National Kite Day

National Kite Day


TIME TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL KITE DAY WITH NEW AND IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY. KEVIN IS LIVE FROM OLD SACRAMENTO WHERE HE IS GIVING IT A TRY. Reporter: YES WE ARE AT OLD CITY KITES CHECKING OUT AMAZING KITES AND WE ARE CHECKING OUT TECHNIQUES ON HOW TO GET THEM IN THE AIR. I HAVEN’T FLOWN A KITE SINCE I WAS TEN. IT WASN’T AS EASY AS I REMEMBER IT TO BE. REALLY QUICK I THINK WE HAVE A SONG TO GO WITH THIS SEGMENT. SET THAT UP. LET’S PLAY THE SONG. WHILE WE ARE DOING THAT WE WILL TALK TO YOU. HAVE YOU BEEN HERE FOR OVER 20 YEARS. TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THE KITES AND THE DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN START USING LESS WIND TO GET THEM UP IN THE AIR. MOSTLY YOU CAN FLY ANY DIAMOND KITE. YOU CAN FLY IT EASY. YOU DON’T NEED TO MUCH WIND. IF YOU ARE NOT UNEXPERIENCED BETWEEN TEN MILES TO 15-MILE AN HOUR WHEN YOU CAN FLY ANY KITE. BEST WAY TO LAUNCH LET THEM OUT, 100 FEET, PULL YOUR LINE AND AS YOU GO UP IN THE AIR. IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET THE WIND WHEN YOU SEE A FLAG UP ITS MEN MILES TO 15 MILES. YOU CAN FLY ANYTHING. WHEN YOU SEE BIG TREES SWINGING BACK AND FORTH, FISH TAIL, TO MUCH WIND. Reporter: FOR FIRST TIME KITE BUYERS WHAT SHOULD BE LOOK FOR? VERY SIMPLE KITE. A DIAMOND SHAPED KIT. FOR EXAMPLE WE HAVE RIGHT HERE. YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS ONE RIGHT HERE. OR YOU CAN FLY A DELTA SHIP. ANYTHING THAT’S TRIANGLE. THEY ARE REALLY EASY TO FLY. VERY EASY TO LAUNCH. Reporter: SPEAKING OF OCTOPUS KITES WE HAVE OURS OUTSIDE STILL. I WANT TO HEAD OUT THERE BECAUSE YOU ACTUALLY TIED IT UP TO YOUR TRUCK AND YOU HAVE IT STILL FLYING EVEN THOUGH WE AREN’T THE ONES OPERATING IT. I HOPE IT’LL STILL BE UP. Reporter: LET’S HOPE IT’S STILL THERE. LET’S CHECK IT OUT AND SEE. LET’S CHECK IT OUT. IT’S STILL OUT THERE. IT’S WAY UP THERE. HOW HIGH IS THAT? ABOUT 300 FEET. Reporter: NOW SHOW THE PEOPLE AT HOME SOME TECHNIQUES ON HOW TO PROPERLY FLY A KITE. I WILL ADMIT THE FIRST TIME I FLEW THIS I GOT IT STUCK IN THE TREE. HOW DO WE — HOW DO WE KEEP IT FROM GETTING STUCK ON A ROOF OR TREE? VERY SIMPLE WAY. PULL YOUR KITE ABOUT 100 FEET DOWN. PULL YOUR LINE QUICKLY. HAND OVER HAND LIKE THIS MOTION AND KITE GOING STRAIGHT UP AND THEN YOU FEED THE LINE AND IT GOES UP IN THE AIR. HERE I SHOW YOU A SIMPLE WAY. LET’S SAY YOU ARE TRYING TO CREATE YOUR KITE. SEE HOW EASY IT GOES AND VERY STURDY AND KITE IS NOT HEAVY — HAVING A QUICK REACTION LIKE IT HAS TO MUCH SLACK. THAT’S A SIMPLE WAY TO DO IT. WHEN YOU WANT TO BRING DOWN YOUR KITE LIKE UP THERE. IF YOU ROLL YOUR LINE BACK AND FORTH ON YOUR SPOOL, SIMPLE WAY YOU WANT TO DO THIS WAY BRING YOUR KITE LINE HAND OVER HAND AND WALK. YOUR LINE IN — Reporter: RIGHT. RIGHT. YOU AREN’T MAKING A TANGLE. IT’LL GO BACK OVER THERE. Reporter: THAT’S GREAT. YOU KNOW IT’S ACTUALLY PERFECT KITE FLYING WEATHER TODAY WHICH IS FUNNY BECAUSE — JUNE. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? IT’S BEAUTIFUL OUT HERE TODAY. IF PEOPLE WANT TO COME CHECK YOU OUT YOU ARE 1017 FRONT STREET. WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS? 10:30 TO 6:30 SEVEN DAYS. Reporter: PERFECT. AGAIN LET’S GO FLY A KITE. CHECK OUT OLD CITY KITE. BUY A KITE. SEE IF YOU CAN GET IT HIGHER THAN 1 — 300 FEET. LOOKS LIKE IT ALMOST PULLED

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