Tied to the Sky / glide kite
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 Bakker's Skate is flown by many top indoor competitors. Adding grace and elegance every place you fly, it turns kiteflying into performance art. Its nose pocket accepts one to three coins, allowing you to tune it for indoor or outdoor conditions, add weight to the nose to make it glide. Remove the coins to fly it as a kite in 0 to 6 mph winds.
See it in action!
Wing Span: 162cm
Sail: 0.6 oz. Ripstop Polyester
Frame: Micro-Carbon rods
Line: 100ft x 50lb Dynema included.
Wind Range: 0 - 9kph