The kites high in the bright sky, in the picture, in photography, almost always cause a smile, a feeling of freedom, a memory of childhood, beautiful emotions.
But have you ever let a kite fly high in the sky?
And can the kites become a new interesting thing, with family and friends, for a better day for you and your family?
In some countries, the release of kites, recreational and competitive, is more present than in others.
Like the traditional dragonfly fighting, they expired in China and then extended to the Middle and the Far East.
In Europe, Ireland, England, France, Italy, they have famous festivals.
The kites are played by adults and children of different ages; there are associations and clubs, rules, world championship.
Due to the flow of air, the biggest manifestations are organized on beaches and shores of the sea, lakes and rivers, and less in parks, and wherever space allows.
Basics about flying a kite
The first thing to do is to get or make your flying kite.
Of course, there are many types of flying kites, and kite fliers prefer different models to have different experiences, while, of course, there are those who prefer a single model.
It’s best to let the famous “3D”- Diamond, Delta, and Dragon models in the lower winds. In the stronger wind, you can fly Box and Parafoil models.
Before you go into one of the most beautiful adventures, you should check if your kite is nicely assembled because there could be some damage, because if they have it, it will be very difficult to get them to the heights or not at all.
Any damage or rupture reduces the possibility of raising a kite because the wind passes between the damage and requires greater power and acceleration to be raised.
Can we fly a kite without wind?
Is it possible to launch a kite without wind? This is a question that is of interest to every beginner in this interesting hobby. No, you can’t fly a kite without wind. It’s a very difficult venture. It is possible but under certain conditions.
You need to be very quick, which is very difficult for most people because this is a hobby, not a competition.
The faster you run, the kite will fly more, but that’s the maximum because the moment you stop running, then the kite will fall because there is no movement of air, which is the principle in which the flying a kite is based on.
A trend has also arisen among kite fliers to tie up their kite on a special part on it that has a loop for which it is tied on, and another end that is tied to a motor vehicle and then a kite is released.
This has many disadvantages because most people want to use nature to fly a kite, not to raise a kite with the machine. Using the machine, the charm of the lifting of the kite is lost.
Others argue that there is no need to waste fuel on such a banality when you have the opportunity to wait for a favorable wind or to raise your kite with your strength and speed.
The best way to do it
If you want to try to play with a kite, you need three things – a kite, space, and a wind.
Your first kite will be simple, in the form of a triangle or a “diamond.” Make it yourself, with the help of some of the many online instructions, or buy it (usually offered by Chinese stores, and also online sales).
The space for the release of a kite should have (approximately) the size of the football field and be free of trees, cables, and other obstacles nearby. In some cities, local football fields are used for the release of kites.
The wind should not be strong – the beginner is the ideal one that drives leaves on trees and smaller branches.
About 5-25 mph wind strength is best for most kites.
Pay attention to objects around you. Are there any buildings next to you, trees, electric wires, electric stations, open roads, and airports because all these objects can spoil your day and put down your kite, and, in the worst case, break it into small pieces.
If you are flying a kite with your child and this happens, believe me, you are in serious trouble.
Never, but never, do not let a kite fly when the weather is heavy, especially in cases where the storm is and when the lightning is in the sky.
Just remember the story that Marconi let a kite fly or Benjamin Franklin prove his theory of electricity.
Kites attract electricity because of the materials they are made, and the higher a kite is in the air, the more electricity is collected.
In the shortest, the first attempt looks like this: turn your back on the wind, lift a kite with one hand, hold the winding end of the rope in another, lowered.
When you feel that the kite “takes the wind,” push it slowly or just let it go, and if the wind is weak, try running.
If you have an assistant, let him keep a kite as much as possible in the air, and you can simultaneously run a few meters, let the helper let a kite, and you continue to run until it is raised in the air.
If you do not have an assistant, place a kite on a bush, post, or wall.
If a kite immediately falls on the ground, it indicates that the wind is not strong enough, or you have not run enough to raise it in the air. Try again when the wind appears.
When you master the release of simple kite design, you will probably want to go to more complicated models. There are many, most diverse forms, of which they are most complex with airborne chambers and multiple control spools.
Fly a kite for your health
Every form of recreation today is publicly supported, promoted, and analyzed by positive health effects. Here’s what experts say about the release of the kite.
Walking, running, and exercising in the open, usually in nature, which is good for the whole organism.
Relaxing with family and friends (although you can fly a kite yourself), relaxed atmosphere, laughter, nice memories contribute to mental health, relieve stress, and are beneficial for all ages.
Observing the blue sky and watching your kite is useful for the nerves and eye muscles, which frees tiredness and tension.
Raising the head is good for the neck and spine, especially for people who have long been sitting because it stimulates the flexibility of ligaments, joints, metabolism in bones.
By building a kite yourself, you will express your own and the craft abilities of younger family members, and with impatience, you will together expect a good wind to see a kite arise high in the sky.