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[*] posted on 10-21-2014 at 05:33 PM


How bout you, Jason... You depowered in the bug yet?



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[*] posted on 10-21-2014 at 05:55 PM


Not yet. I've only sat in the buggy once since JIBE :embarrased:
I've had a few static sessions with the Access, Yeti, and the arcs, but no buggy.
Uber crappy wind the last few months. My local field is really tough to fly in the summer months because its at a school. Always some sort of sports activity going on. Starts getting a lot better now. Soccer, baseball, etc, is winding down and the wind is becoming more westerly. Not to mention the last few weeks I've been bow hunting almost every afternoon. Yup, I know. Excuses excuses lol lol. Maybe ssayre can vouch for me on the hunting though at least ;)

I'll be getting some flight time very soon. Especially with the new janky quiver.




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[*] posted on 10-21-2014 at 07:03 PM


Yup, nice looking buck.

I got to use the venom in the buggy when I had it. It was great on those 12 - 15ish wind days as long as you didn't have a lot of lulls. I was too chicken to use it in higher winds.
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[*] posted on 10-21-2014 at 07:30 PM


The reverse launch will work better, and impact of the trim strap will be more apparent when you get a bit more wind. Also, just a bit more wind will lift you if you whip it across zenith and pull the bar in.



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[*] posted on 10-22-2014 at 03:57 PM


Good for you!

It is hard to get much of a feel for the trim strap until you are in motion. You will notice / want to trim it when you are in " park and fly " mode. That is when you will notice a real advantage.

In general I launch trimmed in about 90% winds are usually light here and so I just leave it like that. When winds are more in the sweet spot I set my trim to about 50%. I open it up only when I am trying to jump and trim it in again if I am concerned about too much wind. That is my choice. Others tend to like to open the strap as soon as there is decent wind.

If you are having trouble backing the kite up to reverse launch you may need to grab more brake line. Big kites are a lot harder to reverse launch with.

I find it very difficult to get lifted by a kite until the wind is over 10mph. It doesn't sound like your wind was quite that strong ?




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[*] posted on 10-22-2014 at 04:12 PM


It was right around there... It was a LOT of fun. I really liked tossing those 12.5m around and I can't wait to do it again... Especially with the buggy... I'm not concerned about jumping too much... Just thought that'd be fun.

Of course now I'm thinking about more kites though.

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Flying-- Flysurfer: 6m Peak 1 (A Minty Fresh generous gift) & 12m Peak 2 (The gnat fart catcher)
Riding-- VTT Stinger-XR Hybrid & PL XR Frankenbuggy
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[*] posted on 10-22-2014 at 04:58 PM


Ha Spencer! Wallet in the freezer...:lol: I'd love to score a 6m Yeti and two more NS2
I agree with Bladerunner. I found with the Access and the Yeti, it was more "comfortable" trimmed in like he stated. They get very lifty really fast with no trim in a gust (in the janky wind world). IMHO of course. Just depends on what style of flying you are after, and how far you want to press the envelope. As you know, I prefer to have a little smaller kite that I have to work the piss out of, than being on the edge of out of control from too much kite. Sadly, my X games lifestyle has long passed me by. I don't heal as fast these days LOL. Just sharing my short depower experiences so far since we are both DP noobs with similar wind. :D




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[*] posted on 10-22-2014 at 09:09 PM


8 to 10 a and a 12 won't get you much airtime unless your technique is good and aggressive.

Feel for the trim will come... play with using as little bar movement as you can and see what hapoens.

It'll be more obvious when there's power and speed in the kite... but don't fall into the trapo of thinking "Oh I got a depower, I'll be fine!" :)

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