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[*] posted on 12-2-2015 at 10:27 PM
LEI Precision Kite Flying









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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 12:25 AM


Nice. What a fixed bridle foil can do an LEI can do too.
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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 04:40 AM


good find. :thumbup:
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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 04:43 AM


Quote: Originally posted by RedSky  
Nice. What a fixed bridle foil can do an LEI can do too.


Can an lei race forward in a gust then crumple into a ball the following lull, then explode in a fury behind you? :)
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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 05:51 AM



That was a nice little vid. I don't know much about LEIs, but it appeared to me that it was being flown upside down a lot. I suspect that is what kept it not trying to seek the zenith.

@ Sean - nope, that fun is reserved for us inland guys. :cool:




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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 06:01 AM


Nicely done video and impressive flying skills.





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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 04:05 PM


It appears he is a Rev kite flyer.
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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 07:37 PM


Quote: Originally posted by br44  
It appears he is a Rev kite flyer.


No, its definitely an LEI





































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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 08:23 PM


I was thinking the same... fly it like a Rev



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[*] posted on 12-12-2015 at 07:54 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  

That was a nice little vid. I don't know much about LEIs, but it appeared to me that it was being flown upside down a lot. I suspect that is what kept it not trying to seek the zenith.

@ Sean - nope, that fun is reserved for us inland guys. :cool:


There is only one type of kite that seeks zenith on its own, and that is the Peter Lynn arcs. It looks like he was just trying to show that if you handle it right, you can make an LEI do whatever any other kite can do. I honestly wasn't aware that there were LEI's besides the Flysurfer ones that could reverse launch. The ones I have seen usually try to tip tuck and invert with too much rear line pressure.




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[*] posted on 12-12-2015 at 10:06 AM


Thanks for the clarification. I've never controlled an LEI with my own hands.

Quote: Originally posted by Demoknight  
Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  

That was a nice little vid. I don't know much about LEIs, but it appeared to me that it was being flown upside down a lot. I suspect that is what kept it not trying to seek the zenith.

@ Sean - nope, that fun is reserved for us inland guys. :cool:


There is only one type of kite that seeks zenith on its own, and that is the Peter Lynn arcs. It looks like he was just trying to show that if you handle it right, you can make an LEI do whatever any other kite can do. I honestly wasn't aware that there were LEI's besides the Flysurfer ones that could reverse launch. The ones I have seen usually try to tip tuck and invert with too much rear line pressure.




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Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 12-12-2015 at 12:33 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
Thanks for the clarification. I've never controlled an LEI with my own hands.

Quote: Originally posted by Demoknight  
Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  

That was a nice little vid. I don't know much about LEIs, but it appeared to me that it was being flown upside down a lot. I suspect that is what kept it not trying to seek the zenith.

@ Sean - nope, that fun is reserved for us inland guys. :cool:


There is only one type of kite that seeks zenith on its own, and that is the Peter Lynn arcs. It looks like he was just trying to show that if you handle it right, you can make an LEI do whatever any other kite can do. I honestly wasn't aware that there were LEI's besides the Flysurfer ones that could reverse launch. The ones I have seen usually try to tip tuck and invert with too much rear line pressure.


I've not controlled one with my hands or feet. :moon:

Only in my imagination thus far.
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[*] posted on 12-23-2015 at 09:29 PM


I flown a Flysurfer Rookie 2m and 6m kites on handles - that was pretty cool to fly it like a rev

watch another guy play

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[*] posted on 12-24-2015 at 01:00 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Demoknight  
Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  

That was a nice little vid. I don't know much about LEIs, but it appeared to me that it was being flown upside down a lot. I suspect that is what kept it not trying to seek the zenith.

@ Sean - nope, that fun is reserved for us inland guys. :cool:


There is only one type of kite that seeks zenith on its own, and that is the Peter Lynn arcs. It looks like he was just trying to show that if you handle it right, you can make an LEI do whatever any other kite can do. I honestly wasn't aware that there were LEI's besides the Flysurfer ones that could reverse launch. The ones I have seen usually try to tip tuck and invert with too much rear line pressure.


Yeah, its a launch technique from days of old. You'd pull both back lines and when it was 10ft off the ground you'd then let go one line and the kite would spin upright.
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[*] posted on 12-24-2015 at 02:58 PM


I got in trouble a long time ago when I suggested LEI could not be reverse launched. That is what I was taught in my lessons.

A kid called Power , I think, took great pleasure in proving me wrong. This was using old school 4 line C kites.

We can do things on land with LEI that can't be considered on the water.

I am also willing to bet that Andreas had Rev' flying experience.




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