had a really good days flying today, blue skies, 2-8mph winds all day.

Am most pleased in finally getting to grips with:
aerial pancake->fade->flicflacs
stall->axle->fade->flicflacs
turtle
spin-axel

Almost getting there with yo-yo's more practice needed
Still struggling with the half-axel, can you believe it?
 
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Sub wrote:
Still struggling with the half-axel, can you believe it?


Yes.
I've had some success with the pancake to fade (a couple of times leading to a shaky flic flac)
and can usually put the kite on it's back,but the half axel has been defeating me.
A couple of weeks back I may have managed one but I'd have to see a replay to be sure.Haven't had much chance to try since.
Glad to hear the blue skies in Pembs. on Thursday reached all the way into the next county.
 
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Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:22 pm

JL for me, I'm still trying to perfect this so its nice and smooth. Yoyos are also in development. All a bit basic still really :-(
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First new trick of the year
Insane ~ Only still predictable from one side of the window though, but the theory and technique are in place. Need loads more practice.
The best part of the Insane I love is at the end pulling out of it and flying off :cool:

Credits Randy G: Your Insane Tutorial is very helpful, thanks man!!
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:29 pm

Credits Randy G: Your Every Tutorial is very helpful, thanks man!!

Same here, in the last case the Taz...

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The Cartwheel is my new trick learned this january
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Yofade!!! :cool:
 
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Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:41 pm

Well I'm finally managing half axels, axels and "pancake - fade - 180" take-offs (from kite on belly & nose away), though haven't a clue what that's called :D
Just wish we had some "less than 20mph wind" weekend days, so I could practice!
Really having fun with the 'Over'

=== edit ===
Woohoo !! I can do french toast !! Thanks datenland 8-)
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Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:56 pm

The Cartwheel is my new trick learned this january


clue what that's called


For whatever reason this is called a "French Toast"

To be able to restart the kite from any given position is really a big step into proficiency and comfort. It looks impressive and keeps you at the operator's end of the lines most of the time.
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Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:28 pm

What's this take off datenland?
Begin on the ground, nose toward you, in a fade position.
Next is almost like a cartwheel, but as the kite flips around if you let it do nothing it would be dead landed.
So half way through (timing critical) you pull with the other line and the kite flips up ready to pull both lines and fly off.

Doesn't matter if you cannot understand from my description, I will also look for something on video to show.