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Indoorflying - Dual line tricks
This is done to gain ground on your field, or to fly in no wind. While
always keeping slack out of the lines, run in a large circle (360
degrees). The kite will follow you around the circle. Try learning
this in both directions. This maneuver is easier on short lines.
Used to gain ground indoors or in low wind. Fly the kite vertically
downwards and walk (or run, dependent on wind speed) forwards so that
the kite starts to flatten out with the nose away from you.
The kite will "glide" down. Just be careful not to move forward to
quickly. If you do, you will do a Reverse turtle.
This move requires very little or no wind. The kite should be very well
neutral balanced. Flying left to right - at the very right edge of the
window, snap turn down - at about the middle of the right edge of the
window, pull turn left (this will pull the kite just outside the wind
window) - as the wingtips just become parallel to the ground, push out
with both hands, lead with the right hand following with the left. The
kite will lay on its' belly with the nose pointing in towards the
pilot. Recovery is simply a little tug on both lines while taking a
Up and over
This is where you fly the kite up over your head, to the top of the
window. Pull both lines evenly to push the kite past that point. Then
turn into the wind and pull the kite down at the opposite side of the
window by walking downwind. Finish with a 180 to return the kite to
it's starting point.
A variation on this trick is done like this: as you get the kite into
the position where you start the up and over, turn your back on the kite
and pull the lines over your shoulder (going clockwise it would be your
left shoulder) take one step away from the kite. As the kite goes past
12 start to pull your hands down and back and also take one step away
from the kite (the opposite way to last time). Done this way you hardly
loose ground and the kite has a lot of power.
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