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    An axel is a 360 flat spin rotation of the kite with the front parallel to the ground. It starts and ends with the nose pointing toward the flier.

    I think "kite" means "power kite" - an airplane. Right?

    Could you find an image of an axel?

    " the nose pointing toward the flier" means the axel is vertical. Right?

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    Re: kite

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Context:
    An axel is a 360 flat spin rotation of the kite with the front parallel to the ground. It starts and ends with the nose pointing toward the flier.

    I think "kite" means "power kite" - an airplane. Right?

    Could you find an image of an axel?

    " the nose pointing toward the flier" means the axel is vertical. Right?
    An axel is a maneuver. :D There's an animation of a kite doing an axel, Click here, which by the way just happens to be the same site where the quote below was taken:

    Quote Originally Posted by Reed Design
    An axel is a 360 flat spin rotation of the kite with the front parallel to the ground. It starts and ends with the nose pointing toward the flier.
    All the best, :D

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    What a coincidence!

    But "nose"? In the animation, I saw the nose of the kite point toward the sky upward, not to the flier who stood on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    What a coincidence!

    But "nose"? In the animation, I saw the nose of the kite point toward the sky upward, not to the flier who stood on the ground.
    Oh. I thought I saw the kite's nose (i.e., the top of the triangular shaped form) go up and then down. But, mind you, there are various kinds of axels. If you check back at that site, you'll see a page that lists the different kinds of axels. :D

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    #5
    I think the kite fans have borrowed the word from skating sport:

    Axel: The Axel is the only jump with a forward takeoff. In all of the other jumps, the skater both starts and ends gliding backwards but the Axel takes off from the left front outside edge.

    The act seems different to the kite. I could not imagine how it acts. :D

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