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« on: May 11, 2014, 11:32 AM »

finally got to take my 12 foot ITW delta highlighter out today for its first flight, very light winds, clear blue sky, about 24C,

she pulled a bit harder at times then i expected, alot more pull than my 9 foot that i am used to, so i am very glad i did not go with the 16 foot that i was thinking about,

i used a double overhand knot and tied about a 12 inch loop in the end of my line, i put the loop through the kite ring, and then my kite reel through the loop, so i had a larks head knot directly to the kite, seemed to work well,

overall a very nice flight, about 45 mins, maximum i would say was around 500 feet, but most of the time lower due to strong pulling,

i don't know if it was just the winds today, but my 9 foot seems to be slightly more stable and predictable, but not a big deal,

thanks for everyone's help in my previous threads!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 02:06 PM »

Larkhead knot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zd8WMAmBWw
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 02:31 PM »

Glad to hear your got a big kite in the air and it was a safe flight. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 04:07 PM »

Glad to hear your got a big kite in the air and it was a safe flight. 
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thanks!  Grin
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