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January 6, 2012


Speak to the Kite –Kite Whispering vs. Verbal Abuse

by flykitesports

This past week something funny happened, the wind died.  Ordinarily that isn’t funny because it means an epic swim a very long waddle across the tundra with your kite under your arm.  This weekend was the tundra walk.  After our family regrouped at the Vee- dub-you-a (Volkswagen van) I walked up to my daughter who was still stubbornly trying to re-launch her kite.  As I approached her I realized she was saying some very colorful things to the kite as sweat fogged her goggles.

I took a moment to assess the situation and the solution came to me.  I asked her if I could hook up to the kite and she gladly handed me the chicken loop and leash.  As we made the switch I told her the kite would only respond if you say nice things to it. I then proceeded to tell the kite how pretty and what a good kite it was.  I took a deep breath reached above the stopper ball and gave a huge but smooth pull to the centerlines and the kite drifted slowly upward.  I carefully flew and steered the kite the remaining 100 or so feet to the “landing zone” and landed it.

My daughter looked at me incredulously and asked’ “Are you serious?  I can’t believe that just happened.”

I laughingly responded, “Darling you get more flies with honey than vinegar, pun intended.” as I wound the lines up.

What my daughter did not know was I had seen a kite, far off in the distance, up wind float off the snow as I walked over to her.  She had been too busy berating her kite with creative language to notice the gentle and short-lived breeze headed our way.  I had just enough time to hook in and whisper some sweet nothings before I performed my light wind hot launch, I love those random opportunities that happen along to help underline my point, and I am still chuckling about it.

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