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HOW TO FLY A STUNT KITE
ALWAYS be a safe kite flyer !

1. Choose an open area away from obstacles, power lines and trees.
You need steady wind to fly your stunt kite, gusty or strong winds are not
recommended for learning.  The wind must always come from your back.

2. Assemble your kite by following the assembly instructions supplied by the
manufacturer.
Connect your flying line to the handles/straps & the kite. Make sure your bridle
line & flying line are free of tangles and equal lengths. Use the entire length of lines
to learn.  You can adjust the length but the shorter the line - the quicker the kite.

3. When your kite is launched - let it climb like a regular kite & find the good
wind before you start trying to control the kite.

4. Learn to steer first - when you pull right the kite turns right (clockwise),
when you pull left the kite turns left (counter clockwise).
Get the feel of your kite by gently pulling right, then left, etc (figure 9)
Keep the kite in the sky as high a possible.
When you fly a circle or loop, follow it with one in the opposite direction, this
will keep the twist out of the lines.
To land your kite, fly at a low level to the extreme left or right of the wind window.
Point the nose up, take a couple steps toward the kite and it will glide to the ground.

5. TRY not to crash !!
Learn to fly your kite in 7 - 10 m.p.h. / 11 - 16 km/h winds.
Crash dives can damage your kite. If you have crashed, you may find that the vinyl
fittings holding the spars might move forward. It is extremely important that
these fittings are pushed back down into the original position, otherwise sail damage
may occur. This precaution is built in to prevent kite damage.


You can attach your line to a swivel, "O" ring,
or connecting knot on your bridle with
a larks head knot
.

How to attach stunt kite flying line to straps

 

How to tie a clinch knot
Or, a clinch knot requires 5 wraps
of line for a secure connection.

how to install sleeving to your flying lineTo attach new sleeving to
your kite flying line - thread the flying line
into the sleeve provided in your sleeve kit.
Tie a knot at the end to hold the sleeving
in place.
Fold over an equal length of sleeved line
and tie a knot.

!!! CAUTION !!!
KITE FLYING SAFETY

Sport kites fly at high speeds. They can injure people
and animals or damage property.
Fly with respect and safety at all times.

Always be a safe kite flyer !
Do not fly in thunderstorms.

Do not fly near airports
Do not fly over roads or highways
If you are flying a stunt kite - do not fly over people or animals.

Try to find a good open area away from buildings,
power lines and kite eating trees.

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