|Trainer Kite Instructions|
Trainer Kite Instructions
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To The Point:
Read the manual, rig the kite, and get a buddy to help you launch it like a single string kite.
The Detailed Explanation:
First, make sure that the area and conditions you have chosen are safe. If you don't know how to, refer to other section "Launch Site."
Trainer Kite Setup
Start with your trainer kite by laying it down on the ground with the leading edge pointing downwind and the trailing edge pointing upwind, and so the bridle lines are facing up. Put sand all along the trailing edge in a line to prevent the wind from blowing the kite into a different position.
Steering the Trainer Kite
Pulling the right side of the bar away from the kite, has the same effect as pushing the left side of the bar towards the kite.
Think like you're steering a horse or a bicycle. If your arms cross, you are not steering correctly. When steering properly, your arms will come closer together, but they won't cross. If ever you find one fist or arm on top of the other, or your arms are crossed, you are not steering properly. When steering the kite to the left, your left elbow should be closer to you and your right elbow should be closer to the kite.
Think of two boxers. If one boxer moves to the left, the other boxer will rotate his body to the left. Simply the boxer oriented himself with his opponent. If the kite is far on your left side, it might be a good idea to orient yourself so your shoulders are square to the kite's location. Once you are oriented with the kite, steering the kite is very much like a boxing motion directed at the kite. To steer the kite to the right, gently punch the kite with your left hand. To steer to the left, punch with your right hand. As you get used to the steering you will want slow down and smooth out your movements, so that you can get the kite to do what you want, in a consistent, not jerky manner.
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