launching is very easy and I hope this makes sense to you. With the kite laid on its belly facing you and the flying lines coming out from under the kite, you need to rotate the kite backwards so that you wrap the lines around the kite. Lay it back on the ground on its belly but now the flying lines will be drapped over the top of the kite. With the kite on its belly nose facing into wind you should be able to walk away from it without the wind blowing it away. Now walk back and take up the flying lines ready to launch. Move backwards slowly and the kite will rotate around on the ground into the correct flying/launch position. Take off and fly. AS regards your flying position this will come with practice. You need to make more use of the wind window. You will find that by flying at the side of the window the wind is not as aggresive. As you progress you will learn to use the whole of the wind window to your advantage. Prism do a very good beginners DVD called Freestyle Pilot which is well worth getting. You do need to be aware though that the kite you have bought is going to be very limited in what it can do and if you want to advance into trick kiting you will probably need to upgrade it fairly soon. PS Dont buy anything else until you have taken advice from forum members, it will save you alot of misery and money in the long run.
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