Buying a Kite
What Sort Of Kite Do You Want?
There are two basic types of kite: single line kites that provide entry level and relaxed flying, and two or four line maneuverable kites, that are controlled by the flier in a more active, connected, and sporting kind of flying.
How Much Do You Spend?
Price depends on size, complexity, materials used. A cheaper single line kite could cost less than $20.00, a very large one could cost thousands! Two and four liners start out with entry level/basic kites at modest price (and performance) and can become progressively more complex, giving better performance, power, speed as their price increases.
How Durable Are They?
A common concern from people who have had cheap kites from sources other than kite shops, to find the kites: dont fly , dont last, aren[base ‘]t repairable! Most of our kites are made by professional kitemakers who are also professional kitefliers. They are proud to provide quality, tested designs and instructions for the easy and safe use of their kites. We back them up with supplying you with education on flying and a full repair service. Kites are designed to fly, not crash! If this is happening the kite may be damaged. Check the site, the wind strength, the kite, the line and the flier for necessary adjustments!
Kite Rating Index
To make it easier to select a kite , we rate our kites for ease of flying and wind range.
These kites are designed to be easily handled by fliers down to 2 years of age , maybe with some supervision from older helpers to start. Complete with instructions and line.
These kites are easy to fly for beginners whether you are 5 or 105 years old! Complete with instructions and line.
Experience helps with these kites, usually due to size, assembly, pull and performance. Complete with instructions and storage bag. Line is extra.
These are the kites that are challenging to fly. This maybe due to assembly, launching, radical trick ability, power (= pull), super low wind range or other factors. Flying these kites without help or training from experienced kitefliers could lead to damage to the kites, property and you! Complete with instructions and storage bag. Line is extra.
The wind range of a kite will give you an idea of the minimum wind required to fly, the maximum wind the kite will handle without possible damage and the ideal range for best flying. Light Breezes – 4 to 7 mph / 7 to 12 kph Gentle Breezes – 8 to 12 mph / 13 to 20 kph Moderate Winds – 13 to 18 mph / 21 to 30 kph Fresh Winds – 19 to 24 mph / 31 to 40 kph Strong Winds – 25 to 31 mph / 41 to 50 kph