HOW TO FLY
A Single Line Kite
ALWAYS be a safe kite flyer !
1. Find an
open area away from buildings, power lines and trees.
If a flag is flying you will have enough wind to fly your
your kite by following the assembly instructions supplied
flying line to bridle using either a snap swivel, or a
(See knot diagrams below)
NOTE: Never assume that the end of your line is attached
to your winder !
Many spools/winders do not have the end of the line
secured at the factory.
Always read the instructions on your line, and use
caution as you let out the final
several feet of your line.
4. To launch
your kite, stand with your back to the wind and hold your
facing the wind.
A kite can usually be launched straight out of your hand.
As the kite starts rising, slowly let out more line.
Usually, you should be able to just release the kite
& hang on
tightly to your winder.
Remember - if you have to run with your kite, there is
enough wind to fly.
alternative way of launching is to get a helper to carry
the kite downwind
for 50 to 75 feet. Signal to your helper to release the
When you pull on the line the kite will rise into the
air. Do not throw the kite up into the air.
The tension you have on the line will give the kite lift.
6. A tail not
only will make your kite "flashier" looking, it
also adds stability in
If the wind is borderline, try removing your tail.
7. When it
comes to pulling your kite back down, pull the line down
and then rewind it onto your spool or handle.
flying, if the wind runs out on you and your kite is in
danger of crash landing,
walk forward to take the tension out of the line and the
kite will float down.
9. If you
want to leave your kite unattended - Make sure you tie it
off securely to a strong,
Do not stick your winder into the ground. The lift of the
pull the winder, or a light weight holder back out of the
10. If you
want to add extra lengths of flying line try to begin
with the desired length.
If you ties separate lengths together, you can weaken
your line as much as 50%
at each extension knot.
Never use different strengths of line as extenders.