Re: Tricks on 75 foot lines.

Subject Re: Tricks on 75 foot lines.
From (Andy Wardley)
Date Thu, 17 Jul 1997 09:41:27 GMT
Newsgroups rec.kites
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.

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...