Tied to the Sky / trick kite
Apr 01, 2016
I remember as a kid trying to fly kites that you had to run like mad just to keep them aloft. It made for a very frustrating experience. One exception from my childhood was a delta shaped black plastic kite that you affixed adhesive eyes too. These fiery eyes made it look pretty cool, and you know, if flew pretty well!As fun as that kite was, being made of plastic it didn't last very long! When we started the Great Canadian Kite Company (read our story here) we wanted to make sure that we sold a quality product that flew...
Feb 08, 2016
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...
Aug 10, 2014
No wind? No problem! Glide kites are hugely popular for just this reason. A combination of single line kite flying and the skill and interactiveness of stunt kite flying these tethered gliders float, spin stat all dive and glide on a puff of wind or a simple tug on the line. This incredibly graceful for of kite flying is don up close and personal which makes it ideal for small spaces and indoor flying! One of our favourites is the Skate from the good folks at Into The Wind. The Skate is a Paul de Bakkers design. Paul de...