Tied to the Sky / kite anatomy
Aug 31, 2013
With summer coming to an end and fading into autumn, we managed to get some breathing time to get out to the kite field today, a lovely day in Taber, Alberta, Canada. Jake and I took the opportunity to do a home-spun video on setting up your new dual-line stunt kite. The kite used in this video was a trick machine by Into the Wind - The Trickster - a super cool kite loaded with features for the intermediate pilot. We have also included a short bit on the anatomy of a stunt kite but we will be...
Sep 03, 2012
There are a variety of terms that are used in the sport of Kite flying. Here is a short list to give you some common lingo and their meaning! Bridle: the lines which connect to the kite sail and frame to help support the kite and/or to orient the kite at a proper angle to the wind. Carbon / Graphite: Stunt kite frames are made of carbon fiber which is relatively are rigid material and light weight. Can be in a rod or tube form. Popular graphite products include: Sky Shark, Icone and Revolution. Wrapped or extruded. Centre T: Where...