• How to fly a kite 27 March 2018 | View comments

  • How to fly a kite

    Flying kites is a fun way to spend a windy spring or summer afternoon. If you are a beginner, start with a single line delta or diamond kite. If you are looking for a challenge, then try a dual string box or parafoil kite. Always fly your kite in open spaces, away from trees and power lines. If you are having trouble getting your kite in the air, then have a friend hold up the kite for you.

    How to pick a kite 

    Try a delta or diamond kite. Look for kites that are shaped like triangles or diamonds; these are the delta and diamond kites. Because they are relatively easy to fly, these two types of kites are great for beginners. They fly well in light to medium winds, about 6 to 15 mph winds.

    Choose a single line kite. Look for kites with a single string; these are single line kites. Because they are easier to control, single line kites are recommended for beginners. Single line kites are most suitable for light to medium winds. However, if you want to fly your single line kite in stronger winds, then add a tail to it.

    • When choosing a tail for your kite, choose one that is made of lightweight materials.

    Select a box or parafoil kite. Look for kites that are shaped like a four-dimensional box, sled, or arch; these are parafoil kites. Choose one of these kites if you want something a little more challenging than the delta or diamond kite. They need stronger winds to fly, about 8 to 25 mph winds.

    • Parafoil kites usually contain tunnel-like passage ways for wind to pass through.

    Try a dual line kite. Look for kites with two strings; these are dual line kites. Dual line kites, also known as sport or stunt kites, require more experience to fly. You can fly dual line kites in light, moderate, and heavy winds. Additionally, with two lines, the flier has more control over the kite.

    • You can also do maneuvers and tricks, like loops, with dual line kites.

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