Launching your stunt kite without the assistance of a helper is an easy procedure.
Although there are many different ways to launch
your kite, we have found this to be the easiest for a beginner to do as it's straight
forward and doesn't require any special skills.
First let's assume that you have made
both of your lines the exact same length and have checked that they are not tangled.
Each time you launch or re-launch your
kite, be sure to examine the integrity of the
sail and frame and also check that the spars
are seated and not starting to splinter.
With the wind at
your back place the kite face down on the ground with the nose facing into the wind to
Walk backwards into the wind
the line from the handles as you go.
When the line is completely off the
handles place a stake such as a tent peg into the ground and slip your handles over it to
hold them in place.
Walk back to the kite and stand it up
on its wing tips, lean it backwards slightly to ensure it is not lifted by the
Walk back to the handles and pick them
up gently so as not to disturb the angle of the kite.
With a brisk tug on both lines, step
back and the kite will take off.