Kites fly best in wide open spaces. Avoid flying in areas near buildings
To launch, stand with your back to the wind.
Hold the kite with the nose up in one hand while securely holding
the winder in the other.
When you feel the pressure of the wind against the kite, let go. As
the kite rises, slowly release the line.
A high altitude launch is an effective method of getting your kite
off the ground in light winds. Have someone stand downwind as you let
out as much line as possible (> 100 feet). As the kite is released
into the wind, tug on the line.
Attach line to one of three grommets on the keel after determining your
current wind conditions. See also Beaufort Wind
Scale for your guide to judging wind speeds and attaching
line to bridles for proper tying instruction. Use a fishing swivel
on the end of your line to prevent line from twisting.
Problem Prevention And Solving
Use the correct weight of flying line. Too heavy of line will weigh
down the kite, too light may snap and you may loose your kite.
Use the correct type of flying line for your kite. Do not
use dangerous line eg. wire or mono-filament fishing line. If
your line is fuzzy and catches the wind, wax it or replace it with new
line, the drag will be too much.
Keep line clear of knots and nicks. A knot will weaken the line up
Do not use different size kite rods than is recommended. The weight
of oversized rods can cause a kite to spin, smaller rods can cause a
The bridal length is important. A slight adjustment of a tow point,
on a short bridle can dramatically effect a kites flight. Long bridles
are less critical.
Always keep spare line ready for release in case a sudden gust of
wind causes the kite to dive. Releasing tension will help the kite to
recover while pulling on the line will increase the speed of the dive.
Use a fishing swivel or two at the tow point to take twists out of
the line. This will help to remove the line from the kite with ease
If you kite spins and the wind is not too strong.
The tail could be to short
check the struts thickness and kites symmetry.
Lower the tow point at the bridle.
Add tails to the sides of the kite.
Add extra bridle legs to control how the struts
If the kite fails to launch and the wind is strong enough
to support the kite.
The tail could be too heavy.
Move the tow point forward or back, along the