1 . Pick your kite
There are quite a few varieties to choose from and you can even make your own. The standard shapes are easiest to fly, but if youre looking for a challenge, go bigger and fancier.
Light and medium winds think 6 15 mph will serve best the Delta, Diamond, and Dragon shapes. If the wind is strong, however 8 25 mph, use a Box or stickless Parafoil kite to maintain flight easily.
2 . Pick the right day
If theres a definite breeze but you dont feel bowled over, its time to head for the kite flying hills. The last thing you want to do is go out, spending hours just holding on. With a nice breeze, you can make your kite dance and soar and maybe even loops and tricks.
If there are leaves on the ground and theyre being tossed around gently, thats perfect. 5 25 mph 8.0 40.2 km h is the range youre looking for. Take out a flag or a windsock and test what it does before you spend your afternoon possibly disappointed.Only fly in safe conditions that means no rain or lightning. Theres actually electricity in clouds that is attracted to wet kite lines. Ben Franklin was one foolish kite flier.
3 . Pick the right space
Dont fly your kite near roads, power lines, or airports. Your best bets are parks, fields, and beaches. When it comes to kite flying, more room more fun.Trees may seem harmless, but the fewer the better. Theyve been known to eat a few kites in their time.
4 . Find a buddy
Find a buddy to help you get the kite into the air. Flying a kite is much, much easier with two people and it stays fun longer.
5 . Hold the ball
Hold the ball of string and have your buddy hold the kite. The kite should be facing you with your back to the wind. If the wind is behind the kite, it will fall.
6 . Unwind about 20 meters
Have your partner back away from you this distance, with a bit of give. Make sure there are no obstacles near where the kite will set off from.
7 . Signal to your buddy to release the kite
You may want to wait for a gust of wind for the initial takeoff. You should pull on the string to provide a bit of tension and launch your kite into the air.
8 . Pay attention to the wind direction
If it changes, youll need to adapt with it. Think of it in the following terms
Suppose that you are the Flier and the other person holding the kite is the Launcher.
Arrange yourselves so that the wind is blowing from the Flier to the Launcher.
9 . Release the length of string
Be careful to monitor the end of the string if your kite is shoddily made, the string may come off the bridle entirely, resulting in you losing your kite.
10 . Stand with your back to the wind
Hold your kite up by the bridle point and let the line out. If there is sufficient wind, your kite will go right up. Let the kite fly away from you a little, then pull in on the line as the kite points up so it will climb. Repeat this until your kite gains the altitude necessary to find a good steady wind.