“I purchased a kite from you a few weeks ago but I can’t seem to get it to fly. I didn’t come with any instructions. Would you be able to help me out?”
If you need help with setting up and flying a diamond shaped kite like an Eddy, watch this easy to follow video by
jimskites.co.nz to get you soaring 😉
“That’s great, thank you very much.” T. from Swords, Dublin.
Terms used to define kite parts of a dual line stunt or sport kite.
The upright spar in the middle is called “spine”.
APA-Connectors are also termed “spreader connectors”.
If you have misplaced or have lost your Sport Kite Flying Guide, you can now retrieve it online as a pdf (26.4MB). Level One’s guide is bilingual in English and German and consists of 12 pages.
Just click on the image to view or save and download …
Below is a video tutorial how to tie a larks head knot or loop.
This is the only knot you ever 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.
If you feel like browsing for kites, looking at kite pictures, watching kite videos, want a specific question answered or just like to communicate with like-minded folks, a good way to start is in one of the kite forums.
We have a brand new forum in the US of A. The Kite Gnome Forum. Check it out.
Update: Shut down on the 31st May 2020.
Some more forums here:-
Fractured Axel (UK)
Revolution Forum (US)
Extreme Kites (AUS)
Make sure you register to avail of all features.
Enjoy and keep the vibes and kites up.