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Author: Subject: How do you launch a kite once it's crashed?

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[*] posted on 2-10-2005 at 08:35 AM
How do you launch a kite once it's crashed?

Playing with my Beamer 5 yesterday, first time flying ever and getting to grips with it - nice.

One thing that I can't to is, when it has landed, but it upside down (i.e. lines crossed once) how do you relaunch it?

Is theere a trick, I have been getting a mate to turn it round, but this can't be right, what if I was solo.

How can you relaunch it, is there a secret of pulling some one the 4 lines or summin?

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[*] posted on 2-10-2005 at 08:55 AM

Keep your hands in their normal flying position, relax your left hand allowing the brake line to go slack, push your right wrist forward causing the right brakeline to tighten. If you have adequate wind, the kite will start rotating. When it has rotated more than 60%, change your hand positions quickly to:
*both top lines in will cause the kite to take off.
*both brake lines in will cause the kite to land pointing nose up.

In light wind, you may need to exaggerate the movements or event step backward as you rotate the kite.

This is just a 3 minute tutorial. I encourage others to expand on this or include other methods (there are many). :smug:

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