Tied to the Sky / kite anatomy
May 24, 2016
Prism Kites has had reports from Isotope and Mantis owners that they were having trouble getting them to fly stable without wandering back and forth. It took a while to diagnose the problem because whenever we'd get a kite back to check it would fly perfectly- frustrating! After much detective work we finally figured it out, and kites in production from summer 2015 onward were tweaked to address the problem. Here's what you need to know- please pass the word if you hear from someone having trouble:Mantis: The Mantis flies nice and stable as long as the Velcro at the end of...
Jul 10, 2014
Like many things in life; our professions, hobbies,etc. there is a jargon that a community uses to communicate. Jargon is the technical terminology of a special activity or group. As we learn the kite jargon, we can get a better understanding of our hobby of kite flying. One of the challenges of serving folks well, as a Canadian kite store is helping people find the language to communicate what it is they need or want to do - whether it is anatomy of a kite, kite parts, and kite flying; basic kite flying to more advance kite flying tutorials.There are a...
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...