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The COMETE is a tumbling trick in which the kite rotates in a single direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise). In each rotation, the kite passes through roughly four positions: in a clockwise rotation the Comete starts with a Half Axel which flares the kite belly down, nose away. Followed by a pop causing the nose pointing down and slightly to one side (approx. a fade at 7:00). The next pull brings the kite into almost a turtle position (belly up, nose away). The last pull turns the nose pointing right (approx. 3:00). This series of four positions constitutes one rotation. The method of entry and exit do not matter. Three rotations, for EXCELLENT you need 5 rotations.

Key elements:

Minimum three rotations. Constant speed. A straight line down.


 Judges view:

Count the rotations by looking at the start-position and count each time that position is visible. The straight line down is important as well as a constant rhythm.

Most common errors:

The four positions aren't 'clean', the timing is off. The last rotation isn't full (stopping at the third position).


The videos:

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