kite flying problem
- View SourceWhile waiting for my Wipika to arrive, yesterday I bought a $50 foil
2 line stunt kite and tried flying it in 20-25 kt wind at Kalmus
(MA) for practice (with handles).
I could launch it myself, do figure 8's in the center and both sides
of the power window, and could hover on both sides while walking.
However, a few times the multiple lines that are attached directly to
the kite (they must have a special name) got twisted and tangled.
When that happened I could not fly or launch the kite...every time I
started to get it up it would spin rapidly around its axis in one
direction and violently crash.
The only solution I figured out was detaching the kite and manually
untwisting and untangling the lines (very time consuming and
impractical, and probably dangerous, if I were sailing).
1. How do you avoid getting in that situation (where those multiple
lines get twisted and tangled)?
2.) If you do, is there a simple solution?
Thanks for your patience with a novice.