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Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:32 pm

ObijuanKenobe wrote:
ObijuanKenobe wrote:
I have been told that I can make any kite look ultra precise...

Hmmm...I sound pretty full of myself here. :shock: Sorry for that. Carry on.


No CAN make any kite looks precise...I saw it many times....i was just joking on you!
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Pitty you live in Norway now...i wish you could learn me that.

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Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:29 pm

hey all the advice seems to be working....too windy to get the DS out today, but i did have psycho out....though she won't hold fades,i did manage to get her from axels and half axels into fades.

Also can now consistantly get the kite from pancake on the ground - fade -half backspin - tipstand/ takeoff
:) so i'm pleased!
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Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:38 pm

Excellent news Feathers, glad something positive is happening :)
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Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:01 pm

Surprisingly finger straps help me master this, perhaps they might be worth a try for you?

I made mine from HQ rainbow straps but the JoE ones in the FA shop are good as well.
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Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:26 pm

I tend to use finger straps up to about 10mph anyway because of the extra feel they give me.

It looks as though it's coming down to trying to replicate the gentler pull I manage on the ground to the air. Just as I was taught!!!

Putting theory into practice is another matter, of course.