Kite Tricks

Taz Machine

Group 3


The Taz Machine is essentially a reverse Slot Machine. Like the Slot Machine, it is a single 360° belly-down rotation initiated from a flare (belly down, nose away) that is entered from a horizontal line of flight. From a horizontal position (nose pointing left or right), the kite is flared and then rotated on its belly a full 360°, but it rotates in the opposite direction from the Slot Machine. That is, if the kite is pointing left, the kite will rotate clockwise (as seen from above); if pointing right, it will rotate counterclockwise. Therefore, the kite should exit the rotation in the opposite direction (left or right) of entry.

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