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Dual line tricks - Stabs


Fly the kite right to left at approximately one wingspan above the ground. Push with both lines to stop the kite, giving emphasis to the right hand. Do not stop the kite so hard that it rolls back on the lines.
Axel with the right hand. The right wingtip should hit the ground with the nose pointing away from the flyer. Hold the kite in this position with even, light tension. Snap the kite back into a regular wing tip stand position with an even pull on both lines.
An alternative entry into the move is to side slide the kite but allow the kite to rotate as it slides then pop the axel as it points its nose towards the edge of the wind.

Black hole

The mother of all
tip stabs is the "Black Hole". The black hole is initiated by doing a snap spin right on a downward path so the kites nose is pointing left. This should be done at about 10 feet above the ground. Before pushing out your right hand to complete the 90 degree turn, pull aggressively with your left hand to pull the kite out and and start the downward drop. Immediately following the pull, push out your right hand. It is important that you do not permit the top line to become tensioned during the drop. Walk forward during the move. Another way to do it is to initiate the right turn by a push of the left hand and after the rotation of 90 degrees pull the left hand and simultaneously push out the right hand. This trick seems to cause wear and tear on your kite. Be warned ! Not all kites like this trick, the Cal Wasp, Buena Vista XTC, and Skyburner Pro Dancer are examples of kites that do these stunts well.

Reverse spike/Reverse 3 point spike

Fly the kite, nose down near the side but with power. About 8-10 feet above the ground pull hard with the inside hand while pushing slightly the outside hand. This causes the kite to 1/4 spin almost a
half axel towards the center of the window, forcing the inside tip to spike into the ground. A variation is the reverse 3 point spike which is the same as above but after your execution and right before the kite hits the ground, use a "pop up" move with the outside hand pulling the left wing to the outside causing the kite to land aggressively on both tips.

Tequila slammer

Dive the kite fast to the ground and then (dependent on wind speed) about 2 kite heights above the ground, push one wing back and immediately pop a hard
axel type move with the same hand. Throwing loads of slack into both lines after the pop. The kite rolls back around the lines into a yo-yo like position which you leave for a split second (not too long, because the ground is approaching fast) before pulling on both lines to unwrap the kite and slam both tips hard into the ground. Everything in that last bit happens in a split second flash and with a resounding <> the kite suddenly appears on the ground on its tips. Very dramatic when it works, but it does need some fairly accurate timing.

Tip stab/Vertical stab

Flying a very close ground pass, the move is initiated somewhere before or after the center of the window while the kite still has power and pressure in the sail area. On most kites, the first action is to start an up turn by pulling the "up wing", while at the same time, dumping some air from the "up" wing. The second part actually pulls the "bottom wing" toward you, by pulling the "bottom wing" thus spilling air from that wing and forcing that wing towards you. To speed up this action, the final move is a push with the "up wing" hand again. This is the basic 3 step move for a stab, which is basically a variation of a
snap stall. This is done very quickly! This sequence of hand movements does vary from kite to kite ie. high aspect, low aspect etc., but try this much first, and you will be on your way. I suggest trying on this on your own kite, first slow, and above the ground until you see the exact combination that you and your kites needs to achieve this, then bring it down close to the ground and STAB! It is easier to do the black hole as mentioned below, but I suggest to learn it, start at the top 5 degrees to the right of the center of the window and end up 5 degrees to the left center, executing it the exact way I described above, but the first initial pull will be harder to pull the wing around further.
Another way to do it is by simply driving hard at the ground in a dive and then (dependent on wind speed) about 2 kite heights above the ground, push one wing back and immediately pop a hard axel type move with the same hand.

Remarks, additional info ? mail Peter Peters ( <pp@win.tue.nl>).