Posted: Wed, Jul 11 2007, 10:27 PM
Last Saturday, i had the Baressi Vented out (for the first time, i think, since Naperville). Winds were very brisk and i had a great time with it. Just for fun i tried doing Flic Flacs... and was surprised at being able to do them repeatedly. i love the way the Vented does them in high winds... with a distinct clapping/banging sound! It's pretty cool, with the flatness of the kite also!
i also was able to pull off some Axels. These were more difficult to figure out, but i think i am getting those too. i'll have to look again at the Baressi DVD that came with the Vented, to see if i am executing them like John demonstrated; but i'm pretty sure i am doing them the way that he explained. Those are a lot of fun too!
i took the Vented out again after work today; but it was late in the day (as i had to attend a symposium about the Crisis Prevention Institute's techniques, in Oakbrook Terrace), and the winds were already subsiding by the time i got the kite out. But i did spend some nice time with the kite... though it was not windy enough for trying tricks.