The best possible place to fly is a beach or field with wind blowing from off the water. If you have such a place available, it's worth the extra travel time to get there because you'll learn to fly in literally a fraction of the time. If you have to fly inland, look for wide open fields with no trees, buildings, or hills for at least a half mile upwind.
Your choice of flying field is the single most important ingredient for success with your kite, and most troubles come from picking a spot where the wind is turbulent and gusty from obstacles in its path. Like whitewater in a river, wind that flows past trees, buildings and hills becomes gusty and choppy and can make controlling your kite difficult to impossible.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 12 July, 2006.