Berkeley Hop

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Launch

Other names:

Twist

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description

This move looks very impressive, when done correctly, the kite will spin around and almost fall flat on it's belly nose toward you (this is the failure mode if it does not work). And just at the last second turn up and take off. It works best in a good wind and with a flat sailed kite. Deeper billowed kites are better Cartwheeled.

execution

Lay the kite flat on its back, about 30 feet in from the right edge of the wind window, with the nose pointing into the wind. (like a fade...) Next, Pull on the left line causing the kite to rotate the left tip into the wind. (The kite should stay flat on the ground) As the kite rotates around the wind will go under the left leading edge and flip the kite over onto its face. (bridle side down) The trick is to pull on the right line as the left tip is passing through 12 o'clock high. It is important that the wind be the force that raised the left leading edge off the ground and not the fact that you are pulling on the left line. When done properly the wind will catch under the face of the kite before it gets to the ground and lift it into the sky.

videos

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