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Types of Kites and getting Traction

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Ram Air Foil kites - Power Kites 'Ram Air Foil' kites are a double skin kite, the leading edge of the kite is open to allow air to enter & pressurize the kite. Fixed or flat ram air foil kites ranging in size from 2-8 metres are popular and compact, very efficient in light winds, with no ridged structure, so they pack down well into a small bag. The shape of the kite is maintained through 'bridles', these are strings that hold the kites shape & are fixed with very little adjustment for depower. These kites can come with two flying...

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The Wind Window

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Understanding the Wind. The diagrams above help describe 'The Wind Window', this is where the kite will fly. When you stand with your back to the wind, hold your arms straight out to each side, left arm to the left, right arm to the right, the 180 degrees in front of you is 'The Wind Window'. 'The Wind Window' also extends to straight above your head. The kite will only fly to the edge of the window, if you try to fly the kite past the edge of the wind it will 'luff' or fall from the sky. The kite...

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