Category «Kites»

The Kites I have been making

I’m currently at 8 kites, and plan to make more. Having seen a few of my kite-making friends post huge catalogs of kites they have made, I figure I need to start cataloging my own.

My Kiting Story

Flowing out of a discussion of how we got into kites, I realized my journey was a much longer, winding path than many. I figured I could put together a bunch of posting and questions about “what was your first kite?” and “why do you have what you have in your kite bag?“, into a …

Some Kites for the Lights

While I enjoy flying at night with the fancy kite lights, it is bothersome to attach and remove them. I found many times I was putting off flying because of the effort of attaching them, and once attached, I’d avoid the effort of removing them even when it meant flying a less-than-ideal kite. So with …

Building my kite lights

I’ve built some lights to go on my kites and they have all kinds of patterns and colors. I was asked about how they were made, and several people asked if they could buy some. I’m going with the easier route of describing how I made them. Maybe someday I’ll sell completed sets. This is …

Finding a Good Kite Field

I love flying sport kites, and every flyer I know has their own favorite fields. When starting out or when traveling somewhere new you need to find a new field, and sometimes you can’t find locals who know the best spots.