Oh it's windy lets talk about kites
I had a cracking Day out last time home, flying a £5 kite with my boy on a deserted beach. One of my more successful tearing him away from computers attempts.
so I have upgraded and bought one of these ( I am hoping he will get a few mates interested as well)
What a great simple pleasure it was.
Any experts on here with any tips ?Posted 4 years agogrizedaleforestSubscriber
I’ve never had the patience/skill/aptitude to learn how to properly fly ‘stunt’ kites 😕 I love foil kites however – added virtue that they pack up small and you can take them with you anywhere. Agree with you that kites are a simple and fantastic pleasure!Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
I have a LOT of kites 😳 . There is nothing more satisfying than a BIG single line floating in a blue sky (a side effect of my PhD). To get you started, I recommend HQ as the quality is very good. Premier Kites for big single lines, HQ for soft 1.8m2 dual line stunt kites.
Teen2 with my 2m Canard. A really beautiful flier.Posted 4 years ago
HQ Symphony 2m for the drag around the beach / fly in anything from a light breeze to a gale fun.
I’ve got a no name delta, not a lot of money and I struggled to fly it. Took it in to a kite shop in Woolacombe when on holiday, he was very helpful and sorted out some on the rods for length. He was surprised at the carbon fibre on such a cheap kite. I then made the flying lines static, fixed length and lost the winders, and used the light weight handles from my HQ foil. I can fly it to a point if the wind speed is right. Deltas have a very narrow wind window.
All good fun.Posted 4 years agojmsMember
Used to have loads of kites (only have a few now) – used to buy and sell via http://forum.kitecrowd.com/ which might be worth checking out re advice and I also used this to pick up 2nd hand kites. Might also be worth seeing if there any kite festivals on as this was the way that I got to try out other kites. Alternatively, some kite shops and clubs will let you try. Looks like you have some good locations to fly judging from your pics.Posted 4 years ago
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