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@John Barresi and @Paul LaMasters.
No, no, no, you guys misunderstood!!!! I mean have the kite do a 450-degree spin on the throw so it goes around 1-1/4 times before hitting the end of the lines. The axel is initiated by the throwing motion created by the pilot.
the problem is
you need the mass (leading edge) to lead the half turn (away from your throw) to wind-up inverted. So to do an axel you'd have to throw it with the floppy end leading FIRST! Unless your lines are really short, this isn't likely to be successful frequently, the mass is pushing the trailing edge and it will not slice thru the wind accurately (if at all)