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Larks Head Knot

Tying the Larks Head Knot

The Larks Head Knot is the ideal knot for kite flying as well as being one of the easiest to master.  It is a simple a slipknot which tightens as you pull against the flying kite, and, as soon as the kite has landed and the tension is released it is relatively easy to pull …

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Getting started with your Astrojax

Astrojax tricks Vertical Orbits Start position

When getting started with your Astrojax the first thing to master is Vertical Orbits. To manage a vertical orbit you need to hold both endballs in one hand with the middle ball hanging down. Let go of one end ball and move the hand holding the other end ball up and down trying to keep a soft …

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Kite Flying Helps to Overcome Depression

Kite flying can help to alleviate the symptoms of depression.  Believe it or not, kite flying has been shown to be one of the best ways to relieve the pressure of a stressful life. Recent research and expert opinion states that it is practically impossible to look up into the sky and still feel depressed.   Kite …

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The Mental Elf

Stunt Kite

Welcome to The Mental Elf News pages this is where you will be able to keep up with the latest news from the beach, reviews of some of the latest kites and toys and everything that is happening at The Mental Elf.  

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