8 Cool Stunt Kite Tricks For Beginners

Stunt kites are a ton of fun because they permit the flyer to become a pilot as they take the kite lines in their hands.

Fly spins and loops, and with training, you can get familiar with some stunning kite stunts. Stunt kites are an incredible way to unwind and enjoy the open air.

Beginner stunt kites are generally made solid to face the unavoidable crashes at the learning stage. They don’t fly that fast, so you get an opportunity to handle them and do a few tricks as you fly.

In this article, we’ll show you 8 of the best stunt kite tricks for beginners!

Stunt Kite Tricks for Beginners 

Turtle

Take off the kites maneuvering your arms easily in reverse; bring both arms to your front when the kites arrive at the center of the wind window.

The nose of the kites will point away from you, and the midsection positioned up with the lines that stretch across the trailing edge towards you.

Plus, you want to perform a turtle release, keep it going or flying forward, both handles should be pulled behind simultaneously to get the kite to recover from the turtle.

Do this, and the kite should flip back toward you.

Fade

Try performing the fade in the same manner. Once more, begin with taking off maneuver and let the kites reach the pinnacle.

After that guiding the nose downward, and when the kites remain in the center height of the wind window, perform a pancake from a plunge popping both handles simultaneously. 

Following that, when the kites’ noses are pointing at you, stretch out the lines over the leading edge leave the kites flying around there.

For beginners, fades are trendy and easy to learn. If you wish to recover from fade, simply slack the lines pushing arms ahead and turning your wrist out along the side so that the kites turn in the direction of the force, changing their position.

If the kite’s nose is positioned on opposite sides, you can rehearse straight flight by shifting your arms in a similar direction to the kites.

On the other hand, if you don’t wish to recover from fading and want to land your kite, simply repeat the exercise and land your kite down on the ground in a pancake.

FlicFlac

This particular trick is a sequence of shifting back and forth among pancakes and fades. To do it, I genuinely suggest starting the maneuver by flying straight down from the peak.

You can then lunch the kite and yank the two handles to build a belly float and a reverse black flip.

Perform FlicFlac rhythmically like FlicFlac, FlicFlac, FlicFlac until you ran out of room.

It’s easier done with the music or counting numbers rhythmically.

Eventually, you can complete this stunt by putting the kite down in fade.

Belly Landing

This one is a nose-away belly-down landing on the deck. Begin with taking off and let the kite reach a height and continue flying straight and land belly down on the ground.

This trick can be easily performed with two kites, but if you’re a beginner, learn to perform it with one first.

For two, fly both the kites to the zenith at the moment when one of them is flying at the peak, and another one is nose down.

When the kite is flying close to the ground, push the handle further and land it on the belly.

Backspin Cascade

Like the name states, the Backspin Cascade is a Backspin in which every turn inverts direction.

The stunts begin with a belly up and nose behind, which is similar to the backspin, and then the kite reverses its turn in one direction and then in another.

The kite should finish at least three reverse turns. The turns should be narrow, with next to zero dissimilar gaps between each turn.

The technique and direction of the exit don’t make any difference.

Axel

Begin by flying a kite to the left-hand side of the window and slow it down in an upright position. Then do a slight push turn with your secondary hand just to the extent that the right wingtip begins to sink.

As the dip begins, do a solid yank with your left hand and a punch through your prime hand. This will make the left wingtip spin forward and up, and the right one falls back and down.

Few people go to such an extreme during maneuvering; they slap their right shoulder with their left hand and Then level both hands and pull back to recover from Axel.

If done properly, the kite appears to perform a side somersault and a right flip.

Half Axle

This move is basically 50% of a complete Axle. A half axle is a stunt that turns the kite’s flight direction. The kite flies horizontally in either direction and drops down on its belly, and spins 180 degrees.

The kite is then pulled back with the nose pointing in the opposite direction and should exit in a straight line. 

The flight’s direction and the level at which the stunt is performed don’t matter.

Coin Toss

The is a ground stunt where the sport kites rest on one side of the wing and then perform a Half Axel springing up and spinning 180 degrees and stops on the opposite wingtip where it should stay for at least 3 seconds. 

Safety Precautions When Flying Stunt Kites 

Spring is an ideal season to rule the skies with your kites but can be a nuisance and dangerous to some people if not done correctly. Do keep these few safety tips in mind and enjoy your kite’s flying experience to the fullest. 

  • Don’t fly on roads, busy streets, and terraces with no boundaries. 
  • Stay away from power lines, radios, and TV antennas.
  • Try not to underestimate the power of the wind. Never forget to wear gloves as the kite wires are often sharp to avoid injury and deep cuts.
  • Watch out for holes and rocks if you’re running to get your kite.
  • Don’t allow a young child to fly a kite with more than a 30-pound flying line. Always let them fly under your supervision.
  • Never fly kites in stormy weather as the kite will act as a big lightning rod leaving you vulnerable to lightning strikes.