I believe a kite stake is a must have item. I can't imagine setting up my kite without one. Already mentioned, a screwdriver will work until you find one the suits your fancy. Having purchased lots of spare parts that I have never used, I suggest a back up kite (or 2 [or more ;-)]) to keep you flying while parts are in the mail. Pull turns, push turns, push-pull turns and ground recoveries to start. First trick? Lazy Susan.... And DON'T JUST STAND IN ONE PLACE! No Matter Where You Go, There You Are.