Tied to the Sky

  • Graceful and Interactive Kite

    One of kite flying’s best kept secrets Remarkably fun kite in light winds, Vertical Visuals’ Roller kite climbs steeply when you take line in and glides out gently when you let line out, so you can pump it up to better wind. Sensitive to line control, it’s maneuverable, like a big, slow fighter kite that can fly steady. Made of ripstop nylon with wood spars used because flight tests determined that wood resulted in the best flight characteristics for the kite.   Specs Height: 114cm Depth: 106cm Windrange: 8 to 35 kph.   Line: Use 75-lb. Dacron line. Sold Separately...

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  • Flyin' with the Devil? Hold Tight!

    Looking for that epic kite?  Over 10ft of wingspan this Kite will curdle the blood of any pilot. Tremendous pull accompanied by tight loops and precise moves.Looking for shear power with speed? You want to try and restrain this Devil Wing? Then be warned that your fingers could get burned. This completely revised design means fireworks for the unwary with its speed and power!  This kite is not for the faint of heart! The Devil Wing 3.2 will help even experienced pilots to discover and stretch their limits in no time.   Specs: Wingspan:  320cm Height: 125 cm Sail: Nylon Frame: Carbon 10...

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  • Canadian Dollar & Kite Prices

    As anyone who has been watching the value of the Canadian $$ versus the American has noticed, it appears as if the days of parity have disappeared for a while.  While in many ways this is good news for the Canadian manufacturing and the resource sectors, it will begin to impact prices on our imports, and yes, this includes kites! I am preparing for my trip to the Kite Trade Association International (KTAI) meeting in Las Vegas at the end of the month.  I will be meeting with a number of kite manufacturers to see the latest, hottest kite products...

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  • Why People Choose Great Canadian Kite Company?

    Repeat business, and customer referrals from happy satisfied customers like you help us continue to offer quality, affordable kites and kite accessories. Your kite flying experience should be awesome and our goal is to help you get the most out of the products you need and want.  We don’t just sell kites, we fly them too.  We are small town folks, with small town values like honesty, integrity and hard work.  It’s no accident that we work hardto provide professional service, and an e-shopping experience that provides value to you. Here are just three ways we add value to your purchase with Great Canadian Kite...

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  • 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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