Changing the patterns from 4-kite to 3-kite patterns isn't difficult in itself most of the time, but when flying those adapted patterns, people may have to flank left when they're used to flanking right, or may find themselves flying in a position they're not used to. When calling, I try to warn people ahead of time that a pattern comes up where one or more have to do 'something else', but it does take some practice and some 'getting used to'.
So here's our very first practice run with the adapted L-katz routine, and flown with strong (25-30mph) winds. Warts and all!
Yes, we made a few mistakes, but we got out of them quickly again, and for a first time, it wasn't too bad. Especially considering the wind. So we're pretty confident we'll be ok by the time we go to Brighton in a few weeks time.
Video credit: Roger Backhouse