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    Many of us have wonderful childhood memories of flying kites.  There was always excitement and sense of accomplishment when the wind would carry the kite high in the air.  But even for adults, kite flying is a great way to get moving and offers benefits for the mind and body.

    A Fun Core Workout
    Flying a kite is a great low-impact core exercise that targets the muscles in the shoulders, chest, back, arms and abs.  Keeping a kite airborne can also improve balance and stability as well as hand-eye coordination since it requires a series of pulls and tugs.

    What Equipment Do I Need?
    Kites come in many shapes and sizes and are designed for different conditions and purposes.  The most common are diamond, box, delta, parafoil, and stunt kites.  You'll also need flying line and a winder.  Some winders are quite simple and some are sophisticated and designed much like a fishing reel. Your local hobby shop can give you some suggestions for the best kite to get started with. And like many activities, kiting is something you can grow in, improving your skill, upgrading your equipment, and exploring new games such as stunts and kite fighting.

    Full Article website link :          GO FLY A KITE

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    HOW TO FLY A SPORTS KITE

    Kite flying is a relaxing hobby that can be enjoyed on beautiful, clear days. However, if you’ve never flown a kite before, it can be a bit confusing. Luckily, flying a stunt kite is relatively easy if you assemble your kite properly and keep in mind that symmetry and control is key.

    Assemble the stunt kite rods. Remove the kite from the packaging and find the three rods that come with the kite. There will be two identical shaped rods and one shorter rod.[1] The shorter rod will be stuck horizontally across the kite into the two rod fittings at the top tip of the kite. This short rod is going to keep the kite spread open near the top. Be sure to keep the kite strings (bridle) out of the way.[2]

    • At the base of the kite, insert one of the longer rods through the rubber fitting near the center of the kite.[3] Stick the other end of the rod into the rubber fitting on the corresponding side edge of the kite.
    • To match the completed side, insert the other long rod into the center rubber fitting. Then stick the corresponding end of the rod into the other rubber fitting on the side of the kite.[4]

    ‚ÄčAttach the standoffs to the lower rods. The standoffs are the stick like items attached to the end edge of the kite. Insert the standoffs into the standoff fittings that are connected on the two lower rods.[5]

    • Adjust the standoff fittings on the spreader rods so they are even with the standoff attachments on the actual kite.

    For more information and the full article Go To :     HOW TO FLY A SPORTS KITE

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    How to fly a kite: three essential tips

    1. Pick the right kite

    The kite has to match the match the wind conditions. Light and medium winds (6-15 mph) will serve the traditional designs such as the Dragon and the Diamond. If the wind is strong, however (8-25 mph), you might want to go for a Box or stickless Parafoil kite to maintain flight easily.


    2. Pick the right day

    You will want a breeze but you don't want a gale. With a nice breeze, you can make your kite dance and soar, and maybe even loop and trick. A strong gale will have you holding on for dear life, as your beloved tries to escape. Avoid rain and lightning, too.

    Clouds harness electricity that is attracted to wet kite lines. If you've seen any public service announcements from the Seventies you'll also know to stay clear of power lines; even trees can mess up a day's flying.


    3. Lift off!

    The kite should be facing you with your back to the wind. A friend to help hold the kite is useful. Then unwind about 20 metres (60 feet) of line once it's up. Then it's just a case of pulling and releasing, depending on whether you want the kite to go higher or lower. It's a breeze.

    For a look at the full article please follow the link below :

    How to Fly a Kite 3 Essential Tips 

     

     

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