[Alpha trick index]
[Functional trick index]
Dual line tricks - Combinations
Start in a low ground pass. Pop the kite into a Half axel and then
pull early (before the nose is fully away from you) on the other hand
as if rising up to a Fade. Pulling on one hand causes the kite
to start rotating while it's coming up into the Fade. Ideally the Fade
should come in so that the back of the kite is mere inches of the
ground. The kite continues to rotate, as if turning around the spine
and eventually recovers to continue flying in the original direction.
If it happens quickly and smoothly it looks like an impossibly low trick
that has no business not crashing into the ground.
Start in a dive, flatten
out and then pop into a Fade (actually, you can start into the Flic-Flac
any way you like, but a power dive/kill/fade is my favorite). Hold it for
a second and then do a single Flic-Flac back into a Fade. And repeat....
The clever part is killing the kite out fairly gently so that it doesn't
loose any height and then popping it hard into a Fade and letting it
rise slightly from the pressure (Elevator). The overall effect is the
syncopated beat of Flic-Flac with the held Fade and the kite rising all
the way up the window. That's why the power dive works so well to start
Fly right to left. At the edge of the window, pop the upper hand as if
starting a Kickturn/Half Axel, but add extra slack to let the nose of
the kite flare up so the back of the kite is presented towards you.
Pause a second....(for effect).....and then gently, but firmly pull on
the left hand to flip the nose of the kite down and then up through the
Fade position while also spinning 180 degrees around its spine. Like
a Flic-Flac but with a 180 twist. The kite starts nose up, back
towards you and ends up in the same position but a kite's width or two
off to the right. Then do the same with the opposite hand and repeat
ad infinitum. Start out at one side of the window and you can continue
this move most of the way across the window.
Slap and tickle
Do a yo-yo close to the ground, that leads to a wing tip stand.
While in the tip stand, pull the lines to spin the kite around
the tip that is touching the ground.
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Peter Peters (