Tied to the Sky

  • 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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  • The Building of a Winner - R-Sky Kites

     It is true.  I have met very few kites I didn't like.  Maybe this is the confession of a kite addict.  My wife has always maintained that I have a kite addiction but I suppose like many spouses of the kite addicted - they look on with suspicion as we employ the "this is my last one" to rationalize why we need just one more kite.   I have tried support groups for addicted kite flyers but really it wasn't any help because I come out of each meeting drooling and shaking with kite lust - I tremble as I...

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  • Autumn Kite Flying on the Prairies

     Well it's official.  The summer of 2012 has officially ended giving way to autumn.  The leaves are changing color and falling from their soon-to-be sleeping hosts, and the smooth gentle winds blow them all into my yard!    I like autumn because with the crops all harvested the flying fields become abundant. The winds tend to come gently from the west and the south and have been 6 - 20 kph (between 4 and 12 mph) and on the lighter side I really enjoy a light wind kite - typically an UL or an SUL and away I go.   I like...

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  • Kite Trick / Stunt Tutorials

    Here are a few online, Stunt Kite trick tutorials from a few different sources.  Whether you are taking to the sky for the first time or have lots of flight time, these resources are great to help you learn to nail an assortment of some of the coolest tricks.  They will demonstrate and explain step-by-step how to do some of the coolest kite maneuvers. I find these tutorials help break down a stunt in such a way that you can get a sense of what's actually happening - with your body and with the kite.  Like most everything, this will...

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