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[*] posted on 11-14-2011 at 11:51 AM
Synergy 10m in crazy gusty conditions


Even with the erratic winds it was my best session so far. I finally got the line length straightened out (for the most part). I wasn't able to stall land the kite, it stalled to about 65 degrees (90 being at zenith) and I had to release the safety at that point. Will shorten the rear lines a bit more so I can stall-land it correctly as shown by carltb.

Craziest part was once it was down (flagged out), after a few seconds it started flying about 4 feet off the ground, didn't stop until I got to the kite to hold her down!

Probably a boring video for most people but it was a blast for me :wee:





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[*] posted on 11-14-2011 at 12:22 PM


Coyotes! :yes::thumbup:



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[*] posted on 11-14-2011 at 12:43 PM


Nice place to ride. But, since you got the room, why stall land it? IMHO, the best and safest way to land it is at the edge of the wind window. My concern with stalll landing it is that if you accidently let go of both 'handles' (i.e. trip, lose your balance, etc.) and your kite is not anywhere near the zenith, you might be taking a really fast ride forward and/or up which in high wind, will probably not be pretty.

Regardless, glad your enjoying the stoke!




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[*] posted on 11-14-2011 at 12:52 PM


COYOTES! very cool!

i haven't had mine out in sometime. year or 2. maybe the last coyote vid?


elinca keeping blasting it! u may have sparked a rerun for me thanks!




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[*] posted on 11-14-2011 at 01:02 PM


Thanks guys!

lunchbox - I wanted to stall land it to avoid tangles as shown in the link below. To do that I set the trim to max power and unhooked. At that point the kite went down a bit but was still not going to get anywhere near the ground so I released the safety and it tangled (spun around) anyways.

If I trip or a gust comes (which were constantly coming) and I coulnt handle it, I just let go and the kite flags.

http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=11224

Im going to make a knot in my rear lines near the floats to shorten a bit to see if I can stall it then. If not, I'll make two knots :D




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[*] posted on 11-14-2011 at 04:33 PM


i like to roll it over to one side so it lays down really smooth. then just walk toward it and it will lay still. works great til about 15 or so. not so good in the 20's.



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[*] posted on 11-14-2011 at 05:39 PM


Just curious why you didn't take advantage of having a partner and have him catch the kite ?

Back stall isn't how arcs are designed to land. I do it in low winds but I wouldn't adjust my lines to land better over fly better ? Did you adjust your trim strap 1st?

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[*] posted on 11-14-2011 at 05:40 PM


you can double the line to stall the kite if you grab the end of the backline leaders instead of just pulling in on the bar. It still has windspeed limits but can make you successful more times than just pulling in on the bar. You can take your donkey dong out so when you release tension on the chicken loop it will fall off your harness. If anything goes wrong, you can always just let go and go to leash and let it flag.



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[*] posted on 11-14-2011 at 05:43 PM


Cool vid man! Love the Coyotes- have been thinking about building my own "Blades of Doom" with some advice from Spartan and John.



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[*] posted on 11-14-2011 at 05:56 PM


Thanks again for the compliments!

I wanted to learn the stall method so I can be more independent, I did have my girlfriend (not a him :P) give me a hand on the launch because I didn't trust my water bottle to hold the kite down in the gusts until hooking in.

When landing I thought about grabbing the rear lines but had already unhooked and was getting overpowered so I let go. Trim was full power. Will try grabbing the rear leader line loop handles in low winds to practice next time. I was afraid of not being able to unhook doing that, kite dropping in the zone and dragging me so I just opted for unhooking by grabbing the bar.




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