Wednesday 15 April 2009 at 2:45 pm
Okay been flying the Element again, in it's repaired state.
Changes, well the bridle is on Red - it has been very light winds. In
this set up the Element feels like a UL-STD rather than a STD. Saturday
when the wind was really low was harder work.
Last night I added a yo-yo line. Not for yo-yo's (it is a bit too
long and too far back for that) but to cut down tip-wraps when trying
to do new stuff. It really makes a difference on the frustration score.
Thursday 09 April 2009 at 10:10 pm
Had 30 minutes with this kite today.
They say what goes around comes around.
The Element reminds me of 2 kites that fell between old-school and new-school flying. The Darkside and the Tribal.
Especially the Darkside Regen and the Tribal with a weight in it.
Have Chris and Carl got the balance right between 540's and fap-do-waps (or whatever the french are flying this week)? It is hard to say on first flight. Cascades are frustratingly not as expected. Tip-Wraps happen like they used to. Comete timing is different. Yet itYo-Yo's, Backspins, 540's and multiple axels like a dream.
Time will tell.
Tuesday 07 April 2009 at 5:38 pm
Yes I have given in to Carl's advances and put down for the Element.
And it looks rather yummy in this video: