Rolling Susan

a.k.a. Snap Lazy

TP-USA Tricks Party Definition Group 2

The ROLLING SUSAN is a single 360° rotation entered from the TURTLE position. The lower wing is popped to knock the kite into a TURTLE (belly up, nose away), and the same line is again popped to perform the rotation. The trick must be entered and exited horizontally. Compare LAZY SUSAN.
KEY ELEMENTS: ►Horizontal entry and exit. ►Flat rotation.


Horizontal flight - Turtle - 360° rotation in the same direction as flight path (i.e top wing initiation) - recovery - horizontal flight out.


Primary Execution

Fly the kite horizontal to the ground. Then give a small pop to the top wing and then imediatly give slack. This will knock the air out of the sail and the kite will fall back into a Turtle. Pop the same wing again so the kite spins through 360°. Then pull on both lines to recover the kite and continue flying in the same direction.

Videos with the Trick


A tutorial by Randy Greenway
A tutorial by Robert Randolph (Audiorob)
TPUSA judging tutorial

Lazy Susan

Created by Kamikaze. Last Modification: Monday 20 of April, 2009 16:12:18 BST by Kamikaze.