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Kites: Flying Skills and Techniques, from Basic Toys to Sport Kites

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Synopsis:

The perfect handbook for every kiting enthusiast

More than three thousand years ago, the Chinese used kites to spy on their enemies, send messages and lift themselves up and out of hostile situations. Eighteenth century Japan banned kites because too many workers were out flying them - and staying away from the job. Indonesian fishermen, on the other hand, have used kites in their work for centuries.

Kites is a complete guide to kiting — from flying a paper kite at the park to para-kiting on a lake or ocean. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book features: Detailed descriptions of kites and equipmentStep-by-step photographs in full colorGuidelines for choosing a kiteBasic skills-setup, launch, maneuvers, landingDecorative kites, stunt and sport kites, power kites, water kites and specialty kitesKite-buggying, para-kiting, wheel-kiting, snow-kiting, kite-surfingSafety guidelines.

Step-by-step, full color photographs illustrate each maneuver, and a glossary explains kiting terms such as sheeting, lofting and chicken loop. Kites may have changed over the years, but the joy of flying them remains a thrill for adventurers of all ages.

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ISBN:
9781554072620
Author:
Cobb, Rosanne
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Subject:
Air Sports
Subject:
Kites
Subject:
Toymaking - General
Subject:
Kite surfing
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.15x6.29x.39 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The perfect handbook for every kiting enthusiast

More than three thousand years ago, the Chinese used kites to spy on their enemies, send messages and lift themselves up and out of hostile situations. Eighteenth century Japan banned kites because too many workers were out flying them - and staying away from the job. Indonesian fishermen, on the other hand, have used kites in their work for centuries.

Kites is a complete guide to kiting — from flying a paper kite at the park to para-kiting on a lake or ocean. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book features: Detailed descriptions of kites and equipmentStep-by-step photographs in full colorGuidelines for choosing a kiteBasic skills-setup, launch, maneuvers, landingDecorative kites, stunt and sport kites, power kites, water kites and specialty kitesKite-buggying, para-kiting, wheel-kiting, snow-kiting, kite-surfingSafety guidelines.

Step-by-step, full color photographs illustrate each maneuver, and a glossary explains kiting terms such as sheeting, lofting and chicken loop. Kites may have changed over the years, but the joy of flying them remains a thrill for adventurers of all ages.

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