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Flying Traditional Fighter Kites


Traditional fighter kites are typically flown with a cotton thread that is about 3X thicker than standard sewing machine thread. THis is the type of flying line typically used when flying for fun and personal enjoyment. But when in cutting 'battles' that same cotton line is coated with pulverized glass, called 'manjha'. Manjha is also called cutting line.
Cutting line is just that....it cuts the opponent's flying line, which releases their kite. When your kite line is cut, you loose your kite.
When you fly in a traditional fighter kite battle using manjha, typically you are hoping you won't loose your kite by having another kite flyer cut your flying line!

Part 1 of 4. Indian traditional bamboo and paper fighter kites and how to prepare them and bridle them for flying, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 2 of 4. Indian traditional bamboo and paper fighter kites and how to prepare them and bridle them for flying, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 3 of 4. Indian traditional bamboo and paper fighter kites and how to prepare them and bridle them for flying, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Part 4 of 4. Indian traditional bamboo and paper fighter kites and how to prepare them and bridle them for flying, a youtube video by bruce lambert.


Flying with Manjha

Although this isn't strictly about fighter kites,it is very good info about flying kites from the AKA.