Billy B. wrote:Funny you made a foward flight comment, most of the people you mentioned flying foward are skiiers, I also fly foward while skiing, but while snowboarding I prefer backwards flight becuase it is easier to take of n land, while being much more stable in the air. I think GeGe is one of the best foward flyers, I have kited with him and enjoy his style, I started flying foward on skiis after seeing him do so, years ago. Now I like to skim the ground foward and touch down every now n then like a speedflyer while skiing with the kite.
edt wrote:no advanced technic there. this guy was completely out of control tugging on the wrong line, and he only realized when the kite was about to crash into land, that he needed to keep looping. he def did not advanced technic on purpose to control lofting. more like help i'm out of control wtf why is my kite looping.
it does go to prove when you start looping, either on purpose or by accident finish the loop! nothing says sore ribs more than getting chicken 1/2 way thru a loop.
Billy B. wrote:I know what he is saying. After you take off there are two ways you can move the kite. One stroke in the case of the skyline hill and the wind direction in that vid is from the zenith to 11 in the case of the the hill at skyline that stroke brings the kiter down the hill and speeds them up. this is the acceleration stroke and it allows the kiter to build speed and move down the hill..
The stroke from 11 to 1 is then the braking stroke and allows the kiter to slow their speed while gaining lift and staying airborn this is the braking stroke.. the combo of the two are what allows the kiter to pick their speed, how high they are and where they land by controling their flight direction by how much they make one or the other stroke...
If you just pump the kite from side to side, you will have no control and may stall and fall.
Start little fly low then than to go higher...
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