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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.

Fly away

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.

Nose-in float

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 step backwards.

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.

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