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How to fly a kite

Choosing the right weather conditions

Fly your kite in 8 to 40 km/h winds. This wind speed works for most kites, although medium speed winds are ideal. It will be difficult to fly a kite in winds that are either slower or faster than this speed. Check the weather app on your phone or computer to see how fast the winds are blowing on a given day.

  • You can also look at the tops of trees, bushes, and the leaves to see how fast the wind is blowing; for example, when the wind is able to move leaves off of the ground, the flying conditions are ideal.

Choose big, open spaces to fly your kite. Parks, the beach, and open fields are great places to fly a kite. Try to avoid flying your kite near power lines, buildings, roads, airports, and trees. Additionally, if you are flying a dual line kite, create distance between yourself and other people in the park, and make sure others know to stand behind you.

  • Remember that the more space you have, the more line you can let out and the higher your kite will fly.

Avoid flying your kite in rain and lightning. The electricity in rain clouds is attracted to wet kite lines. To avoid getting shocked, never fly your kite in a rain or thunderstorm.

2. Flying a single line (children's) kite

Assemble your kite indoors. Insert the spine and crossbars, and attach the string to the bridal. Make sure there are no tangles in the kite tail. Make sure to check the guidelines to determine the ideal wind speed for the kite. [9]

  • Our small diamond kites fly best between 10km/h and 25km/h.
  • The octopus kite can handle stronger wind, but will need 2 people to help launch in lighter wind conditions.

Face away from the wind. Hold up your kite by the bridle. The bridle is the two or three strings that attach to the kite and the kite line. Hold it up until it catches the wind.

Let out some line. As soon as your kite catches the wind, let go of the bridle and begin to let some line out. The line should not be slack, but taut with a little give. Pull on the line to point the kite up. This will help the kite climb higher into the air. [11]

Use a friend if the wind is light. Tell your friend to hold the kite and walk downwind about 15 to 30 meters away from you. Have them hold the kite up in the air in front of them. Once the wind picks up, signal your friend to release the kite. As the kite gains altitude, pull on the line hand over hand until it is stable. [12]

Adjust the bridle. If your kite sinks, then this means there is not enough wind. If you can, lower the bridle half of an inch down. If your kite nose dives or spins toward the ground, then the wind is too strong. In this case, move the bridle a half inch higher. [13]

Reel in your line. Do this slowly to land your kite. As you reel it in, make sure the line is taut with a little give. As you reel in your line, walk toward your kite until it has landed safely on the ground.

  • If your kite starts to spin, then the line is too taut. You will need to give it some slack by letting out the line.

Please fly your kite safely !!

Have fun !!

Source: WikiHow

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