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 are searching for a stunt kite for beginners, you will find as much information as different kites. From our long time experience we’d like to mention a couple of useful pointers to consider:
- Most beginners don’t like to spend a lot money on their first kite, even if it would be sensible to do so, because quality has its price.
- Size matters, but bigger is not necessarily better.
- Beginners like to fly kites in high winds. When tree branches are swaying or the waves are high, is considered “great kite weather”. For that reason a beginners kite has to be robust.
- Starters will push kites to their limits. Best to chose strong materials, like ripstop nylon for the sail and a solid carbon frame.
- Stunt Kites for beginners have to be easy to fly, be capable of all basic moves and they shouldn’t be too sensitive to control and steer either.
- A beginner kite should fly consistently in all areas of the wind’s power zone.
- Always have a look at the whole package and its contents. Important that your stunt kites come with a set of braided flying lines, hand straps and a decent kite bag to store your lines and kite.
The CIM range ticks all the right boxes for a great experience for a stunt kite novice. Read more …
FAQ “I purchased an Eddy kite from you a few weeks ago but I can’t seem to get it to fly. It didn’t come with a lot of instructions. Would you be able to help me out?”
“Certainly. If you need help with setting up and flying a diamond shaped kite like an Eddy, watch this video by jimskites.co.nz to get you soaring …”