Kite jumping

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KITE JUMPING

Mode kites fly consisting oneself and for a moment the impetus of a kite.
Surely this is the most dangerous form of kites.
Jumping The kite is not the first step in learning to fly kites.
The practice this sport is gradual and began as follows:
With small comets (1 a 2 m2 surface) of 2 lines which will give you sensitivity in your arms for flying a kite, sensitivity good exercise is the kite flying without being seeing when flying.
With kites medium (2 a 3 m2 surface) which have the possibility of being blown up 2 or 4 lines.
With 2 lines have the ability to drag their feet on the ground, very small jump and keep practicing the flight without seeing the comet
With 4 lines will make an important change because in addition to flying your glider pulling forth the controls can make combinations with the brakes to spin more closed with kite, this is because it can handle the angle of attack of the kite against the wind and creates a power invested to slow down, seco or slow down the kite flying in reverse poderla, good exercise is the reverse fly your kite with average winds (10 a 15 km/hr).
With large kites (3.5 a 6.5 m2 surface) these will be the best for kite jumping due to the balance of power and speed you get with these candles, jumps size to be proportional to your weight and wind force. In my case weight 70 kilos and a kite flying 4.9 m2 in winds 15 a 25 km/hr. If the wind was lighter fly with a candle 6.4 m2 in winds 10 a 20 km/h.
With very large comets (6.5 a 10.5 m2 surface) these types of candles are usually more awkward their movements because there is more strength than speed, can be very dangerous due to the lifting power have not always controllable.

TEAM
Comet appropriate to your weight and wind force.
Dyneema lines of 300 pounds at the top and 200 pounds bottom and with a distance of 20 a 32 meters.
Comfortable Controls, of 4 lines with rubber on the handle for no slip and not hurt when you press or to 2 padded lines.
Remember that this point will be all your anger sustained weight and the pull of the kite will be transmitted to your body in this way so you must be accustomed to them.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Basic, I think we all do that first bought l rush and find out after the first punch if you can protect yourself with something.
No safety equipment designed specifically for this activity so you'll have to resort to some other activities to protect.
Boots tennis type medium mountain trekking or cross training due to the type of sole that have a good grip on the different types of flooring you to jump, with air cushion or gel in the heel and above all have a good grip to your ankle.
Helmet: you can use skates helmet, moto cross, hockey, snow board. I do not recommend the type of bike or climbing bike.
Knee and elbow pads: hockey skate type and motocross not because they are not made to have the mobility that is required to fly because it is in one position.

TAKEOFF AND LANDING
In the window as you know your heart is the more strongly the entire window
First, before launching your kite must make sure that the ground is correct, must be clean, there are not things that can hurt you. Do not choose a place where people pass (pedestrians, cyclists, etc.). Is prevented and is a good margin of space around you because sometimes the jumps are longer than we think.
As for your kite is important to check the condition of the lines and controls, before each session.
After the checks are done, we can address the takeoff.
For better use as a means graphic explanation imaginary positions clockwise window where the wind begins 9 hrs. to 3 hrs. where the zenith are 12 hrs.
If the wind is very strong to take off is best done by the bank (edge of the window) driving up the kite slowly to the zenith (highest point of the window), since the launch in the middle of the window can create a pull too hard.

1. Taking your kite in the zenith of the window (12 hrs.), move it slowly toward the road 2hrs using as the edge of the window, hold it in this position for a moment before jumping maneuvers following.

2. Pull the kite horizontal path toward the center of the window just to the area of ​​greatest wind power while you run to the opposite side of the path of the comet so that you increase the strength of the wind, catching the , when you feel that it picks up speed, and that will propel, untap up to lift the zenith.

Attention; There are times when you will not have time to straighten your kite, you must do during the jump, it is not much trouble.

These flying in the air, so keep your kite completely up in the zenith for the ride of your jump is the same way up and not only forward is when the jump would become dangerous, by lowering the thrust force of the kite you will start also to lower, for this there are two ways; one is with both feet at the same time and leg curls to soften the blow. The second, is to make the landing to two times, down one foot after the other, this technique is recommended or mandatory when the ground is very hard.

Eye ! Jump is not always fun… ( ver video )

Try this flash animation