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 Post subject: Gliding aspect of snowkiting
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:20 pm 
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Kites are not designed to boost riders hundreds of feet in the air -- However -- this video answers questions about the 'flying' aspect of the sport:



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 Post subject: Re: Gliding aspect of snowkiting
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Nice post Jay.

ps.That was a good day at Skyline.


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 Post subject: Re: Gliding aspect of snowkiting
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Nice vid.

Can somebody explain the acceleration stroke, braking stroke thing? I have no idea what he's talking about. Looks like the kite is just flying back and forth to slow down the forward speed.

bob


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 Post subject: Re: Gliding aspect of snowkiting
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Reallohn nice Video, I Long dor more....


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 Post subject: Re: Gliding aspect of snowkiting
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:51 am 
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BobandLaurel wrote:
Nice vid.

Can somebody explain the acceleration stroke, braking stroke thing? I have no idea what he's talking about. Looks like the kite is just flying back and forth to slow down the forward speed.

bob


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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 Post subject: Re: Gliding aspect of snowkiting
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:21 am 
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I guess you would know what he is saying. :D
Thanks man. Makes sense now. Side upsloaping wind.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Gliding aspect of snowkiting
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:52 pm 
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kite gliding! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycwM2Yvw ... ature=plcp


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 Post subject: Re: Gliding aspect of snowkiting
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:54 pm 
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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...

He was also saying that kitelooping is an advanced technique to come down (@ 1:45 in the video), which you and your friend Wayne was strongly protesting in "advanced technique to bail out in air loft" thread,maybe you guys can learn "somethin" from this BB glide master since your profile said that ur "always open" for learnin.
Don't want to make it noisy,but this is a strong confirmation from a snow kite glide master said that proper likelooping is an advanced technique to come down.Unless you guys stubbornly refuse to know this fact or probably already did that but pretend to misguide the world for whatever agenda you have behind since Wayne said that he used death spiral to come down also. (spiral down is actually a series kiteloops or equivalent to kiteloops in more extreme way because of the G you generated or endured ,FYI :allbegood: )
Shall we conclude this argument?


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 Post subject: Re: Gliding aspect of snowkiting
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:10 pm 
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:o How do they do this?! Nice video! The glide guide.


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 Post subject: Re: Gliding aspect of snowkiting
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Air catcher are you retarded Billy B is the guy in the video or the glide master as you call it.

Lofting and Gliding are two completely different things. In your video you where in a controlled upsloping winds gliding scenerio

Check this out a vid of both kite and speed wing 52 seconds in



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