FlashLight - Prism Kite Technology

FlashLight - Prism Kite Technology
Remember, flying safely is your responsibility.
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First Flight
Attach your flying lines using a Lark's
Head knot as shown.
Flying line
Left turn
Right turn
Unwind your lines and check that the flying line in your right hand is connected to
the right-hand bridle with the kite pointed up. If not, switch hands. Some people
color code their line ends with a magic marker to make this check easy.
Clear your flying area. Make sure there are no people in your flying space.
A sharp, sweeping pull on both lines will launch your kite. Keep your arms by your
side and your hands low at all times for best control.
Once you can keep the kite in the air comfortably in moderate winds, learn to
tune your bridle for different wind conditions. This takes only a few seconds to
do, and it will let you fly your kite easier in a much wider wind range. Find
complete tuning information in the "Flight Training" section of the Prism CDROM
or on the Prism website at www.prismkites.com
The perfect introduction to light wind
flying, the FlashLight flies easily on those
drifter days when everyone else is grounded. If
you already have a good kite for moderate winds,
you'll find the FlashLight makes a perfect second
kite for your collection.
Once they've mastered the basics of controlling their kite,
most people find that flying in light winds is more fun.
Because the kite moves slowly, you have more control and
can do a much wider variety of tricks. This is why most of
the really high-tech kite designs are oriented towards the
lower end of the wind range.
Read this field card carefully to be sure you assemble and
adjust your new FlashLight correctly before flying. For loads
of information on all aspects of sport kiting, from kite tuning
to the latest tricks, visit our website at www.prismkites.com.
Our Word
At Prism we guarantee everything we make. That means that if you're
not happy, we're not happy. If you have a problem with your kite and
your retailer is unable to help, please contact us by phone, fax, or e-mail
and we'll do everything we can to make things right.
Smooth winds!
First Flight
Wingspan: 75"
Wind Range: 0-12 mph
Weight: 5.1 oz.
Frame: .157", .180" carbon
Rec'd lines: 50# x 40'
C 2000 Prism Designs Inc. All rights reserved
Unroll your sail and lay it out as
shown. In addition to the sail,
you should have:
Clip the thin standoff rods into
the holes in the back edge of
the sail. Clip the long rods into
the inner holes, and the short
ones into the holes nearer the
Two long lower spreaders
One short upper spreader
Two short standoffs
Two long standoffs
Insert the upper and lower
spreaders all the way into the
leading edge fittings. Check
that the bridles are clear of
the fittings, and hold the
spreader rods close to the end
as shown so you don't slip
and puncture the sail.
Connect the leading edge rods
for each wing at the ferrules. Be
sure the bridles are attached
beneath the rubber fittings as
Insert the ends of the lower
spreaders into the center "T"
Using your upper spreader as a
tool, tension the elastic at each
wingtip as shown.
Hook the elastic into the slot on
the side of the wingtip nock.
With your wingtips tensioned,
check that the sail is smooth
and wrinkle-free along the
leading edge. The tighter your
tip tension, the better.
Tension the sail by clipping the
standoffs into the lower
spreaders. Hang the kite from
the bridles to check that they
aren't tangled.
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