Tied to the Sky / kite website

We Fly Kites! Kites are what we do!

We Fly Kites!  Kites are what we do!

Great Canadian Kite Company has worked hard to become Canada's favourite kite shop.  We work hard to provide  a wide range of quality kites and kite accessories.  We offer kites that we are confident are made well, and will fly well!  We also work with great manufacturers to develop excellent relationships to secure parts, follow up on any warranty issue and to special order that special kite!

Great Canadian Kite Company is truly a well rounded Kite Pro Shop.  In addition to fun single line kites for all ages, and beginner trick kites, we have a selection of elite boutique performance kites like R-Sky and Revolution Kites, along with quality Sky Shark framing, parts, and the knowledge and expertise to provide solid advice and trouble shooting.

We also stock the best performance kite flying line available.  We are proud to provide our customers with quality Shanti Kite line in dual line and quad line sets.  We offer Shanti's Warp Speed spectra fibre sets along with Skybond- Shanti's high modulus polymer line.  We also offer bulk line, kite line sleeving kits, Kite bridle line and much more!

We can also customize your Kite package.

  • change line, add line or if you have lots of line - sell you a kite only
  • add ground stakes, tails or any replacement parts you may require

With Revolutions Kites we can:

  • Customize your frame,
  • Customize your Kite line
  • Customize you Rev Kite handles
  • Help you design and order your custom made Revolution Kite sail

Don't see it in our shop?
We do special orders all the time!  We pride ourselves in satisfying our customers with fast, knowledgable service.  We are here to help you make an informed kite purchase, and are committed to helping you even after you have made your purchase.

Kite Resources
Looking for a Kite Festival?  Information on Kite History?  Our website features an expanding array of kite resources to help make sure your kite flying experience is all that it can be.   These free resources cover everything from Kite flying safety, to how to tie a Larkshead knot.  You can find links to kite flying tutorials, how to fly stunt kites and stunt kite anatomy.  You will also find helpful links to weather sites and much more!

We are 100% Canadian Family owned.  We are kite flyers.  We are passionate about kites and we love sharing kites with others! 

  

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Sky Shark Performance Kite Framing

We take great pride in providing a reliable Canadian source for quality perforce kites and accessories.  We stock a good supply of SkyShark air frames that are ideal for kite repairs and kite customization / upgrades and projects.   We found this great information on the SkyShark website and thought you might be interested.

Sky Shark™ Competition Air Frames
 are world renowned as the very best competition tubes. It is no wonder, the best flyers in the world use Sky Shark™ Air Frames. The facts speak for themselves, there is no equal to the weight to stiffness of Sky Shark™. The consistent quality of the fibers and tubes offer un-matched reliability and performance. Sky Shark™ is committed to bringing the the very best to kite flyers of all abilities. Whatever level of kite you fly or manufacture, use the very best products, Sky Shark Kite™ Products.

The "P-Series"

The Sky Shark™ P Series Straight Competition Air Frames. These tubes can be cut and ferruled anywhere using a solid carbon rod. They can also be ferruled with any of the New Tapered tubes except the 2PT. These tubes work great for building sport kites as well as single line kites.     All of our P series tubes are non-tapered, with the same inside diameter as tapered tubes. You can join any P series tubes with the tapered tubes. These tubes are made in much the same way as our wrapped tapered tube with the exception of materials used . The P-series also use a different layering of materials which makes it possible to cut the tubes anywhere and ferrule them without breaking out the wall, unlike the tapered tubes.   A common question is "what is the difference between P-series tubes and the tapered tubes?" Weight verses stiffness. Example 3pt, at 12.5 grams, has the stiffness of the P-200 at 14.5 grams.Which is more durable? The P200. The 3pt is an ultra light performance tube wind range 2mph to 12 mph or more depending on design. The P-200 could take winds up to over 20 mph and not break. It would lack the performance of a stiffer tube, but can take it, unlike the 3pt. The P series tubes also have a smooth finish and this year come in either a black or the original gray carbon finish except for the p90 and p400 which only come in the grey.

 

  •  (Ferrules-- You should always use solid .2400 rod in all tubes with the exception of 2pts, P90s and 2ps which you could use lighter 2400 tube ferrules.)

The "PX Series"
We have a new series of tubes the P1X, P2X and P3X.  The new tubes have a new woven look, they are very much the same as the old P series tubes, same ID and OD. The big difference is the tubes are made with a higher modules of carbon which makes them 15 to 20 % stiffer that the old P series tubes.

The "PT Series"

These tapered air frames are exceptional. We have increased stiffness up to 50%. What's the secret? New material combinations! All of the Sky Shark PT series tapered tubes are made on the same mandrels. This means that all of the inside diameters are the same, at .244 I.D. You can use a .2400 or 6mm ferrule across the range. 

 

(source: http://www.skyburner.com/skyshark/ss-products.html )

 

 

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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 Company!

We sell great kites!  We are really serious about this.  We work with reputable kite manufacturers who stand behind their products and have inventory for parts.  

We choose kites that provide great value  performance and quality at a fair price.  We don't raise prices only to put them on sale, nor do we increase our prices to offer free shipping!

No hassle shipping!  Some competitors offer free shipping but check the fine print!  Often these offers don't include Canada and often don't mention the custom brokerage costs when the kite is delivered.

 

 

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American Kitefliers Association

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, the magazine is worth the price of membership.
  • Member Discounts - As a member of the AKA you are entitled to an immediate 10% discount on all purchases made at AKA Member Merchants - 100 of them and you betcha! at the Great Canadian Kite Company is an AKA Member Merchant!
  • AKA Website - packed with lots of information and resources along with an active forum, the AKA website is a great way to stay connected and meet new folks and tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience.

About the AKA from their website:

We are men, women, adults and children, from all walks of life. Our interests run from kitebuilding to multi-line kite competition, from miniature kites, to aerial photography and more. Some of us are in the kite trade, but we are not a trade organization.

The AKA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing kiting with the world.

AKA History

The American Kitefliers Association was founded in 1964 by the late Robert M. Ingraham of New Mexico. Now, with over 3,000 members, in 25 countries, we are the largest association of kiters in the world. Our purpose is to educate the public in the art, history, technology, and practice of building and flying kites - to advance the joys and values of kiting in all nations.

AKA Goals

We strive to promote public awareness of the pleasures and educational opportunities that kites provide. They can remind us about how we interact with our environment and each other. Kites can be a source of community building, breaking down barriers that typically prevent us from interacting. No words are needed to fly a kite.

Take a moment to visit the AKA website and check out the membership page!


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