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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2014, 09:15 PM »

thanks all  for your kind replies!
normally i can stall the kite and sit her back down on her back ready to go again its just some times when im running back to the straps the wind tips her over!
darn wind,we luv it dearly in most cases,wish there was more of it inland though @ times!
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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2014, 09:19 PM »

Are you using stakes for your staps?  If using stakes all you need to do is lean the kite back with tension on the lines and it wil stay put.  Flying without stakes would suck.
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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2014, 10:21 PM »

actual mate,i have a quickie stake in my flite box which i havent used yet and i should now you mentioned it!
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2014, 10:46 PM »

using a stake makes things so much easier.  I pickup my stake and put it through a belt loop while flying so that I can stake when/where done.  Having more than one kite staked and ready to go.  Usually I have a rev staked and at least one dually ready to fly.  I have never had an issue with unexpected launch or any other problems.  Cuts down on walking and makes things easier on the back to be able to break more often.

I fly near a popular beach and I will usually have a beetle ready for a newbie that may want to try and fly.
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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2014, 03:45 AM »

its just some times when im running back to the straps the wind tips her over!

This is easy - you don't need a stake.

Stand behind the kite holding with the spine facing you and the lines running out to the straps.  Tip the nose back towards you right over so the lines run down over the trailing edge up the back of the kite up to the nose. Put it on the ground in this position with the nose pointing towards the straps into the wind. walk back to the straps then pull slowly and the kite will flip over into the take off position ready to launch.  This works in even the strongest winds. I only use a stake when I'm flying the Delta Hawk stack now.
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2014, 06:29 AM »

I haven't used a stake on the two line kite in probably ten years. They cause far more problems than they solve. YMMV.  Smiley

The roll over launch position described by Hadge works great on lots of modern kites, but not so well on most of the older designs I fly.

Most often I just walk back to the handles with the lines pinched between my fingers, keeping just enough tension on the line to keep the TE in firm contact with the ground. If I flew large kites regularly in wind over 15 MPH I might use a stake, because if one got loose with the line between my fingers it could be painful, but in reality, this has never happened.
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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2014, 09:00 AM »

I do the same as Allen Carter. I only use a stake when flying my rev kites.
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2014, 11:16 AM »

I do the same as Allen Carter. I only use a stake when flying my rev kites.

I use Magic Sticks on my Revs, no stake required unless it is really windy.
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