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Kite Trick Tutorials

Ever wondered how to do all these fancy freestyle kite tricks and what are the names of the different moves? – Look no further, check out these two amazing guys and their step-by-step guides to achieve amazing kite tricks for yourself:

> Randy G’s – Freestyle Trick Kite Tutorials on Kiteclique.

> Martin Madsen’s – Trick Kite Tutorials on YouTube.

A big thank you to Randy Greenway and Martin Madsen for permission to link to these kite trick tutorials.

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 😉

Stunt Kite Videos to keep

Rummaging through the server, we found loads of kite videos, old and new.
Here’s a compiled list. Feel free to download and keep.

Sessions 12 (140MB)
Virtual Freestyle 19 (5MB)
Virtual Freestyle 18 (7.5MB)
Tricks Tutorial (344MB)
Freestyle Combos (25MB)
Flic Flac (7.8MB)
Cold & wet (37.5MB)
Ophidion (50MB)

Black Pearl (332MB)
Gentleman (29.2MB)
Level 1 Project 1 (32.4MB)
Easy – Level One (19MB)
Thor’s Hammer – Indoor (1.5MB)
Thor’s Hammer (1.1MB)
Backspin Cascade Multiaxel (1.1MB)
Jumping Jack Flash (23.2MB)
Jump – Level One (20.2MB)

Plasma Project 1 (43MB)
Plasma Project 2 (10MB)
Sin – Kitehouse (1.5MB)
Blue Moon 61/49 (20MB)

NB: All video formats will play with Open Source VLC player.

Reloaded Kite History

Some amazing development from the early version of Level One’s “Easy Reloaded” in 2007 to the 2013 prototype version first called “Reloade-t” and pimped by PAW to the present “Reloaded” kite series.

You can follow the improvement of the Reloaded kite in videos; not just of the kite, but also of the advancement of tricks and flying techniques. A great example of kaizen.

Easy Reloaded:

Reloade-t

Reloaded

Kite Forums

gwtw_kite-forumIf 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.

Fractured Axel (UK)
Gone with the wind (US)
Revolution Forum (US)
Extreme Kites (AUS)
Drachenforum (Germany)

Make sure you register to avail of all forum features.

Enjoy.
(dragonfly)