Power kites have been around for over 30 years, and in that time the sport of power kiting has progressed unbelievably, from the early forms of two line traction kites to the immense power of a 20 square metre surf power kite. We have watched the sport evolve and with it we have brought into our Power Kite shop and Power Kite School the top manufacturers to give the highest quality and best designed power kites in the world. There is no other sport which gives you such an adrenaline rush. Remember the wind is always free!
Our Extreme Sports Centre gives you the opportunity to come and experience the world of kiting, from two line stunt kites to the highest levels of power kiting. Our centre has all the facilities to make your day complete, from browsing the store, refreshments, equipment hire to just lazing round watching everyone else. We have now moved to our new home on a disused airfield covering over fifty acres of fields which lie between the old runways.
On the small field we encourage static kites, for example small two line kites for beginners or stunt flying. The medium sized field is good for beginners and intermediate kite practice and learning driving skills. We use the large field for advanced jumping or race practice. Be careful on the concrete runway – you will need armour protected clothing as speeds will be much faster than over grass and the surface is very hard if you crash!
Before you use a kite to ride, you need to learn to fly it. A two line kite is easy to learn to fly. One line is attached to each wrist and you pull the left one to make the kite go left. Pull the right strap and the kite goes to the right. Landing these types of kites requires sending the kite to the edge of the window, making sure it is low in the window, and letting it land on the ground. The “window” is the cone shaped area down wind in front of you. At the top of the window the kite flies high and to the sides it will fly lower.
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