Re: Tricks on 75 foot lines.
|Subject||Re: Tricks on 75 foot lines.|
|Fromfirstname.lastname@example.org (Andy Wardley)|
|Date||Thu, 17 Jul 1997 09:41:27 GMT|
Richard Beckett wrote: > Can anybody out there actually do many tricks on 75 foot lines?
Yep, and 150' at a push but it's just not the same.<deep>
Freestyle flying is for me, very much about becoming one with the kite. It becomes an extension of my own movements. I have to "feel" the kite, sense what it is doing and try to understand what goes through its tiny carbon fibre brain as it flies. Only then when I grok the kite can I make it dance.
...and you just can't get that with long lines. It's like using a dustbin liner for a condom: it's going through the motions without any feeling...