Tutorial: The Inverted Side Slide
All right, if you have the upright side slide down, it’s time to take a closer look at the inverted side slide!
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The 26th Nordic Kite Meeting
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May 13th - 19th 2024

One of the unique characteristics of a quad lined kite is that you can stop it dead anywhere in the wind window and make it stick there like it was glued to the spot; AKA the hover.

And when your kite sitting in a stable upright hover, it’s a great starting point for one of the other unique features for a QLK; the slide!

Yes, you can fly your kite sideways all across the wind window … and back. This move is called a slide or a side slide, and you can do it in two ways. Either with your leading-edge facing up, an upright side slide, or the leading edge facing down, an inverted side slide.

Both the upright and inverted slides have quite a few things in common. Some time ago I made a tutorial for the upright side slide. This time I’ve taken a closer look at the inverted side slide. And if you follow along with this tutorial, I’m pretty sure you’ll be sliding that kite in an inverted position pretty soon!

All right, lets dive into it!

Tutorial: The Inverted Side Slide

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