Getting Started With a Dual Line Stunt Kite
by Diane HItchcock
I live in the middle of a wide, slightly mounded, sweeping field that was just fifteen years ago grazing pasture. A good friend and I have spent time, walking in the pasture together, reminiscing about our childhood experiences of running kites out on neighborhood streets and sharing a sense of release from frustration - imagining flying our kites there.
So he went out and bought some kites: Two "single line" kites and one "stunt kite". Its up to me to provide the spools.
To my memory and imagination, I need a fat spool, in other words: a long line. At least for the "single line" kites. The "stunt kite" confounds me. I don't even know what to look for. Does a stunt kite "run out" on two separate lines, or does it fly more like a parasail or hang-glider, with fixed-length lines?
What's more, when I look at ALL the information offered by the internet kiting community, I wonder if I am sure about STRING at all. I cannot access any information that speaks to my skill level.
I want to buy string for these kites. Lots of room to fly so a long line is what I am thinking, but is there really one, or another, string that is better? I want to be able to enjoy experimenting with the stunt kite (which comes with two handles) but I don't know if you tie the lines to the handles or maybe the handles are spools themselves..I do not want to study so hard that I study rather than fly kites. How can I get started?