Kite Killers
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What are kite killers and how do they work?

Well basically the job of a set of kite killers is to collapse the kite if you lose control and let go of the handles of the kite. The kite killers are the velcro straps around the wrists with two grey lines coming from the end tied around the two brake lines which are the two bottom lines. The theory is if you let go of the handles the two grey lines coming from the wrists will tighten and pull on the brake lines sharpish and cut all of the power out of the kite and bring it back down to earth.

Some people are against using these because of the risk of hooking onto a moving object and not being able to release themselves. We suggest you don't fly your kites anywhere near any roads, railways or airports so that this will never effect you.

They are comfy to wear and will save time undoing twisted lines and chasing up the field or beach after a runaway kite.

A simple loop knot is all you need to attach it to your brake lines as the picture to the right shows.

When you are first starting out, having a set of kite killers will give you allot more confidence to try more and play at certain areas which you may hold back on if you think you may lose grip of the handles. Definitely a must have addition to your kite setup.

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