Kite Tricks

Half Axel

Group 1


Essentially half of an Axel, the Half Axel is a maneuver that reverses the kite's direction of flight. The kite begins flying horizontally in either direction, then falls onto its belly, turns nose away from the pilot, and rotates 180°. The kite is then snapped back into flight with the nose pointing exactly opposite the initial direction and should exit in a straight line. The direction of flight (left or right) and the height at which the trick is performed do not matter.

Key Elements

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