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Author Topic: Need help with dual line sport kite in Toronto  (Read 881 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2014, 05:34 PM »

I guess i'm learning stuff all the time.  I imagined high winds mean better flying...

So I just got home from flying my HQ Kite.  Plenty of wind, but it took me forever to get into the air.  Once I did, it would fly just fine and then just drop out of the sky... any comments on that?
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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2014, 04:31 AM »

Yes - any trees or buildings even within a 1/2 mile (some may argue closer or farther) of your flying spot will create wind fluctuations - find a very open spot and start learning wind directions and speed by checking the HOURLY forecast on the Internet weather site of your choice. This takes time and patience ... know your kite ... know your spot ... study the wind ... KNOW the wind speed each time you go to YOUR spot.

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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2014, 04:59 AM »

Okay thanks. I was wondering if it had anything to do with it being a small kite...
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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2014, 12:15 PM »

Alright guys, after much consideration, forum reading and all of your helpful advice, I pulled the trigger on the Hypnotist.

Given that primarily the winds are 5mph+ and I'm a noob at this, it made the most sense to me.

I'm looking forward to putting good use of the DVD and flying the hell out of this kite.

Will be pulling the trigger on an UL later as my skills increase.

Thank you all!!!
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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2014, 01:18 PM »

^keep an eye on the Swap Meet, too.
There are a lot of very nice kites at reasonable prices.
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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2014, 01:29 PM »

The hypnotist is a good choice. Good luck and have fun!
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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2014, 02:10 PM »

I guess i'm learning stuff all the time.  I imagined high winds mean better flying...

So I just got home from flying my HQ Kite.  Plenty of wind, but it took me forever to get into the air.  Once I did, it would fly just fine and then just drop out of the sky... any comments on that?

Modern sport kites are designed to easily dump wind from the sail to allow for tricks. This is called a "stall".  Most tricks require the kite to be in the stall for the trick to be preformed.

These means TIGHT turns, rapid and jerky hand movement will stall the kite.

Low winds and small kite are even easier to stall. 

you will have fun with the Hypnotist and find it a easier kite to fly. 
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