Thanks David for doing loads of work on the tricky wiki.
Yeah I know I'm repeating myself here.... but.....
I'm probably attracting the ire of the oldies, but I think the best thing that can happen to the wiki is a culling of the unused or unnecessary names. There are plenty of tricks there which are under the umbrella of another trick, or were named one sunny weekend in 1998 and then forgotten forever. The wiki was cut'n'pasted from an already out-of-date lexicon, and it shows. Either way, it looks terrible and doesn't serve its purpose of being informative about modern trick flying.
After all, the mindmap
has (nearly) all extant tricks on it, and there hasn't been a clamouring to add the "flashback" or the "cuckooo clock" to that.
Please note objections below.
Backslap - a messed up tipstand?
Broken yo-yo with Half a Twist - a fairly standard ground recovery, doesn't really require a name.
Cuckoo Clock - doesn't really make sense, sounds like another ground recovery.
Edge Fade - Not a trick, or at least the name isn't used, and is confusing.
Fade-in and Fade-out - unless these are odd indoor tricks, the name isn't used.
Fading toe-loop - A combination of other easily named manouvers, and the name is confusing.
Flash and Flashback - I think these are flatspins where the kite moves sideways. Not used and redundant.
Flat-spin - this is one of the few I think should be expanded, as a true "540 flatspin" is actually a rare trick on modern kites. I'm an advocate of accurate trick naming, we should call "540s" "flatspins"... after all, we don't call axels "360s", which is lucky as it would be more accurate to call axels "270s".
Flip-flap - Unused? The only name I've heard for this trick is "French flicflac"
Floating backturn - unused.
Ground-zero - unused.
Half-sister - unused.
Inverted backflip - unused.
Jump stall and jump start - unused.
Magic Carpet - unused.
Meteor - sounds like an ABW one here... probably a combo of existing tricks. Unused.
Miguel Rodrigez Coin Toss - bonus points for those who know who miguel is. (hi Mike). Unused.
Nose-in float - indoor trick?
Now-you-see-it-now-you-dont - I think this is a ground manouver where you do a pancake and then launch into a fade. Not used.
Otis - ?
Pop lateral - sounds like a backspin to me. Maybe a really cool backspin, but it is still a backspin.
Rebound - ?
Reverse three point spike - I imagine this is a 2 point landing facing the wrong way. Not used.
Reverse spike - a tip stab. Maybe a really cool tip stab, but it is still a tip stab.
Reverse turtle - fade? pancake? normal flying? Not used.
Rixel - An axel. If we gave a name to every angle of entry or window position to every axel............
Skywalker - ?
Sleazy lou - ?
Strobe - ?
Switch back - ?
Tequila Slammer - Tip stab.
Toe loop - ?
Tornadonew - ?
Turtle release - I presume this is recovering from a turtle.
Twisted sister - Now I've wanted to know what this trick is my entire life - apparently it is being able to recover from a tipwrap mid flight, which, though I have thought about about tried it virtually everyday since birth, doesn't work. I'd love an article on this one.
Vertical slot - a flatspin.
Vertical stab - a tipstab.
So, that was my conservative
list of unused trick names. If Dave doesn't destroy them, I will!
If I can remember my log in that is.