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 Post subject: Landing Blind ??
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:53 pm 
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Hi guys was wondering if anyone has any tips for landing tricks blind? Everytime i do it the bar gets ripped out of my hand, but i land fine and have to grab the leash or when i manage to keep hold of the bar i get pulled onto my back. Ive been trying to land blind for a long time and its starting to get annoying. Id really appreciate any help.
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 Post subject: Re: Landing Blind ??
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:30 pm 
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Pull harder and go downwind when you land.


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 Post subject: Re: Landing Blind ??
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:37 pm 
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I presume you mean unhooked blind as you talk about the bar being ripped out of your hand...

If you're landing fine, with your board pointing downwind/toward the kite it sounds like you've got the hardest part nailed :)

Ok, a few questions...
What kite are you using? How powered are you when you're trying this?
Is your arm being pulled straight by the kite and at an awkward angle for you to hold on?

Most freestyle kites land with the kite pretty slack, but if you start edging against the kite before you pass the bar, that slack will go very soon, and you wont be able to hold onto the bar, especially as you're in a very awkward position.

my top tips:
1) hold on with the bar in both hands until your body rotation forces you to release your back hand; keeping the bar in closer, and hopefully you'll have a bit of time to pass the bar before your arm gets pulled straight.
2) Try to twist your arm around and bend it into the small of your back. This is much more comfortable, and easy to pass the bar from. It will take a bit of practice to do this, as a lot is happening at once.
3) If you don't have a C-style kite, try one.
4) Try it with a very flat, efficient board - you'll be able to plane and pop with much less kite power and get the technique right.

Hope this helps


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 Post subject: Re: Landing Blind ??
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:17 pm 
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Thanks for the advice :) i think i need to focus on putting my kite abit lower too as sometimes it feels as if my kite is too high to land blind. Does going into the trick full speed help?
Thank you:)


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 Post subject: Re: Landing Blind ??
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:35 pm 
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if you have a video let's see?


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 Post subject: Re: Landing Blind ??
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:02 pm 
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No video sorry:(


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 Post subject: Re: Landing Blind ??
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:49 pm 
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Blindjudge3 wrote:
No video sorry:(



if u get chance make a video. Right when you land there should be almost no pull from the kite at all even bridled kite(exce for the north rebel that thing never stops pulling).


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 Post subject: Re: Landing Blind ??
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:32 pm 
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yo guys was kiting lots lately and managed to land blind basically every time, im doing s bend to blind too, now to take it to the next level any tips for the airpass? cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Landing Blind ??
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:57 pm 
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Pass the bar just before you land. You're welcome


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