|I Hate To Walk (Part 1)|
The kite is on the ground, on it's back:
Once you are comfortable with this, set the kite on one leading edge (lets say the left edge, (remember the kite is on its nose so the LEFT edge is on your RIGHT).
With practice you will be able to Flip the kite over without even thinking of the hand movements. This one trick will save you many trips to the is the basis for a couple cool tricks!
The Wing Wrap
Another frustrating "kite on ground" problem is the wing wrap:
The kite is on the ground in the relaunch position. Except one of the lines is caught on or wrapped around one wing tip.
This one is easy, and certainly no reason to walk.
The kite is "ready to fly" except one line is caught on one of the "Stand Off's" on the back of the kite:
First instincts makes us want to shake, pull, drag, rattle and shout at the line that is stuck.
Well, all this commotion will do is help stick it more firmly! Think about it for a sec... Lets say the right line is stuck on the whisker.
I mention this one because I too have spent accumulated hours tugging on, what seems obvious now, the wrong line!
Next page: The dropped handle dash, The slider, and The upside down slider.
This page was last updated March 13, 2003 07:17 PM