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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Designing an intermediate free


Thread: [Acro] Re: Designing an intermediate free

Message: [Acro] Re: Designing an intermediate free

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From: "Dr. Guenther Eichhorn" <gei at>

Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 23:06:29 UTC



I think that it is better to have the maximum number of 
maneuvers.  Try to make them all around average score, except 
the first maneuver.  Make that a fairly high K-value and 
practice it REALLY well.  It should be a maneuver that shows 
your airplane well and that you can fly well.  That will start 
you off with a good impression for the judges.  In my Advanced 
Free I have a hammerhead with a 3/4 roll up and a 3/4 roll down.

Don't put a plain loop in the Free.  A regular roll is the same 
K and scores usually much better.  I would avoid 45 degree 

I had a couple of pushes in my Intermediate Free (push out from 
a hammerhead and push into another hammerhead).  That helped 
me a lot when I moved up to Advanced because I was already used 
to some negative g.  You may want to do that after a few 


------ Original Message ------

In message <39.2c870484.2aa3f23e at>, Bokagan at writes:
>I am planning to fly intermediate for the first time at Sebring this fall and 
>am wondering about what things to think about when designing a free?  Is it 
>better to have fewer maneuvers with a higher K, or more with a lower K? Are 
>there certain maneuvers that are good to start with or certain ones to avoid? 
>Any other thoughts?
>Bo Kagan
>Pitts S2B


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