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Sharing the stoke

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Created by psychojoe Two weeks ago, 5 Jan 2019
psychojoe
WA, 392 posts
5 Jan 2019 7:22PM
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I've been kiting for 6 years so not exactly a newbie anymore but I've nowhere near the talents of some other kiters and I just had to share the stoke somewhere.
I've been wanting to try a double backroll since last season. Today I finally got the nerve up. First attempt I changed my mind maybe 10 times as I approached the kicker whether to go or not, wish I'd committed earlier, spin spin almost landed it. Now I had an idea how hard I needed to spin to make it around twice. Second attempt went perfectly great height perfect angle smoothest landing ever. So then I was frothing. By the third attempt I figured I'm pretty good at this, went into it completely unprepared got too much height half looped the kite and crashed landed hard on my back. Just thought I'd share it here because everytime I try something new I get that newbie kiter stoke again.

Gateman
QLD, 212 posts
5 Jan 2019 9:33PM
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Nice work Joe
I also feel I'm not as accomplished as my years flying a kite should dictate however a few seasons back I took on the challenge of trying one new trick every session and working on the tricks I hadn't mastered yet. I'm a master at crashing but my riding has progressed more in 2 seasons than it did in 6 years before that.
Keep up the stoke

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 224 posts
7 Jan 2019 10:37PM
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What are these seasons you folk talk of ?

Richoa
NSW, 449 posts
9 Jan 2019 6:18PM
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THE PIN PULLER said..
What are these seasons you folk talk of ?



Last time i was in WA a local said its cold winters day today. At that point I thought wow WA. Has winter spring autumn and summer too. But yr post gives rise to the possibilty that yr only season could be winter. You poor bastards!

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 224 posts
9 Jan 2019 10:59PM
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Or our only season could be windy :-)



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