Favourite Delta Flyer

by Alex
(Tampa, FL, USA)

Greetings. This past Christmas, I received a kite as a present. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to handle a kite that size being that I had only been flying kites about a meter or less in span. This one was about 7 feet or 2.1 meters.

I took it out to one of the only places in town where you can fly a kite that's not obstructed by trees and buildings. I was surprised how well it flew and how well I was able to handle it. One of the "cool" things about flying kites in high winds, is when the vibration from the wind passing through the kite and the keel sends the vibrations down the string and you can hear it sing.

One of my favorite parts of getting a kite in the air is trying to get it down without crashing to which I've perfected that technique fairly well.

If it's acceptable, I've included a video of the maiden flight of my new kite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_s1_qhInE8

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Thanks
by: Alex

Great tip! That's one those special moments while kiting that I love! The retrieval is also one of the most enjoyable parts for me.


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Singing Lines
by: Tim Parish

I find that my Sleds are the most likely to make the line 'sing' since they pull so hard, for their size.

Try this sometime - start taking a movie with your digital camera. Then press the case of the camera up against the flying line while it is singing. The resulting soundtrack will amaze you! This can also work when the line is vibrating but you can't quite hear it without pressing your ear to the line.

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