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 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.

Kite Forums

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.

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Some more forums here:-
Fractured Axel (UK)
Revolution Forum (US)
Extreme Kites (AUS)
Drachenforum (Germany)

Make sure you register to avail of all features.

Enjoy and keep the vibes and kites up.

Kite Videos to keep

Rummaging through the server, we found loads of kite videos, old and newish.
Here’s a compiled list.

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All video formats below will open with VLC player.

Freestyle Combos (25MB)
Flic Flac (7.8MB)
Backspin Cascade Multiaxel (1.1MB)
Tricks Tutorial (344MB)

Ophidion (50MB)
Cold & wet (37.5MB)
KI-Sessions 12 (140MB)

Black Pearl (332MB)
Gentleman (29.2MB)
Jumping Jack Flash (23.2MB)
Easy – Level One (19MB)

Thor’s Hammer – Indoor (1.5MB)
Thor’s Hammer – Mutex (1.1MB)

Jump – Level One (20.2MB)
Level One – Project 1 (32.4MB)

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

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.