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« on: Yesterday at 06:56 AM »

I'm making plans to start flying two sport kites at one time this coming Spring when the winds pick up here in Northeast Texas -or- whenever I can get to the Texas coast, whichever comes first.

I've decided to start with flying two Prism Nexus' using a pair of Ozone four-line handles on four 85' Shanti lines. If I can successfully fly them, then I'll graduate to flying two JS Neptune kites.

I know there are a few of you that already have accomplished this. Any tips, gotcha's, things I need to know? I'm not trying to compete against Ray Bethell or Troy Gunn, but thought I'd try to expand my flying experience.

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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 03:12 PM »

You might find this of use....

Multiple Sport Kite Flying: A challanging and funny sport

The Ozone handles may cause you to overcompensate due to power line vs brake bias.  Most people seems to make something from scratch that tends to be a bit more symmetrical.   See page 10 in the linked file.

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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 03:48 PM »

I'm making plans to start flying two sport kites at one time this coming Spring when the winds pick up here in Northeast Texas -or- whenever I can get to the Texas coast, whichever comes first.

I've decided to start with flying two Prism Nexus' using a pair of Ozone four-line handles on four 85' Shanti lines. If I can successfully fly them, then I'll graduate to flying two JS Neptune kites.


The longer the lines, the more reaction time you have.  Especially when learning, try for at least 100' lines - even 125'.  Also slow the kites down with tails - they look better as well :-)

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« Reply #3 on: Today at 10:16 AM »

Ive tried it a bit and its tough to get the two kites tuned to fly the same. ITs best to start with kites that have a similar amount of fly time on them.  Stay away from standard quad handles.  You need a symmetrical handle like those from a older HQ M-QUAD or even better Benson Air bow handles.
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