Tied to the Sky / kite resources
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...
Sep 10, 2012
The wind window is an important thing to understand. To become familiar with the wind and being able to determine where it is strongest and where it is lighter. Obviously, as you fly your kite through the window the flight speed and characteristics can change. With the wind at your back (yep, have to say it - n'uff said ;)) you will find the power zone directly in front of you. You will find your kite is fast and pulls the hardest in this area. As the kite approaches the zenith or the top of the window the...