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Indoorflying - General

Fade up and over

Start in the belly down nose away position and do a pop up into a fade. Move back fast enough to get the kite to rise in the fade position. When the it gets as high as you can get it (hopefully over your head) give it a slight pop to make it glide the rest of the way over in the fade position. At this point you turn and the kite gliding away from you in a backflip position with the lines coming off the nose and under the kite. Tension the lines before it gets to close to the ground, and the kite will flip over into regular flight. The key to the glide is not to pop the lines too much. If you pop it too much, the kite will will glide and then dive into the ground.


Light wind flying

Indoor and light wind flying require a practiced hand, ultra light equipment, line and kite, as well as patience and stamina. Before trying light wind flying, check your condition. If you plan to fly light, you will be walking briskly, running, running backward, and consequently, panting. The best advice is to get the best ultra light kite you can afford, use 50 lb. to 80 lb. spectra lines. Length depends on your needs. Indoor lengths depend upon the height of the ceiling in the room you will be flying in. For outdoor zero wind flying, short lines are recommended; 15'-30'. This makes it easier to do 360's and up and overs. For competition, use short lines of 60' or so. Exception: If you are in an area surrounded by objects which obstruct the wind, using long lines will help you find the wind.


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Peter Peters ( <pp@win.tue.nl>).