180 Flat spin

a.k.a. Flat spin


The 180 Flat Spin is similar to a 540, but only completing half a revolution (180°).


Primary Execution

Fly the kite towards the ground, then Flare the kite slightly unevenly so the kite starts to do a flat rotation. Pop the wing nearest to you so the nose of the kite comes around and faces you. The kite should then be "popped" back into normal flight, much as it would coming out of an axel.

This is easier to achieve than the 540 and should be learnt first as the kite requires less precision in the setup.

Alternative Executions

This move looks very effective if it completes to a landing, by taking a few steps forward as the wing tips become parallel to the ground.

Videos with the Trick



Created by admin. Last Modification: Monday 30 of March, 2009 17:51:57 BST by Kamikaze.