OKAY so you have bought yourself a 3 meter kite and a buggy and you’re itching to obtain out on the beach and ride the wind.
Stop there … leave the buggy in your home and buy a 2 meter kite!
Although it’s tempting to head out and do it it’s not pleasant finding yourself dragged sideways a long a beach by a kite with the power of a 250cc outboard motor or perhaps worse raised into the air to be then smashed heavily down onto the beach smashing both yourself and the buggy while doing so.
When beginning you have to discover ways to make use of the kite. That’s where a 2 meter kite is useful. Even a kid can manage one in light winds and when the wind stands up it will certainly drag a 200 lb adult along.
The basic method of starting off is to lay the kite on the ground and walk in reverse into the wind extending the lines. Once fully extended with kite full of wind you give a pull and the kite takes off … and most likely so do you.
A more secure preliminary strategy:
When you have your kite down on the beach the very first thing is to LEAVE IT IN THE BAG. In any sort of wind as soon as the kite is out you’re battling with it.
Ask somebody to accompany you on your first couple of flights.
Get them to hold the kite within the bag while you extend the lines THROUGHOUT the wind. At 90 degrees to the wind the point of lowest power you will certainly have a lot more control of the kite once it starts flying.
Check all lines are clear and ask your helper to remove the kite from the bag. Even at 90 degrees to the wind the kite will certainly “discover the wind” and inflate.
If your making use of a four line kite the kite in fact flies on the top two lines. The bottom two are “brake line” essentially when the kite is in the air if you want to de power the kite or drop it you carefully carry back on the bottom lines and the kite delays and drops.
When your all set ask your helper to launch the kite and making certain that the brake lines are slack fly the kite at 45 degrees throughout the wind till it is directly above you.
Because the position the kite will have maximum lift and almost zero traction. Get a feel for the kite. Pull gently n the brake lines and see how the kite begins to drop.
Ok lets move the kite:
Pull gently back on the left hand top line. The kite will begin to move to the left. Pull back on the best line the kite returns to the zenith. Try going right.
OK lets land the kite.
Fly the kite gradually at 45 degrees to the location of your helper and as you approach pull back on the brake lines. The kite will settle down to the ground.