# Why does my kite keep crashing?

## Why does my kite keep crashing?

Knots, Tangles, Or Twists In The Bridle These little things – knots, tangles, or twists – can cause your kite to be unbalanced. When unbalanced, your kite will either spin or dive and crash. If there are knots in either your bridle or kite line, it can cause your lines to snap if there is enough tension.

Why does my diamond kite spin in circles?

If the kite is constantly spinning or turning to the right, the length of the bridle line on the right side is too short. Check your kite for a knot that can be slid either right or left on your bridle. If the kite is constantly turning or spinning to the left, move the knot to the right, and vice-versa.

### Why is my kite nosediving?

Pitch: The motion a kite makes when its nose moves up or down. The pitch of a kite can change the way it flies. A kite with too much pitch will not lift as well as it might, a kite with too little pitch will stall and nose-dive out of the sky.

How do you troubleshoot a kite?

These are the most common factors:

1. Spars of the kite are not balanced or broken.
2. Knots, tangles, or twists in the bridle.
3. Uneven bridle lengths.
4. Not enough tension in the kite line, or wrong type of kite line leading up to tension problems.
5. Uneven lengths of kite tails, if you have 2 (or more) tails attached.

## How do you make a kite fly higher?

Hold your kite up by the bridle point and let the line out. If there is sufficient wind, your kite will go right up. Let the kite fly away from you a little, then pull in on the line as the kite points up so it will climb. Repeat this until your kite gains the altitude necessary to find a good steady wind.

Can you fly a kite without wind?

It is impossible to fly a kite with no wind at all. The kite needs airflow to generate lift and cause the kite to stay airborne. If there is no wind blowing at ground level, the kite flyer may need to provide the forward motion to get the kite to climb to a level where the wind is blowing.

### Can I fly a kite in my backyard?

You can certainly fly a kite in your backyard; if you have a small or low-wind kite, I believe you would find a lot of pleasure in flying such kites in your backyard. Safety should always be your top priority, especially in an enclosed area like your backyard.