snwman wrote:I have a 2006 waroo that I just bought and when I go out to fly it it flies over the
12 position and falls out of the sky. I have a 45 Best bar and have checked the lines
with a pole and all the lines seem to be of equal length. I can't figure out why it won't
stay planted at the 12 oclock. Can someone help me?
Kites generally will only overfly if you steer them that way, or if you outrun them and get under them.
IMHO: The concept of keeping the kite at "12 o'clock" is a misnomer. It's more like "keep the kite at 11:30". (BTW: I generally park mine at 11:00 instead of 11:30....) You really don't want it parked directly overhead because then it is too vulnerable to wind shifts that could make it do some weird things like fall. Also, keep a very light tension on the back lines while the kite is parked. The light tension helps the kite keep its shape, gives it slight power, and gives you some control on the kite.
I fly 2006 Waroos, and haven't had any problem with the kite doing that Led Zeppelin thing. So, it's not a kite specific issue. However, different kites fly differently. If you learned on Brand X, and now fly Brand-Y, Brand-Y may fly differently which makes you accidentally oversteer it into a stalling situation. Just a matter of learning the handling of a different kite.
You have had lessons, yes? Keep the kite "in idle" / "parked" / etc. is one of the early topics covered in lessons.