Tied to the Sky / shanti

  • National Kite Day - Just what I needed!

    February 8 and I discover it is National Kite Day.   February? Kites?  Maybe for the the adrenaline junkies racing across the snow pulled by large traction kites, or perhaps for the lucky folks in southern climates where cold and snow are not a reality - but February 8th in Southern Alberta?Well, God was smiling upon this prairie boy today with a gorgeous sunny day at a balmy +16 degrees Celsius and a lovely west wind  about 20 kph.   The flying field was clear and dry - so I couldn't have asked for a better day in February! I...

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  • Coated Lines?

    Since 1974, Shanti has led the world in the development of kite lines, spools and Winders. In 1985  Shanti invented speed-line, the worlds first spectra kite line.  Speed line has been copied by nearly every kite company in the world and it has been widely used in the sport fishing industry.     To make Spectra suitable for fishing line, companies began coating the line to make it easier to handle, but ironically for the kite flyer, the coating actually increased friction!  In past 10 years kiteflyers have grown accustom to coated flying lines and some prefer the feel.  During this time the quality of coating has improved significantly and in...

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