Stunt Kite Anatomy

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Terms used to define kiteĀ parts of a dual line stunt or sport kite.

The upright spar in the middle is called “spine”. APA-Connectors are also called “spreader connectors”.

For ordering parts please specify diameter and length of spar.

All Level One kites come with a data sheet to include all measurements you need. If you require a copy of your Level One kite’s details, please contact us.

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How to extend kite lines

FAQ: How to extend dual kite lines? – You can make them longer by adding a so called “leader set” in required length. Just use your usual larks head knot between bridle and flying lines.

Kite Line Leaders

Leaders are also useful to protect your kite from the flying lines cutting into your sail when flying wrapped-up manoeuvres. For those kind of leaders we recommend a thicker line, e.g. bridle line and a length of approx. 2.5m.

Lifter Kite for KAP

Looking for a lifter kite suitable for KAP (Kite Aerial Photography)?

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The Box Delta is a combination of a Delta and a classic box kite.

The Box Delta combines the advantages of both kites: a large sail area and several surfaces for stabilisation. This kite is suitable for KAP because of its stable flying properties. It will lift cameras, smart phones, GoPro cameras or line laundry.

Flight characteristics

The Box Delta is stabilised by the large sail areas and the box element. The special construction offers a very good lift and a wide wind range. The kite withstands even bumpy coastal winds.

Tails are removable.

More info on the new lifter kite with 2.1m span >>

Larks Head Knot

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Below is a video tutorial how to tie a larks head knot or loop.
This is the only knot you need for flying sport and stunt kites.

Use the larks head knot to attach flying lines to the bridle points (pig tails) of your stunt kite.
At the other end of the lines use this knot as well to connect flying lines to your hand straps.

Make sure the coloured loops (e.g. red & green) on flying line ends correspond to your right and left hand and to the right and left side of you stunt kite bridle.
Good luck šŸ˜‰

New Level One Kites

Level One has developed two new stunt kites this year.

1. The BADASS –Ā Old school meets new school

Peter Maternus (screen name: PAW) was involved with the design and set-up of this beauty.Ā The Badass is a clear freestyler, which manages old tricks as well as the new trick repertoire.

A slow and easy kite to fly, very responsive on the lines, very good precision and a perfect floater for peaceful flying.

2. The MAXXX

Level One aka Jens Frank developed the MAXXX in collaboration with Grischa Koenig, who came 2nd with the MAXXX in the International Sportkite Freestyle Challenge in Bintulu, Malaysia, 25-30. Sept. 2018.

Both new Level One kites will only be available from Level One directly.
But if you need assistance ordering, just ask us and we will be glad to help.