GingaDear Kite Flyer,
The series of Ginga kites are single line freestylers that are essentially steered as fighter kites,
but that are also able to glide and to make all kinds of figures depending on your skills and imagination.
Hence their name:
that is the basic move of the Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art that
combines fight and acrobatics, exactly like these kites.
They are larger and more curved than fighters.
They are well balanced, able to glide; to flat spin and more.
Let it glide away with a gentle tension control on the line, then block and pull, the kite will turn and rise.
figures like belly launch, dive and a land, up and over,
half-looping/half barrel and glide away, looping, circle around
yourself... are possible.
Try different bridle tuning: from as flat as possible to have it gliding to its max but unstable,
to as heavy as possible for steadily flying like a fighter or even static with a heavier line.
And, for you, dear kite flyers, no need to explain what it is to simply hold a
kite line: enjoy what is around you, and relax.
Kite flyer bio
I have been actively flying kites since 15 years. I have started, like I
guess the majority of us, with a two lines steerable kite and have continued
for years with 2-line freestyle flying. I have in the same time also got
hooked on to powerkiting, first buggying and more recently mountain boarding,
not to forget to mention some Revolution flying.
But with the experience building up, or is it just the age (?), I evolved to
single line kite flying and building: pure statics but mostly steerable single
line. There is more poetry and mind relaxation in a gliding single liner,
but a good power kiting thrill is always welcome.
If there is nothing to fly, I go landyachting.
I think I am simply wind addicted (I think I am not the sole one ;-)
Facts and figures: born and lives in Brussels, Belgium, currently aged 43.
So, it has now been two years with the Ginga out there.
Christophe has revisited the plans and designs and he has added a couple new sizes!
You will find the new plans right below, but the original plans are also available as a download further below.2012 Plan 2012 instruction notesClick this link to download the zipped folder, this is the original plan