Jump to content
KiteLife Forum

Advice on anchoring a 5m Bol (Ring) to grass/harder ground


Recommended Posts

Recently got bit by the single line bug, found fun 3d inflatable single lines, and pulled the trigger on a 5m bol. I am curious how to best anchor it. I do not know how strong it will be, it does not say what line test (rope?) I would need for it. I tried the search feature and read most of what I could find in regards to anchoring, but wanted to open up fresh thread for anyone to chime in and share their tips and trick for anchoring down bol kites to grass/firmer ground. I can use larger stakes there in my fly site since its not a sports field or anything. 

Anything will help. its been shipped and I have about a week to get ready before it lands. 

been flying kites (mostly quad and some dual lines) for over ten years, for quick backstory of exp. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks! I’ll get this kit ordered in the morning. I just bought a dead blow 45g hammer for the big plastic stakes I first tried.

I’d get a smooth-faced long-handled framing hammer. The straighter claw makes for easier stake removal.


Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I’d get a smooth-faced long-handled framing hammer. The straighter claw makes for easier stake removal.


Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app

I was thinking the dead blow would not be good for the metal stakes. I’ll keep it for camping and get a smooth head long handled framing hammer. Thanks again!!


Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd tie off with nothing less than 300# line. I like dyneema.  
Agree about the Storm Force tie down, and especially with a bol, which pulls at a low angle. It's what I use myself.
If you are in a windy place, I'd also get a couple of strong carabiners and a figure of 8 to make line handling safe and easy.  Learn the spanish knot. Write back here if you can't find it elsewhere and I'll post some pics.

 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...