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  1. I have now checked all the bridle lines, and confirm they are the exact same size relative to their position. One thing I did notice is holes in the kite. I have stuck postage notes over those holes on the kite (see first picture). I am not sure if they are meant to be there as relief holes for the wind? But some of the stitching looks a bit poor around these holes and some are different sizes. Not sure if I should stitch these holes up? Here are some photographs:
  2. Thank you to everyone that replied, and especially to makatakam. You have really given me some positive things to try. I hope to get time to try this over the next day or so. Just one question about the slip knot and stopper - are there any tutorials documenting this? Many thanks for your help.
  3. I purchased this kite: https://www.amazon.com/Control-Parachute-Parafoil-Outdoor-L-W/dp/B00K3DSCMW/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 In accordance with other reviews, my kite lists to the right until it crashes to the ground. I have not been able to fly it once for more than 2 seconds in perfect conditions. Despite this problem, there are some users that give the kite positive feedback and report no problems. The same stock photos and description are also shown on other listings and again there is mixed feedback - with many people reporting that the kite crashes, but are happy with their purchase. I guess all these kites sold come out of the same factory in China, so it seems strange that the exact same model of kite has such a mixed review. My question is, are there any tweaks I can make to get the kite to fly? I know nothing about the aerodynamics of kites and can't understand why this problem would occur. I have already tried flying the kite with a CIM fuzzy tail, but it makes no different. Any help would be much appreciated.
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