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Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:57 pm

A little naming help here, please.

I've stumbled into a very addictive little combo. that someone undoubtedly has put a name to before but I can neither think of it nor find it online. And I've had a good look around the usual suspect sites.

Here's how it goes:-
kite in a vertical dive
Axel-style pop to flip the kite over into a Turtle
full Lazy Susan back to a Turtle
pull out but let the kite rotate fully 360° forwards from Turtle, past upright, past nose-plant, past nose down and finally nose away
Crazy Copter
finally knock it on the head and do something else

(I think I've got this right)

Hit with the right rhythm this looks v. smooth. Without it looks very disjointed.

So... pre-named ? Is it on some must-see video that I haven't ? Given that there's a Crazy Copter in there (somewhere) I suspect Piero might have a clue :wink: I've only got a day before I head off to work but I'll try to get this on video, Finnish weather gods permitting.

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Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:21 pm

We'll name it only when we see it :P

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Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:23 pm

I can't recall ever seeing anything like it but I can't say I watch every video that's posted. Am I understanding the first imput as that of a Kombo?

Suggested names:

Turtle Copter
Lazy Turtle Copter
Lazy Copter

Or better yet:

Zippy Dee Doo Dah :lolmen:
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Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:35 pm

randyg wrote:
Am I understanding the first input as that of a Kombo?

You am understanding. :-)

That's what I was doing (well off ground as I'm still playing with this new-to-me kite) and just improvised from the recovery.

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Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:37 pm

It sounds nice. I are going to try it next time out. :P

Definitely a video would be nice.
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Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:40 pm

The Inquisitive Turtle ?

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Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:43 pm

Can't say I've seen that. S'all yours Mike. (could be wrong though - I was - once before)

'Zipadee do dah' get's my vote.

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Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:44 pm

I've not seen it or done it, the closest thing I've seen to it is Dave (Smithcreek) on his Blue Moon Exile video unwraping a yoyo and continuing the pitch movement to nose away and crazy copter.
Sounds very cool, :cool: what's the kite Mike ?
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Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:39 pm

PieroS wrote:
what's the kite Mike ?

R-Sky Krystal FX Collector's Edition :pimping:

Previously the property of Frazer, I've only had it a few days but I'm slowly learning that with a frame of mostly Icone Whites (like upmarket 5PTs) you can spank it like a ginger haired stepchild and it won't complain. Quite pitchy and no lightweight so it moves about quite a bit.

I will try for film but it'll be when I get to it, not to a deadline. Someone else can get it done before I'm sure.

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Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:57 pm

Zippy8 wrote:
you can spank it like a ginger haired stepchild and it won't complain
*lmfao*

Lookin forward to a video of this one, sounds pretty damn sweet!
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Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:24 pm

dubster wrote:
Lookin forward to a video of this one

You and me both :wink: . I'm back home Friday so I'll give it a go over the weekend. In order to fit in with the current wave of video stylings I am planning on 17 minutes of a camping trip first then a little bit of flying.

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Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:28 pm

It's a Kombo into a crazy copter isn't it? A Kombo-Copter.
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Zippy8 wrote:
dubster wrote:
Lookin forward to a video of this one

In order to fit in with the current wave of video stylings I am planning on 17 minutes of a camping trip first then a little bit of flying..


I thought you flew in your back garden, so surely the minute walk from your back door would suffice :-k
 
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Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:50 pm

Jason wrote:
It's a Kombo into a crazy copter isn't it? A Kombo-Copter.

To a landing, yes, not that I've tried it yet. New kite, expensive spars, no spares.
The aerial version I have been toying with would then be Air Kombo Copter.

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I thought you flew in your back garden, so surely the minute walk from your back door would suffice

Got to pad it out somehow. The flying itself isn't going to take up much time.

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Zippy8 wrote:
Craig wrote:
I thought you flew in your back garden, so surely the minute walk from your back door would suffice

Got to pad it out somehow. The flying itself isn't going to take up much time.

Mike.

Can't you find some washing to take in, or something?