Introduction: HOW TO KITE JUMP

This a step by step guide how to kite jump i will give you a few different technique.
please read through and injoy

Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

First of all i am pretty sure u need a kite lol. i say a foil kite or a kiteboarding kite any size from 2.5meters to 18meters. You also need a good open place for you to learn (200meters)
it can be a big field or even a beach i usally use a small beach but (I DO NOT RECOMMEND) beacuse it can be dangerous as it is small and theres water you could miss a landing and land in the sea (NOT GOOD) so please learn on a big open field.

Step 2: HOW TO JUMP

people think its is as easy as it sounds but its not it takes practice

There are essentially two types of kite jumping. One way is to find a solid anchor point against which you can anchor yourself, such as a hole in the ground or sturdy log or boulder. It is important that your anchor point is smooth so you can be safely be dragged over it without injury.

Remember that the amount of power generated by power kites in strong wind is scary and you can get seriously injured, so take it easy and learn gradually getting used to the kite and its power.

What you do is brace yourself against your anchor point and bring your kite across the wind window at about 45 degrees above the ground. (This position changes with wind speed, in strong wind the kite needs to be more overhead.) As the kite nears the centre of the widow arch the kite upwards. As you feel the power increasing push backwards and upwards and you will be pulled vertically into the air. Ensure the kite flies directly overhead and you should land softly. If you jump too soon you will be pulled horizontally causing you to land hard and fast. The answer is to delay the jump until the kite is more overhead. With experience you will be able to judge the timing.

The other way to jump is to fly the kite horizontally across the wind window at about 50 degrees above the ground and at the same time run like mad in the same direction as the kite i.e. across the wind. You are trying to stop the kite from flying through the power zone and out the other side. When you feel the power starting to build turn the kite upwards and back the way its come. As you get lifted off the ground remember to turn the kite back again to its original flight path.

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The trick to this type of jump is timing. A very similar maneuver is performed when kitesurfing so it is worth practicing as it will also give you a better feel of where and how a kite generates power and how to use this power to your best advantage.

All types of power kiting has the potential to be extremely dangerous so be careful and remember that things can go wrong really, really fast!

Don't take chances and take your time learning the feel of the kite and your limitations. Good luck and have fun.


Step 3: Have Fun Jumping

have fun out there with your kite and jumping i will upload a video as soon as posibele

Comments

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AnalystOlmos (author)2015-03-28

warning: small kites in strong winds are dangerous to jump with. The small kites will generally let you fall like a sack of stones. Way safer and more fun to use a full depowerable kite above 12mt2 in size, in light to moderate winds. Do NOT use fixed bridle kites to jump with as they do not allow for quick depower and have poor safety systems. Good kites are Flysurfer, Ozone Chrono, Cabrinha Switchblades.

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GDADZGSONS (author)2013-03-04

Super simple instructable! great job!

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budabob07 (author)2011-06-22

Did you just copy and paste this? Cause these paragraphs have much better grammar and use full sentences. Also, they don't use caps lock like the rest of this.

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VinnyVanGogh (author)2009-10-06

"Copyright © Hi Fly Kites" It is copyrighted.

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aplauche (author)2009-06-19

why not just post a link to their superior guide rather than spending a ton of time making a less informative copied guide

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dchall8 (author)2009-05-21

Would you mind going the extra mile and finding out what the originators require you to do to post their work? They probably want you to give them credit rather than you taking credit for their work.

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willhere (author)2009-05-20

yes this was copied. but I would like to share with others and first of all there was no copy right so it was legal if you do not like me doing so I will even ask for permission and might even take of cheers willhere

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FooL111394 (author)2009-05-19

Forgery.XP

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lemonie (author)2009-05-19

Would you like to admit that most/all of this was copied from elsewhere, like here:
http://www.hiflykites.co.za/free-kite-guides/kite-flying-manual/power-kite-jumping.htm
?

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dombeef (author)lemonie2009-05-19

Yeah!

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