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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2012, 06:12 AM »

I don't want to ruin fun, inventive spirit or easy access to flying. However, in engineering the simplest solution is always the best solution. And when dealing with safety this is primordial.
wouldn't it be easier to fly somewhere else where the child does not need to be tethered, where no potential dangers are found close by and where father and son can enjoy flying together as opposed to looking one after the other?

Sometimes, getting on the car and driving 15min can make the trick and the whole result is much, much better.

Sorry if I'm sounding like a killjoy... it is only with my best of intentions...



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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2012, 07:33 AM »

if its the same reel they use on other kites with the holes just tie the safety line through one of the holes

That sort of negates being able to release or reel in line easily. I think the original posters idea of the safety line slipping over the flying line gives more freedom. And kids want to run with a kite, a stake kills that fun.

Since Dad doesn't mind being there a light caribineer tied to the safety line could be easily hooked over the flying line or unhooked allowing you to "fly" the kite with little impact on the experience.

That's the same idea as my dog lease.  Carabiner or shackle with the leash to hold on to.
The kite line will slip thru it and not bind as line on line might do.
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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2012, 08:05 AM »

Thought I'd seen it somewhere    Smiley 


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