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Postby Guga » Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:01 am

has anyone performed unhooked tricks while being really powered up on a 4 line kite? Is it at all possible?
The only time I perform unhooked stuff is when I'm not very powered, how powered can you be?

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Postby luketheloony » Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:49 am

lou wainman sumtimes goes maxed and still does his handlepasses

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Postby Guga » Mon Aug 04, 2003 12:13 pm

:o yaikes!!!!!

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Postby Nik_KiteAntigua » Mon Aug 04, 2003 2:03 pm

Guga:

It is perfectly possible. Just back off your edge a bit. Go down wind momentarily to slack your lines.

Try it.

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Postby Guga » Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:44 pm

Nik great advice, tried it today and nailed some unhooked one handed rotations, really powered up. the problem is the landing, I would forget and would start edging quite hard instead of going downwind a bit.
I guess i'm going to sstart trying hadlepasses.
Anyone got some sugestion to nail them?

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Postby Pedro Marcos » Thu May 06, 2004 7:50 pm

Dont try them underpowered, you need power do to them, and its alot easier with a small kite. Like a 9m in 20 knots.

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Postby TP13 » Thu May 06, 2004 9:27 pm

Is it better to practice handle passes on the water before trying them in the air, or does it really matter???

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Postby Pedro Marcos » Thu May 06, 2004 9:33 pm

TP13 wrote:Is it better to practice handle passes on the water before trying them in the air, or does it really matter???
No, water and air are alot diferent.

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Postby Kitegrom » Thu May 06, 2004 11:16 pm

Thanx for the advice...

Something else: What would be the first airial handlepass you recommend?
I can nail suface passes with ease, but am yet to go airial.
Im thinking maybe just a quick backroll off a wave with a 360 rotation. Would that be the easiest?

oh yes, and is there a special technique to doining pull up handlepasses, or is it pure muscle?

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Postby Pedro Marcos » Thu May 06, 2004 11:36 pm

Kitegrom wrote:Thanx for the advice...

Something else: What would be the first airial handlepass you recommend?
I can nail suface passes with ease, but am yet to go airial.
Im thinking maybe just a quick backroll off a wave with a 360 rotation. Would that be the easiest?

oh yes, and is there a special technique to doining pull up handlepasses, or is it pure muscle?

no muscle, you should work your arms and shoulders hard so you can handle the wipeouts without getting hurt. But handlepassing its pure tecnique, once mastered it need less muscle then a board off. Kids with 15 years old do them, no muscle in them just tecnique :)

The easier handlepass its jumping with kite, get upside down and handlepass.

backroll of a wave with 360 frontside rotation its called a mobius, with a backside rotation its called an kgb, which are alot more dificult then the handlepass i described. Try first jumping with your kite, handlepasses in power (without moving the kite) are alot more dificult and you can get hurt easier.


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