Tied to the Sky

  • Setting up your New Dual-Line Stunt Kite

    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...

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  • Assembling A HQ Kites Large Butterfly Kite

    The following is a video we made to help explain the set up of an HQ large Butterfly kite.  They are pretty simple to assemble and these few tips will help you avoid a few common assemble mistakes!  

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  • R-Sky Order Going In

    When you list the top performance kites in the world, R-Sky kites are consistently at the top of the list. R-Sky is a legendary kite maker with some of the most elite stunt kites in the world. Made in France, these kites are consistent winners at International competitions and trick parties. Super quality and design makes for a super fun trick machine that will keep you smiling! Looking for that specific R-Sky kite?  We are preparing an order from R-Sky and if you had something special in mind, now would be a great time to get your order in!  Maybe you are...

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  • Great Kite Kits for Classrooms & Boardrooms

     Meet the Frustration-less Flyer!  These simple, easy to build and fly kite kits are ideal for the classroom, team building, Camp craft or as a creative family activity.  These popular kite making kits allow each person to add their own creative touch to the blank sail using common school and household craft supplies like: paint, markers, glitter, ribbon, stickers, pencil crayons and wax crayons - almost anything goes!   For this reason the Frustration-less Flyer's are appealing to all ages!  We have sold these kite packages to:  Schools Scouts, Beavers, Brownies and Guides Summer camps  Resorts for their children's programs Corporations for...

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  • Spring has arrived!

     After a looong winter, Spring has finally arrived in our small corner of the Canadian prairies.  They days are getting warmer, sun shining longer and of course nice wind!   Our fresh stock continues to arrive and being added and updated in our online kite store.  We are really excited with the addition of a few new products and these include:  New Sail patterns and colours for the Revolution 1.5 packed with both the SLE and 3-Wrap leading edge making this a really great kite package!   There are quite a few new designs for 2013 and we have also...

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  • Meet HQ Kites

     We spend a great deal of time looking for great kites and accessories for our customers.   Our goal is to find those kites that are great looking and engaging visually but also are good flyers!  How many of us have been frustrated to go and try to fly a kite that looks cool in the store but doesn't fly well? This is no way to spend leisure time especially with our children.  We also spend a a lot of time getting to know the manufacturer.  We are interested in their customer service.  Quite frankly, if they treat us well,...

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  • American Kitefliers Association

     When I started out flying kites I was bitten by the kite bug in a big way!  Imagine my excitement to find what really is a world-wide organization of kite flyers and enthusiast of all stripes.   The AKA has been a welcomed place of connection and place to meet new folks, stay abreast of the latest kite news and a great deal more. There are plenty of benefits to joining the AKA as a Canadian kite enthusiast.  Here are just a few: Kiting Magazine - a fantastic quarterly publication that is packed with great articles, news and breath taking photo's.  Serious,...

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  • Elite Kites & More on Sale this week at Great Canadian Kite Co.

     Well the big day has come and gone, and we hope it was the best Christmas ever for you!   To keep the fun rolling we are offering two sales, offering our already competitively priced Kites at even greater savings! Sale # 1 is a general Kite sale on all single line, beginner stunt kites, traction kites and accessories.  Take 10% all in stock items in these categories! Discount Code at time of checkout "Boxing Day Sale 2012" Sale # 2 If this is not enough to get you soaring we are offering a whopping 15% off all instock Elite Kites...

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  • Christmas Break

     Well in a little less than 24 hours the big day will be here!   It has been a very busy season for us this year and we are looking forward to some time away as a family.   We are visiting family for Christmas and have the opportunity to connect with my sister and her family - who we haven't seen in about two years!  We are really excited about some much need rest and reconnecting with family, and as a family for some fun! If you haven't signed up for our newsletter, you probably haven't heard about of Boxing Day...

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  • Christmas Rush

     Cruising in on the big day!   Christmas day is 8 days away and yes, there is still time to get that special something delivered on  time for Christmas morning to most parts of the country using Xpress Post!   As you may appreciate the elves here at the Great Canadian Kite Company have been packing and shipping kites at a fevered pace.   With each box that is packed and picked up for delivery, I keep thinking about each name I see on each box.  I often wonder how they celebrate the holidays and how much I hope the kites we are sending will...

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