Tied to the Sky / performance kites
Father's Day is just around the corner, but it's not too late to get the special dad in your life a gift that will thrill!. Kites are a fantastic way to get some fresh air, fly stress away and have fun! Whether he is tearing up the sky with a Stunt Kite or chillin' with a Single Line Kite dancing on the wind, are great fun for the whole family!
We have a wide selection of quality made, great flying single line kites for almost any taste!. Easy to fly kites in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs make single line kites a great choice for family fun and relaxation!
Our Stunt kites will Thrill!! Stunt kites allow the flyer to become a pilot as they take control of the kite lines; fly loops and spins, and with practice, you can learn some jaw-dropping kite tricks. Stunt kites are a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Great Canadian Kite Company is your full service Kite Shop serving Canada and beyond from Alberta. Check out our selection of quality kites in our online kite shop. Quality Kites, selection and top notch service and support before AND after your kite purchase!
Kite line is an important asset for every kite, especially performance stunt kites. Not all line is created equal! The old adage "You get what you pay for" is true with kite line.
For example, there is a big difference between generic spectra line and Shanti. Shanti is a premium quality because of the fibre quality, braiding and fibre treatment which reduces drag and friction! This means longer kite line life and better kite performance.
Since 1974, Shanti has led the world in the development of kite lines, spools and Winders. In 1985, Shanti invented Speed-line, the worlds first spectra kite line. Speed line has been copied by nearly every kite company in the world and it has been widely used in the sport fishing industry.
To make Spectra suitable for fishing line, companies began coating the line to make it easier to handle, but ironically for the kite flyer coating the line actually increased friction! In past 10 years kiteflyers have grown accustom to coated flying lines and some prefer the feel. During this time the quality of coating has improved significantly and in 2009, Shanti began working with engineers to produce a coating that was specifically designed for kite flying not fishing. This new neon yellow coating uses a polymer-alloy which bonds to the fibres and protects them from damage while remaining slippery.
The new coating allows Shanti to work with some new high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) fibres. “High modulus” is a comparative term which simply refers to the fibres strength to weight ratio. High modulus fibre is stronger and lighter than low modulus fibre.
The new line from Shanti - Skybond - has the highest modulus rating of any kite line they have tested. They explain a 100lb/test Skybond line is thinner than 90 lb/test Spectra, but is 10% stronger, costs almost the same! Bonus!
Is Skybond better than Shanti’s Speedline? Nope. This is the classic oranges versus apples question. Speedline has a soft finish. It is more slippery, has less stretch and wears 3 to 5 times longer than other high performance lines. But for flyers who like coated lines, the new Skybond is as revolutionary as the original was 32 years ago. Skybond is also made in the USA.
Info: courtesy of Shanti Kite Company
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 looking for a Fifteen in your favorite colours, or a custom sail NSE, a team kite like the Next or a freestyle speedster like the KFX. Not many kites can beat the kite that started it all like a classic Nirvana!
Contact us today to discuss how we can get the ball rolling on your new R-Sky kites and special pre-order pricing!